SWCouncils

Coaching Supervision

What is Coaching Supervision?

Supervision supports coaches to maintain and improve the quality of their coaching. Definitions of coaching supervision generally agree that:

  • Its goals include increased competence of the coach
  • Supervision is a formal process
  • It offers time for reflection in which the practice, tasks, process and challenges of coaching work can be explored

It can be undertaken:

  • One-to-one (face to face or by phone)
  • in a facilitated group
  • in peer groups.

Individual coaches will need to assess their own needs, possibly in discussion with their organisation’s Coaching Champion and will vary depending on a range of factors including their existing expertise and knowledge base and the amount of coaching they are undertaking.

There is no best practice model in relation to Supervision. 2006 Research by the CIPD found a range of practice. As an example, the Oxford School of Mentoring requires trainee coaches to have one hour of supervision for every 20 hours of coaching, and fully trained coaches have one hour of supervision for every 35 hours of coaching

The Pool can set up supervision at discounted rates either individual or group by  webinar, telephone or  face to face.  Contact coaching@swcouncils.gov.uk.

Coaches who have membership of hte Association for Coaching through the Pool membership can acess free monthly Group Supervision experience calls as set out below:

21 February 2019
(sessions available at 08.00 and 18.00)

There are two 0800 session, one will have a theme - Contracting

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching

21 March 2019
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00 and 18.00)

1800 session will have a theme - Dealing with health issues in coaching

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching

18 April 2019
(sessions available at 08.00, 12.00 and 18.00 tbc)

1800 tbc sessionse will have a theme - Managing Stakeholders

Telephone Group Supervision

[Coaching Pool coaches only]

Places must be booked in advance - book early

Association for Coaching