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What is Supervision?

Definitions of supervision

Among the numerous definitions of supervision, the following themes are apparent:

  • supervision is a reflective, dynamic and enabling process
  • a supervisor facilitates the process, within negotiated and agreed parameters
  • the supervisor and worker may agree to work towards a combination of professional, organisational and personal objectives
  • through supervision, workers develop and grow professionally, while being accountable to themselves, their clients, their agency and the community. Click on the heading below for more info:

Supervision in the Voluntary Sector: An overview of what it is and how to make it happen (2005) – Word Version

What is Supervision? Undertaking Supervision from an Adult Education Perspective. Why is Supervision Necessary? Setting up a Supervision Relationship. Supervision in relation to Maori. Supervision Contracts and Agreements. Evaluation of Supervision.