Free webinar: Essentials of Supervision: Part 2

Bob Thomson leads this series of four one-hour webinars, setting out the basics of supervision for coaches who have little or no experience of using supervision as part of their practice. This is webinar 2:  Reflecting on practice.

About the series

The webinar series is facilitated by Professor Bob Thomson of Warwick Business School. Please note that the series is about receiving supervision, rather than being a training programme for supervisors.

Each webinar contains ideas and models explained via PowerPoint slides, questions and exercises to invite participants to reflect upon ideas and upon their practice, and an interview with a coach who has had little experience of supervision.

To get the most out of this series we encourage you to attend all 4 webinars.

Here are all the webinars in the series:

Webinar 1: What is supervision?
Webinar 2: Reflecting on practice
Webinar 3: The relationship between coach and supervisor
Webinar 4: The practicalities of finding and working with a supervisor

Webinar 2: Reflecting on practice

Supervision offers a place where a coach can – in conversation with a supervisor – reflect upon their practice. The webinar will explore David Kolb’s cycle of learning from experience and the importance of reflective thinking. It will go on to discuss the difference between reflection-on-action, which takes place after a session, and reflection-in-action, where the coach reflects on what is happening during a session. This leads on to the notion of developing an internal supervisor, which enables a coach to be in two places at once – in the client’s shoes and in their own.

The webinar will also consider reflective writing. This can be used by a coach to reflect upon their practice and their experiences. They might also use it with a client, both as an exercise within a coaching session and as an assignment between sessions. This leads into the idea of journaling, a simple and inexpensive way of reflecting upon and learning from experience.

The webinar will contain a number of exercises which invite participants to do some reflective writing. It will again include an online interview with a second coach who has limited experience of supervision.

About the facilitator

Professor Bob Thomson of Warwick Business School is an EMCC accredited coach and supervisor. He regularly runs webinars for students from across the globe who are studying for a distance learning MBA. He established a Certificate and Diploma in Coaching at the University of Warwick’s Centre for Lifelong Learning. He also acts as an internal mediator, helping members of staff at the university who are in conflict with one another to find a way forward that will resolve their difficulties.

Bob has written a number of books on learning from experience and on coaching.His latest book, How to Coach, was published by Sage in February 2020.

Registration details

This is a free resource for EMCC UK members, and we’re also inviting non-members to join us for a registration fee of £35. The session will be recorded, but the recording will only be shared with attendees.

Please register for this event and the dial-in details will be sent separately the week before. If you are a member, you will need to sign into your account to register. If you are not a member, you will need to create an account which will be used solely to enable you to register.

We look forward to seeing you online on the day.

5/26/2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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