AC USA East Coast - Group Supervision for Internal Coaches
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A Member Benefit

The Association for Coaching (AC) East Coast USA Region is providing a new opportunity for internal coaches to participate in group supervision.

The Association for Coaching (AC) defines coaching supervision as:

A formal and protected time for facilitating in depth reflection for coaches to discuss their work with someone who is experienced as a Coach. Supervision offers a confidential framework within a collaborative working relationship in which the practice, tasks, process and challenges of the coaching work can be explored. The primary functions of Coaching Supervision are to support, develop and ensure ethical and best practice of coaches in service of their coaching clients (individuals and organizations) and their professional associations. Supervision is not a ‘policing’ role, but rather a trusting and collegial professional relationship.

Professional supervision has long been a necessity in professions such as psychotherapy and is rapidly gaining traction in the field of coaching. A number of coaching bodies, including the Association for Coaching, the European Mentoring & Coaching Council and the World Association of Business Coaches require it as part of their accreditation process. While the International Coach Federation does not require it they do recommend supervision as part of CPD activities for full time coaches.

Why Participate in Coaching Supervision?

Internal coaches experience complex issues around ethics, boundaries, duty of care, confidentiality, multiple roles and conflicting priorities. Participating in supervision helps internal coaches to:

  1. Ensure their coaching practice is professional and ethical
  2. Develop personally and professionally by reflecting on their work, developing greater understanding and capacity
  3. Support themselves and others to manage the effect of the client’s and coach’s emotions and stress

Research in the field of coaching supervision has identified benefits to the coach, coachee, organization, and the wider coaching profession. A study conducted in 2017-18 with predominantly US-based coaches, reported that coaches saw supervision as a helpful and a critical part of continued growth and development and indicated they would like to continue undertaking supervision.

What is group supervision?

Group coaching supervision provides an opportunity for coaches to work with other professionals in order to review their cases and explore issues and challenges from a personal, professional and systemic perspective. Supervision provides the opportunity for coaches to step back from their work and take a broader view.

Group supervision provides insight, reflection, direction, support and the sharing of expertise. The focus is on helping coaches improve the quality of their coaching, grow their coaching capacity and supporting themselves and their practice.

Group supervision uses an experienced supervisor to act as a guide and resource to the group. Group supervision involves a mix of peer-to-peer dialogue and supervisor guided reflection. The group provide multiple perspectives on the issue under discussion. The group supervisor provides direct observation and expert instruction coupled with facilitated peer dialogue.

Who is this for?

  • AC members only.
  • Coaches who are actively coaching inside their organization.
  • You must be able to commit to the full schedule of sessions (dates below)

Participants with prior experience of supervision are welcome, however it is not necessary to have engaged in coaching supervision to join the group.

How will this group work?

The group supervision will be facilitated face-to-face by Angela Wright and Sarah Tennyson in New York City.

Places are limited to a maximum number of 8 participants in the group.

Apply for your place here.

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You must be able to commit to the full schedule of sessions:

  • 5.30 – 8.00pm ET, 25th June 2019
  • 5.30 – 8.00pm ET, 16th July 2019
  • 5.30 – 8.00pm ET, 29th August 2019
  • 5.30 – 8.00pm ET, 17th September 2019
  • 5.30 – 8.00pm ET, 8th October 2019
  • 5.30 – 8.00pm ET, 31st October 2019
  • 5.30 – 8.00pm ET, 12th November 2019
  • 5.30 – 8.00pm ET, 3rd December 2019

For enquiries please contact Sarah Tennyson

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