Leadership Supervision

Leadership Supervision goes beyond traditional Executive Coaching by providing ongoing, long-term reflective support – a space where you can step away from busy-ness, take a broader view, make space for innovative thinking and uncover any blind spots.

What is Leadership Supervision?

The current environment of complexity and uncertainty expands the expectations placed on leaders and calls for a new kind of leadership which is adaptive and experimental, with heightened accountability.  This type of leadership requires increased self-awareness, humility and openness. 

The purpose of Leadership Supervision is to generate insights through guided reflective enquiry that will improve the quality of your leadership, expand your capability and confidence. In Leadership Supervision you can be supported in your own unique leadership development to:

  • Explore the case/topic/issue you need support with ‘in the moment’.
  • Debrief and become grounded again.
  • Explore assumptions and consider different perspectives.
  • Consider questions of ethics and address ethical dilemmas.
  • Draw out your wisdom and creativity.
  • Make meaning from experiences.
  • Generate new insights.
  • Develop awareness of self.
  • Find a safe space to admit error.
  • Understand your impact within the networks you influence.
  • Regulate stress and anxiety.
  • Look after your own wellbeing.
  • Uphold your professionalism.
  • Be challenged and held accountable in a safe environment.

“The online sessions worked really well… These sessions had a level of trust that allowed everyone the opportunity to contribute with no hesitation.”

~ Group Participant, 2020 ~

Different Types of Supervision

Individual (One-to-One) Supervision

In one-to-one supervision an appropriately trained and qualified supervisor will use different models of supervision to examine the issue you choose to bring to supervision – this could relate to specific case/topic/issue, your own development, or your own wellbeing. The aim of one-to-one supervision is to develop your competence, capability and capacity as a leader. 

Group Supervision

Group supervision, like one-to-one supervision, is about reflective practice. In a 90-minute session with a group of 4-6 participants, an appropriately trained and qualified supervisor will use different models of supervision to examine the case/topic/issue brought by 1-2 of the group participants. Ideally those bringing an issue will rotate between sessions.