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Professional Certificate in Supervision

At a glance

  • Develop key supervision skills through exploration, practise and feedback
  • Try working with different supervision models
  • Deepen your own reflective practice
  • Be challenged to consider who you are as a coach and a coach supervisor
  • In person programme, with additional online sessions
  • Provides a route to EMCC accreditation as a Coaching Supervisor
Subject area(s)
Course length
9 months
Suitable for
Internal or external coaches or mentors with a minimum of 100 hours coach/mentor practice.

Start dates

30 May 2022

Location: Greenlands campus

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The Professional Certificate in Supervision is a programme where you learn by doing. You will engage in reflective practice throughout. You will be required to undertake coaching supervision during the course, and reflect on your learning. This will be supported by core content which will incorporate key supervision models and frameworks for working with individuals and groups. The approach adopted is one of an adult learning community and we aim to create a psychologically safe learning space where we can all learn together.

The programme is EMCC accredited and we are also working towards attaining ICF CCEU*s.

To learn more, join us for our Information Webinar on Thursday 17th February at 1pm.

Key benefits

You will need 100+ hours of coaching experience with multiple coachees, as an internal or external coach. If you are not accredited by one of the main coaching bodies, evidence of your coaching experience will be requested**.

An excellent level of English is essential and proficiency testing may be requested.

** Evidence of coaching experience can be demonstrated through a coaching log or confirmation of coaching hours from an employer (if an internal coach), consultancy, or training provider.

The programme is taught through in-person workshops and live webinars. There are 2 core-texts and you will also have access to an online learning platform.

Initial pre-programme reflection will be followed by:

Workshop 1 (2 residential days)

Your ‘Self’ in the Relationship

As the main instrument of the coaching supervision practice this workshop will focus on your ‘self ‘ in the relationship and self-awareness. This workshop will also explore power in supervision and the EMCC competencies in detail.

Workshop 2 (3 residential days)

Supervision Practice with individuals and groups

This workshop will include reflection on practice, key supervision models, and exploration of working with groups

Workshop 3 (2 residential days)

Your coaching supervision practice

This workshop will include a visiting speaker; integrating your learning into your practice and observed practice.

Post workshop 3

You will be supported with continued learning through a live webinar on using the body in coaching supervision; and 2 supervision-on-supervision sessions.

To find out more about your stay at Greenlands, read our Visiting Greenlands - COVID 19 safety information page.

The module or course content descriptions set out on this page are correct for those being taught in the current academic year. Modules or course content marked as optional are indicative and may be subject to change.

Workshop 1: 30-31 May 2022

Workshop 2: 13-15 July 2022

Workshop 3: 11-12 August 2022

Supervision-on-Supervision (2hrs on-line): 27 September 2022

Webinar with Aboodi Shabi (2 hrs on-line): 26 October 2022

Supervision-on-Supervision (2hrs on-line): 14 December 2022

To find out more about this programme and reserve your space, please email us

Set in sweeping parkland on the banks of the River Thames, Henley Business School's Greenlands campus provides an inspiring and reflective environment for focused work and study.

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  • 10% discount for Henley alumni

This applies to

  • Henley Business School alumni*
  • University of Reading undergraduate and postgraduate alumni

(Where 120 plus credits have been awarded).

The Henley Partnership

Multiple bookings

The following discount is available on programme fees when multiple bookings are made by applicants from the same organisation. Payment is required in advance and this offer is subject to eligibility**.

  • 10% 2-4 people
  • 15% 5-9 people
  • 20% 10+ people

Please note:

* Alumni discount is available to Henley Business School alumni (as part of University of Reading), not to graduates of Henley Management College.

** Please contact us for eligibility criteria, availability and terms.

Only one discount can apply.

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The programme is led by Dr Julia Carden and Karen Foy. Robin Shotet will visit in workshop 3, and Aboodi Shabi will run an online live webinar on the use of body in coaching supervision.

Julia Carden

Visiting Tutor

Karen Foy

Lecturer in Coaching and Behavioural Change

Aboodi Shabi

Lecturer in Coaching and Behavioural Change

Why choose Henley?

No.4 in the UK
of Executive Education providers for open programmes
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2020)
World top 25
of Executive Education providers for combined open and custom programmes
(Financial Times Executive Education 2020 - The Top 50 Schools [combining Custom and Open programmes ranking])
UK no.2
for course design, new skills & learning, and participants' aims achieved
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2020)

The Henley Centre for Coaching

The Henley Centre for Coaching is a global leader in coaching research and coach training. The Centre is home to a wealth of resources, including the National Coaching Resources Centre, and is a proud recipient of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Coaching Award.

Executive Education at Henley

For 75 years, Henley Business School has developed confident and resilient business leaders. Executive Education at Henley is:

  • Practical: we combine academic rigour with a strong practical focus, so you can immediately apply what you have learned back in your organisation.
  • Relevant: Henley faculty are experienced practitioners who can support you in exploring solutions to your organisation’s challenges.
  • Collaborative: Open programmes enable you to expand your network, gain new perspectives and share ideas with peers from a range of backgrounds and sectors.
  • Personal: deliberately small learning groups allow you to benefit from individual attention and a confidential environment. We encourage you to understand your unique strengths, leadership style, and areas for development.

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Open Programmes

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the programme, please contact our programme advisors.

Telephone: 01491 418767