09.30 to 18.00 (includes a networking event), see programme for full timings

The day will include expert speakers, workshops in the morning, lunch, open forums and a networking event with drinks and nibbles.

See programme for event structure and times

Coaching is now widely recognised as an important force for change in the workplace, but its potential benefits for wider society are all too rarely discussed. This conference will bring the public sector and coaching practitioners together to discuss how coaching can empower communities. The conference will also launch research that Coaching York and the City of York Council have collaborated on into the concept and application of community coaching.

This major gathering will bring together coaching practitioners and public service providers to address the pressing need for high-quality coaching. How can coaching harness individual and collective potential, mobilising people to bring about positive change that reflects the needs of the community? And how can coaching make a positive impact on housing, education, arts, child and adult services, and allow vulnerable people to take control over their lives? This Community Coaching event will engage with these issues and more, and will include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Professor Bob Garvey (Sheffield Hallam University), an internationally leading expert on coaching who has published widely on coaching
  • Opportunity for delegates to set the agenda for the afternoon discussions, which will be led by professional coaches who employ innovative techniques
  • Workshops with professional coaching practitioners to put theory into practice and reshape conversations with clients and partners, as well as the relationship between the public sector and the people it serves
  • Delegates each receives a copy of the research by Coaching York and the City of York Council which identifies the importance of community coaching in the current climate

Exhibiting or sponsorship: we have a selection of sponsorship options available for this conference.


City of York Council, Workforce Development Unit: t: 01904 553017 | e: wdu@york.gov.uk