Project without external funding


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Project duration: 05/200606/2009

For organisations to be successful in today"s knowledge economy, individual performance and thus lifelong learning has become increasingly important. As a result, professional development and further education is a booming market. Billions of euros are spend each year on professional development, training and short courses. In Austria, one million people aged 25 and over each year are taking part in further education outside the formal education sector. On average, each employed person spends 85 hours per year for further education, and organisations are spending around 1,160 euros per employee (Europäische Gemeinschaften, 2005). Increasingly, organisations are demanding flexible, person-centred and individually tailored coaching, instead of a one-size-fits-all approach.

As a result of the growing demand for professional coaches, the availibility of commercial coach training has dramatically increased. Most of this involves short courses, with a lack of theoretical background and questionable value. You find diversity and sheer number of individuals offering coaching services, but there is a lack of clarity as to what professional coaching really is and what makes for an effective or reputable coach. In this project, we draw attention to a research stream that we regard as important for developing professional coaching: evaluation of coach training.

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