Rationale for this workshop

Within the social development professions, the role of the supervisor is embedded in both the management of social service programmes as well as professional practice systems.  Supervision is ultimately intended to improve service delivery to service users by focusing on the developmental needs of practitioners.  Effective supervision allows practitioners to build purposeful relationships, make good professional judgements and be accountable for their work.

Apart from the need to fulfill critical supervision tasks, supervisors in social development professions often find themselves in leadership roles with substantial managerial responsibilities.  For this reason the workshop is expanded to include aspects of management and leadership such as dealing with disciplinary proceedings and building effective teams.


Supervision and Leadership is a 2-day workshop for social development professionals.  This workshop has been approved by SACSSP for 10 CPD.


The cost is calculated individually for each workshop and is dependent on venue and additional costs such as catering.  Manuals are included in the cost and include both a hard copy as well as electronic handouts.  For a quotation, please contact me.

The workshop presented on 20 and 21 February 2018 is a special offer at R500 per person.

Programme and Content

  • Supervision functions
  • Roles of supervisors
  • Characteristics of effective supervisors
  • Theories of supervision
  • Process and methods of supervision for social workers and child and youth care workers
  • Educational, supportive and administrative functions
  • Motivation theories
  • Managerial aspects including performance management and disciplinary processes
  • Leadership aspects drawing on Maxwell’s 360-degree leadership approach