Around the world, hundreds of thousands of supervisors and leaders provide coaching, supervision and leadership to staff every day of the year, yet the majority of supervisors have never attended formal training about how to be an effective supervisor and leader. The majority of supervisors do not refresh their skills, knowledge and capabilities to remain up to date or evaluate their supervisory practice regularly.
Supervision is fundamental to ensure that employees meet the requirements of their role, feel supported and valued, and engage in ongoing growth and development. When supervision is effective, it reduces stress, fatigue and burnout. Supervision ensures that employees reflect on their work to maintain high performance and it supports well-being as a professional.
This latest book is an essential guide for experienced supervisors and leaders. It is a comprehensive book demonstrating how to provide effective supervision and leadership in the modern workplace. It assists leaders to understand the industrial and ethical context in which supervision is provided, how to evaluate the effectiveness of supervision, and shows supervisors and leaders the specific capabilities that are necessary to be a quality leader and supervisor.
This book is a must-read for any supervisor or leader who wants to provide effective supervision and leadership. Each chapter provides valuable information and the latest research on supervision with reflective questions to guide supervisors in their thinking and learning about supervision.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Author. Introduction. 1 Organisational Supervision Frameworks. 2 Developing a Professional Excellence Framework. 3 The Contextual Nature of Supervision. 4 The Importance of Supervision Models. 5 The Ethical and Industrial Context of Supervision. 6 The Art of Reflection in Supervision. 7 The Neuroscience of Supervision. 8 Evaluating Supervision for Effective Outcomes. 9 Supervising Student Placements. 10 Providing Supervision in a Cultural Context. 11 The Feedback Loop. 12 Supervision Experiences. Index.
Tracey Harris is the Executive Director and founder of Amovita International. Amovita is a leader in providing professional consulting and business management services and programs to support high performance outcomes in the workplace. They provide a wide range of strategy, human resource and management services and over seventy different training programs to support leaders in their roles. Testament to the work that Amovita provides, they have been awarded the 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 Australian Business Award for their contributions to the Australian business sector. Tracey is the developer of the PASETM, LASETM, FASETM, MASETM, VASETM, CASETM, CALDTM and MOSKTM supervision models. Tracey holds qualifications in Social Science, Social Work and Neuroscience. Her career spans over twenty-five years in leadership, clinical practice and academia and she has held senior advisory roles for Ministers and Members of Parliament. She held lectureship with the Australian Catholic University in Brisbane Australia where she lectured in social and public policy and a range of clinical and practice areas. Tracey works as a leadership and strategy consultant across Australia and internationally. She is currently undertaking her PhD as a Higher Degree Candidate with Griffith University in Brisbane developing an evidence-informed framework to assess supervisor capability. She currently provides supervision to over one hundred and fifty leaders and professionals and continues to develop training and resources to support leaders and supervisors to provide effective supervision.