Supervision – Mystery, Myth and Reality
EMCC views supervision as essential for the professional practice of every coach, mentor and supervisor in their work with clients and organisations. All practitioners benefit from a safe space to reflect with a supervisor in support of their well-being and resilience, growth and development, and quality work.
Through interactive dialogue, this session we will explore the myths and misunderstandings often associated with supervision alongside realities of how it actually works and its impact. EMCC’s new Supervision Guidelines will be leveraged, including a new definition. The overarching goal of the session is to raise awareness about the new Guidelines and engage practitioners in a conversation around what the guidelines mean to them and their practice. Questions for the participants to engage with may include:
• What are some myths, mysteries and misconceptions about supervision?
• What does supervision mean for your professional practice?
• What does supervision really do to support the practitioners?
• How much supervision is enough to support good enough practice?
Given supervision’s importance, it’s imperative that practitioners are aware of EMCC’s guidelines to better understand, and help others to understand, what it is, how it works and when to use it.