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In my last blog, we looked at the value of an independent professional supervisor. We also provided a description of professional supervision. This blog will focus on what is likely to take place when you engage in a professional supervision session.  The First Session During the first session, there will be a discussion around what outcomes you would like from

Professional Supervision: the Sessions

October 27, 2022
The Wider Context We have reached the final perspective in our series. During the last six weeks, we’ve examined the relationships, the backgrounds, the internal and external responses of Professional Supervisors, their Supervisees and the Clients that the Supervisee oversees… and what we can learn from their dynamics as a leader, mentor, mentee or just a human being.  The final

The Seven Perspectives: Perspective Seven

September 29, 2022
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Focus on the Supervisor Welcome to week six in our series on what we can learn from the Seven Perspectives for Professional Supervisors. Last week, we delved into the relationships between the Professional Supervisor and their Supervisee. This time, we are narrowing the lens on the Professional Supervisor themselves; examining their professional process and what is going on inside of

The Seven Perspectives: Perspective Six

September 22, 2022
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Focus on Supervisory Relationship  The Fifth Perspective in our Seven part series on perspectives for Professional Supervisors focuses on the distinct relationship between the Professional Supervisor and their Supervisee/Mentor. This is the first instance that the series has turned the eye to look at the Professional Supervisor. Up until now, we have explored the dynamics between the Supervisee and their

The Seven Perspectives: Perspective Five

September 15, 2022
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Supervisee-Focused Perspective (Internal) The Fourth Perspective in our seven part series on Perspectives for Professional Supervisors might sound familiar. There are some similarities to Perspective Two, in that we are focusing on the Supervisee again. However, while Perspective Two looks at the Supervisee’s external way of working with clients; their individual strategies, interventions and perceptions, Perspective Four looks more at

The Seven Perspectives: Perspective Four

September 8, 2022
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Supervisee-Focused Perspective (External) Welcome to part two of our series on the seven perspectives for professional supervisors which concerns the three main relationships involved in Professional supervision; the professional Supervisor, their supervisee and the client of the supervisee. For example, this could be a professional supervisor working with their supervisee who is a school Principal. The supervisee’s clients would be

The Seven Perspectives: Perspective Two

August 25, 2022
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Focusing on the clients This perspective focuses on the sort of third party involved. For a mentor or coach talking with a Professional Supervisor, this person would be their client. With a school Principal talking with a Professional Supervisor, the third party would be their teachers, the students or the parents of the students. For a pastor in the same

The Seven Perspectives: Eye One

August 11, 2022
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Seven Eyes Model of Supervision If you have been in leadership, and have had to supervise coworkers and employees for more than a few years, it’s likely you have heard of the seven-eyes model of supervision. This is a method of supervision developed by Peter Hawkins. It is designed to help practitioners grow in their professional development, particularly to understand

The Seven Perspectives (Introduction)

August 4, 2022
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An often overlooked task in the mentor role is ensuring safety; safety for the mentor, for the mentee and for the larger community around both. In fact, safety is an important component in Verve Lead’s front page statement; “Lift buoyancy and resilience of Christian leaders, to enhance the well-being, sustainability and safety of our communities.”  The effect of a Christian

Five Tips for Neutralising Danger in the Workplace

May 5, 2022