We are pleased to announce that the first cohort of our NEW "Certificate in Professional Team Coaching" is going to be held at The Oxford Hotel, Oxford, on the 15th and 16th July 2013.
This 6 month programme is designed for coaches who wish to develop and extend their knowledge and effectiveness as a team coach. The programme certifies individuals to use The OCM Framework for Team Coaching which, in keeping with our philosophy is both pragmatic and situational. For those not wishing to become certified, it is also possible to attend the 2-day "Introduction to Team Coaching" workshop as a stand alone event in July.
To learn more about the programme please see the full programme overview here.
To read a journal article "Team Coaching - The new Frontier" written by Diane Newell and Elaine Grix please click here.
We are expecting demand to be high and places to fill quickly so we would advise you to book early to avoid disappointment. Should you require any further information please call Head Office on +44 (0)1869 338989 or email email@example.com
Once again, we're exhibiting at the CIPD's HRD Conference which takes place at London's Olympia on the 24th & 25th April. We're on stand 731 which is close to the main stairs to the conference area so, if you're planning to be there, do come along and say 'hello'.
Aside from finding out what's new at The OCM, you can enter our PRIZE DRAW providing the opportunity to win a range of prizes, including a complimentary place on our market-leading Supervision qualification programme and a free place to attend our own annual conference in July.
If you'd like to attend the free exhibition and visit us, then please click here for enrolment details.
We hope you already have this year's OCM CPD and Supervision event booked in your diary and are planning to join us on the 11th July, at The Oxford Hotel, Oxford.
The theme for this year's event is "coaching in Organisations" and we will examine this from all possible angles. We know you'll find both CPD and Supervision sessions that are relevant to you whether you're an independent coach or working within an organisation. Further information can be found here.
Our Really Early Bird Offer is valid until the 12th April. To take advantage of this fantastic rate book online now; places are limited and on a first come, first served basis, so make sure you book early not to miss out!
We look forward to seeing you in July.
The OCM Team!
March 22, 2013 by Achieve Consulting
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Pub. L. No. 93-112, 87 Stat. 394 (Sept. 26, 1973), codified at 29 U.S.C. § 701 et seq., is American legislation that guarantees certain rights to people with disabilities. Section 504 is widely recognized as the first civil-rights statute for persons with disabilities. It took effect in May 1977. Because it was successfully implemented over the next several years, it helped to pave the way for the Virginians with Disabilities Act in 1985 and the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act.
Related services - Individualized Education Program
If the child needs additional services in order to access or benefit from special education, schools are to provide the services as related services.
Services specified in IDEA include, but are not limited to, speech therapy, occupational or physical therapy, interpreters, medical services (such as a nurse to perform procedures the child needs during the day, for example, catheterization), orientation and mobility services, parent counseling and training to help parents support the implementation of their childs IEP, psychological or counseling services, recreation services, rehabilitation, social work services, and transportation. Achieve Consulting Services
Social construction - Learning disabilities
Learning disability theory is founded in a medical model, in that disability is perceived as an individual deficit that is biological in origin. In the bigger picture, these points demonstrate how the label of disability is socially constructed and represents a lack of fit between Western conceptions of educational institutions and proper students. Achieve Consulting Services
The school must make a significant effort to ensure that one or both of the parents are present at each IEP team meeting. If parents are unable to attend, the school must be able to show that due diligence was made to enable the parents to attend, including notifying the parents early enough that they have an opportunity to attend, scheduling the meeting at a mutually agreed on time and place, and offering alternative means of participation, such as a phone conference. Grades may not be discussed during the IEP to the parent unless he or she is having a problem stated on the IEP.
The school must also take whatever action is necessary to ensure that the parent understands the proceedings of IEP team meetings, including arranging for an interpreter for parents who are deaf or whose native language is not English.Achieve Consulting Services
Members of the IEP team
The IEP team must include the student and student's parent(s) or guardian(s), a special education teacher / case manager, at least one regular education teacher, a representative of the school or district who is knowledgeable about the availability of school resources, and an individual who can interpret the instructional implications of the child's evaluation results (such as the school psychologist).
The parent or school may also bring other individuals who have knowledge or special expertise regarding the child. For example, the school may invite related service providers such as speech and occupational therapists. The parent may invite professionals who have worked with or assessed the child, or someone to assist the parent in advocating for their child's needs, such as a parent advocate or attorney. Many parents choose to bring at least one other person with them to IEP meetings because meeting with such a large group of school personnel can be intimidating to parents.Achieve Consulting Services
Annual review - Individualized Education Program
The IEP team is responsible for conducting an annual review to ensure that the student is meeting goals and/or making progress on the benchmarks specified for each objective. However, if the present IEP is not effectively helping the student in the classroom, an immediate revision is to occur. This is something all teachers should have in mind because of the consequences that not doing this would have, not only from a legal point of view, but also because if an immediate revision of the IEP is not requested the child will struggle through the rest of the year.Achieve Consulting Services
In the UK, terms such as specific learning difficulty (SpLD), Developmental Dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia are used to cover the range of learning difficulties referred to in the United States as "learning disabilities". In the UK, the term "learning disability" refers to a range of developmental disabilities or conditions that are almost invariably associated with more severe generalized cognitive impairment.Achieve Consulting Services
Achieve Consulting Services:Educational Therapy
Educational Therapy is a form of therapy used to treat individuals with learning differences, disabilities, and challenges. This form of therapy offers a wide range of intensive interventions that are designed to remediate learning problems. These interventions are individualized and unique to the specific learner.
This type of therapy helps the student strengthen the ability to learn. The student engages in activities that help academics as well as teach processing, focusing, and memory skills. The difference between traditional tutoring and educational therapy is dramatic. Traditional tutoring deals specifically with academics. Educational therapy deals with processing of information as well as academics. The educational therapist uses a variety of methodologies and teaching materials to help the student reach academic success.
We are pleased to announce that due to unprecedented demand we are planning to run our "Certificate in Organisational Coach-Mentoring Supervision" (formally the coach as supervisor programme) again on the 23rd May 2013 in Oxford.
You may well have heard, this programme is now accredited and has been awarded the EMCC European Supervision Quality Award (ESQA); it is one of the first supervision programmes in Europe to be awarded this ground breaking qualification from the EMCC.
By enrolling on this programme you will join an elite group of supervisors who will hold the EMCC European Supervision Quality Award. We are limiting the number of places on the programme and we expect them to sell quickly so to avoid disappointment, so why not pick up the phone and speak to a member of the team.
As you may have seen in our newsletter, we're running a breakfast meeting at Imperial College's Queens Gate campus in London on 31st January 2013 to discuss how you can use coaching and mentoring to make the most of your technical professional talent.
If the future success of your business relies on developing talent in key technical professional groups, the chances are your talent management strategy is the most impactful yet the most risky part of your L&D strategy. Engaging technical professionals in the organisational agenda and developing them as leaders has clear benefits but can pose challenges and requires a considered and co-ordinated approach.
To learn more about our thinking, download this "think piece" written by a senior manager in our team.
If your interested in exploring these issues, why not join us in January? To secure your place email Lucy on Lucy@theocm.co.uk
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This week I came across a great article that provided me with a reminder of lots of common sense aspects of leadership that I can so easily forget or lose beneath my ever growing to do list.
If you just want a taster then here are my favouraite quotes:
"Greatness comes from seeing around corners, doing the right thing, and being unwavering in your beliefs."
"Smart leaders know how to surround themselves with smarter people"
"Listen to everyone. Great ideas can come from anyone. Always be listening."
"Great leaders make the right choice, even when it is not the popular choice."
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The OCM are delighted to announce that our new "Coach as Supervisor" programme has gained accreditation through the EMCC's pilot process. Uniquely designed for experienced coaches who wish to provide supervision to organisational coaches, The OCM are one of the first organisations to be able to offer this groundbreaking accreditation.
To celebrate this success, we are planning to run our first open programme in London on 8th November. We have already sold several places for this inaugural programme to our corporate clients as they look to develop a supervisory capacity to safeguard their investment in coaching.
If you are keen to enroll on the programme, please contact us immediately to reserve your place as we are limiting numbers and anticipate places to be taken quickly.