Our Faculty recently attended ‘Supervision in and of teams and organisations’. The module focused on working with, an individual, the team and organisation in question through to working with or supervising a full team.
The key focus was to shift from looking at an individual or a group of individuals, to attending to the spaces in between, i.e. the relationships. This fits with The School’s coaching model wherein the relationship ‘between us’ and the context ‘around us’ are a key part of coaching. We examined the basics on whether the groups we were working with were actually teams with a common purpose, a collective endeavour, or simply a number of individuals in a work group. An obvious point but surprisingly often neglected. At the other end of the scale we explored focusing on stakeholders and actually helping the team ‘feel’ them in the room through stakeholder mapping and physical team sculpting tools and techniques.
A question for us all to ponder, whether we are coaches, consultants, mentors or supervisors is “what is the shift that has to happen in me to shift the individual, team and ultimately the organisation?” What shift have you made in your coaching recently and how is supervision helping you to have the courage to make that shift in service of the client organisations?
This enlightening and challenging module was led by Peter Hawkins, who will be running a one-day Alumni Masterclass ‘Leadership Team Coaching’ at The School of Coaching on Tuesday 10 July 2012.
By Sandra Purucker at Friday, 11 May 2012
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