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Mastering Group Supervision

Event Details
Date: 15th Aug 2019
Venue: Melbourne, Vic
CPD hrs: 7

AASW members: $395.00 (excl. GST)
Non members: $ 435.00 (excl. GST)

Organiser: Jane Wexler
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This unique, powerful and highly interactive one-day workshop has been developed in response to a high demand from supervisors, team leaders, human services & other professionals seeking ethical, practical & effective models for group supervision that enrich and support all group members. It teaches the foundational skills of group supervision, provides tailored supervision frameworks for groups, and equips participants with tools to manage complex group dynamics in supervision.

The workshop is offered in a high quality, hands on learning environment and provides full catering. Participants receive a comprehensive Learner Guide and a Course Certificate upon completion of the day.

Learning Culture

Whilst many training programs offer expert knowledge and skilled facilitation, which are essential, our Supervision workshops take supervision training to another level. Participants tell us again and again that the way we connect with and engage them in their learning journey, and the attention we pay to the workshop culture and environment itself, results in an exceptional learning experience for them.

Why? Firstly, by designing every workshop from an adult learning, strengths based and holistic perspective, participants are readily able to connect with and apply traditional and innovative frameworks and tools in their own way to their supervision practice. Through safe, affirming and expertly guided experiential and self-reflective learning, participants grow their skills so that when they leave a workshop they are genuinely enriched by the experience.

Secondly, because we know that the physical environment is what sustains and uplifts us, we pay close attention to our choice of venue. We believe people need plenty of natural light, space to move, and healthy, tasty food to function at their best. Incorporating this into our program results in higher quality and more enjoyable learning.

Learning objectives

At the end of the training, participants will learn:

  • What group supervision is and is not

  • When and when not to engage in group supervision, including different contexts & groups

  • Strategies to effectively manage & interpret group dynamics to achieve positive outcomes

  • How to facilitate ethical supervision, using frameworks & processes specifically tailored for groups

  • The powerful role of facilitation, structure & norms of behaviour for group supervision

  • Skills in applying reflective, coaching, narrative & appreciative inquiry frameworks with groups

  • Strategies for engaging groups at different stages of their development

  • What to do “when the group goes wrong”

  • Key components of group supervision contracts and agreements

Recommended audience

Mastering group supervision is designed for (but not limited to) social work, human services, health, education, counselling, human resources & other professionals wanting to grow their skills and confidence in facilitating a structured group supervision process so that it is a rich learning experience for all group participants.

Participants receive a comprehensive Learner Guide and a Course Certificate upon completion of the day.

Learning prerequisites

A minimum of 3 years practice experience; an understanding of what supervision is and familiarity with some supervision frameworks; having received or provided supervision for a minimum of 3 years; a preparedness to participate in and explore group processes as part of training.

Presenter details

Jane Wexler BA, BSW, MSW, MAASW (Acc), Acc. Exec. Coach, is the Founding Director of Jane Wexler Consulting, specialising in leadership development, supervision, executive coaching and education. Built on a culture of innovative, creative and values driven thinking, the organisation reflects Jane’s focus on growing skills and achieving successful, performance based results for human services, health and other professionals.

Jane is highly regarded and widely sought after for her expertise and experience across diverse areas of human services, education, publishing, arts & entertainment, with private, government, community and not-for-profit organisations in Australia, China, Singapore, India and Asia Pacific. She is a highly skilled educator, trainer and group facilitator, having taught social work to thousands of students at Deakin, RMIT and Monash universities, and business studies to students at Holmes Change le College and other professionals in private companies in Shanghai. She has also delivered tailored face-to face & online supervision, coaching, reflective practice and leadership development programs to professionals across hundreds of organisations.

As a supervisor and executive coach, Jane has worked extensively with human services and other professionals at all stages of their careers, from new graduates to CEOs, assisting them to grow their skills, work out solutions to problems, and make crucial shifts in the way they think and act.

Jane has a unique blend of skills in human services, education and business, combined with an interest in Eastern philosophy and dissolving some of the boundaries between disciplines. Her workshop delivery style is warm, engaging, and results focused. She connects quickly with audiences, and engages easily with people from different backgrounds, with wide ranging interests.

Jane’s professional life is balanced by a long involvement in the arts and entertainment industries as an accomplished singer/songwriter.

Date and location

15 August 2019

The Larwill Studio
Flemington Road


AASW members: $395.00 (excl. GST)
Non members: $435.00 (excl. GST)



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