About AoCS
Our mission

About the Association of Coaching Supervisors

Background

We believe there is a need for an association purely focusing on coaching supervision, enabling coaches and buyers of coaching to understand supervision and its benefits better. Whilst the leading associations and academies acknowledge that supervision has become more widely accepted in many countries, we want to continue to give supervision greater publicity and a larger 'share of voice' across the global coaching community.

There is frustration that some coaches do not “get" supervision, whether this is the connotation of the word “supervision” or that coaches are nervous of the concept or, even more disturbingly, think that they don’t need it!

We are passionate about supervision and the benefits we know supervision brings. As clients benefit from a space to reflect, we believe coaches should too. 

Our Aims

  • Raise the profile of coaching supervisors amongst coaches and buyers of coaching, through information and education
  • Promote the value of coaching supervision to coaches and buyers of coaching services
  • Encourage all coaches to include coaching supervision as integral to their practise and development
  • Encourage buyers of coaching to include active supervision in their criteria when selecting coaches to work with (our members are in regular supervision themselves so you can be re-assured of their ongoing commitment to their CPD and focus on quality in coaching)
  • Encourage all organisations using coaching skills and/or adopting a learning culture, to employ coaching supervisors to ensure best practise

AoCS is a not-for-profit organisation with a core of voluntary members who inform the organisation’s strategy, goals and policy. We have a group of honorary members and advisors who guide the development of AoCS, promote AoCS’s aims and lend their support and voice where necessary.

Our aim is not to accredit supervisors, or to act as a training school, or to replace existing coaching bodies/associations, but to supplement current relationships and to provide a real focus on supervision.

AoCS encourages diversity and supports inclusion across our membership. We actively welcome applications that meet our joining criteria from the BAME and LGBT+ communities to come and join us.

AoCS Structure

We have created networks to provide individual and group supervision to coaches (safe Covid practices allowing) by telephone and virtual platforms. Country Ambassadors and local Coordinators act as a focal point for enquiries from coaches, organisations and buyers of coach supervision.

We have Ambassadors in North and South America, Asia Pacific, Australia/ew Zealand, UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Holland, Switzerland, Austria, Czech & Slovak Republics, Russia and the Baltic States, Sweden, and Ireland – and we are developing alliances and links in many developing countries.

We aim to attract a range of buyers of coach supervision to quickly and easily search for local or global qualified supervisors. All involved in AoCS are passionate about supervision and wish to ensure that coaches continue to improve their skills, and to help larger organisations provide effective and continuous in-house supervision to their internal coaches.

We monitor trends and changes as they evolve and we are published regularly in key coaching and social media. 

Complaints

Should you have a complaint against any of our members we really want to hear from you. We welcome your comments as they give us the opportunity to put things right and to improve the service. Please see our full Complaints Procedure here


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