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CSA South Africa – Diploma in Coaching Supervision

Diploma in Coaching Supervision

The first CSA programme to be delivered in South Africa!

We have been invited to bring the CSA Diploma in Coaching Supervision to South Africa. This highly respected course will enable you to engage in advanced professional development with peers, enhance your coaching skills, understand and become skilful in coaching supervision and be well placed in this growing marketplace. You will be able to continue your learning with the international CSA community.

Who would enjoy this programme?

Highly skilled, experienced executive coaches, internal and external coaches, and people professionals who employ coaching techniques in their work as HR directors or OD consultants.

Professionals who want to use their knowledge and expertise differently and who are looking for their next challenge or career move.

Executive coaches who believe they can elevate their practice to another level.

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

Professionals who want to become coaching supervisors and continue their own journey toward mastery.

What will you learn?

The importance of presence and relational presence – and the impact in the coaching and coaching supervision relationship

Process and structure of coaching supervision including: contracting, designing the working alliance, managing the process in sessions and across the contract, awareness of ‘field’ or context on the work, being alert to unconscious relational processes such as transference, projection and deference and much more.

How to manage the process of individual supervision and the basics of Group Supervision.

Understand energy management – applying the principles of quantum physics, neuroscience and mindfulness to coaching supervision, including managing strong emotions.

Utilise new lenses from which to view the relationship drawn from coaching psychology, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Transpersonal Psychology.

Gain an in-depth knowledge of the Full Spectrum Model, developed from decades of practice, reflection and refinement in the field. The model includes Hawkins and Smith’s 7 eyed model, Scharmer and Senge’s work on Presence and Theory U, Leadership Embodiment.

Latest developments in systems thinking.

Wide variety of tools for use in supervision sessions, for example Karpman Drama Triangle, Magic Box, two chair work, constellations, use of cards and other creative techniques, somatic and embodied wisdom and much more.

Development of the internal supervisor, reflective practitioner and use of self in supervision. 



Program Venue and Dates


What are the benefits

Be at the forefront of developments in the coaching and mentoring profession.

Gain 73 ICF CCEUs (46 Core Competency and 27 Resource Development).

Gain 8 CCEUs in Core Competencies through Individual Supervision

The course is also accredited by EMCC – European Mentoring and Coaching Council.

Be part of a vibrant professional community!

The CSA graduate community enjoy an internal Accreditation Scheme run by the International Centre for Reflective Practice (ICRP). There are many benefits including being part of a highly skilled and experienced community of coaching supervisors; reduced price entry to CPD events and retreats; inclusion in the website database of accredited supervisors.

Since 2005, CSA has trained over 400 people to become Coaching Supervisors. The largest group in the Graduate Community are Executive Coaches with more than 5 years’ experience. Other Graduates include business coaches, life coaches, pastoral supervisors, HR Directors and OD Professionals. The CSA approach is based on ‘who you are…is how you coach’

Course components

The program includes 7 days of face-to-face delivery split into 2 modules across 12 months. This study time enables learning to be fully integrated.

The students are accompanied through the program by a highly skilled team of professional Trainers and Tutors.

  • 7 days of training: Module 1 (4 days) and Module 2 (3 days)
  • 9 x 1-hour small group tutorial sessions
  • 9 x 1-hour Webinars
  • 8 x 1-hour ‘supervision of supervision’ sessions with approved supervisor
  • 8 x 2-hour practice sessions in peer triads
  • Regular reading from the mandatory Reading List and optional Reading List
  • Regular tracking of the student learning journey through Journal writing

Students will also undertake 25 hours of practice as a supervisor:

  • 5 x 1-hour supervision sessions with 5 supervisees (coaches) or 4 individual supervisees and 1 group

Towards the end of the course students will submit:

  • Learning Journal of 3000 words showing their personal learning and progress through the course
  • Case study of 5000 words based on one of 5 supervisees

An Observed Practice Assessment is completed during the 3rd module.

The final assessment process comprises of a portfolio of evidence including the written work (above) and markers reports; Tutor Report; Supervisor report; Programme Leader observations; Observed Practice Report.



Contracting is an essential learning component of becoming a supervisor. Participants will be expected to charge £50-£100ph for each of their supervision practice hours (income c£1,250–£2,500). Participants will undertake 8 hours of their own supervision which is contracted directly with a supervisor from the Approved Supervisor List and charged at a discounted rate of £1,200.

The team

  • Leanne Lowish, Founding Director & Programme Leader for Asia Pacific & South Africa
  • Jo Birch, Director & Programme Leader for UK, Asia Pacific, Switzerland & South Africa
  • Felicia Law, Facilitator for Asia Pacific
  • With additional input from guest facilitators and presenters

Find Out More from Leanne, Jo and Sam

For further information on the South African based CSA Supervision Diploma or to register interest in this program, please contact Programme Manager, Sam Fremantle

Admission to the course is through interview with the Programme Leader, Jo Birch/ Leanne Lowish. Please contact Programme Manager, Sam Fremantle to book an interview.