On 8th October 2021, MTU became the first university in Europe and one of the first globally to attain the International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes (ISMCP) Award. This prestigious award which was bestowed by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) following a 4 month evaluation process was in recognition for MTU’s Coaching and Mentoring Culture. The application which was led by Marese Bermingham and Linda O’Sullivan on behalf of the Teaching and Learning Unit and AnSEO - The Student Engagement Office included references to the many programmes initiated over the last 5 years including:
- Academic Success Coaching Programme
- Staff Induction Mentoring Programme
- Coaching in Higher Education - Foundation Level Course in Coaching
- Mentoring Module - MA in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
- Reach Academic Mentoring Initiative
Who are EMCC?
The EMCC provides coaching and mentoring professional accreditation, as well as support and guidance to the coaching and mentoring profession. EMCC has created a range of industry standard frameworks, rules and processes for coaching, mentoring and related supervision, e.g. a code of practice for those practising mentoring and a quoted competency model for coaches and mentors.
What is ISMCP?
The International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes (ISMCP) is an independent accreditation awarded to organisations designing, delivering and evaluating mentoring and/or coaching programmes either ‘in-house’ or externally. It is an integral and essential step on the path to establishing the professional credibility and status of good mentoring and/or coaching programme management, ensuring programmes are:
- Thoughtfully designed
- Systematically managed
- Significantly contributing to the development of participants, strategic drivers of the organisation and wider stakeholder objectives.
how do i get involved?
If you are interested in learning more about the TLU/AnSEO based coaching and mentoring programmes please contact: