Coaching Supervision Diploma


NB. The October 2020 programme is now full. If you are interested in training with CSA starting October 2021, kindly let me know (

and I will add your name to the coaches, leaders and HR who are already on the list for 2021. 


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.


Celebrating our 15th Year: Continuing the huge success of previous years

This year offers another opportunity for coaches, supervisors and leaders to develop their skills and practice by becoming accredited graduates of the CSA Diploma in Coaching Supervision.

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Click here to read comments about the programme from our graduates

Location: Virtual

Module 1: 14th & 15th Oct 2021

Module 2: 17th & 18th Feb 2022

Module 3: 16th &17th June 2022 

Module 4: 8th & 9th Sep 2022

It will be lead by Karyn Prentice and Elaine Patterson and supported by an experienced team of senior CSA trainers, tutors and supervisors. 

Please contact Edna Murdoch if you would like more information about this programme:



This programme 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.


What distinguishes the CSA Diploma programme is that in addition to a thorough training in classic supervision models, students will be trained in CSA’s Full Spectrum Model of Coaching Supervision.


The Full Spectrum Model incorporates Hawkins & Shohet’s 7-eyed model of Supervision together with core teaching and practice on the Use of Self in Supervision, multi-dimensional Presence work which utilizes the seminal ideas of Sharmer/Senge et al (TheoryU), work with subtle energies , Buddhist Psychology, and quantum physics – a living, relational perspective. There is also teaching on Coaching Psychology and on Systems Thinking. This broad range ensures that the course is both challenging and holistic. Personal Development for Supervisors is foundational and attention is paid to bringing mature reflective practitioners into the profession.



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


    What you can Expect?


    • Pre-course work - 5x1,000 word pieces

    • 8 days attendance

    • 12 webinars

    • 6 tutorials

    • Regular triad practice

    • Work with 5 supervisees - 5x5 hours each, during the year

    • 8 hours of supervision

    • 2 written assessments - Learning Journal 3,000 word and case study, 5.000 words



    Course Syllabus, Information & Guidance - ICF CCEU’s

    Module 1
    Module 2
    Module 3
    Module 4
    ICF CCEU’s
    Programme costs

    Feedback from Graduates...

    “The CSA supervision programme has added enormous value to my development…a stunning, original programme full of heart and rigour in equal measure…the CSA diploma in supervision is expertly designed….will engage all types of learners…stretched me in many wonderful directions…fabulous reading list…taking away a huge amount….genuine care from all the staff…energy, enthusiasm and authenticity of the faculty is inspiring.”

    The Diploma programme was really fantastic - one of the best things I've ever done - and I'm looking forward very much to putting more of the learning into practice, and to developing my skills in supervision.  It's an amazing discipline, and what a rich and fascinating course.   AW

    CSA's coaching supervision programme is cross-disciplinary & leading edge as it integrates knowledge from many different fields. Having qualified as a CTI coach it has been liberating to work with many new models & perspectives that have enabled me to deepen & broaden my supervision practice, all in service of my clients. I have felt hugely met & supported throughout the learning journey. I would highly recommend this course to any coach who is ready to take their practice to a new level.

    Attending Module 1 felt worth the wait during the pandemic. The holistic systemic thinking behind the programme left me with awe! It is designed in a way where participants can not only learn the underpinnings of each model but also experiment in a safe environment. There is so much room for self-reflection on the being of the person which creates an opportunity to deepen the learning. On that note, I found it inspiring to see SUPER-VISION starting from the self and expanding outwards. It felt like wandering in the garden of consciousness. One of my biggest take-aways  is Who You Are is How You Supervise. Look forward to this growth journey! Thank You!

    More information and booking your place...

    If you would like to know more about this course and/or have a conversation about the October 2020 intake, kindly get in touch with Edna Murdoch, Founder and Director of CSA.

    Edna Murdoch


    Programme Manager:

    Sam Fremantle