Virtual professional network

Free webinars and resources for supervisors to support their professional development

What it is: The Global Supervisors’ Network (GSN) is unique. We are the first free participative network for qualified and experienced supervisors working in the supervision of coaching, mentoring and consultancy across the world, established in early 2016.  GSN has co-created a community that brings together some of the leading thinkers in the field. Membership is free, as is attendance at all events.

The GSN’s purpose:  The Network is for supervisors working in coaching, mentoring and consultancy and related practice (such as counselling, psychotherapy and psychology) to provide each other with, and receive, Continuing Personal and Professional Development virtual sessions, for which CPD certificates are provided.  Our aims are to support best practice in supervision and build a community/network of practitioners who can support each others’ growth and development informally.  As part of this the GSN hosts a number of working groups and actively supports research in the field. The working groups/communities of practice are in:

  • Research
  • Supervision of supervision
  • Mental health and supervision
  • Internal coaching and supervision
  • Supervision of team coaching.

While we collaborate with all the coaching, mentoring and supervision professional bodies, we are not affiliated to any one body.

Background: The GSN was set up by Eve Turner at the start of 2016 with the help of then Virtual Assistant Fiona Benton, and the only criteria for joining is that members are qualified and experienced supervisors of coaches, mentors and/or consultants with at least 50 hours of delivering supervision.  A number of volunteers give their time to make the GSN run for members as a vibrant community of practice.  To see those volunteering please go to the membership page.

What the GSN does: We offer community-led topical webinars at least twice a month, in different time zones, where 340 members from around the world provide each other with excellent learning opportunities on a range of diverse subjects broadly related to supervision and/or personal development. Recordings and other materials, such as slides, are made available for members of the network.

Membership: GSN members include supervisors working in countries such as India, the USA, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Vietnam, Oman and Turkey, as well as throughout Europe such as Spain, Poland, Portugal, France, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, Germany, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Italy, Switzerland and the UK. To date there have been 230+ webinars.

Members can also choose to be involved in working groups, research projects, publications and conference presentations.

The Global Supervisors’ Network is also proud to have partnered with a number of volunteer projects.  This includes EthicalCoach, the philanthropic arm of WBECS, to support aspiring coaches in Africa with supervision and CoachActivism supervising their coaching with refugee workers and volunteers.

To join, please visit the membership page and complete the form.

Virtual sessions are held both on Thursdays at 7pm and Fridays at 8am (UK time) to accommodate time zones, at least monthly.  Working groups’ meetings are set up by their leads.

Testimonials & Awards

"[Eve Turner] Created the Global Supervisors Network, which is very popular, un-bureaucratic, and the sessions are always well-attended (not easy to achieve when people are so busy and often don’t invest enough in their own CPD)! "

Coaching at Work awards judge (2018)

"I believe supervision is the most undervalued part of our work and Eve's focus on developing a community of learning across the supervision space so that we might develop and grow this capability I find inspirational."

Coaching at Work magazine

"This award has been granted to you in recognition of your tireless work in researching, writing articles contributing to and authoring books that informs the development of supervision... They also all felt that your work and commitment to the Global Supervisors' Network brings significant value to practitioners."

EMCC Global 2023 Special President's Award