Editor: 101 Coaching Supervision Techniques, Approaches, Enquiries and Experiments
(2020) Abingdon, Routledge
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 continue our innovative co-supervision space for its member community and other interested professionals. Coming together each month during 2022, 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. Our experience of offering this development opportunity during 2021 gave repeated feedback that the plenary sharing experience was never long enough! Going forward, to remedy this, we will facilitate every fourth month (April, July/August, December) as a dedicated sharing of learning space – a more expansive and reflective space for all.
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.
Michelle has also written blogs on her work with AoCS and you can find them here.
Being nosey, Yvette has taken every opportunity to quiz Michelle about topics connected to this work. To see what she has found out over the last six months please click:
Members will meet virtually (Zoom) for a maximum of 120 minutes.
We will host sessions on the first Friday of the month from 11:00 – 13:00 to increase the opportunity to engage with more of our international members in a wider variety of time zones.
The themes for each 2022 Co-Supervision Spaces are as follows (NB: Please also read these Participant Guidelines or listen to the Video Explanations: Observer, Practicing Supervisor, Supervisee or General, before your session):
Please e-mail [email protected] if you encounter a problem.
Michelle Lucas will host the Co-Supervision Space with another AOCS member volunteer as co-host. 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
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.
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.
Our aspirations for the group are:
Date: Session 5 – Friday 6th May 2022
Timings: 11:00 – 13:00
Title: Person-Centred approach
Venue: On-line via Zoom.
If you have any questions, or you want to explore becoming a co-host, then please feel free to get in touch:Email Michelle Lucas
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 here
First Friday of the month from 11:00 – 13:00
Free to members. Non-members £35.00 per session via Eventbrite (see information below)
This is a virtual event.
Become part of our online family. Connecting and empowering each other to succeed. We want to give supervision wider exposure and a larger 'share of voice' in the coaching community. Come and join us!