VIRTUAL PROFESSIONAL NETWORK

Free resources for supervisors to support their professional development

The Global Supervisors’ Network is a participative network, free of charge, for supervisors working in coaching, mentoring and consultancy to provide each other with, and receive, Continuing Personal and Professional Development virtually.

It was set up by Eve Turner in early 2016 and the criteria for joining are that members are qualified and experienced supervisors of coaches, mentors and/or consultants.  There are webinars monthly, where 110+ members from around the world provide each other with excellent learning opportunities on a range of diverse subjects broadly related to supervision and/or personal development.  Recordings and other materials, such as slides, are made available for members of the network.  This is all done at no cost to members.

GNS members include supervisors working in India, America, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Vietnam, Oman and Turkey, as well as throughout Europe in Spain, Poland, Portugal, France, The Netherlands, Belgium and the UK.  The GSN has established a community that brings together some of the leading thinkers in the field.  Members can also choose to be involved in working groups and research projects.

Members have been involved in pioneering research into supervision of supervision in Autumn 2017.  The initial findings have been reported in the AC’s Global Perspectives magazine, pages 39-41, in late 2017.  Further publications will follow led by GSN members Michel Moral, Damian Goldvarg and Eve Turner.

Please contact Eve Turner or the GSN Virtual Assistant Fiona Benton, for more details on the GSN fionabenton@gmail.com.  Virtual sessions are held 1900 on Thursdays and/or 0800 on Fridays (GMT or BST), at least monthly.

“I believe supervision is the most undervalued part of our work and Eve’s focus on developing a community of learning across the supervision space so that we might develop and grow this capability I find inspirational.”
Coaching at Work magazine

 

CPD webinar schedule for 2017/18

New members receive links to all previous recordings, and to slides, where available.

9/10 November Embodied relational wisdom in coaching and supervision – Fiona Adamson

Embodied Relational Wisdom, how can we access it, and how does it enhance our supervision relationships?

14/15 December Resourcing – the neglected third ‘leg’ of supervision – Professor Peter Hawkins

What is the neglected third ‘leg’ of supervision and what does this mean for us as supervisors and coaches?

11/12 January 2018 Attachment Theory and supervision – Dr Henry Campion

Attachment theory proposes that the way humans relate to the mother or primary care-giver in their first 2 years can affect the pattern of their relationships for the rest of their lives.  The aim of this discussion will be to examine the different patterns of attachment and explore their relevance and application to us, our clients and our supervision practice.

22/23 February Are you offering supervisee-led coaching supervision? – Dr Louise Sheppard

This session is based on recent research on the supervisee perspective in coaching supervision.  It will enable you to reflect upon how you get in your own way and enhance your learning during your own supervision and what you can do to support and stretch the coaches that you supervise.

8/9 March Supervising Groups – How do I show up? – Dr Alison Hodge

When we are working as supervisors in group supervision, often questions arise about the practice aspects of the size, format or frequency.  But what is going on for us psychologically?  How do we feel ourselves about being in a group?  What are our patterns and triggers and how do we manage ourselves when we are facilitating and supervising?  What roles do we take on and are projected onto us?  This is an experiential session exploring our processes and concerns about being in groups and how that may impact us and how we relate and in turn help us raise our clients’ self awareness.

5/6 April How different kinds of supervision affect the supervisee experience – Angela Dunbar and Carol Whitaker

We’ll discuss the different kinds of supervision that coaches can engage with, including one to one v group, peer v professional, in-person v virtual, and explore together three key questions in light of these different contexts:

  • What motivates us (consciously or unconsciously) to choose which kind of supervision we have?
  • How might people show up differently for each kind of supervision?
  • How do we create a safe space in each of these contexts?

3/4 May Drunk and Sober – Creativity in Coaching and Supervision – Patrick Hobbs and Kathleen Stinnett 

“Write drunk; edit sober” Ernest Hemingway seemingly said. Coaching and the supervision of coaching seek to create awareness, insight and change. What really is creativity, and what does it look like in coaching and supervision? When do we need to be ‘drunk’, when do we want to be ‘sober’? What are the relationships between imagination and restriction, between freedom and structure? How do dreaming, playing, wrestling, falling down and letting go work together in creating something meaningful and new?  This webinar will explore creativity in supervision offering a framework for making sense of the creative process, and how people create change and sharing some techniques for guiding supervision conversations, which allow clients to ‘play’ and circumvent logical thinking in their own exploration process.

7/8 June All we need for ethical decision-making is a professional body Code of Practice…right? – Anne Calleja, Marie Faire and Peter Welch

How do we show up in supervision? How do we navigate through ethical issues when they come into our supervision?  What criteria do we use?  We’ll facilitate a discussion on our guiding principles and what that means for our practice, drawing on recent research we’ve done.

12/13 July The Emperor’s New Clothes – Robin Shohet

I sat for ages thinking of a topic.  Nothing felt right until I realised that not knowing and not hiding that were the topics.  Feelings of being a fraud, shame, fear of getting it wrong, fear of failure, needing to impress tugged away at me as I sat there blankly.  At this stage of my career I can put on a good how, but if I have something to offer, it is to be able to sit and wait and not spin theories, techniques, insights.  so, come with your vulnerability and we can see what will emerge.

9/10 August Supervision in a Thinking Environment© – Wendy Oliver and Eve Turner

This session will draw from Nancy Kline’s Thinking Environment© which creates a space for reflection where attention and listening skills are paramount.  How does this approach, where the supervisee seeks input when they want it, rather than when we, as the supervisor, think they need it, sit with each of us?  We will use breakout rooms to practice this approach, so please bring a case for supervision.

21/22 September Using the ‘unconscious’ as a resource for coaching supervision – Dr Lise Lewis

Defining the ‘unconscious’ changes as new understandings emerge.  However, we appear to find what we believe emerges form the ‘unconscious’ impacts on our relationships and our worldview.  This session presents latest research into the unconscious and encourages a dialogue to explore experiences of using the unconscious as a resource in the supervision conversation.

 11/12 October Getting out of our Heads: Using Constellations in Supervision – Jane Cox

Jane will give a short introduction to using systemic constellations in the context of supervision, using a short demonstration.  She will then give attendees a change to practice for themselves by facilitating an individual activity.

8/9 November An existential approach to supervision – Angela Jopling

The webinar will start with some basic tenets of existential philosophy and how they show up in the supervision space for both supervisor and supervisee i.e. anxiety, meaninglessness, choice, responsibility paradox and authenticity. We will share ideas and questions we can use in supervision and ways of working with ourselves and our supervisees from an existential perspective.  The hope is this webinar will give you something practical to add to your supervision toolkit as well as broaden your understanding of how existential coaching and supervision can be easily integrated into your practice.

6/7 December The state of supervision globally – a discussion chaired by Professor Peter Hawkins

This webinar will bring in GSN members from around the globe.  Taking account of time zones, Thursday evening will highlight the Americas, and the Friday morning the rest of the world.

 

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