Those coaches who are lucky enough to find one really benefit from having a coach supervisor. The CIPD’s 2006 learning and development survey showed that being in regular supervisor not only indicates a coach’s commitment to their continuing professional development, it also proves to clients that the coach is ethical and informed and promotes professionalism. But the reality is that there are not enough coach supervisors to go round. Only 44% of coaches receive regular supervision and only 23% of organisations provide coaching supervision. The CIPD survey found that 13% of organisations do not have supervision because they cannot find a supervisor.
In response to this demand, The Performance Solution has just launched a Coach Supervision Certificate, which is aimed at experienced coaches, mentors and consultants who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in the practice of coach supervision. The certificate is which is held over 2 X 2 day modules starting in May can be used towards an MA in Coach Supervision awarded by the University of Kingston.