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 Global) 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:
- Coaching in Higher Education - Foundation Level Course in Coaching
- Staff Induction Mentoring Programme
- Mentoring Module - MA in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education
- Academic Success Coaching Programme
- Reach Academic Mentoring Initiative
Who are EMCC?
Although European in name, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council is one of the three largest international regulatory bodies for coaching, mentoring and supervision worldwide. The EMCC has a presence in more than 150 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific Region, Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. EMCC Global has more than 50,000 EMCC Global Quality Award (EQA/ESQA) Graduates Worldwide with EMCC organisational and/or individual membership connections, and collaborations through global partnerships and international projects.
EMCC Global is committed to enabling all their Members and International Partner/Member Organisations to access and participate in their pioneering ACCREDITATION PROCESS for regulated practice - a dynamic engagement applying the principles of research and quality to practice while recognising and celebrating prior experience and learning.
WHAT IS EMCC’s Global ISMCP Award?
The EMCC Global International Standards for Mentoring and Coaching Programmes (ISMCP) is one of the many accreditations offered by the EMCC but is the only global award that recognises the embedding of a ‘best practice’ coaching and mentoring culture in organisations. Following the framework within the ISMCP, accreditation adds both substance and credibility to coaching, mentoring and supervision programmes, bolstering internal business cases for employee development. The framework ensures programmes are designed to align with participant and business objectives, under the professional umbrella of the EMCC Global standards and Global Code of Ethics. 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:
- TLU - Linda O' Sullivan - firstname.lastname@example.org
- AnSEO - Róisín O' Grady - email@example.com