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Wider Benefits of Adult Learning

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Tom Stannard had an excellent article published in the Guardian last week. He wrote that, "By investing in adult education, we can create stronger communities", and that, "Lifelong learning can boo...
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This is an article based on a truly excellent piece of research at the UK Government's Department of  Business, Innovation & Skills on the wider benefits of adult learning. This is a massively important topic, as the pace of change ("Kondratiev Waves") quickens and the complexity of work/life increases. We have to change the way we learn through life. We can no longer leave Uni at 21, get a professional qualification by 24, and believe that we have all that it takes to get ahead of the curve at 30 and beyond.

This is particular true for leaders.

The report makes clear that engaging in both formal and informal learning imroves our working lives, health and (possibly) relational benefits aswell.

There are now great work-based learning programmes, which often combine distance learning formats, such as the Institute of Work Based Learning at Middlesex University, where I hope to complete my doctorate in the coming year.

Learning does not need to be academic.

My doctoral research has been integrated into my work, and has enriched it. He has given me access to concepts,methods and  tools that I can share with clients in very practical ways.

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Andrew Atter
Executive Dialogue
Personal Growth, Systemic Results
http://executivedialogue.eu
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Why executive coaching is worth $500 an hour - Quartz

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Why executive coaching is worth $500 an hour Quartz The most comprehensive and rigorous meta-analysis of professional coaching ever conducted was just published in print, and the results are unambiguous: Coaching in a businesses context “has...
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There have been great strides in the coaching industry in recent years and I believe that this is the first study that independently measures the results of this.

Firstly, the "profession" is becoming more professionalized through much stricter education, experience requirements, accreditation and supervision. http://www.emccuk.org

Secondly, there has been a shift away from linstrumental/ instructional coaching to more value-added relational/depth coaching. In particular, there has been a fertile interaction between coaching, learning theory, and psycho-dynamics.

Thirdly, major sponsors in the corporate, third sector and government now see the value in the context of change and adaptation and have invested heavily in coaching as a strategic intervention. Assignments now more commonly invest in coaching at the systemic and/or team level, reinforcing progress individuals might make in their specific goals.

We now need to focus on doing it right more of the time. There is still lots of bad coaching out there, and too many sponsors who do not set up the engagements to succeed.

But this research is now in the public domain and there is a good chance it will help us set new benchmark standards across the industry.

 

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