AC 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

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 Briefing 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

Theme

19 January 2017

08:00, 12:00 and 18:00

 

16 February 2017

08:00,

12:00 and

18:00

The theme for the 08:00 call only, will be:

CONTRACTING

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 the coaching?  What happens when we fail to do so, or miss out certain aspects?   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.

16 March 2017

08:00,

12:00 and

18:00

The theme for the 08:00 call only, will be:

CLOSURE

Ending a coaching relationship is important to both the client and the coach. Often this is overlooked or even avoided. In this call we will explore the why, the what and the how of closure. We will consider the attendees’ experience of closure and how it has impacted them and their clients.

20 April 2017

08:00, 12:00 and 18:00

 

18 May 2017

08:00,

12:00 and

18:00

The theme for the 08:00 call only, will be:

BEING CREATIVE IN COACHING 

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.

15 June 2017

08:00,

12:00 and

18:00

The theme for the 08:00 call only, will be:

NO SHOWS

Sometimes clients don't show up - literally or 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"

20 July 2017

08:00, 12:00 and 18:00

 

17 August 2017

08:00,

12:00 and

18:00

The theme for the 08:00 call only, will be:

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

The theme for the 12:00 call only, will be:

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

 

16 November 2017

08:00,

12:00 and

18:00

The theme for the 12:00 call only, will be:

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

 

"Always an incredibly fulfilling experience to be on these supervision calls, connect with other professionals, and particularly with very experienced supervisors."

"Yes I'd recommend it because other perspectives are always useful."

"(What was most helpful?)  Different perspectives on the issue I raised and particularly supervisor's ability to give everyone the opportunity to express themselves and contain the space."