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Empowering Excellence: Becoming a social work supervisor: An interview with Jane Wexler

Event Details
Date: Ongoing
Venue: Online
CPD hrs: Approximately 2 hours including reflective exercises and reading of additional materials
CPD Category: 2 - Skills and Knowledge

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Organiser: AASW


In this informative interview, the AASW’s Lauren Paul engages supervision expert and consultant Jane Wexler via a series of pertinent questions regarding the path to becoming a supervisor. Drawing on Jane’s extensive experience supervising new graduates to CEOs, and her expertise training other supervisors, Lauren takes Jane through a series of focused questions about supervision, social work and the best way for social workers to begin their own supervisor journey.

Jane describes some of the practical steps that people can take along the way, regardless of the stage of their careers; the type of knowledge, skills and experience needed for great supervision; the professional requirements for supervisors; some of the personal qualities that strengthen supervision, and touches on some of the more tricky aspects, ranging from managing work friendships once you become a supervisor to how to obtain supervision clients for those in private practice.

2 hours of CPD activity: Category 2, skills and knowledge
AASW Credential: Supervision (coming soon)

Course objectives

At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to;

  • Make an informed decision about becoming a supervisor and what this entails
  • Identify the qualifications, experience, training and other qualities supervisors need
  • Plan their own next steps towards becoming a supervisor
  • Describe some of the differences when providing supervision to professionals across disciplines
  • Access further information about supervision, such as professional standards, guidelines and ethics
  • Reflect on some of the changes that come with being a supervisor
  • Assess their organisation’s culture of supervision and the supervisory opportunities on offer
  • Consider how their own strengths, qualities and experience can contribute to their capacity to supervise others

Presenter details

Jane Wexler is well-respected and widely sought after for her expertise and extensive experience as a supervisor, trainer and executive coach in Australia, China, India, Singapore and Asia Pacific. She is a highly experienced educator, having developed tertiary courses and taught thousands of students in social work at Deakin, RMIT and Monash, welfare students at Footscray, Broadmeadows, and Moorabbin TAFE, and taught business studies to vocational education students in Shanghai China. As a skilled trainer in leadership development and supervision, she has a reputation for understanding audiences from a wide range of professions and cultures, and delivering successful results to organisations and individuals. Jane has also pioneered the development of high quality scenario based online learning designed specifically for supervisors in human services, as part of the training arm at Jane Wexler Consulting.

Jane has held leadership and management positions as co-publisher and co-owner of a successful Melbourne entertainment magazine and as founder and director of Jane Wexler Consulting in executive coaching, leadership development, supervision and training.

As a supervisor, coach and educator, she combines a unique blend of skills in human services, business and education with an interest in eastern philosophy and dissolving some of the boundaries between disciplines. Jane’s approach to supervision is based on a commitment to authentic relationships, developing self-mastery and using effective frameworks and tools

Method of delivery

Once you have registered for this course, all online content is available to view at your convenience via the AASW SWOT Platform.

Please ensure that your email address is accurate and updated when you register.


The online workshop duration is 30 minutes. Additional hours can be claimed towards completion of the reflective exercises and reading of additional resource materials. All hours can be claimed for AASW CPD purposes, under Category 2: Skills and Knowledge.


This course can be claimed for CPD purposes, consistent with the CPD Goals and Hours Requirements.

Find out more today about opportunities to have your specialised social work skills recognised.


AASW member price: $49
AASW student price: $29
Non-member price: $75


  1. Register for this course by following the link to the right
  2. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing all access instructions.

For further information regarding the Empowering Excellence Program, please contact the AASW CPD Team on (03) 9320 1000 or via email at

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers