One of the most common comments we hear when working with staff on support and supervision is that it has become very task focused. This course looks to even out this imbalance.
The online course is designed to encourage lots of discussion, sharing of ideas and learning from each other as well as direct input from the trainer. There will be a number of small group activities (yes we can have breakout groups online), various practice sessions and time for reflection and action planning will be built in to the course. We also make sure that you have enough comfort breaks for the top up of coffee etc.
Who should attend? This course is aimed at people who have responsibility for offering one to one support and supervision to staff and/or volunteers. It is designed to meet the needs of those who are new to the role and those who would like to refresh or deepen their skills and knowledge.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Describe the aims, key functions and potential benefits of effective support and supervision
- Negotiating and using support and supervision contracting which provide robust structure to this key organisational encounter.
- Give effective feedback
- Learn and practice a simple structure to encourage and support staff to reflect on their work practice
- Use a model to support staff reach their potential is any area of their work
- Provide significant underpinning theoretical frameworks and tools that create effective supervision.
Please note there will be time for questions, group work and regular comfort breaks.
“Trainer really passionate and inspirational. I’m actually looking forward to my next S&S session.”
“An incredibly beneficial course for me. There was a good combination of exercises and the trainer was hugely enthusiastic.”
About the Trainer
Duncan Wallace is an accredited coach with over 15 years experience of coaching managers, leaders and all sorts of people. He has twice won national awards for his coaching and mentoring supporting small voluntary organisations across Scotland. He has set up coaching and mentoring schemes in many different settings, trains coaches and is fascinated by how coaching works as a process of support.
Remember you can apply for an EVOC training grant if your organisations income is under £200,000 and you are a registered Charity working in Edinburgh and Lothians. Just visit our Training page for more information.