ERIC Number: ED501611
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Coaching, HRD, and OD: Towards Three "Silo" Fields of Practice or a Single "Unified" Profession?
Ellinger, Andrea D.; Hamlin, Robert G.; Beattie, Rona S.
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference in the Americas (Panama City, FL, Feb 20-24, 2008)
During the past few years, the growth of an emergent "coaching industry" in many countries has resulted in some scholars calling for the development of a "coaching profession." Yet, contemporary HRD and OD professionals conceive of coaching as a necessary area of expertise. This paper reports the results of a qualitative study of different conceptualizations and definitions of "coaching," OD, and contemporary "HRD" as reported in the literature. Findings and implications are presented. (Contains 1 table.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A