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Professor David Clutterbuck

Honorary Doctorate - 2004

David Clutterbuck is a visiting professor at Sheffield Hallam, working with the Centre for Individual and Organisational Development (CIOD). A prodigious writer, of well over 40 books on management and people development themes, he introduced the concept of structured mentoring to Europe in the mid-1970's and has since become the leading authority on the topic internationally.

He co-founded, with Professor David Megginson (also of CIOD), the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and its forerunner, the European Mentoring Centre, where he chairs the research committee. He is current chairperson of the Advisory Board for the International Standards for Mentoring Programmes in Employment.

David holds a DLitt from the International Management Centres, where he is also an associate professor, and is currently completing a doctorate at King's College London, based on the first study of mentoring relationships that takes both longitudinal and latitudinal perspective.

He has held visiting research fellowships at several universities, including Sheffield Hallam, Luton and Stirling. He leads the international practice of consultancy Clutterbuck Associates, advising governments and multinational companies on the design of sustainable mentoring programmes and on building national capability in coaching and mentoring.

David has also led a wide range of research projects in employee communication, in his dual capacity as a co-founder of the Association for Strategy Planning in Internal Communication and as chairman of specialist consultancy item. He is chairperson of Share, a charitable organisation established to promote inclusion for young people with social or learning difficulties, through sport and buddying.

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