Supervision is the interaction that occurs when a mentor or coach brings their coaching or mentoring work experiences to a supervisor in order to be supported and to engage in reflective dialogue and collaborative learning for the development and benefit of the mentor or coach, their clients and their organisations.

The functions of supervision include:

  • Developing the competence and capability of the coach / mentor.
  • Providing a supportive space for the coach / mentor to process the experiences they have had when working with clients.
  • Encouraging professional practice related to quality, standards and ethics.