Quality Assuring the supervision process through observation – a one day workshop for senior managers

Sustaining high quality supervision across an organisation cannot be achieved by training alone. Regular, observations of supervision sessions delivered as part of the development and support available to supervisors can play a major part in developing a culture of learning.  These observations have the added advantage of allowing the voice of the supervisee to be heard in a safe reflective environment.


This one day programme is for senior managers, or others charged with responsibility for the quality of supervision practice. It focuses on what to look for when observing supervision sessions and equips participants with the skills to use an appreciative inquiry approach to improve supervision practice through undertaking observations.

Learning Outcomes:

Participants will be offered the opportunity to:

  • Explore and agree the key elements of effective supervision within their organisation.
  • Consider the ground rules and boundaries relating to the observation of supervision practice.
  • Understand the role of appreciative inquiry approaches when undertaking observations of practice.
  • Develop skills in observing supervision sessions and identifying issues that need to be explored in feedback.
  • Develop skills in managing and handling feedback.