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Group Supervision Experience Calls
Group Supervision Experience Calls  Group Supervision Experience Calls

The Association for Coaching provides a Group Supervision Experience service on the third Thursday of every month. The calls are held via video link or low-cost teleconference line and are facilitated by experienced AC Coaches who donate an hour of their time to support fellow AC Members. The calls last up to one hour with a maximum of five participants. AC Group Supervision Experience calls are designed to offer Members a taste of what supervision is like and what can be gained from participating in it. The calls are available to AC Members regardless of location across the world.

Through attending a call AC Members have:

  • the opportunity to experience supervision
  • access to the benefits of supervision in a group setting
  • an opportunity to connect with other AC Members
  • a setting in which client work and ethical issues can be explored
  • the chance to work with a highly experienced Supervisor who hosts the call
  1. Click here to hear a welcome from AGCSE Host Benita Treanor, inviting you to join one of the calls, to share best practice, hints and tips with fellow Coaches (532KB, 1.21 minutes)
  2. Click here to hear a welcome from ACGSE Host Anne Calleja, telling us about how these calls are a forum for reflection and the types of issues that are shared (997KB, 2.30 minutes)
  3. Click here to hear some reflections from JC Gentilly, a participant on the ACGSE calls, about the three aspects of supervision (1MB, 3.19 minutes)
  4. Click here to hear a welcome from ACGSE Host Angela Dunbar, speaking about the diversity of the people that attend the AGCSE calls (727KB, 1.49 minutes)
  5. Click here to hear a welcome from ACGSE Host Marie Faire sharing how the calls give an opportunity to experience and explore coaching practice (934KB, 0.44 minutes)
  6. Click here to hear a welcome from ACGSE Host Jo Birch inviting members to join this taste of Group Supervision to explore any part of your work as a Coach and how it affects you when in front of a client (2.58 minutes)
  7. To listen to an AC Group Supervision Experience call, please click here:

All calls are uniquely different so this represents an example of what might happen and how.

This particular call had the theme of creativity as a focus:

Creativity is generally considered a vital skill for success in the 21st century. As coaches, we need not only to be creative in our approaches with clients, but also to foster creativity within our clients. But what exactly is creativity? It is an elusive spark that can be difficult to define, and can be viewed in many ways, for instance as a gift bestowed on us; a skill to exercise; a technique to learn; or a choice to make.  In this supervision session, we invite you to bring your coaching client stories, questions and dilemmas where you feel creativity plays an important part.

During the session each of the three participants shared their issues and questions around:

  • When the opportunity to contract and/or agree outcomes doesn’t seem to present itself at the start of a coaching session
  • Do I need to be preparing more for coaching sessions, or go with the flow of that creative ‘pull’ in sessions?
  • The space between coaching sessions – what to do when there is a gap

Please click here to listen to a recording of the call. This link is only live until October.

For feedback from participants and hosts please click here.