Oxford Brookes Business School

Coaching Supervision Colloquium – 11/12 May

Monday, 16 April 2018


Professor Tatiana Bachkirova and Dr Peter Jackson of the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies led a coaching supervision colloquium on 11th and 12th May. Open to practitioners and researchers, the colloquium explored the key issues of ethics, power and emotional labour in supervision.

The International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies has hosted an annual conference in Coaching Supervision since 2010. This year the co-convenors of the conference decided an alternative format would help the discipline to explore key issues in more depth. Contributions of supervision cases that touched on the key colloquium themes were invited from across the discipline and these were then used as the raw material for further discussion and analysis.

Including keynote contributions on each of the topics from the convenors and from guest speaker, leading Oxford-based group and supervision specialist Michael Soth, the colloquium developed insights and personal professional learning for the participants. Delegates included visitors from Australia, the United States, Singapore as well as the UK and Europe. Many of the participants were alumni of the PGCert in Coaching Supervision and its successor Professional Certificate of Advanced Study in Coaching Supervision.

One delegate commented:

I felt in a very secure and accommodating, understanding environment amidst a group of highly professional colleagues. How great to be able to be part of such a wonderful crowd, and thank you for creating such an environment at Oxford Brookes!

The International Centre is a University Centre of education, research and professional development.