CSA Newsletter

CSA - "Who you are, is how you supervise" Newsletter for coach supervisors


Welcome to the new look CSA Newsletter.

It has taken some time to get everything in place, but we are very pleased to connect with you now and let you know about some of the changes that have been taking place here at CSA.

Changes to the Executive

Edna Murdoch is stepping back from the front line of delivery. Don't worry she is still here and very much part of the team, but her focus will now be on the creative aspects and future vision of the company. This is something Edna has been wanting to develop for a long time and she now has the space and enthusiasm to embrace this challenge.

Miriam Orriss, is our new CEO and will oversee CSA's supervision diploma and also our CPD programme. This work fits naturally with Miriam's talents and she can attend to it now as she is no longer held back by having to take care of all the office and admin tasks that inevitably come with a global business. Those duties have been handed over and we are already seeing the green shoots of programme development and new ideas coming through. It's a thriving 'Spring' season for CSA.

Many of you will already know Dr Alison Hodge who has been a key part of the CSA team for many years. She is now our 'Consultant to Curriculum and Faculty'. A new post and one we'll explore in more depth with you in the next newsletter.

And that brings us to me... the new member of the CSA executive. Actually, I've been here for a while now, finding my way around and sorting some of the office tasks mentioned earlier. I have already had the pleasure of meeting some of you. For those I have not yet had the opportunity to meet, I am Michael Smith, the Chief Operations Manager for CSA. I will be looking after the structure of the Company, implementing new ideas and working to develop the Global presence of CSA in the Coaching Supervision Community. You will hear more from me as I dig into the operational side of CSA though emails and newsletters; hopefully I will also get the chance to meet more of you as time and events permit. Clear communication is going to underpin our strategy for developing CSA and everything we do. If you have any questions, please drop me an email at mike@csa.uk.net

We have a new website coachingsupervisionacademy.com, please take a look and let us know what you think.

CSA Showcase

CSA Community Showcase

We have dedicated a section of our new site to promoting books, events, articles, webinars and other products created or being delivered by members of the CSA graduate community and faculty, some will be costed, and others are just being shared with the community and interested professionals.

more details here

CPD for Coaches

CPD for Coach Supervisors

From webinars and one day skills development events to 4-day retreats exploring new ideas and concepts in the sphere of coaching supervision. We are introducing new CPD opportunities that you can access direct from the new web site. These events will count towards your CSA reaccreditation.

more details here


winter solstice

Solstice! Honouring Winter's Sacred Landscape

Friday 6th December 2019

Salon and Sanctuary

Your hosts, are Karyn Prentice and Elaine Patterson, are both internationally accredited Executive Coaches, Coaching Supervisors, OD specialists and Writers, and from October 2019 will co-lead the delivery of the Coaching Supervision Academy's Diploma in Coaching Supervision in London.

As the earth is stilling, we are also invited to pause as we say yes! that is both a moment in time and is also timeless. As you put yourself into alignment with the stilling of the earth, at this Salon you can also be held in community as you and we together - salute the years end and gift yourself a little rest and renewal as you perhaps see in a fresh and different light and start to invite the new into form.

We will gather in The Sanctuary in the parklands of Tofte Manor to connect to winter's reflective energy, what you want from this day in the splendour of this sacred landscape. You will discover your word for 2020. You will craft your personal fragrance from essential oils to represent what it is you most desire in 2020.

All materials will be provided. Plenty of coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available with lots of seasonal treats. Lunch will be a hearty soup with bread and cheese! Dress warmly and for all weathers! Bring your journal, pens and camera

more details here

CSA Around the World

Coaching Supervision in the Americas:
Second annual conference 13-14 June 2019, Montréal, Canada

During the conference (attended by about 80 supervisors from a dozen or more countries from around the world), attendees were treated to some great sessions. These included a workshop with Tatiana Bachkirova exploring the fascinating domain of 'self as instrument', which is so vital in our own development as practitioners. There were also some exploratory conversations around ethics in supervision, internal supervision, marketing and education, bringing heart to supervision and cultural challenges in supervision.

Dr Alison Hodge, CSA Consultant to Curriculum and Faculty, facilitated a live group supervision session where the group had the chance to explore a client issue from which they identified possible elements of parallel process. Dr Hodge's paper for the workshop is available here.

On the second day, delegates participated in a live workshop led by Karyn Prentice and Elaine Paterson, Joint CSA UK Diploma Programme Leads, working with a creative, reflective practice. Participants were then able to attend further live demonstrations (both group and individual) including several sessions working with different creative tools including cards, Lego and a metaphor magic box.

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation go to Damian Goldvarg, Lily Seto and Nathalie Dub for creating and providing such a wonderful, relational space for our learning in this growing field of supervision in the Americas. The next Americas Coaching Supervision Network conference will be in Mexico in May 2020.

The Graduate School Alliance of Education in Education:
Bi-Annual Conference 6-7 June 2019 Philadelphia, PA

About 80 coaches and coach educators were in attendance. GSAEC is made up of key schools who provide quality coaching education (e.g. Columbia University, University of Penn, Fielding, etc.).

CSA was a key sponsor of the conference, which we shared with Ken Giglio's organization, Mindful Leadership. Ken is a graduate of CSA and a CSA faculty member. The topic of coaching supervision came up frequently during the two days. CSA was visibly present and Lynne De Lay, Lead Mentor for the CSA US Diploma programme gave a short presentation about coaching supervision and CSA to the entire conference.

Lynne-de-Lay and Ken Giglio

The Coaching Supervision Academy Newsletter
In this edition we wanted to set the scene for you, share the new CSA structure and provide news about some recent CSA activities.

We hope that you have found it interestring, we plan to send future editions from time to time to keep you informed of relevant news and events. For more frequent updates please check in on our social media channels on Facebook or Twitter

Graduates finishing our Bi-lingual Swiss Diploma Programme
New course starting in December 2019
more details here

Graduates working together on our US Diploma Programme held in New Jersey
New course starting in January 2020
MORE details here

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