Supervision workshops for health and human services workers

Program summary

As part of the ice action plan funded by the Department of Health and Human Services, MCSHE has been contracted to deliver workshops to enhance the supervision education of health and human services workers in Victoria. MCSHE has partnered with Monash Rural Health and Turning Point to develop, deliver and evaluate a high-quality state-wide supervision programme between 2017 and 2020. The training programme aims to enhance the supervision practice of professionals working in these contexts to better equip them in their supervision encounters.

Workshop details

Along with our partners, MCSHE will develop two half-day face-to-face workshops, one directed at the introduction to supervision of students and the second directed at an introduction to supervision of peers and colleagues. While the content focuses on developing supervision skills, examples will be contextualised to dealing with clients under challenging circumstance. For example, the workshops will include discussions around staff burnout and organisational issues such as safe workplace cultures, which are pertinent to health and human services professionals working with ice-affected clients.

Introduction to Supervision of Students Workshop

This workshop aims to help supervisors of students to develop supervisory knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices. Using both plenary and group activities, we expect you to leave the workshop with a better understanding of what supervision of students means and the different models of learner supervision. You will discuss effective supervision and its outcomes, alongside barriers and enablers to effective supervision of students. You will also explore ways to evaluate supervision of students in your own health or human services contexts. The focus of this workshop will be on the formative (educational) functions of supervision and will cover the principles of experiential learning, reflective practice and feedback. We also draw on examples of supervising students interacting with clients under challenging circumstances such as those affected by methamphetamine.

Introduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues Workshop

This workshop aims to help supervisors of peers and colleagues to develop their supervisory knowledge, skills, attitudes and practices. Using both plenary and group activities, we expect you to leave the workshop with a better understanding of what supervision of peers and colleagues means and the different models of peer/colleague supervision. You will discuss effective supervision and its outcomes, alongside barriers and enablers to effective supervision of peers/colleagues. You will also explore ways to evaluate supervision of peers and colleagues in your own health or human services contexts. The focus of this workshop will be on the restorative (supportive) functions of supervision and will cover the principles of self-care, supervisors supporting supervisees, and supportive workplace cultures. We also draw on examples of supervising peers/colleagues interacting with clients under challenging circumstances such as those affected by methamphetamine.

Workshop schedule and registration

***As a precaution against COVID-19 (Coronavirus) MCSHE has decided to cancel all supervision workshops for health and human services workers for March and April 2020. At this stage, we plan to reschedule these workshops at a suitable time in the future.

Metro

Workshop date

Workshop time

Workshop location

Level

Registration

Friday, 20 March 20209am- 12:30pmBox Hill HospitalIntroduction to Supervision of StudentsCancelled
Friday, 20 March 20201:30pm - 5pmBox Hill HospitalIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Tuesday, 24 March 20209am- 12:30pmSt Vincent's Hospital,  FitzroyIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Tuesday, 24 March 20201:30pm - 5pmSt Vincent's Hospital,  FitzroyIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Friday, 3 April 20209am- 12:30pmAustin Hospital. HeidelbergIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Friday, 3 April 20201:30pm - 5pmAustin Hospital. HeidelbergIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Wednesday, 15 April 20208:30am - 12pmParkville - Royal Children's HospitalIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Wednesday, 15 April 20201:45pm - 5:15pmParkville - Royal Children's HospitalIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Friday, 17 April 20209am- 12:30pmClayton - Monash UniversityIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Friday, 17 April 20201:30pm - 5pmClayton - Monash UniversityIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Wednesday, 29 April 20209am- 12:30pmSunshine HospitalIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Wednesday, 29 April 20201:30pm - 5pmSunshine HospitalIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Tuesday, 19 May 20209am- 12:30pmParkville - Royal Children's HospitalIntroduction to Supervision of Students

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Tuesday, 19 May 20201:30pm - 5pmParkville - Royal Children's HospitalIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

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Tuesday, 2 June 20209am- 12:30pmSt Vincent's Hospital,  FitzroyIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Tuesday, 2 June 20201:30pm - 5pmSt Vincent's Hospital,  FitzroyIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Friday, 5 June 20209am- 12:30pmClayton - Monash UniversityIntroduction to Supervision of Students

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Friday, 5 June 20201:30pm - 5pmClayton - Monash UniversityIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

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PLEASE NOTE - There are no additional metropolitan workshops planned.

Rural and regional

Workshop date

Workshop time

Workshop location

Level

Registration

Monday, 23 March 20209am- 12:30pmTraralgonIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Monday, 23 March 20201:30pm - 5pmTraralgonIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Monday, 23 March 20209am- 12:30pmColacIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Monday, 23 March 20201:30pm - 5pmColacIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Tuesday, 24 March 20209am- 12:30pmBallaratIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Tuesday, 24 March 20201:30pm - 5pmBallaratIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Wednesday, 15 April 20209am- 12:30pmSheppartonIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Wednesday, 15 April 20201:30pm - 5pmSheppartonIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Thursday, 30 April 20209am- 12:30pmMilduraIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Thursday, 30 April 20201:30pm - 5pmMilduraIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Thursday, 30 April 20209am- 12:30pmGeelongIntroduction to Supervision of Students

Cancelled

Thursday, 30 April 20201:30pm - 5pmGeelongIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

Cancelled

Wednesday, 17 June 20209am- 12:30pmWonthaggiIntroduction to Supervision of Students

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Wednesday, 17 June 20201:30pm - 5pmWonthaggiIntroduction to Supervision of Peers and Colleagues

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To learn more about our partners:

Turning Point: http://www.turningpoint.org.au/

Monash Rural Health: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/srh/

DHHS ice action plan: https://ice.vic.gov.au/