Free webinar: Essentials of Supervision: Part 1

This series of four one-hour webinars sets out the basics of supervision for coaches who have little or no experience of using supervision as part of their practice. This is webinar 1: What is supervision?

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 1:  What is supervision?

This webinar will explore a number of definitions of supervision, looking at what is common and what is different in them. It will go on to consider three different functions of supervision: the developmental function is about developing skills and competence; the resourcing function is about processing the emotions and issues that arise for the coach through their work with clients; and the qualitative function is about ensuring that the coach’s work is appropriate and ethical.

The webinar will also set out the seven-eyed supervision model; this looks at the coach, the client and the supervisor from seven perspectives. It is a widely used framework to guide a supervision conversation. The webinar will contain an exercise called silent supervision in which participants write down their answers to a series of questions that go through the seven eyes of the model to help them explore (in complete confidence) their work with one coaching client.

The webinar will include an online interview with a coach who has limited experience of supervision in which they share their responses to a number of questions about their views 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.

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