Yorkshire Accord Coaching & Mentoring Scheme is a highly successful and much valued partnership which provides cost effective coaching and mentoring opportunities, and is open to the private, public and third sector organisations. It was established in 2000 to encourage collaboration and sharing of best practice across partner organisations.
To enable individuals to maximise their own potential leading to a positive impact on organisational performance. Organisations involved work together to create affordable and mutually beneficial cross-organisational coaching and mentoring opportunities. Opportunities are offered in two ways;
1 - By developing a pool of coaches and mentors – we provide high
quality learning and development support through training, regular
ongoing professional development events, and access to coaching
supervision to support confident and ethical practice.
2 - Offering 1-2-1 coaching and mentoring support to staff – we focus on
providing support to individuals and can respond to a broad range of
potential professional learning and development agendas with the
aim of bringing positive benefits to the organisations involved.
"Our partnership is more than just an agreement, we are a community"
History & Current Partners
Our partnership originated from a project launched in the year 2000; this brought together five public services in the City of York region with the aim of seeing how they could share best practice and complement each other's delivery agendas. Originally called 'York Accord', there were five main project streams, one of which focused on the learning and development of staff.
Our scheme is the only project which remains from this time. It expanded geographically as more partners joined us and later became 'Yorkshire Accord'. The fact we are still around, and still building momentum, we think is testament to our success.
There are currently 14 organisations involved in the partnership, and we are actively looking to welcome new partners from the public, private and third sectors.
We believe there is much more opportunity to learn, share and develop our networks across all sectors, and are keen to open the opportunity to a wider audience.
Fees & Commitment
Yorkshire Accord is a self-funded, not-for-profit scheme with each partner paying an annual contribution to support the training, management, coordination and monitoring of the scheme and its participants.
In addition, each organisation nominates an internal coordinator who takes a pro-active role in managing internal recruitment and the overall decision making process for the scheme.
New organisations entering the scheme are asked to make a two-year commitment to the partnership, which will be renewed annually thereafter.
It costs less than you think to become a partner. Just for fun why not grab a piece of paper and a pen and take a look at our slideshow below. We'll help you calculate the value verses the actual cost of been involved.
Value 'V' Cost
Meet The Team
Our Management Committee
Our Management Committee is made up of representatives from all our partner organisations.
All partners have an equal voice and contribute to the decision making process.
Harrogate Borough Council
University of Hull
North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
York St John University
Selby District Council
Leeds Trinity University
Ebor Academy Trust
Red Kite Learning Trust
Chair of Yorkshire Accord
& Organisational Coordinator
Askham Bryan College
Project Leader & Trainer
Yorkshire Accord & Organisational Coordinator York College