Time: 6pm - 8pm
Presenter: Ian Ross
Location: KPMG LLP (UK), 15 Canada Square, London E14 5GL
Description: Coaching is a young field of practice, and coaching supervision is even younger (the first coaching supervision course in the UK was in 2003). The speed of development in both theory and practice of supervision in this specialised field has been impressive.
However, this rate of development has not been accompanied by much research to verify the assertions of its proponents. How does what is rapidly becoming the accepted model for supervision in coaching relate to what is traditionally understood by the word. Ian Ross will share findings from his recent research into the practice and beliefs of APECS members who work as supervisors, facilitating an exploration of what this research can tell us about the possible futures of supervision.
Various “interpretations” of supervision emerged from the study; from traditional expert/apprentice models (where you cannot supervise somebody whose professional field you do not know intimately) to process models which focus on the individual (with the systemic context as secondary) with the potential to move to ‘I can supervise anyone.’
These apparently simplistic differences open an array of questions and implications for both coaches and supervisors alike. We hope you would like to be part of the discussion.