Professor David Clutterbuck and Eve Turner are now analyzing the results of their research looking at contracting in supervision.  Our study has resulted from our awareness of how often the issue of contracting, or more accurately, at times omissions in contracting, seem to lie behind some of the challenges that are brought to us in supervision sessions.  We wondered how widespread this experience was among supervisor colleagues and whether their experiences mirrored what coaches found.  So we put together three short surveys: for supervisors and then for supervisees and their clients.  The client questionnaire only remains open.

If you are a coach or a supervisor then please do consider asking your clients to take part.  And if you are a client of coaching reading this please do follow the link.  There is a short explanation of what we mean by contracting at the start. It takes around 10 minutes to complete:

We are sharing the findings widely – aside from any written articles, we are holding a number of webinars such as the Global Supervisors’ Network on 15/16 August 2019, and also delivered a workshop at the 8th International Supervision Conference at Oxford Brookes University on 11th May, 2019.   Highlights will appear in a book that Eve Turner and Peter Hawkins are writing: Hawkins, P. and Turner, E. (2020).  Systemic Coaching – delivering value beyond the individual.  Abingdon: Routledge.

We are very grateful for the support of the Association for Coaching (AC), the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), the Association for Professional Executive Coaching and Supervision (APECS), the Association of Coaching Supervisors (AOCS), Henley Centre for Coaching, the Coaching Supervision Academy (CSA), Oxford Brookes University and the Global Supervisors’ Network (GSN) for help in distributing the questionnaires.

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