Co-Supervision Space
Hosted by Yvette Elcock (AoCS) and Michelle Lucas (Greenfields Consultancy)

Co-Supervision Space

 

Michelle Lucas Michelle Lucas

Editor: 101 Coaching Supervision Techniques, Approaches, Enquiries and Experiments

(2020) Abingdon, Routledge

 

You have probably heard of Co-Coaching practice – but have you ever heard of Co-Supervision practice?

Post-qualification many coaches engage in co-coaching triads as a means of embedding and extending their coaching practice. So, where do supervisors go to engage in their version of this once they qualify?  Perhaps, because we are confident as practitioners, we believe we can adopt new approaches without error?  Perhaps because we have enduring and open relationships with our supervisees we can specifically contract to learn together? How would it be though, to have the opportunity to practice with our fellow supervisors … first?  We think it would not only be helpful, it also offers a more ethical and robust alternative.

 

AOCS is delighted to announce the launch of a co-supervision space for its member community and other interested professionals.  Coming together for two hours a month during 2021, you will have the opportunity to practice techniques in a safe environment, to extend your skills and to get genuinely candid and developmental feedback from your peers.  

 

This engaging opportunity is the inspiration of Michelle Lucas, AOCS member, author and one of the leading coach supervisors in the UK. We will theme each month’s Co-Supervision space.  Before each session, Michelle will provide three techniques for individual supervision along with a brief overview of the theoretical underpinnings. Sessions will then start with a short round of introductions before participants move into random triads in breakout rooms. The session will close with a plenary discussion reflecting on the learning.

 

Who is it for?

  • AOCS Members who are Coaching Supervisors wanting a space to deepen and extend their practice.
  • Coaching Supervisors who take an abundant approach to sharing knowledge within our professional community, and to developing and continuously improving professional competence, standards, and learning.
  • Supervisors who want to connect, collaborate, consolidate, and continue to learn together.

 

How would it work?

  1. Members will meet virtually (Zoom) for a maximum of 120 minutes
  2. We will host sessions on the first Friday of the month from 13:00 – 15:00.
  3. The themes for each 2021 Co-Supervision Spaces are:

 

  1. 8 January 2021: Programme Kick-Off and the Eclectic approach
  2. 5 February 2021: Existential approach
  3. 5 March 2021: Gestalt approach
  4. 9 April 2021: Person-Centred approach
  5. 7 May 2021: Positive Psychology
  6. 4 June 2021: Psychodynamic : Developmental Transactional Analysis
  7. 2 July 2021: Solution Focused
  8. August 2021: Summer Break
  9. 3 September 2021: Systemic Approach
  10. 1 October 2021: Thinking Environment
  11. 5 November 2021 : Transpersonal Approach
  12. 3 December 2021: Favourite techniques and Programme Wrap-Up

 

  1. Michelle Lucas will host the Co-Supervision Space. Although she will introduce the techniques, this is not a training session on the psychological philosophy or highlighted techniques. The spirit of Co-Supervision is a shared space for experiential learning amongst equals who are catalysts for self-directed learning
  2. The focus of the Co-Supervision triads is for the supervisor to experiment with new techniques and receive feedback. Given the work will be in service of the learning, the supervisee may well leave with unfinished business.  We therefore strongly recommend participants have access to their own supervisor and ensure they follow up any incomplete or unresolved issues professionally and independently of the AOCS event.
  3. Sessions are free to members. Non-members may attend for £35.00 per session. Numbers will be between a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 18 participants on a first come first served basis.  Registration is via Eventbrite.

 

What are the anticipated outcomes?

Our aspirations for the group are:

  • A community of engaged professional coaching supervisors who take an ethical approach to extending their skills, choosing to hone their practice with their fellow supervisors before they use them with their supervisees.
  • A rich and generous sharing of knowledge and experience with techniques for individual supervision.
  • A series of blogs summarising the learning from each session in a non-attributed manner, posted monthly on the AOCS website.
  • A trusted network of experienced colleagues to turn to for peer practice outside of the Co-Supervision sessions

 

The details:

Date:             Session 1 – Friday 8th January 2021

Timings:        13:00 – 15:00

Title:             Programme Kick-Off  and the Eclectic approach

Venue:          On-line via Zoom.

 

How to book your place:      

To book, please click Booking

If you have any questions, then please feel free to get in touch:

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We are delighted to offer this opportunity as a member benefit - developing supervisors and the coaching supervision profession to continuously improve professional competence, standards, and learning.

Michelle also offers a Group Co-Supervision space and you can find more information herePublication


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Dates and Costs
From Jan 8, 2021 to Dec 3, 2021
Times:

First Friday of the month from 13:00 – 15:00

Cost:

Free to members. Non-members £35.00 per session via Eventbrite (see information below)

Location

This is a virtual event.

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