Making the Most of Supervision for Supervisors

Start date: 08 April 2024

Duration: 3 days: 8th & 9th of April (in person), 22nd May (virtual)

Location: The Wisdom Centre, 25 Cork Street (Brickfield Lane entrance), Dublin, D08 YD91

Certificate: Barnardo's Certificate

Cost: Member €318 | Non-Member €454

Course code: BSFS

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    Programme overview

    This is a blended learning event which will be held over 3 days. The first 2 days will be held In-Person on Monday 8th and Tuesday 9th April. The 3rd day will be held Online on Wednesday 22nd May 2024.

    The aim of this course is to generate a positive relationship between supervisor and supervisee focusing on quality practice and, through this, to inspire and motivate staff in their work.

    This 3 day course is suitable for anyone working with children and adults in a supervisory role within social care, health care or in early years settings. On completion of training, participants will be able to:

    Identify key features; functions and benefits of supervision;
    Use and review a supervision contract;
    Apply the Kolb Cycle and feedback in supervision;
    Identify the impact of power, authority and heightened emotions (anxiety) on the supervision process;
    Identify the impact of organisational culture on supervision;
    Apply skills to address issues of blocked performance.

    Participants will also receive a copy of Tony Morrison’s ‘Staff Supervision in Social Care Manual’.

    Learning outcomes


    Key outcomes for participants include:

    • Identify key features, functions and benefits of supervision;
    • Use and review a supervision contract;
    • Apply the Kolb Cycle and feedback in supervision, and
    • Apply skills to address issues of blocked performance.


    Who is the course for

    This course is for anyone working in healthcare or social care who is responsible for the supervision of staff


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    Trainer Profile

    Barnardos offers a comprehensive range of training which supports professional practice, suitable for anyone working with or caring for children. Barnardos aims to support professionals working with children and families, by providing high quality training experiences which enhance participant’s knowledge, skills and expertise, promoting best practice and the highest standards in service delivery. Professionals gain the knowledge and skills to enhance their work and ensure positive outcomes for children and families.

    To Book Call 083 - 027 8518 or email