Diploma in Coach Supervision is run by Coaching Development.
This training course introduces tried and tested theories and a variety of supervision models. It also offers extensive opportunities for practice, reflection and integration; it is strongly experiential.
The first Module is a group experience which consists of four days’ face-to-face training in March. This Module sets the foundation for being a supervisor. Module two offers further advanced thinking and theories and is run in two sets of two days in June and July.
Open to coaches with extensive experience, who are psychologically minded and who wish to contribute actively to the development of the profession. Ideally applicants will be a PCC (ICF), or be approaching the PCC assessment, or be close to completing an ACTP or have passed a formal independent assessment themselves. We might ask you to put Coaching Development in touch with your supervisor for a reference.
Coaching Development is co-leading the profession in developing and supporting the growth of coach supervision with its Diploma in Coach Supervision. This training course is designed to build a body of well-trained, informed supervisors who understand the ethics, responsibilities, practices and defining features of the coaching profession. Coaching Development sees supervision not as advanced coach training, but as a parallel profession which serves and supports the coaching community.
Supervision accompanies and promotes the professional development of qualifying and qualified coaches in the context of their practice. It offers coaches an opportunity to learn and develop through reflection and dialogue and to grow further towards personal and professional excellence. It offers coaches a similar resource to the one they offer their clients.
Purchasers of coaching want to know that they are buying the best. In organisations, coaching is increasingly becoming an integral part of the professional development of senior management and executive, and these organisations are expecting coaches to demonstrate their commitment to maintaining their professional best through being in formal supervision.
The learning process
The teaching on this highly experiential course generally consists of a short explanation of theory, a discussion, a learning event / experience in pairs or a small group, and a learning discussion in the main group. It thus follows Kolb’s learning cycle. The focus is always on the supervision of coaches and the application of supervision and psychological theory to a coaching context. A significant amount of time is spent on skills practice in triads. Each of these practices is followed by feedback on the supervision competencies, the interventions used and the application of the theory taught.
Learning, then, is through taught input and personal reflection. We ask you to keep a Journal of your learnings about supervision throughout the programme. We want you to be a well-informed, reflective practitioner of coach supervision.
“I experienced a profound and personal shift during this training, in addition to learning the ‘whats’ and ‘hows’ of being a supervisor. I feel well equipped now with knowledge of the psychological dynamics which support and develop coaches in practice and theory. This course develops the essence of what it is to be an effective supervisor, in addition to how to do it.”
Alex Van Oostveen