For our 7th Research Conference we continue the bridging the gap between research and practice with our conference theme: Putting research at the heart of practice. The keynote speakers, a panel of experts and over 20 session speakers will all be contributing to the theme.

‘As a professional coach/mentor I take responsibility in developing the profession as a whole. Attending the research conference is not just about learning evidence-based, good practices for the benefit of my own practice. It is about joining the global thinking regarding the future of my business and my profession. By meeting different scholars, and like-minded practitioners I can contribute to the evolution of coaching and mentoring through learning and sharing.’ Zoltán Csigás, EMCC International Vice-president Research

‘Research enhances our understanding and informs our practice as a mentor and a coach – the EMCC Research Conference in Budapest will be no exception! The research programme provides a rich source of continuing professional development and creates an opportunity for deep reflection and learning for all.’ Denise Whitworth. EMCC International Vice-president Accreditation

‘EMCC exists to promote best practice in coaching and mentoring across Europe and beyond. Our understanding of what works is limited, and much of what we do is guided by what has worked for others, common sense, and inspired guesses. The coach/mentor who wants to work the best they can needs to be aware of what research is telling us about what actually works and what actually doesn’t. David Sleightholm, EMCC International Vice-president Quality

‘I read of so many new coaching/mentoring ideas and techniques and I really don’t know whether they are merely flights of fancy or data-based? If you are looking for ways to develop your own practice, attending the EMCC Research Conference brings the best of both worlds – new ideas and the research to support them!’ Stephen Murphy, EMCC International Vice-president Marketing