To assist with the transition to a demanding, high-profile role, AHUA members who are newly appointed Registrars / COOs / University Secretaries have the opportunity to take up a series of four executive coaching sessions during the first year of their appointment. As an investment in our new members, the sessions are fully funded by the Association.

Coaching presents an invaluable opportunity to explore work issues and develop awareness of those skills and behaviours which you may wish to progress further. It also offers appropriate targeted support to help you effectively manage the transition to your new role.

We would strongly encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity which is made available within the first 12 months of your appointment.

The article below by Tess Brooks gives further information about what coaching is and the difference between coaching and mentoring.

The Scope of Working Arrangements document below outlines what is expected of both coach and coachee from the AHUA offer.

How to access coaching

If you are a new AHUA member, new in role, have been offered coaching in your welcome letter and wish to go ahead:

* view the Coaches’ profiles and contact one or two of them for an initial chat and to see who might be a best ‘fit’ (you will need to log in to see the profiles)

* once you have chosen a coach, please let the AHUA office team know and arrange the date of your first session directly with your coach.

If you would like to discuss the process of selecting a coach, the AHUA’s development consultant, Robin Henderson, would be happy to support you in this process.  Please contact the AHUA office for his details.