Abstracts: October 11th, 2006

This report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development highlights the need for greater use of supervision of coaches in the workplace, and the development of good practice coaching supervision. Despite a dramatic growth in the use of coaching in organisations in recent years, very few organisations are using coaching supervision to support their coaches and to get the best value from their coaching services.According to the research, less than half of coaches say they are receiving regular supervision, and less than a quarter of organisations who use coaching are providing coaching supervision. Despite this limited use of coaching supervision, the picture has improved significantly in recent years, with 58% of those coaches receiving supervision having begun the process in the last two years. Supervision is really only beginning to be established in the coaching profession, but it can yield enormous benefits for coaches, for their clients and for the organisations which employ them.

The report is available from: http://www.cipd.co.uk