Supervision Training

Becoming an Effective and Ethical Supervisor – Foundations for Dietitians

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Upcoming Workshops

WORKSHOP 1: 2022

March 31- April 1st  & April 7-8th 2022 ONLINE. 9am – 1.30pm AEDT/AEST **


WORKSHOP 2: 2022

June 23-24th & June 30th – July 1st 2022 9am – 1.30pm AEST 


WORKSHOP 3: 2022

September 22-23rd & 29-30th 2022 9am – 1.30pm AEST


WORKSHOP 4: 2022

November 3rd – 4th & 10th -11th 2022 9am – 1.30pm AEDT


This event will run according to demand. We are planning for four complete workshops in 2023.

There is an application process for this training. REGISTER YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR 2022/2023 SUPERVISION WORKSHOPS [DATES TBC]  HERE.

If you don’t meet all of the criteria for attendance below but are already delivering supervision please submit an EOI for discussion.

This workshops series aims to facilitate the development of APDs’ provision of supervision service to APD supervisees in Australia. It will be the first of its kind for Australian APDs. The overarching goal of this training is to support a culture supervision in Australian Dietetics by helping to build a community of confident, professional and enthusiastic supervisors. The plan is to repeat the workshop twice a year.
What will be the content of the training?
The content of the workshop series will cover the theoretical and practical essentials for the development of an ethical and effective supervision service. This is introductory, foundational training that aims to enhance the confidence and practical supervision skills of all participants, irrespective of supervision experience.
The supervision being taught in this workshop series is individual professional/clinical supervision. The workshop will not teach student supervision, managerial supervision or group supervision. The principal mode of supervisory practice focused on in the training will be reflective supervision however we will also cover the teaching, restorative and accountability tasks required in the delivery of effective supervision to practicing professionals.
What methods of learning will participants be engaged in?
The methods of learning will include small group discussions, case studies, experientials, reflective learning, videos and live demonstrations. All training methods will embody the skills and spirit of Motivational Interviewing. There will be an abundance of wisdom and practice based evidence amongst participants and the training is designed to pull that forward, affirm it and then build on it with dynamic learning opportunities and theoretical knowledge development. It will be a safe learning environment where attendees can have a go, make mistakes, triumph and find their own supervision style.
Who will be in the class?
Attendees will be APDs already delivering supervision who may (or may not) have had some supervision training or APDs preparing to become supervisors with no training at all. Class size will be capped at 12 – 16. Limits will be described when each workshop is confirmed.
What will the registration fee be?
The fee for the training and workbook = $695.00 incl GST (payment upon final registration) for 2022. Prices will increase in new financial year for 2023.
What are the Essential & Ideal Pre – Requisites for attending this course:
  1. Essential: Minimum 5 Years experience as an APD. Ideal: 10 or more
  2. Essential: Minimum 2 years of receiving supervision as a supervisee. Ideal: 5 or more. **This does NOT include student supervision on placement or mentoring received on the APD Mentoring program.**
  3. Essential: Completing Practice Pavestones workshop (or equivalent**):  Understanding Professional Boundaries: Working Sustainably & Ethically with Clients in Contemporary Dietetic Practice .  To access the schedule for this workshop go through to the dedicated webpage here. **The half day presentation I delivered for ANZAED in 2017 is not equivalent.
  4. Essential: A practical knowledge and ability to deliver solid reflective listening skills. Ideal: training in Motivational Interviewing or other client centred counselling skills. If you have not done this sort of training in the past it is highly likely you will feel the need to after attending the supervision workshop series.