Family Support Learning Group Webinar
November 2016 - February 2017
November 22, 2016
February 7, 2017
1-2:30pm Central Time
Audience: Family support supervisors
The Family Support Learning Group webinar allows the Network’s family support supervisors another opportunity to discuss their work together on behalf of parents, children and the staff they supervise. February’s webinar will continue our year-long focus on exploring supervisor’s appreciation and practice of reflective supervision.
The Educare Learning Network looks forward to having you, family support supervisors, join our webinar.
We will also focus on your practice of reflective supervision—not the work or behaviors of the supervisees—but the critical skills and strategies to support and guide them. We will look for the skills and strategies we explored during the last webinar, and we will use the “feel, think, do” protocol as a way of appreciating your own supervisory practice.
We encourage you to register for the February 7 webinar promptly. Please complete the advance assignment that was sent via email in December to prepare for discussions with peers during the webinar. If you have not received it and are interested in joining the webinar, please contact email@example.com.
As a reminder, during the November 22 webinar, the first of our 3-contact series, Educare family support supervisor peers engaged in conversations to explore the process of reflective supervision, including skills and strategies to:
- Pay attention (attunement and mindfulness) with the supervisee
- Use gentle inquiry
- Slow down the supervisory discussion to allow for further exploration and deeper reflection
- Sort and select themes in the supervisory session
- Contain the supervisee’s strong feelings
- Raise concerns and address differences of opinion (spotlighting)
- Assist the supervisee to take the perspective of others
- Use your professional self to strategically share your awareness, feelings and perceptions with the supervisee
- Manage negative capability by containing one’s own impulse to speak before fully understanding the supervisee’s experience and perspective so as to avoid jumping in by making suggestions or interpretations.
Contact us for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org.