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The Art of Supervision (Level 2) Hobart

Event Details
Date: Friday 31 August 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Hobart
State: TAS
CPD hrs: 6

AASW Members: $220 (inc GST)

Non-members/Other Allied Health Professionals: $270 (inc GST)

Organiser: AASW TAS
Further information

Tasmanian Branch Office: t: 6245 3170


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The Art of Supervision (Level 2)

The Art of Supervision (Level 2) workshop is designed to enhance your supervisory skills.

This workshop will provide attendees with the opportunity to engage with the new supervision tool, the SUPERtool©, by applying questioning and reflection to their social work practice.

This transformative tool moves beyond supervision models by providing the user with the opportunity to

  • reflect on their practice with a lens of self-awareness
  • explore the use of self and the role of power in the supervision relationship
  • understand crucial questions that assist them to unpack practice and taking that experience with them into their next encounter.

Who Should Attend

  • Allied health supervisors
  • Team leaders
  • Managers
  • Student fieldwork supervisors

This workshop is for supervisors who are currently providing supervision and would like the opportunity to explore their supervision practice, build on their existing knowledge and skills and create a new way of providing supervision. Attendees would be supervisors, team leaders and managers with some existing knowledge of supervision and the supervision experience. Providers of student supervision will find this workshop particularly relevant. It is not essential to have completed the Level 1 training. All allied health professionals are welcome to attend.

Capped at 20 participants

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop techniques and approaches to create a supervision relationship so that you both get the most out of the supervision experience.
  2. Apply the SUPERtool© with your supervisees to build a questioning and reflective supervision experience.
  3. Develop an effective group supervision model.

Learning Methods

The Art of Supervision will be an interactive workshop where participants will engage in learning through adult learning principles including:

  • Workbook, including resources list
  • Small group discussions
  • Small group real play of supervision situations
  • Written exercises
  • Q&A with trainer

Post-event Interactive Online Q&A Discussion

To embed and extend your learning, a live online Q+A with the presenter will be offered four weeks after the training on an opt-in basis. This free interactive session will only be available to attendees of this workshop.

About the Presenter

Ally Smith is passionate about supervision – providing it, engaging in it and having discussions about it. In 2011 Ally researched and wrote about supervision and her 2011 Master of Social Work (Advance Practice) thesis was titled – “Supervision: It’s all about me”. Ally has attended training in supervision models and has extensive experience in providing professional supervision to social workers, community workers, allied health professionals and social work students.

Ally is a professional social worker with over 20 years’ experience in leadership and management, university teaching and development, direct practice with individuals and families, community development and development and delivery of group work programs. Ally has recently ‘taken the leap’ into being her own boss, someone who is funny, creative, warm, a quick thinker and a good listener. The leap, while at times scary has also been a liberating experience and freed Ally up to follow her passions: identifying and enhancing the potential in others; sharing knowledge; challenging the norm and embracing change.

Because it’s about me talking about my practice….

It’s purely about what I want to bring up in respect to my practice and you know that for me that when I walk out the door that I feel like something’s changed in me.

Participant in the “Supervision: It’s all about Me” research 2011

Event Details

Date: Friday 31 August 2018
Time: 9am - 4pm
Venue: Meeting Room 2, Level 1, McDougall Building, 9 Ellerslie Rd, Battery Point 7004

Cost: AASW Members: $220 (inc GST)
Non-members/Other Allied Health Professionals: $270 (inc GST)

CPD Hours: 6 hours


Register online by Friday 24 August 2018.

Capped at 20 attendees. Don't delay. Register early to secure your place.

Members: please log in to the website before registering to access the discounted member rate.

Feedback from attendees at Ally Smith Consulting workshops

TasCOSS training

  • Awesome presentation from Ally! Excellent information
  • Fantastic resources, thank you. Enjoyed the activities too. Well facilitated Ally! You did a fantastic job 😊

Other feedback from trainees

  • Ally had great knowledge and put everyone at ease and was able to cater for individual learning styles
  • Ally was extremely engaging and interesting
  • Ally made a dry topic fun, in a personable relaxed manner
  • The information was clear and concise, thanks to Ally I learnt a lot
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