Group Supervision

Group supervision is the organizational equivalent of the children’s safety network. Without it, social workers tend to replicate the level of isolation in their work that they find in the families they work with. Regularly putting work in front of peers and agency leaders sharpens the work. The better we are at something, the more likely we are to enjoy doing it. In his book, Talent is Overrated; What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else, Geoff Colvin makes a rather convincing argument that all talent evolves from what Anders Ericsson and his colleagues call “deliberate practice” which they define as effortful activities designed to optimize improvement.