Coaching Supervision Diploma
North America

The CSA Coaching Supervision Diploma

Established: October 2005

Graduates: 500+


This rigorous, 1-year programme is for experienced professionals who wish to have a recognised qualification in Supervision. Since 2005, CSA has trained over 500 Executive and Business coaches and our accredited  graduate supervisors are working world-wide. Our approach has a dual focus, personal and professional, as it is based upon our assertion that, “who you are, is how you supervise”.


The Diploma Course was one of the first to be accredited by EMCC and CSA has been awarded Approved Provider status by the ICF with 108.5 CCEUs. These are made up of 77.5 Core Competencies and 31 Resource Development.


New In: Feedback from graduates!

“A masterful program conceived and facilitated by those who practice what they preach…one of the most valuable and enjoyable learning experiences I ever had…I am more courageous, stronger in all my roles…am paying more attention to energy in the (conversational) field..…a transformational experience….I have learned the nature of a truly reflective dialogue…I have a new lens that generates exciting insights…a transformational journey…I’m a better coach…I can’t recommend this program highly enough…my range has dynamically increased…psychological perspectives have grown tremendously as has my toolkit……ready to apply for my MCC…deeper mindfulness and presence….I can trust myself…make a bold step to your own edge and discover the CSA program!” Click here to read more comments from successful graduates

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Location: IslandWood Learning Centre

4450 Blakely Ave NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Orientation: January 22, 2021 – Virtual
Pre-work webinar: February 19, 2021 – Virtual

Module 1: March 18-20, 2021 - Virtual
Module 2: June 30-July 2, 2021 - In Person!

Module 3: November 5-6, 2021 - In Person!


COVID-19 Announcement


CSA North America’s 2021 program is filling. We are still planning that the course will be held 'face to face' in the beautifull setting of the IslandWood Learning Centre There is still some space for other outstanding coaches to join us - if you would like more nformation:


please contact Sam Magill email:


View a short video of Program Leader Sam Magill
at IslandWood Learning Centre


Like its counterparts in CSA’s supervision training around the world, this rigorous 1-year program centers on creating a lively professional partnership with coaches - one in which they can significantly develop their range and capabilities as a coach and supervisor and return to their work resourced and stimulated. It is highly experiential in its approach while still being supported by teaching, practice and feedback in classic and current supervision theories and models.



Who Is This Program For?


Highly skilled, experienced internal and external coaches who want to use their knowledge and expertise differently and who are looking for their next challenge or career move.


Senior people in business or consultants, who have coaching and mentoring as part of their function: for example HR, OD, L&D, Heads of Departments, Change Management and Strategy.


Coaches, mentors, consultants who are looking for a well-established, challenging, EMCC accredited program that can provide an excellent forum for learning and development.


Practitioners in the coaching and mentoring field who want to become a first class supervisor and continue their own journey toward mastery.


    What You Will Learn


    • An in-depth understanding of the Full Spectrum Model – this supervision model was developed from over 16 years of practice, reflection and refinement in the field, so it is highly tested. It includes: Hawkins and Smith’s 7 eyed model, Senge/Sharmer’s work on Presence and U theory, Time to Think and Appreciative Inquiry insights, political, economic and cultural contexts.
    • Current thinking on Relational Dynamics and on Adv. Dialogue Process.
    • Process and structure of coaching supervision including: contracting, designing the working alliance, creating the learning partnership, working with curiosity, emergence and deep reflection
    • Energy management – applying the principles of quantum physics, neuroscience and mindfulness to coaching supervision, including managing strong emotions.
    • Coaching psychology including: Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Transpersonal Psychology, transference, parallel process, collusion, narcissism, deference, blind spots.
    • Latest developments in systems thinking in organisations and the importance of ‘warm data’ – Nora Bateson.
    • A wide variety of tools for use in supervision sessions, for example – Karpman Drama Triangle, Magic Box, Two-chair work, ways to access relational wisdom, use of cards, how to work with metaphor and imagination, somatic presence.
    • How to use the data provided by the Internal Supervisor
    • How to make intelligent use of self in supervision.

    What Are The Benefits?

    • Being at the forefront in people development particularly within the coaching and mentoring industry.
    • Earn ICF 108.5 CCEUs. These are made up of 77.5 Core Competencies and 31 Resource Development. A further 8 CCEUs in Core Competencies can be gained from the compulsory supervision sessions attached to the course, attending a course approved by ICF and accredited by EMCC – European Mentoring and Coaching Council
    • Accreditation by CSA and membership into CSA community of accredited, highly skilled and experienced coaching supervisors
    • Entries in CSA coaching supervision database for those looking for coaching supervisors
    • Additional revenue stream and improvements to your current coaching practice

    Course Syllabus, Information & Guidance - ICF CCEU’s

    Module 1
    Module 2
    Module 3
    ICF CCEU’s

    For a greater insight into the Diploma Program view this short video where one of the founders of CSA and the US Program Leader discuss CSA, What is supervion about and Why is it so important in the world of coaching?

    Some group work in action from the 2020 CSA NA Program held in Princeton, New Jersey

    Feedback from graduates...

    “CSA supervision course bought together all my prior learning and experience resulting in a deepening in all areas of my work. It is a holistic course encompassing many of the great psychological teachings with contemporary coaching techniques and thinking. It was rigorous, academic, theoretical, awareness raising and self-reflective. The wealth of knowledge, wisdom and experience of the tutors gave the course solidity, credibility and diversity. They were very inspiring, supportive and inclusive. It put supervision in a context as an essential tool for coaching and clearly demonstrated the qualitative value to a coach’s practice.” LL.

    "Just a quick note to say thank you very much for your wonderful guidance over the last 12 months. The CSA program has been the richest program that I have ever attended, and I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment" BU.

    “I can say at this point in my career and life that the CSA program has opened many inner and outer doors, thus transforming my experience as a professional coach and enlightening me as a person along the way.” KG .

    “I joined CSA’s north America program with the goal of building skills to supervise other coaches, but that only scratches the surface of the positive changes which have occurred since I began the program. Without doubt, my own coaching work is moving to another level: more present, more connected, more courageous. And in the conversations with my supervisees, the learning is absolutely two-way. I come away from each supervision session with insights, and a deeper appreciation for the challenges and joys of coaching practice. CSA is a program I can wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend!” PW.

    More information and booking your place...

    For further information on the US based CSA Supervision Diploma or to register interest in this program, please contact the programme team

    Sam Magill




    tel: (425) 787-0846



    Lynne De Lay




    tel: (413) 458-5110