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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

Below is a small selection of the most recent feedback we have received:

  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) 

Feedback from ACGSE Participant - Glynis Kozma

  I've found the group supervision calls very helpful, having participated for a number of years. The other coaches' experiences are hugely varied: some work in organisations, others are personal life coaches like myself, running a our own practices. The benefit of the calls for me is to gain different perspectives, both with challenging clients or on-going issues which I encounter as a self-employed coach.  One challenge of being a self-employed coach can be a sense of isolation, so for me the telephone supervision sessions afford an opportunity to exchange ideas with other coaches; including the supervisor there can be up to five participants.  I have always found everyone on the calls extremely helpful and kind, offering ideas or coaching tools that other coaches may find useful. If you are unsure about joining these calls I'd wholeheartedly recommend you try them because in my experience I've always come away having learned something to improve my own coaching skills.”

Feedback from ACGSE Participant Dina Zavrski-Makaric

Dina Zavrski-Makaricis an executive coach and team facilitator, specialising in development of established and upcoming managers, leaders, and teams. Her extensive career from Europe and AustralAsia make her ideal to support individuals and teams on managing change and transition in complex environments.

“I am a freelancer that travels the globe coaching people within many different cultures and contexts. 

The calls offer me a place to feel part of a professional community, and more connected with other coaches, through sharing experiences, exchanging ideas and normalising areas of practice.

The supervision hosts really know their stuff, they are amazing professionals.  I experience them holding the space beautifully, skilfully handling different levels of experience and practice, valuing and including everyone. I am always impressed by the way they manage the time on the call. 

It’s a great opportunity to expand my frame of reference, hear different perspectives and see challenges through the eyes of others. “

Participation in these calls counts towards your annual Continuous Professional Development. They are designed as a supervision taster and are not intended to replace full professional supervision. Members should engage in a long-term relationship with an appropriately trained and experienced supervisor; this is an essential requirement for AC Coach Accreditation. Separate Coach Accreditation Support Calls are available for members with questions about the AC Coach Accreditation scheme.

Places on Group Supervision Experience Calls must be booked in advance, please contact karenb@associationforcoaching.com.

In 2017, some of our ACGSE calls will be offered with a theme. Dates for 2017 are:

Thursday Times Themes
 20 July 2017 08:00, 12:00 and 18:00   All calls - EXPERIENCE GROUP SUPERVISION
17 August 2017 08:00, 12.00 and 18:00 All calls - EXPERIENCE GROUP SUPERVISION
One of the calls at 08:00 will have a theme: BOUNDARY MANAGEMENT


Boundary management can impact us many ways. As internal coaches, it may be about the many hats we wear, and the insider company knowledge we have that may challenge our ability to maintain perspective/invite fresh perspectives. More generally it may be trying to maintain confidentiality when an organization is keen for information, or it may be wanting to “rescue” when we think our client needs support. How do we deal with a client who we think needs different support from coaching?
These are just some of the ways we may come across the need to develop our skills and awareness in boundary management.  We will share our experiences and ideas.
 21 September 2017 08:00, 12:00 and 18:00 

08:00 and 18:00 –EXPERIENCE GROUP SUPERVISION

The call at 12:00 will have a theme:  ETHICS

Ethics is an important piece of coaching and supervision. It sets the foundation of excellence in our coaching/supervision practice. The Ethics call is designed to help you better understand the global code of ethics and/or to clarify your doubts towards ethical issues you may be going through.

www.associationforcoaching.com/pages/about/code-ethics-good-practice

This call will support you in your journey to become the best coach you can be.  Join us!

 19 October 2017 08:00, 12.00 and 18:00
 All calls - EXPERIENCE GROUP SUPERVISION
 16 November 2017 08:00 and 12:00 

 08:00 - EXPERIENCE GROUP SUPERVISION

The call at 12:00 will have a theme:  DEALING WITH HEALTH ISSUES IN COACHING 

The topic of health and healing is becoming an important specialism for many coaches, although for all coaches we occasionally need to manage a health issue as part and parcel of any kind of coaching work.

Where a client’s health is adversely affecting their ability to meet their goals, how do we address it? What options do we have and what are the danger signs to watch for? This supervision session invites you to bring any client case story, question or dilemma where health (or lack of it) is a key factor. This could include questions and issues involving mental health, as well as any concerns or questions you have regarding your own health and how it may be affecting your ability to coach.

21 December 2017 08:00, 12:00 Both calls - Experience Group Supervision

This is what attendees have to say:
Testimonials
"The call is insightful and you get to share your knowledge and hear how others do things, and what works well. As people share from their own experiences, it may not be something you have experienced, but you may in the future, so you have a reference point."
"Supervision in a group of people you don't know adds new information about assumptions and 'norms' of yourself and other coaches, that help reflective practice."
"(What was most helpful?) The calm and experienced supervisor ensured that each of us were listened to and contributed, and she shared her experience and insights. Great to have an exercise to use as a practical takeaway."