Two practical courses in Cambridge delivered by leading practitioners to develop your skills in using supervision for supporting those amongst whom you minister.

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These intensive courses cover both the theory and practice of supervision. They are theologically rich, psychologically informed and contextually sensitive.

Both courses have a strong emphasis on experiential learning and across the five immersive days participants will be given time and space to explore the theory of supervision, practice supervision skills and reflect on the learning. In the six months following the intensive week participants will practice supervising and need to find an Accredited Supervisor who will supervise them on their supervision as well as their ministry to help to embed their learning and develop their practice.


Certificate in Pastoral Supervision: 19th to 23rd August 2019 
Initial training for those who have oversight of colleagues, team members or peers. Some may have already attended a basic skills course, but this is not a requirement. The aim of the course is to offer an experience of learning where participants can explore the theory and practice of supervision and begin to develop awareness of what supervision is (and is not!) and build confidence to practice within their ministry context.

This course fulfils the training hours requirement towards accreditation with the Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education as an Accredited Pastoral Supervisor.

The course will be assessed by both formative and summative assignments.

During the taught component of the course

  • Self-evaluation of knowledge and skills
  • Tutor feedback on knowledge and skills
  • Peer feedback on TED talk

 Final Portfolio

  • A 2,000 word Process Report reflecting on one supervisory relationship
  • References from two supervisees
  • A reference from an Accredited Supervisor
  • 3,000 word essay articulating the nature of Pastoral Supervision and giving a rationale for its use in the participant’s work context. The essay should engage with the literature of pastoral supervision and examples of the benefits of pastoral supervision from the participants own experience.

Diploma in Pastoral Supervision: 2nd to 6th September 2019

A creative and professional learning experience for those who have completed the Certificate in Supervision (or equivalent) and want to deepen and extend their work as supervisors. There will be opportunities to explore the theory and practice of supervision and develop competence in using creative and professional skills in a range of settings.

This course fulfils the training hours requirement towards accreditation with the Association for Pastoral Supervision and Education as a Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor.

Assessment of the Course

During the taught component of the course

  • Self-evaluation of knowledge and skills
  • Tutor feedback on knowledge and skills
  • Presentation of a review of a key supervision text

Final Portfolio

  • A 2,000 word Process Report reflecting on one supervisory relationship (or group supervision session)
  • Feedback from two supervisees (or one supervisee and feedback from the group)
  • A Reference from an Accredited Supervisor
  • 4,000 word paper:

Discuss your learning as a supervisor during the six months following the taught component of the course with reference to:

  • The issues arising from your process report
  • Any issues arising from the feedback and references you supply
  • The feedback from the course tutors
  • The literature and course materials

Your paper should pay attention to the learning outcomes, ensuring that you demonstrate awareness of the issues raised there.


These courses are for

  • Lay and ordained chaplains in hospitals, schools, prisons, or the forces
  • Senior leaders in schools and health services
  • Ministers of all denominations

 

Course Tutors

The Revd Dr Jane Leach
Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor, APSE
Principal, Wesley House
Connexional Director of Supervision, Methodist Church in Britain

The Revd Diane Clutterbuck
Senior Accredited Pastoral Supervisor, APSE
Tutor, Wesley House

 

Cost

  • Residential                          £875
  • Non-residential                    £575

Some bursaries may be available for church-based ministers.

The course fee includes marking of the supervision that takes place in the six months following the course but not the cost of that supervision itself.

 

Logistics

The courses start at 9am and finish at 5pm, except on the last day when we finish at 1.00pm.

The residential courses are offered on a bed and breakfast basis.

We are in the centre of Cambridge within easy walking distance of cafes, restaurants and supermarkets. Participants are also welcome to use the common kitchen facilities to make lunch and dinner.

There is no parking at Wesley House. We recommend non-residential delegates use public transport and Cambridge’s park and ride facilities.

We invite participants to join us for college worship during the course, should they like to.

 

To apply

Email us to apply, with details of any Supervision training you have undertaken, your experience of Supervision and how you plan to use this training.

“Pastoral Supervision is a relationship between two or more disciples who meet to consider the ministry of one of them in a way that is intentional and disciplined. Such and arrangement allows each person being supervised to give an account of their work, to explore their responses, review their aims and develop their strategies and skills.” (Leach and Patterson, Pastoral Supervision a Handbook (Second Edition) SCM 2015; p.1)