Group supervision refers to the practice whereby a group of coaches come together to receive supervision in a group meeting with a coaching supervisor. This meeting can take place face to face or virtually.
It is the most efficient and therefore also most common form of supervision happening within organisations and is becoming standard practice for internal supervision departments.
Possible group supervision structures could include:
- Dividing the time equally between the coaches
- Having a ‘check in’ and allocating time to some but not all coaches
- Following a ‘check in’ selecting certain topics to prioritise that are relevant to all coaches
Contracting for group supervision is critical. The supervisor has a contract with each group member as well as with the group as a whole and also the organisational client. The supervisor needs to ensure adequate supervision is provided for each individual, attend to the needs of the group and ensure that a good contract is formed between group members.
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