Developing Leadership Excellence

Book description

Professional Supervision is a core component of maintaining professional practice and accreditation for many professions particularly in the community and human services sector. Professions such as Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Teachers, Nurses, Midwives, Doctors, Counsellors and Psychologists are encouraged to access regular professional supervision as part of maintaining professional standards in their role; engage self care; promote ongoing growth and development; and meet organisational requirements.

Throughout her career, Tracey Harris had had a passion for the role that professional and operational supervision has in the workplace. She has developed a systematic framework that ensures supervision remains effective and sustainable over time. As part of the supervision platform and system, Tracey has developed a range of unique resources, tools and documents for beginning supervisory practitioners to assist them to develop the necessary skills to feel confident and supported in their new role. She has developed seven integrated supervision models that provide a common language framework for all roles in the organizational and business context.

Developing Supervisory Excellence: A Practice Guide for the New Professional Supervisor is the first text of its kind to integrate the existing frameworks of supervision into a comprehensive model of practice, providing new supervisors with a clear procedural and practice guide for conducting professional and operational supervision. In addition, it provides new supervisors with a range of resources to support, record, track, and evaluate the supervision process and outcomes.

This book:

  • Outlines the different types of supervision and provides reflective questions to encourage new supervisors to reflect on what supervision is, its purpose, what it hopes to achieve and explores what inadequate supervision looks like.
  • Provides new supervisors with a guide on what to look for in quality training, what key topics are useful in training and concludes with reflective questions for new supervisors to consider when thinking about engaging in training.
  • Provides a detailed analysis of the benefits of providing and engaging in professional supervision.
  • Provides key information for new supervisors about how to set up supervision and build rapport in the supervisory relationship.
  • Explores how to maintain professional boundaries and the process of providing and receiving helpful feedback.
  • Outlined and provides examples of relevant documents to use in supervision given the ethical and industrial nature of supervision.
  • Discusses the value of evaluating professional supervision and includes reflective questions for supervisors to consider as they develop a framework for evaluation.
  • Discusses the core differences between the supervision styles and how to manage the dual role of line and professional supervisor.
  • Outlines an example framework for assessing competency and capability for new supervisors.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title Page
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Dedication
  6. Contents
  7. Acknowledgements
  8. Foreword
  9. Preface
  10. Introduction
  11. Author
  12. Chapter 1 Understanding the Role of Supervision
    1. Different Types of Supervision
    2. Defining Supervision
      1. Professional Supervision
      2. Line Management or Managerial Supervision
      3. Questions to Reflect on as a New Supervisor
    3. Appropriate Insurance
    4. Chapter 1 Summary
  13. Chapter 2 Line Management and Professional Supervision
    1. My Experiences of Line Management Discussions
    2. Line Manager vs Professional Supervisor
    3. Reporting Requirements
    4. Balancing the Relationship as a Line Manager and Professional Supervisor
    5. Chapter 2 Summary
  14. Chapter 3 Quality Supervision Training
    1. Training
    2. What to Look for in Quality Training
    3. Chapter 3 Summary
  15. Chapter 4 Setting the Context for Effective Supervision
    1. Setting Up the First Supervision Meeting
    2. New Supervisors Information Sheet
    3. Supervisor Reflection Questions
    4. Completing the Supervision Agreement
    5. The Bounds of Confidentiality
    6. Supervision Policy
    7. Setting the Agenda
    8. The PASE Model
    9. Supervision Schedule Record
    10. The Supervision Structure
    11. Closing the Supervision Meeting
    12. End of Supervision Meeting Checklist
    13. Sample Supervision Evaluation Reflective Questions
    14. Supervisor Self-Reflection Checklist
    15. Chapter 4 Summary
  16. Chapter 5 Conducting Subsequent Supervision Meetings
    1. Welcome the Supervisee to the Meeting
    2. Follow-Up in between Meetings
    3. Maintaining Professional Boundaries/Feedback
    4. Sustainable Supervision
    5. Writing Principles for Effective Supervision Minutes
    6. Who Is Responsible for Minute Taking?
    7. Chapter 5 Summary
  17. Chapter 6 Developing the Supervisory Relationship
    1. Getting to Know Each Other
    2. What Do Your Reflections from These Questions Tell You?
    3. Getting to Know the Supervisor
    4. Roles and Responsibilities
    5. The Intake Process
    6. Intake Questions
    7. Chapter 6 Summary
  18. Chapter 7 Evaluating Supervision
    1. What to Evaluate?
    2. Questions to Consider
    3. Chapter 7 Summary
  19. Chapter 8 Capability Frameworks for New Supervisors
    1. Chapter 8 Summary
  20. Conclusion
  21. References
  22. Index

Product information

  • Title: Developing Leadership Excellence
  • Author(s): Tracey Harris
  • Release date: June 2018
  • Publisher(s): Productivity Press
  • ISBN: 9781351170543