We had our first Group Supervision Session for 2019 on Tuesday 29th January.
Mi Group Supervision Sessions
The Mi Online Peer Group Supervision Sessions are a way of supporting shared learning, collaboration and support for Mediation Institute Members.
We had a mix of NMAS Mediators, Family Group Conference Facilitators, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners and Mediation Institute students in attendance last night.
The discussion ranged across a number of topics but an area of great interest for participants confirmed the absolute importance of good preparation for clients before mediation.
We’d like to take the discussion of this topic into the groups area of the Mi Members course which all students and members have access to.
What happens in Mi Group Supervision?
The group supervision sessions follow a format that helps ensure that participants are able to share and contribute.
- Introductions and catch ups – we go around the virtual room for everyone to say who they are, where they are and what sort of work they do plus anything else that they want to briefly share.
- Open Discussion – this is the open forum part of the session where participant can raise case issues, questions and comment on their views. It is unstructured with minimal facilitation other than keeping the focus on professional practice.
- Insights and reflections – this part of the session gives the participants the opportunity to speak about any insights and learnings that they want to share. We know from the study of the mind that it is important to talk about or write down insights in order to remember them so this is an opportunity to do that.
Find our more about Reflective Practice in this article
When is the next session?
The next sessions will be on the last Tuesday of February.
Again we’ll propose two sessions (day and evening) to accommodate the needs of members but will cancel if we don’t have three or more people registered.
One of the topics that came up was about practice development and this we deferred to our Practice Development Mastermind Sessions which will be on the 5th February at two time options.
We have 8 people registered for the day session and 4 for the evening session at this stage so the sessions will proceed but we’d like more participants to come along and share.
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