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This two day Developing Effective Supervision Training programme (with the option of a third follow up day) aims to focus on the core knowledge and skills needed by supervisors working within a variety of settings in health and social care. For social work supervisors the content of the course is consistent with the approach to supervision set out within the employers standards.

Who is Developing Effective Supervision: Core Skills for Supervisors aimed at?

Supervisors working in health and social care settings

Course Length

2 -3 days

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course delegtes will be able to:- 

  • Understand what constitutes effective supervision and its relationship to safe practice and positive outcomes for service users.
  • Consider the Integrated Model (4x4x4) of supervision and how it can assist in understanding the functions of supervision and its impact of supervision on others within the system.
  • Consider how past experience of supervision can impact on the supervisory relationship.
  • Understand the importance of developing and reviewing the supervisory relationship and the role of the agreement in promoting inclusive practice within supervision.
  • Consider the role of supervision throughout the stages of professional development from newly qualified to experienced practitioner.
  • Understand the importance of recording supervision.
  • Understand the importance of the authoritative supervisory style in promoting good outcomes through supervision.
  • Use the supervision cycle, and understand how it can be used as a model to facilitate effective supervision.
  • Consider the impact of anxiety and how emotions may impact on staff, critical thinking and decision making.

Day 3 (optional) This is a day to reflect on what has been achieved since the first 2 days and notice progress. The supervisors will review where they are at now, build on their positive experiences and have practice supervision sessions. This third day can be adapted to the requirements of the customer, adding in addional parts of supervision practice/theory if and where required. 

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