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Coaching and Mentoring Competences

The EMCC coaching and mentoring competence framework can be downloaded here

The purpose of the competence framework is to provide a description of a mentor/coach at four distinct levels of development in order to help mentors/coaches understand their level of development and Training Providers evaluate the effectiveness of their programmes through the mentor/coaching performance of their students. The competence indicators are examples of behaviours or principles of the coaching profession that meet the eight competence categories. The competence framework also provides an assessment tool that allows an experienced assessor to evaluate the behaviours of a mentor/coach; categorise the level that the mentor/coach is operating at (EIA Level Descriptors); and categorise the level of mentor/coach training (EQA Level Descriptors).

Supervision Competences

The EMCC supervision competence framework is available for free from our online bookstore www.EMCCbooks.org

EMCC supports the use of competence frameworks as part of a wider approach to the training, development and assessment of coaches, mentors and supervisors.  The EMCC Supervision Competence Framework describes the skills and behaviours we believe to be associated with good practice in supervision. EMCC also accepts that competence frameworks have limitations.  There are some qualities of an effective supervisor, for example, ‘personal presence’, that may not be easily broken into constituent parts. Therefore, EMCC advocates an awareness of the whole person in addition to the skill-set that they have to offer i.e. ‘how they are being’ is equally as important as ‘what they are doing’. Please bear this in mind when working with the EMCC Supervision Competence Framework. The capability indicators listed below each competence heading are therefore there for guidance only and are not a list of absolute requirements.

Find an EMCC Mentor/Coach, Supervisor, or Global Volunteer

Search through our database to find an EMCC Mentor/Coach or EMCC Accredited Supervisor near you who matches your requirements. If you are an EMCC mentor/coach or EMCC Accredited Supervisor and wish to edit the basic profile already in place then please log in, go to membership, then choose the option for 'My Account'.

You can also use this search facility to find all our EMCC Global Volunteers, see who volunteers for what, and contact them via their EMCC email addresses. If you are an EMCC Global Volunteer and wish to amend your volunteer profile please contact [email protected]