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CSA: September Newsletter

Welcome to the CSA Autumn Newsletter.


CSA news

CSA France

Coaching Supervision news

ICF/EMCC statement


Coaching people affected by cancer

Supervision groups

CSA news.

We begin the sixth cohort of in the CSA ICF-Approved Diploma in Coaching Supervision in October. It’s a tribute to the CSA Training Team and to the 90+ marvellous coaches who have trained with us, that six years on from our first group, this programme has developed into one of the main courses of choice in the UK for trainee coach supervisors.  This course has grown in many ways since the ‘early days’ and we keep in touch with all that is best in coaching, so that our students and the graduate community are well resourced.


CSA France

We are delighted to announce our first programme in France that will begin next year – click here for details and please pass on this information to your French colleagues. This course signals a phase of international development for CSA and we are currently preparing programmes in several countries – watch this space.


Coaching Supervision news

Coaching Supervision is hot at the moment – two books on supervision have been published since our last newsletter:  ‘Supervision as Transformation’  Ed R Shohet and ‘Supervision in Coaching’ Ed J Passmore. Both of these feature CSA graduates and also the CSA Full Spectrum Model of Supervision. This model is used internationally and offers a comprehensive picture of the range and depth of supervisory work.Click here for details.

There will be another book on Coach and Mentoring Supervision out next month: .  This is great news for coaches and for the coaching industry.  It’s been quite a slog over the past twelve years for those of us who have been pioneering the practice of coaching supervision and working to develop an understanding of what supervision really offers coaches – one which undoes the old fantasies of supervision as some sort of tick box activity or a form of policing. What is now obvious is how superbly this profession develops coaches because of its generative, supportive and resourcing functions  – as this recent literature on supervision, amply illustrates. I was also delighted to see Tatiana Bachkirova’s comments in Coaching at Work (Vol 6 Issue 5) where she proposes supervision as a non-mandatory support for coaches, one where supervision becomes: ‘our professional conscience in practice. It would be a regular and multi-level exploration of or work, chosen by us and not out of fear or for self-promotion, but as a personal commitment to self-improvement.” She further suggests that this rigorous, engagement in our own learning and development would serve the profession better than ‘crude and static accreditation systems’.  Yes, indeed.


ICF/EMCC statement regarding professional conduct.

This recently published code focuses on ICF and EMCC’s coming together to agree on-going professional development for the coaching profession and therefore has implications for coaches at all levels and for the use of supervision.

Common Code of Professional Conduct



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Coaching people affected by Cancer

CSA graduates, Caroline Doherty and Fay Young, are offering excellent, informed coaching specially designed for those affected with cancer. They also offer on-going supervision or a ‘one-off’ consultation session for coaches working with people affected by cancer

For further information about any aspect of this work, please click here or  contact Caroline or Fay:


Email: Tel: 07970 968495

Email:  Tel: 07770 970882


CSA Coaching Supervision Groups

Edna Murdoch f-to-f  Coaching Supervision Group in Brighton  – October start

For more information click here.

Miriam Orriss Telephone Coaching Supervision Group starting October 2011.

For more information click here

Karyn Prentice Face to Face Supervision Group based near Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire

For more information click here