Theme: Diversity & Inclusion for Practitioners
Area: Coaching. Mentoring, & Supervision
Style: Mainly Discussion
Session on 1 June 2020 14:30 UTC - View on timetable
Re-imagining our mentoring, coaching, and supervision practice as we transition towards a post COVID-19 world. This workshop has come out of, and speaks to, the current realities of our lives as mentors, coaches, and supervisors, while we are trying to make sense of, and work our way through, this historical moment in our Global human story.
Through an inclusive and collaborative dialogue we will address the following proposition: what are, or would be, our inclusive priorities as we navigate our coaching, mentoring, and supervision practice through and beyond the current pandemic? Our starting point is that the world of post Covid-19 will be different, uncertain, unpredictable, and difficult to plan. In other words as Carl Rogers put it ‘Competencies of the world of tomorrow emerge in parallel with the emergence of the world of tomorrow’.
So, instead of a plan we need a compass together with a collaborative effort that captures the magical alchemy that is the diverse talents of everyone in order to prepare as best as we can for the world of tomorrow. We will draw inspiration form the poet, philosopher, author, songwriter, painter, educator, composer, and Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s wisdom which can be paraphrased in these words ‘as we transition through this period, it is our responsibility to keep alight our lamps of mind so that together we can illuminate the world. To break or deny the lamp of any people is to deprive it of its rightful place in the world festival’.
We invite you to join us and be part of a continuing process of inclusive, collaborative, and exploratory dialogue that seeks to engage with these existential questions facing our practice. You will be able to identify how you want to position your practice so that together and individually we begin taking firm steps towards illuminating tomorrow’s world festival.
Jafar Akhavan-Moossavi is an experienced coach, mentor, supervisor, facilitator, consultant, and key note speaker practicing extensively in the united Kingdom and wider global platform. Following an enriching and highly successful senior and executive leadership career in a number of diverse public, government, civil society, non government organisations, and think tanks, Jafar established his independent practice over 20 years ago. He is committed to the promotion, celebration. and integration of good coaching, mentoring, and leadership that focuses on our unique and expansive human potential through being inclusive, values based, ethical, compassionate, collaborative, creative, and action based. Jafar aims to contribute to the development of socially, economically, personally, environmentally, and professionally responsible global space that engages with our universal challenges for the benefit of all.
Jafar has always dedicated some of his energy and time to engage with pro bono activities. He has been working as a volunteer with EMCC Global and is the EMCC Global WorkGroup leader for Diversity & Inclusion. Together with his colleagues they developed the ground breaking EMCC Global Diversity & Inclusion Declaration. He was a founding member of the EMCC UK education forum. He initiated, promoted, designed, developed, led, and delivered the highly acclaimed annual EMCC UK Conferences dedicated to coaching, mentoring, and supervision in universities and the wider Higher Education sector. Jafar has initiated, developed, and participated in a number of global support webinars during the current global pandemic. He feels privileged to have been part of EMCC Global’s Friday ‘Stay in Touch’ team which has brought together and support our global colleagues every week. Jafar remains committed to being an advocate for London’s homeless rough sleepers. Jafar continues to support, through coaching and mentoring, young adults as they map out and decide on their next steps after the end of their formal schooling education.