In the context of the Includ-EU project, the Assembly of European Regions is planning an online one-off group coaching session in June 2023 to help partners of the consortium build in the sustainability of what the project generated. For this one-off online group coaching session, we are looking for a co-coach to partner with our internal coach.
Includ-EU aims to build a more inclusive and cohesive Europe via transnational knowledge and experience sharing. The project facilitates cooperation and partnerships between local and regional authorities from Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovenia and Spain. Launched at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the project facilitated peer learning via a series of webinars and workshops, training sessions, and supported the implementation of pilots in each partner region.
The project is led by the International Organization for Migration – IOM: a UN related agency with 174 Member States, committed to managing migration for the benefit of all. In this project, the Assembly of European Regions fosters regional exchanges on integration policies and practices between European
regional and local authorities with different levels of expertise.
As we’re approaching the end of the project, we want to build in the sustainability of the project’s achievements via a one-off coaching session.
We are planning a four-hour online group coaching session with the Incud-EU project consortium, during the week of 19-23 June, which will be preceded by a two-hour online session with the same group of people during the week of 5-9 June, to
- present what coaching is and is not
- present the goal of the group coaching
- collaboratively create clear agreements about the coaching relationship and processes
Meetings with Sponsor
Prior to the two online sessions with the Includ-EU consortium, the coach will have at least two meetings with the Lead Partner of the Includ-EU project, together with the AER internal coach, during the month of May.
- to explain what group coaching is and is not, including how it differs from other team development modalities
- to clarify the demand, challenge it
- to present the proposal for the coaching session
Meetings with co-coach
This online group coaching is to be prepared and facilitated by a team of two coaches: one internal coach and an external coach. The capacity to collaborate is essential in this exercise, in particular, because the very topic of the coaching, the sustainability of the project’s achievements, lies in the ability of partners to collaborate beyond the project’s activities.
In this context, the external coach is expected to make themselves available for meetings with the internal coach ahead of meetings with the sponsor and in the run-up to the group coaching. The two coaches will develop together a written document summarising the demand, an analysis, and the proposal for the sponsor, to be presented at the second meeting with the sponsor.
The coach we are looking for
We are looking for a certified coach, with extensive experience with groups and a history of smooth collaboration with peers. They abide by the code of ethics of one of the main coaching federations (ICF, EMCC) and engage in peer learning to improve their practice.
Values & principles
We’re looking for someone who
- understands the stakes and potential of public services to build inclusive societies
- believes in the principles of interculturalism as defined by the Intercultural Cities Programme of the Council of Europe:
Equality: Beyond equality before the law or equal rights as laid down in the European Convention on Human Rights, real equality requires positive action to ensure that rights are accessible to all. Equal rights need to be promoted so that communities have a shared understanding and belief in equality for everyone within a community. Non-discrimination is an important principle in this regard. Mutual respect and equal dignity broaden the concept of equality further.
Valuing diversity/ Diversity advantage: Valuing diversity means addressing diversity positively and putting policies and processes in place to maximise its potential. The diversity advantage approach is a way of governing, managing and decision-making, based on the idea that diversity can become a key opportunity and resource for the overall development of society.
Fostering meaningful intercultural interaction: Interaction is the cornerstone of intercultural integration. Interaction means creating conditions for meaningful and constructive everyday encounters across cultural and other differences. Prejudice and discrimination can thrive where there is segregation or a lack of contact and dialogue between people.
Promoting active citizenship and participation: the intercultural model seeks to achieve an equitable division of powers and responsibilities across different policies, and to increase the participation of all residents in decision-making processes affecting the life of the community. Participation is an essential element in order to increase the sustainability of local and regional policies and to reduce the costs of social exclusion and instability.
How to apply
Please send an offer to AER Coordinator for Policy & Knowledge Transfer Johanna Pacevicius by May 10th COB.
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