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

A member benefit

The Association for Coaching provides a Group Supervision Experience service for members on the third Thursday of every month, and sometimes more often. The calls are held via video link or low-cost teleconference line and are facilitated by experienced AC Coaches and Supervisors who donate an hour of their time to support fellow AC Members. The calls are available to all AC Members across the world. Through attending a call, AC Members will have:

  • the opportunity to experience supervision
  • access to the benefits of supervision in a group setting
  • an opportunity to connect with other AC Members and share our practice
  • 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

The calls last for 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. Sometimes the calls are offered with a theme, eg Values in our Practice.

How can I book a call?

Places on the call need to be booked in advance. Please see the table below for the dates and times and contact to book your place on a call.

What else do I need to know?

We recommend that you read ‘Top Tips for Participating in an AC Group Supervision Experience Call’, which gives more information about what to expect and how to prepare.

Do the calls count as supervision for AC Coach Accreditation?

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. Further information about AC Coach Accreditation can be found by attending on the Coach Accreditation Webinars that are held regularly. Separate Coach Accreditation Support Calls are available for those members who have started the accreditation process and have questions about their individual AC Coach Accreditation application.

Who will host the call?

Your host for the Group Supervision Experience will be one of the following volunteers.Each name is linked to the supervisor’s entry in the AC Directory.

Angela Dunbar
Anne Calleja
Benita Treanor
Clive Steeper
Eve Turner
Jane Lewis
Jo Birch
Lorenza Clifford
Maggie Joao
Marie Faire
Michelle Lucas
Sarah Gilbert


When do the calls take place?

Date Times Themes
17 January 2019
08:00 Group Supervision Experience

Group Supervision Experience


Group Supervision Experience with the following theme:


Sometimes clients don't show up - literally and metaphorically. We will address both.
What might be going on for the client?
When do we make it about "us" and it isn't?
We will examine what we do, and what we could do, with "no shows"


21 February 2019
08:00 Group Supervision Experience


08:00 Group Supervision Experience with the following theme:



How do we show up as coaches in our contracting?
What do we do when our clients want to get stuck into the "meat" of coaching straight away?
How do we deal with the complexities of coaching in organizations where there may be many stakeholders who may not even share the same outcomes for coaching?
What happens when we fail to do so, or miss out certain aspects? Or when our ethics feel compromised? These are just some of the interesting challenges we might face as we contract and re-contract during our sessions.
We will consider what makes for "good" contracting, sharing our experiences and what best practice suggests.

Group Supervision Experience

21 March 2019
08:00 Group Supervision Experience

Group Supervision Experience


Group Supervision Experience with the following theme:


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.
18 April 2019
08:00 Group Supervision Experience


12:00 Group Supervision Experience
18:00 TBC

Group Supervision Experience with the following theme:


Often stakeholders are an important factor to our coachee’s performance. Typical aspects of stakeholder management include:
  • Alignment - of the coaching needs, the coachee’s goals and the anticipated rate of change required from the coachee
  • Inter-relationships - between the stakeholders and each stakeholder and coachee
  • Transformation - progress v perspective from the ‘invested parties’ and stakeholders
  • ROI (Return on Investment) - how can we measure the qualitative goals?
During our ACGSE host call you will have the opportunity to review aspects of stakeholder management through the issues and challenges that are brought to the call.



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