Coaching Supervision Certification Program

Coaching Supervision Certification Program

Virtual Coaching Supervision Certification Program starting on March 12, 2020

The global virtual program takes place on Thursdays at 8:00 AM PST (US).  The program lasts 36 weeks and alternates webinars, triad practice, coaching supervision demonstrations, and individual work with a supervisor.

Global Coaching Supervision Certification


The Coaching Supervision Certification is targeted to experienced coaches with at least 500 hours of experience and a credential (preferred, not mandatory) from a coaching association: ICF, EMCC or AC. Participants will be trained as individual and group supervisors and by the end of the program, they will be eligible to apply for a credential with the European and Mentoring and Coaching Alliance (EMCC). This training program has received the ESQA, EMCC European Supervision Quality Award.

This program aligns its contents very closely to the competency model developed by EMCC and motivates graduates to apply for the EMCC Supervisory Credential as a way to strengthen the Coaching Supervision Practice Worldwide.

Core Principles and beliefs about Coaching Supervision

Coaching supervision is a reflective space and the coaching supervisor should demonstrate competencies at providing a safe environment for the coaches to work on themselves for their own benefit as well as for their clients.

The program follows EMCC core competencies model and supports coaching supervisors to develop skills to build a foundation for the coach/supervisor relationship, to navigate ethical dilemmas, to provide emotional support and to offer techniques, models, and theories to support coach´s work.

Coaching Supervision is a partnership and the supervisor may apply their creativity to provide learning opportunities for the coach, including the use of pictures, bodywork, magic box, metaphors, etc.

Coaching Supervisors may apply the 7-eyed Model of Hawkins and psychodynamic distinctions such as transference and countertransference in the work with coaches and be effective at intervening at the individual as well as group level.

Program objectives and learning outcomes

The objective of the program is to train coach supervisors to provide individual and group coaching supervision, following the EMCC coaching supervision competency model.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the program participants will be able to:
• understand the EMCC coaching supervision competency model
• understand the difference between coaching supervision, coaching and mentor coaching.
• effectively provide a reflective space for coaches about their practices,
• apply the seven eye model from Hawkins in their supervisory practice
• provide support to coaches working with strong emotions
• offer coaches opportunities to explore personal challenges in working with specific clients
• effectively provide guidance on ethical dilemmas to supervisees
• offer creative tools to supervisees such as working with pictures, magic box, bodywork, etc.

The program is very interactive and experiential with an emphasis on the application and reflective practice. After distinctions, models, and theories are presented, participants apply concepts in exercises and practices with their colleagues. Participants need to receive supervision as supervisees as part of the program, practice in triads with colleagues from the program and practice with supervisees outside the program.

Overview of the course structure and content
The program takes place over 9 months, which includes 36 weeks of alternating webinars, demonstrations with guest supervisors and triad practice.


Weekly webinars for 2.5 hours for 36 weeks present the program content. It is a requirement to participate in 75% of sessions (may miss up to 5 sessions).


Thursdays 8:00 AM PST, Starting March 12, 2020, until November  30, 2020

Content Covered at each module:

Coaching Supervision Foundation
1) Introduction of the program and participants. Coaching Supervision Definition and differences with other practices.
2) EMCC Coaching Supervision Competency Model
3) Coaching Supervision Contract

Coaching supervision Process
4) Seven Eyed Model of Hawkins: demonstration
5) Developmental Stages of Learning in Supervision
6) Building the relation between Coach and Coach Supervisor

Coaching Supervision Challenges
7) Ethical Dilemmas in Coaching Supervision
8) Learning to reflect: Levels of Reflection
9) Neurosciences and supervision

Psychological Dimensions of Coaching Supervision
10) Parallel Process, Transference, and Countertransference
11) Gestalt Techniques
12) Transactional work

Creative Interventions in Coaching Supervision
13) Working with pictures
14) Working with the somatic practices
15) Working with the magic box
16) Facilitating Group Supervision
17) Facilitating Group Supervision
18) Case Presentations (3 sessions)

Coaching supervision demonstrations and book discussions.

There are 8 coaching supervision demonstrations of 2 hours each where experienced supervisors work with a participant. After the demonstration, there will be a session debrief. We will also discuss the readings from the books. You can miss up to 25% of sessions (two sessions). Same days and hours of webinars (alternating).

Practice with supervisees
Participants will work with at least 6 supervisees (6 sessions each throughout the course of 6 months, for a total of 36 hours). While Coach Source will attempt to help finding coaches to volunteer as supervisees, this is not guaranteed. Each coach is responsible to find his/her own supervisees.

Working with a supervisor
Participants will work with 6 monthly sessions with an experienced coach supervisor to explore your supervision practice (one hour each). A supervisor is assigned to each person.

Practice in triads
Participants will meet monthly for 8, 2.5-hour sessions in supervision practice triads throughout the course (20 hours). Same days and hours of webinars (alternating).

Case Study
The evaluation of the course consists of submitting a recording of a coaching supervision session to be assessed by a different coach supervisor along with a self-evaluation and reflection to be shared with the class (2000 words).

Reading from the course book list (5 books) 22 hrs. (approx. 4 hrs. per book). The first two books need to be read before the program starts and a brief report should be submitted the Friday before the program starts.


1) Michael Carroll and Maria Gilbert, On Being a Supervisee, Vukani, 2005.
2) T Bachkirova, Jackson, Clutterbuck, Coaching and Mentoring Supervision, McGraw Hill, 2011.
3) N. Kline, More Time to Think, Fisher King Publisher, 2009

Total hours

Classes/webinars 50 hours
Demonstrations 16 hours
Practice in triads 20 hours
Practice with supervisees 36 hours
Working with Supervisor 6 hours
Self-study 22 hours
Total 150 hours

Facilitator: Dr. Damian Goldvarg

Dr. Damian Goldvarg is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), a Certified Speaker Professional (CSP), an Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA), and the Past Global President of the International Coach Federation (2013-2014). He has twenty years of experience in leadership development training, executive assessment and coaching, talent management, facilitation, strategic planning, and team building services. Originally from Argentina, he has worked with individuals and organizations in over fifty countries, including the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, offering services in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. Through his work with multinational Fortune 100 companies, governments, and community-based organizations.

Dr. Goldvarg trains executive coaches, mentor coaches, and coach supervisors worldwide. His areas of expertise include coaching, cultural competence, emotional intelligence, communication, behavioral interviewing, and 360 feedback. He has presented his work at national and international conferences and published three books on personal development and coaching competencies. He is currently working on this fourth book on Coaching Supervision.

The program cost is $4,800 plus fees for the supervisor $1,200 (total $6,000). Can be paid in four installments.

For more information contact: info@goldvargconsulting.com.

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