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Coaching and Mentoring for Academic Development

Kay Guccione
Glasgow Caledonian University, UK

Steve Hutchinson
Hutchinson Training and Development, UK

Product Details
30 Mar 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
376 pages - 129 x 198mm
Surviving and Thriving in Academia


Learning through dialogue brings a powerful opportunity for individuals to connect to colleagues, navigate professional demands, and meet the challenges posed by a turbulent world. Written for all who mentor or coach in universities, this book addresses a critical question: how can mentoring and coaching conversations be effective and accessible ways to support researcher and academic development?

Drawing on their wide range of experiences of coaching and mentoring, and designing and leading institutional programmes and policy, Guccione and Hutchinson provide an insight into the founding principles of reflective ethical practice, as well as a pragmatic and easy to navigate toolkit supporting you to understand the needs of the people you want to develop. Including bite-sized chapters packed full of applied solutions, the authors help you to design, re-design, or troubleshoot your mentoring or coaching approach, and offer up go-to guidance for building and enhancing a culture of developmental dialogue at the individual, programme and organisational level.
Chapter 1. Coaching and Mentoring: Concepts and Terminologies Explored 
Chapter 2. Contextualising Mentoring and Coaching - Examining The Role of Universities and Higher Education
Chapter 3. The Academic Context for Mentoring and Coaching 
Chapter 4. A Doctorate is no Longer Enough 
Chapter 5. Situating mentoring and Coaching within Educational Practice 
Chapter 6. Placing the Focus on Planning, not Problems 
Chapter 7. Building Repertories of Practice ‘beyond advice’ 
Chapter 8. Amplifying the Learner’s Voice 
Chapter 9. What Makes a Good Coaching Question? 
Chapter 10. Using a Coaching Style as Principal Investigator, Supervisor or Manager 
Chapter 11. Creating Agreement and Alignment 
Chapter 12. Giving and Receiving Feedback: Coaching Style 
Chapter 13. Supporting Through Change and Transitions 
Chapter 14. Supporting Personal Development Planning 
Chapter 15. Enabling Efficiency and Effectiveness 
Chapter 16. Building Productive Writing Habits 
Chapter 17. Shaping and Managing Working Relationships 
Chapter 18. Gaining First Funding and Research Independence 
Chapter 19. Mentoring Career Changers 
Chapter 20. Developing Leadership Capabilities 
Chapter 21. Sustaining Change Over Time 
Chapter 22. Supporting Stressed Colleagues 
Chapter 23. Designing and Launching a Mentoring Programme 
Chapter 24. The Reputation of Coaching and Mentoring 
Chapter 25. Aligning your Programme with Humanistic Principles 
Chapter 26. Designing a Workshop: Orientation to Practice 
Chapter 27. How to Recruit, Retain and Develop your Coaches and Mentors 
Chapter 28. Enhancing Practice through Peer-Conversations 
Chapter 29. Matching Mentoring and Coaching Pairs 
Chapter 30. Anticipating Disengagement from Mentoring and Coaching 
Chapter 31. Evaluating Mentoring and Coaching 
Chapter 32. An Institutional Code of Practice 
Chapter 33. How to Find and Recruit your Own Mentor
Kay Guccione is Senior Lecturer in Academic Development at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. She is a National Teaching Fellow and a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, known for her work in mentoring, doctoral learning, and PhD supervision.  
Steve Hutchinson is a freelance Coach and Developer. He has worked internationally helping academic, not-for-profit and corporate organisations deliver sustainable staff and student development, mentoring and training programmes.
'Guccione and Hutchinson not only show that universities can provide solid support for their staff, but also that principled and well-grounded coaching and mentoring is integral to more equitable employment practices. Highly recommended.' - Pat Thomson, Professor of Education, The University of Nottingham, UK

'This is an astute, evidence-based handbook that’s enjoyable to read and very welcome for both professional staff and academics whose roles involve supporting scholars (emerging or established). The need for precisely this kind of flexible, savvy resource is high! Guccione and Hutchinson have extensive experience of the higher education sector and academic development, and their ability to synthesise complex ideas into clear, compelling guidance for practical strategies is gold.' - Dr Tseen Khoo, La Trobe University, Australia / The Research Whisperer

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