The very practical and popular Supervision Skills training course is taking place again shortly and dates will be advertised here.

This two-day course is specifically designed for people who supervise others in the health and social care fields and will give you 5 things to make your job easier…

  1. A template to manage all your supervision sessions.
  2. A contract and policy to use with every supervisee.
  3. A model of supervision that applies to frontline and admin staff.
  4. A set of skills to increase your confidence and effectiveness.
  5. A structure to create positive supervision sessions with your staff.

Course Facilitator

Brendan Murphy is an accredited counsellor, supervisor and trainer. He has worked in supervisory roles for more than 20 years a wide range of community, voluntary and statutory services in both Ireland and the UK

Who should attend..?

  • Team leaders
  • Volunteer coordinators
  • Project leaders
  • Board members
  • Potential supervisors
  • Current supervisors
  • Service managers
  • Senior project staff
  • Senior practitioners

Course details:

This supervision course is designed to provide participants with enhanced supervisory skills that can be used immediately in a positive, problem-solving and proactive way.

The emphasis of the course is to equip the supervisors with knowledge and skills that they can begin using immediately in supervision meetings with their staff. The presentation of the course will be a mixture of group discussion, demonstration and skills practice and participants will receive a copy of all the resources and handouts for their use upon returning to work. Over the two days the participants will be exposed to the history, background theory and current practice of this supervision model and the training will be structured in three main parts.

Part One will focus on how our prior history of supervision has helped and hindered our current practice and how to take the best parts of that forward.

Part Two of the training will centre on the model of supervision and will give the participants a structure to follow when they return to practice with their staff.

Part Three of the training will focus on the skills that are required conduct a supervision session using a range of techniques that are essential to initiate and develop a positive supervision relationship with their staff. Participants will also be supplied with a workable supervision policy and contract for use in their own organisation.

The course will take place from 9:30 to 5:00 on March 8th & 9th in the West Dublin Education Centre in the grounds of Tallaght IT and costs €195 per person.

To book places or for further information contact


087 2350970