#CoachingHE organising commitee
We are a group of innovative, reflective and enthusiastic professionals with a primary interest in coaching, who explore technology to develop an online network of coaches across the UK. We shape the initiative, develop capacity and welcome participation of colleagues.
- Dr Rossana Espinoza, Online Content Developer, Middlesex University (Creator, Host, Lead)
- Dr Emma Gillaspy, Senior Lecturer in Digital Learning, University of Central Lancashire (Lead)
- Juliet Flynn, Organisational and Staff Development Advisor, Canterbury Christ Church University (Lead)
- Dee-Ann Johnson, Researcher Development Communications Officer, The University of Manchester (Lead)
- Louise Rees, Senior Academic Developer, Swansea University (Lead)
- Alison Newby, Associate Researcher, The University of Manchester (Lead)
#CoachingHE is also supported by champions who help us disseminate the initiative in their institutions and beyond.
- Dorota Tworek-Uptas, Learning and Development Advisor, London South Bank University (Champion)
- Rhian Ellis, Academic Developer, Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT), Swansea University (Champion)
- Claire Khalifa, Organisational Development Consultant, Heriot-Watt University (Champion)
- Peter Sykes, Learning and Development Partner, The University of Manchester (Champion)
- Alistair Boot, Senior Lecturer, Harper Adams University (Champion)
With special thanks to our committee members who joined #coachingHE right at the start: University of Salford, The University of Manchester and Canterbury Christ Church University.
Video produced by Emma Gillaspy with input from the #coachingHE committee leads
What we do
We run a series of monthly Twitter chat, or conversations in Twitter in order to support coaches within the SDF community and the wider Higher Education community across the UK and beyond.
What is a Tweetchat?
- A Twitter chat is an organised online discussion about a topic. The discussion usually occurs on a weekly basis at the same day and time. Twitter chats normally last about an hour.
- A typical format consists of a question-and-answer session. The number of questions may vary between one and nine. Twitter chats are moderated and, sometimes, there may be a guest in addition to the moderator.
- Twitter chats have been used in the field of Education, Business and others sectors, in order to stimulate discussion amongst like-minded professionals, who are passionate about a topic. The discussion is associated with a specific hashtag.
Our Twitter chats to date
When could I take part?
We aim to run the SDF Twitter chat once a month on a Friday from 12 to 1 pm. We take a break in the Summer and Christmas breaks.
Dates for the next quarter in 2018:
- 28 September – Last Friday of the month 12-1pm; topic: ‘Creativity in Coaching’
- 24 October – Wednesday evening 8-9pm; Joint #coachingHE and #LTHEchat; topic: ‘Coaching approach in Learning and Teaching’
- 23 November – Friday before the SDF conference 12-1pm; topic: ‘Positive Psychology’
How do I take part?
Please read the instructions here.
#coachingHE became highly commended in the #SDF2017 Conference & Awards
Full details of how to follow and contribute to the conversations can be found on Twitter chat Launch. News of the topics for upcoming conversations will be notified in our News/Events prior to each session.