Greenfields Supervision Experimentation Labs are the group supervision equivalent of the AOCS Co-Supervision Space events which focus on individual supervision techniques.
They offer the opportunity to crack the "catch 22" problem of who we practice new techniques with, other than our existing clients. Group supervision Experimentation labs offer you a more ethical and robust alternative.
Each participant is invited to select a group supervision technique from my recently edited book (101 Coaching Supervision Techniques, Approaches, Enquiries and Experiments) which they would like to practice with their colleagues. The session will start in plenary with brief introductions and contracting for the work to come. Michelle will hold the space for the whole group with each person will take a turn at facilitating the group using a supervision technique of their choice. At the end of each practice round Michelle facilitates the developmental feedback for the practicing supervisor before engaging the whole group in a learning review. Half way through the session there will be a 15 minute break away from the screen. During the lab most participants will have an opportunity to be the practicing supervisor, it may not however be possible for everyone present to do so. Learning from the whole workshop will be shared in a final plenary before closing.
Coming together for once a quarter 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.
Who is it for?
Supervisors who are comfortable holding the group supervision space and who want a place where they can deepen and extend their practice.
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.
Supervisors who have access to their own supervision should matters remain unresolved as a result of the experimentation with peers
How would it work?
Members will meet virtually (Zoom) for a maximum of 2 hours and 15 minutes (pausing half way through for a 15 minute break)
We will host sessions quarterly, on a Tuesday from 14:00 to 17:15 (GMT)
The dates for the 2022 Group Supervision Experimentation Lab are:
14 June 2022 - 14:00 - 17:15 (UK)
11 October 2022 - 09:30 - 12:45 (UK)
6 December 2022 - 14:00 - 17:15 (UK)
Michelle Lucas will host the Group Supervision Experimentation Lab and will introduce the techniques. However, this is not a training session on the psychological philosophy or highlighted techniques. The spirit of the Experimentation Lab is a shared space for experiential learning amongst equals who are catalysts for self-directed learning
The focus of the Group Supervision Experimentation Labs 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 this Greenfields event.
Each session is priced at £125 for non members and £100 for AOCS members. Attendees will receive a discount code to purchase the book
There will be four sessions per year which can be purchased as a package for £400 Those purchasing the package of 4 will get a complimentary print copy of the book 101 Coaching Supervision Techniques, Approaches, Enquiries and Experiments (RRP £26.99)
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 trusted network of experienced colleagues to turn to for peer practice outside of the Group Supervision Experimentation Labs.
14.00 - 17.15 UK/GMT
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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!