FutureSTEP for New Academic Tutors

Date: 17 October, 2011
Location: Bristol
Event type: Practitioner Workshop

Lead practitioner : Kate Dickens, Latitude Coaching & Consultancy

EVENT TIMINGS : 09.30 - 16.30 

Introductory Workshop
(Final workshop held on 9 Dec 2011)

Coaching and mentoring are about building relationships that help others to think really well for themselves with an emphasis on them exploring their true potential. There is compelling evidence that coaching aids student satisfaction, retention and achievement.

This unique peer coaching programme has been specifically developed for academic tutors at the beginning of their careers to both support them in their personal performance and to give them an opportunity to acquire the foundation-level coaching skills that will allow them to coach and mentor colleagues and students with confidence. A similar programme has been delivered very successfully at the University of Southampton to early career research staff.

This 8-week blended learning programme consists of two workshops, online self-development activities and exploration and exchange of ideas with weekly coaching practice (f2f/telephone/Skype)

This programme will be of interest to:

  • Those who wish to build the coaching skills and knowledge which will enable them to provide appropriate coaching and mentoring as Academic Tutors
  • Those who would like to explore their own true potential and enhance their personal performance in the workplace

The main outcomes of the programme are:

  • The ability to demonstrate the skills and attributes of an effective coach and mentor for colleagues and students
  • A better understanding of your values and your strengths and how to use them to best effect in the workplace
  • A clearer understanding of your own personal development needs



  • There is a charge of £560 which includes attendance at both events and online coaching "supervision" and tutoring.
  • Please note that we reserve the right to retain the fee of £560 if you do not notify us by Friday 7 October 2011 that you are unable to attend.
  • Full details of our charging policy are available.
  • Lunch will be provided.