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Henley Professional Certificate in Supervision

Jun 18—Nov 27, 2020
6 daysModules info
Reading, United Kingdom
GBP 4950 ≈USD 6188
GBP 825 per day

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Coaching Supervision: Developing your commitment to professional best practice The Henley Professional Certificate in Supervision is designed to enable experienced coaches, mentors, psychologists, change consultants and managers to develop core supervision skills.

Becoming a coaching supervisor is a natural next step for an experienced coach, consultant, or psychologist and those utilising a coaching approach. Coaching supervision brings ongoing benefits to both the coach, their individual clients and client organisations. Such a coaching supervisor will monitor practice quality, develop practice capability and capacity, and be able to contribute to organisational learning.

In addition to developing coaching supervision knowledge and skills, this part-time qualification programme offers experienced coaches, consultants and psychologists:

  • a quality assurance statement of coaching supervision training from a triple-accredited coaching centre
  • A supportive peer-group and networking opportunities
  • Alumni status and benefits.

Designed with members of the Bath Consultancy Group faculty

The programme has been designed in partnership with the leading members of Bath Consultancy Group: Peter Hawkins, Nick Smith and Gil Schwenk, who are recognised as the founders of professional supervision.

The teaching team includes Peter Hawkins and Nick Smith, who have published several bestselling books on supervision, Gil Schwenk, Eve Turner and Jonathan Passmore whose research into coaching supervision, means this programme will set the standards for the coming decade, as this team defined the agenda for coaching supervision for the past decade.

Programme format and duration

Part-time, typically studied over 12 months. You will attend three two-day workshops at Henley Business School, alongside online learning through videos and exercises, extensive coaching supervision practice and 360-degree feedback.

Programme structure and content

Pre workshop study

Before Workshop 1 you will have access to your online learning portal including resources from the Academic Resource Centre, and we will invite you to undertake some online learning including reading, and reflection before you come to the first workshop.

You will then complete the following workshops:

  • Workshop 1: Coaching and supervision models, including developing understanding and application of the Seven Eyed model of supervision
  • Workshop 2: Group supervision, including developing your ability to see systemic patterns
  • Workshop 3: Increasing the impact of the coaching supervisor

Personal development and assessment

During the Henley Professional Certificate in Supervision you will:

  • Be required to undertake 50 hours of coaching supervision practice outside the workshops
  • Use a Learning Log to bring together all the different learning elements from the course and your self-reflection on your practice
  • Complete 10 hours of supervision on your practice supervision with your own personal supervisor
  • Write a 5000 word written assignment reflecting on your supervision practice.


You will be able to incorporate your new skills into your practice, and offer supervision alongside coaching services.

You will have ongoing contact with Henley Business School through:

  • Access to resources from the online learning portal for up to 12 months
  • University of Reading and Henley alumni status

Next steps: Further study

On completion of the Henley Professional Certificate in Supervision, you may wish to apply to study the Henley MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change.

Benefits for participants

You will maximise your capacity to develop individuals and groups and improve their practice over time; including:

  • Understanding and working with the way assumptions are blocking change
  • Increasing your flexibility regarding different ways of responding, so as to model potential change for supervisees

Alongside development of your skills and confidence you will gain:

  • Free membership to The Henley Centre for Coaching with access to monthly webinars, podcasts, networking events, magazines, journals, plus discounted on many events and services.
  • A quality assurance statement of coaching supervision training from a triple-accredited coaching centre at a global business school
  • A supportive peer-group
  • Excellent networking opportunities
  • University alumni status - with the opportunity to use Henley’s facilities and library post graduation.

Benefits for your organisation

As a supervisor you will be able to:

Develop practice capability and capacity of others

By helping practitioners reflect on their practice, a supervisor encourages self-awareness and stimulates better, more fluent practice.

Monitor practice quality within the organisation

Regular supervision allows your organisation to spot poor practice early and intervene through the support of the supervisor. It provides a safety net and helps protect the organisation from the effects of bad practice.

  • Draw organisational learning from change activity

Reflection on or during supervision can spot patterns of activity and dynamics across your organisation that can be used to inform the development agenda and activity.

Who should attend

  • Experienced practitioners - they will develop the technical skills and perspective to support the work of other practitioners, as well as optimise their own current practice skills
  • A wide range of practitioners who wish to supervise work to facilitate change in individuals, teams and organisations

Admissions requirements

  • A minimum of five years' experience of coaching practice, plus a previous coaching qualification
  • If you have an Henley MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change (or equivalent), we'd look for at least one year of the total coaching practice being post MSc, or
  • If you have completed the Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching (or equivalent), we'd look for three years' of the total coaching practice being post Professional Certificate

We always look at submissions on a case by case basis. If you do not precisely meet the admissions requirements listed above but have significant coaching experience, please enquire with the team.


Jonathan is a chartered psychologist and holds five degrees, including an MBA and a doctorate in occupational psychology. His doctoral thesis focused on the coaching relationships and behaviours. His current research interests include coaching supervisor and ethics, neuroscience of coaching, coac...
Eve brings a wealth of experience from business to her role as a coach and supervisor. She was a senior leader running a BBC division with 250 staff, in a fast-paced industry that was constantly in flux. Eve dealt with wide-scale change, starting new services, recruiting, retaining and developin...
Gil Schwenk is an executive coach, supervisor and trainer of coaching and supervision. He has a substantial coach supervision practice including individuals, groups and supervision of supervisors. Previously, Gil was on the faculty of Bath Consultancy Group’s Coaching Supervision Certificate. He...
Nick is an executive coach and executive coach supervisor of many years’ experience. His particular interest is in creating transformational change in both the coaching and supervision context. He holds three degrees and has a clinical training in family therapy. He was one of the first people to...

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Jun 18—Nov 27, 2020
6 daysModules info
Reading, United Kingdom
GBP 4950 ≈USD 6188
GBP 825 per day

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