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June News Update 2022

Last month we mentioned our new Social Media Coordinator, Petra Tiziani and she has the following to share with you:

You will be seeing increasing activity around our pillars: Promoting, Engaging and Developing Community and we would be delighted if you would please continue to help us increase engagement by sharing content into professional groups you are a part of, and show your reactions, comments etc

If you are not already connected here are our new social links:

Starting Wednesday, we will create stories, conversations, and some general buzz in the supervision space with global reach. There will be increasing opportunities to be seen via our social media channels and links to our website. If you are keen for us to share your content, using our website, please login and update your profile if you want it to be shared. 
We recommend you update your profile picture with a good quality image or head and shoulders shot and add articles, events or groups if you would like us to share them too. Have you written a book for coaching supervisors or on a subject relevant to them? Let us know and we will add you to feature in our News Update and Social Media.
Hashtags we would like you to use and follow: #CoachingSupervision #AOCS #CoachSupervision #ProfessionalCoaching #ExecutiveCoaching #Learning #CPD #ICW202X #ICSW202X 

AOCS Regional Coordinators Creative Collaboration


Two meetings for the Regional Coordinators were held on 13th and 19th May facilitated by, Joanne Searle, the South African RC and Global Coordination Lead. It worked well to offer two meetings at different times on different days to accommodate the different time zones. 

We had very engaging conversations with lots of learning from our different geographies and ideas for our roles and regions, and left the meetings feeling upbeat and energised. 

Next meetings are 22 June 11-12h00 (CEST + SAST) and 22nd July from 15-16h00 (CEST + SAST) Dateful Timezone Converter and we would like to encourage as many of you that can to please attend. The focus of the sessions continues to give us an opportunity to get to know each other, build on previous discussions, and 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.


On 15th June, the Round Table towards race equity in the coaching profession was hosted by Liz Hall and the Coaching at Work Magazine. Fenella Trevillion attended for AoCS and brought the voice of coaching supervision into the room. It was another positive, generative conversation, and one which you can read about in the next edition of Coaching at Work.

There are some active takeaways which will be taken forwards within AoCS quite swiftly.  If you would like to be involved, please get in touch with Fenella and/ or attend the regular FREE Reflective Circle below to get up to speed on what AoCS are doing on Diversity and Inclusion.

Join our next circle on
Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 7pm SGT Dateful Timezone Converter

In our last reflection circle, we had voices from the UK, USA, South Africa and Singapore in the room. We are noticing a promising micro trend that there is a movement from "blame and shame" to raising self-awareness and “what can I do about this?”. Away from the initial flurry of media hype on D&I, we now have a quieter space to reflect on how do we show up with more courage to find our voice and have the wisdom to know hold our responsibility on D&I with lightness to provide space for perspectives. Acknowledging one’s privileges and oriented to act, for example, “What can White people do next?” in our profession, needs to be accompanied by effort from our minority voices, to find courage to be seen. In my humble reflection, whilst it is not possible to make all equal, it is quite possible to practise inclusion and honour diversity by slowing down and relating to each other as human beings with compassion and kindness. Every interaction counts. Where can we start again?
Read Coaching at Work's recent article, Plans for Race Equity Charter.

We will move D&I Reflective Circle to the last Wednesday (once every 2 months). Thank you to AoCS who are moving the needle for us to grow towards a more inclusive association across the globe.
Our next reflective circle will be on Wednesday 27 July at 7pm SGT Dateful Timezone Converter. Please join us.
Meeting ID: 833 3566 9679
Passcode: 445167

The next 2022 Co-Supervision Space session with Michelle Lucas and Yvette Elcock will be on 1st July 2022 from 11.00-13.00pm UK (BST). This session will concentrate on Psychodynamic: Parallel ProcessExploring the Potential for Collusion, and Handling Relationship Conflict using the Drama Triangle

To get the most from these sessions, it is strongly recommended that you prepare which technique you wish to use, as the Supervisor, IN ADVANCE of the session. You can find all of the techniques for each month here. 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.

Here are the 2022 dates for your schedules all of which will be held at 11.00-13.00 BST/GMT UK unless stated below Dateful Timezone Converter:

  • 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)
The best way to make sure you have the most up-to-date information is to continue to book via Eventbrite for each monthly session. 

Coaching for Optimal Energy: A Guide for Executive Coaches by Viv Chitty is based on peer reviewed research and her research with fellow executive coaches. It considers what energy is, examines how it manifests in clients, explores influences on energy and offers clear guidance and practical ideas for how to address energy with clients.

Although primarily written for executive coaching colleagues this book is very appropriate for coach supervisors. Where our supervision work is concerned, we may be supervising coaches who are considering how they can work with a client’s energy, or we may want to work with the supervisee’s energy directly if this is appropriate.

Pre-orders available from 24th June 2022 and will be in print on 15th July; to order your copy and to receive a special  20% discount for our members, click here and use Code ASM06.

Research Opportunities

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.

To launch this updated page, we have our member Sile Walsh's research into Inclusive Leadership.
Take a look here: Promoting relevant research
We welcome NEW MEMBER:

Don't forget to look into our COMMUNITY WEBPAGES to find:
And our other FREE RESOURCES.

And post your own articles or groups from your profile on your account.
Have great conversations...
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