While supervision has existed for many years in various “helping professions”, the concept of supervision for organisational coaches is relatively new. We define coaching supervision as: A systematic process for the ongoing development of the organisational coach in which personal, relational, professional and contextual issues arising from coaching practice are explored through reflection, action and inquiry.

Duration: Three months (part-time, four days face to face plus online/distance learning)

Certification: Certification: Certification of Supervision, plus 38.5 CCEUs

Coaching Supervision

The process of coaching supervision is built on the meta-skills taught through IECL coach training. To be an effective supervisor of organisational coaches requires reflective practice, collaborative inquiry, questioning and self-awareness. We recognise different levels of relationships in supervision, and encourage reflection at all levels.


Who Is It For?


IECL’s Coaching Supervision training is designed for Level Three alumni (or those who have graduated from an equivalent/ACTP program) and already have a regular coaching practice and substantial coaching hours.


You should also consider if you:


  • Want to offer coaching supervision on a one-to-one or group basis
  • Want to support other coaches to build a coaching culture within their (or your) organisation
  • Want more meaningful training in reflective practice and guiding others in reflecting purposefully
  • Want to learn, enlighten, challenge, inspire and influence a person’s way of thinking
  • Want to begin a new personal and professional journey with other coaches and like-minds, honing and perfecting your craft


For many years IECL have been aware of the need for coaching supervision that supports personal and communal reflection among coaches. As you may know (or have read in our published article in the International Journal of Coaching and Mentoring), IECL has researched, designed and tested an Institute of Executive Coaching supervision model, working closely with experienced coaching supervisor Kerry Brettell and a team of senior IECL coaches. This model forms the basis of IECL coaching supervision groups and training. Coaching supervision, therefore is a space that IECL has been at the forefront of developing in Australia and our model is known to be applicable to the Australasian context and aligned with the Australian Standards Guideline for coaching.


Through training as a coaching supervisor you will learn:

  • Principles of supervision for professional coaching practice
  • Skills and tools of the supervision mindset
  • The process and structure of coaching supervision
  • How to work with and in supervision groups
  • A richer and more in-depth knowledge of your craft as a coach


You will also gain:

  • Membership into a community of skilled professional coaching supervision practitioners
  • Certification in Coaching Supervision from The Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership
  • 38.5 Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs) for ICF credentialing/renewal



Are you….

  • A Level Three graduate of the IECL who employs coaching and coaching approaches in their work? And/or…
  • Have completed another accredited coach training and have substantial experience as a coach? And/or…
  • An experienced coach with more than 300 practice hours under your belt? And/or ….
  • Seeking an opportunity to review and refresh your already highly developed coaching skills?



Supervision training is offered in two blocks of two days (four days face to face) followed by five face to face or virtual coaching supervision sessions over five months (dates to be determined by the group), supported by an online blended learning component.



Your skills as a supervisor will be assessed in the face-to-face training days, and the supervision groups.



Successful completion of all course requirements leads to certification in Coaching Supervision and 38.5 CCEUs for ICF credentialing/renewal purposes.


This course is currently Sydney only IECL, Level 2, 343 George Street, Sydney NSW


2018 3-4 May & 7-8 June   (plus five virtual or face-to-face supervision sessions; times and dates to be scheduled in consultation with participants)


AU$4,400+GST   An early bird rate of $3,900+GST is available for registrations received with payment on or before 22 March, 2018.

Cancellation and Deferral Policy, Including Money Back Guarantee Payment in full is required 14 days from date of invoice. A 100% money back guarantee applies if you are not satisfied after the first day of the Level One workshop. Cancellations or deferral of dates received up to 21 days prior to commencement of the workshop component of the course will be refunded in full. Except in the case of compassionate or compelling circumstances, cancellations or deferrals received between 20 and seven days prior will be charged at 25% of the course fee. Cancellations or deferrals received between six and three days prior will be charged at 50% of the course fee. Cancellations or deferrals with less than 48 hours’ notice will incur the full course fee unless a medical or other certificate supporting non-attendance is provided.

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Facilitators of upcoming courses include:

Jane Porter

Jane Porter

IECL Head of Education and Professional Certified Coach

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