Supervision Training

A programme offered with Coaching Development

Coaching Development

Supervision accompanies and promotes the professional development of qualifying and qualified coaches in the context of their practice. It offers coaches an opportunity to learn and develop through reflection and dialogue and to grow further towards personal and professional excellence. It offers coaches a similar resource to the one they offer their clients.

This training course, from Coaching Development, is designed to build a body of well-trained, informed supervisors who understand the ethics, responsibilities, practices and defining features of the coaching profession. In organisations, coaching is increasingly becoming an integral part of the professional development of senior management and executive, and these organisations are expecting coaches to demonstrate their commitment to maintaining their professional best through being in formal supervision.

Also, at some point in the near future, national and international coaching bodies are likely to require their credentialed coaches to be in regular, on-going supervision. Thus, there will be an increasing need for accredited supervisors.

Coaching Development is co-leading the profession in developing and supporting the growth of coach supervision with its Diploma in Coach Supervision. This training course is designed to build a body of well-trained, informed supervisors who understand the ethics, responsibilities, practices and defining features of the coaching profession. Coaching Development sees supervision not as advanced coach training, but as a parallel profession which serves and supports the coaching community.

About the programme:

  • Open to coaches with extensive experience, who are psychologically minded and who wish to contribute actively to the development of the profession. Ideally applicants will be a PCC (ICF), or be approaching the PCC assessment, or be close to completing an ACTP or have passed a formal independent assessment themselves.
  • Part of the application process might include us asking you to put Coaching Development in touch with your own supervisor for a reference.
  • 8 days in 4 x 2-day webinar-based workshops
  • Rigorous and experiential
  • Practice-focussed, with strong theoretical underpinning
  • A blend of practice management, applied psychology and ethics
  • Supervision practice with peers and with other practising coaches outside of the programme
  • Feedback throughout
  • A final assessment including the submission of a recording of you supervising another coach, a description of your philosophy of coach supervision and completion of a learning journal throughout the programme.

The programme is accredited with 52 ICF Core Competency CCEs.

ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE)

Topics covered in this programme:

  • What supervision is and how it relates to coaching
  • The supervision triangle
  • Contracting
  • Working alliances and personality types
  • Relationship dynamics including power issues
  • Strategies and interventions
  • Transference and counter-transference
  • Learning styles and feedback skills
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Corporate issues and awareness
  • Managing diversity
  • Evaluation and reflection
  • Maintaining the supervision relationship
  • One-to-one supervision
  • Multiple-level supervision
  • Group supervision
  • In-house supervision

The programme is for seasoned coaches who are willing to bring issues arising from their coaching and supervision practices to the training course for peer supervision and who are keen to set up their own supervision practice.

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