Category Archives: Events

Now booking: Keys to Team Success: Leading across Space and Time Zones

The second in this exciting series of events focusing on creating success through teamwork is scheduled for April 14th at the Oxford Hawkwell House Hotel. Leading across Space and Time Zones focuses specifically on Key skills for leaders to create success with virtual and distributed teams.

The keynote session presented by Professor David Clutterbuck from General Physics Ltd and Zulfi Hussain MBE from Global Synergy Solutions Ltd showcases ideas for improving team performance through working effectively with virtual and distributed teams. Professor David Lane from the Professional Development Foundation and Pauline Willis from Lauriate Ltd will then share their featured case presentation, showing how Team Sociomapping of communication has been used with a multinational distributed team in an international technology business.

Concluding with posters, refreshments and networking, both clients and suppliers of team development services have the opportunity to share their experiences. Leaders attending the event will benefit from practical ideas and tips for working effectively with their teams and be able to learn from each other as well as from leading academics, researchers and practitioners in this key area of team development.

Free places are available to leaders and internal HR professionals in the Oxfordshire region. Book early to avoid disappointment at

EMCC 11th Annual Conference brochure now available

The 11th Annual Conference of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council is now available either as a pdf download or glossy paper version.

Lauriate director and consulting psychologist Pauline Willis will be presenting the latest information about the EMCC Standards Project. Core Competencies that underpin both coaching and mentoring as identified through the EMCC Standards Project will be released, along with an extensive ‘bank’ of key indicators. These outputs will be available to the Coaching & Mentoring Communities to support good practice in the assessment and evaluation of coaching competences.

Download the pdf version of the Conference Brochure (685 KB)
If you would like a paper copy posted to you please contact Concepta Wayment at the AMED office on 01480 493253.

Who wants to be an entrepreneur? – Have you got what it takes?

Oxford Innovation is hosting another of it’s successful summer events on Wednesday September 15th for anyone who is thinking about becoming an entrepreneur and taking that new business idea to market.

Lauriate Business Psychologist and Leadership Development specialist Pauline Willis will be presenting a session on ‘what it takes to be an entrepreneur’ in terms of the personal and interpersonal qualities that will either help or hinder success.

Following the formal presentations there will be a relaxed networking session and summer BBQ for everyone to enjoy. The event is hosted free of charge as a service to local Oxford business community, however, numbers are limited so registration is essential.

Further information can be found on the Event Flier

The Business of Being a Psychologist – BPS professional practice event features coaching

The BPS Division of Occupational Psychology are holding a professional practice event for psychologists on September 23rd to 24th at The Oxford Hotel in Oxford.

There will be four keynotes covering the following topics:-

  • The Changing Workforce: Implications of a Greying Workforce
  • Talking the Language of Business
  • Coaching the Coach
  • Demonstrating Customer Value

Lauriate Director Pauline Willis will be delivering the keynote on Coaching the Coach
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EMCC Workshop on Coaching & Mentoring Standards

Pauline Willis will deliver an update on the EMCC Standards project on July 7th at the EMCC Standards Workshop held at The Oxford Hotel in Oxford. The Standards project has involved the collection and collation of coaching and mentoring standards that relate to coach and mentor competence from both national and international sources.

The workshop will be introduced by Sir John Whitmore and Peter Bluckert and will provide an opportunity for further consultation and collaboration within the Coaching & Mentoring community with the aim of creating a set of benchmark standards to guide best practice. Attendance at the workshop is free of charge. Expressions of interest in attending this workshop should be emailed to Pat Sedgley

Is Coaching & Mentoring Changing?

The Performance Management forum will hold an event focusing on Coaching and Mentoring on April 22nd, 2004 at the Radisson Edwardian Mountbatten Hotel in Covent Garden, London.
Lauriate Director Pauline Willis will provide two Keynote speeches for this event. The first keynote will set the scene by covering the current state of the coaching and mentoring industry. The second keynote will look to the future and outline key issues and developments. For further information about this event see the Promotional Leaflet

Starting a Technology Business

Starting a Technology Business
Wednesday 14th May 2003 17:30-21:30
Venue: Culham Innovation Centre
(Registration Essential)

This event is aimed at people thinking of starting a technology business or those
who already have. It will be both informative and thought provoking. There will
be a series of short presentations on why technology businesses are different, what
issues you will face as an individual and how to exploit your ideas. These will be
interleaved by actual case studies and rounded off by questions to the speakers.
Discussions will continue informally over refreshments with a further opportunity
to network or visit the Innovation Centre.

Pauline Willis is speaking at this event.

Download the programme and registration form