VACANCIES: Please let us know if you are interested in joining the Memberships Team as a volunteer, we have some interesting work envisaged around standards, training, criteria and equivalences, and will need someone who understands supervision well and has an interest in researching into the details for us, to get up to date information we can rely on. We will be writing a job description for our NEW VACANCIES BLOG on our AOCS Website.
Continuing with our introductions:
Membership Team: We will welcome Theodora Fitzsimmons to take up the Membership Lead role during April, and Sue Jackson, has already got started in her team. She will offer a conversation to anyone leaving the organisation and will be seeking feedback and to check whether you have found all of the benefits of membership which are most relevant to you.
Our membership enquires and payment queries will continue to be dealt with swiftly and separately by membership secretary, Sam Fremantle, of our Membership team. She has been working with us for some years and performs a huge amount of work each month, pulling things together and getting the important things done in the background. Thank you, Sam!
Joanne Searle pictured top left, is already making a substantial difference with something AOCS has needed for some time: a Global Coordination Lead for our Regional Coordinator Team. As you might image, this role requires a Lead who has a sensitive touch and an ability to work with cultures and contexts that exist and creatively facilitate ways that we can usefully collaborate. "We are all pulling on the same rope" (as Leen Lambrechts says) of promoting coaching supervision and coaching supervisors, and using the research and our voices together, we are bringing more opportunities for coaches and supervisors to connect with the concept and the community we offer.
See her piece below. To see who her team currently comprises and the vacancies, click here.
AOCS Regional Coordinators Creative Collaboration
CALLING ALL OUR REGIONAL COORDINATORS AND POTENTIAL ONES
Our second meeting of the Regional Coordinators was held on 25th March this, facilitated by, Joanne Searle, the South African RC and Global Coordination Lead and attended by Lorenza Clifford, Chair, and Michael Cullen, RC for Canada. We had a number of apologies, due to time difference, illness etc. so we are encouraged about the increasing engagement.
The three of us had a very engaging conversation with lots of learning from our three geographies.
We agreed to offer more opportunities to connect by offering sessions at different times, to increase accessibility: We hope to see more of you in one of our May sessions to be held on:
We would like to encourage as many of you as possible to attend. The focus of the May sessions will build on the previous discussions, offering volunteer coordinators a further opportunity to clarify their roles with AoCS and to share their thoughts and experiences on how they are ‘promoting, engaging and developing’ supervision in their geographies. We look forward to connecting again and ‘joining hands’ in this capacity. Contact Joanne to register your attendance.
"We have nine inspirational speakers from the Coaching Supervision sector delivering webinars across three sessions. Between these 'masterclasses' there will be plenty of opportunity for you to meet and network with colleagues well known to you and some new faces meeting our community for the first time. We hope you will leave the day equipped with fresh ideas and new practice skills ready to share with clients, strengthening your relationships and opening new paths to deepen your practice. We are offering discounted rates for all current AoCS members and Early Bird pricing until 12th April. Book here to reserve your place."
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION REFLECTIVE CIRCLE Join our next circle on 27th May 2022 @ UK Noon / 7pm SGT / 3pm UAE
In our last D&I Reflection circle, we (Lorenza and I) were reflecting on how to include more diverse voices in the coaching supervision profession. We came up with two ideas that you can engage in with us:
One invitation is to our members who are in a position to staff coaching projects, or get invited to speak at conferences to think about bringing along a lesser known/lesser represented and brilliant coach/supervisor to open up the space for diversity and inclusion in our profession.
The other invitation is for you to recommend me people I can interview so that we can showcase coaching supervisors from a diverse background. Please get in touch with me at Felicia Lauw.
Two people, two ideas, to make our community more inclusive and diverse:
imagine what we might create together, if more of our members were to join us!
The next 2022Co-Supervision Spacesession with Michelle Lucas and Yvette Elcock will be on 6th May 2022 from 11.00-13.00pm UK (BST). This session will concentrate on Person-Centred approach: Exploring Congruence and Supervisee-led Supervision and the Thinking Environment Approach: Dialogue and Thinking Pairs. Come and take the opportunity to practice existing or new approaches to coaching supervision in a great learning community. You will be able to book an individual or multiple sessions depending on your planning preference.
Click here for free tickets for members and our free membership offer to those attending three sessions at the non-member rate. For our sessions on 27th May and 2nd September, we will be offering you the chance to bring along a friend for FREE. If they are not a member of AoCS, please contact Sam Fremantle for the special Promo Code.
Here are the 2022 dates for your schedules all of which will be held at 11.00-13.00 GMT/UK unless stated below:
27th May 2022 - Bring a friend
1st July 2022
29th July 2022 - 90 minute session, 11.00-12.30 UK (BST)
2nd September 2022 - Bring a friend
7th October 2022
4th November 2022
2nd December 2022 - 90 minute session 11.00-12.30 UK (GMT)
Our Co-Facilitator of our leading edge Co-Supervision Space, Michelle Lucas has recently edited an amazing book: 101 Coaching Supervision Techniques, Approaches, Enquiries and Experiments. Congratulations to you and your writing team (members will recognise some names).
Those of you who have attended the CSS will have had a preview of this already, and will know how thoughtfully this book is laid out into ten philosophical chapters. Then pragmatically, each technique is written about under the questions/headings: When is this used? What is the technique? How to work with the technique. What else might need attention? A word of caution, What other uses are there for this technique? and References.
Michelle has already generously shared relevant sections with our members who are attending and now is opening up an offer for 20% off the book ordered from Routledge before the 1st May 2022.
So if you want to give yourself reading for your Easter break, you will find this a well researched and highly nourishing read.
Talking of research, we have an updated place for promoting research, into coaching and coaching supervision or subjects relevant to our profession, so if you are currently doing relevant research or know members who are, please let them know that they can promote it, with us in return for sharing a summary of outcomes.