Webinar: Vertical Development in Coaching Supervision

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Webinar overview
In this webinar, we dive into the (as yet) little-explored intersection of vertical development and coaching supervision. We'll look at why supervision is different from mentoring and how it can become a powerful developmental catalyst for coaches. 
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  • Facilitators: Dr. Ursula Clidière and Dr. Alis Anagnostakis

Exploring the exciting potential at the intersection of vertical development and coaching supervision

As coaching evolves, so does the need to provide coaches with meaningful, impactful, ongoing development. Supervision is a powerful vehicle for that. If you are a coach or coach supervisor, join us to unpack what we believe to be a possible new frontier in how coaches can be supported to grow: vertically developmental supervision. Adult development theories and practices and coaching supervision have functioned as quite separate fields up until now. As vertical development finds more and more applications in coaching, we believe it is only natural that supervision follows. This webinar aims to open an inquiry as to what that might mean for coaches and coaching supervisors. 

Supervision versus mentoring

What is coaching supervision and how is it different from mentoring

Supervision can be developmental

How can coaching supervision foster the vertical development of a coach?

Pathways through development

Exploring some of the practical ways supervision can be developmental: e.g. reflecting through disorienting dilemmas and contrasting emotions; actively experimenting with new lenses. 
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Art by Ursula Clidière: "Lady of Supervision" composition

Other courses and webinars

If you are keen to explore further, below is our catalogue of courses in English. For courses in other languages, click 'categories'.


Dr. Ursula Clidière

Adult development researcher, Accredited Coach Supervisor

Dr. Ursula Clidière is an AC and CSA Accredited Coach Supervisor. Inspired by creativity-fueled approaches to Coaching Supervision, Ursula has completed an EMCC-accredited Practitioners Diploma Program which is looking at tapping into innate creativity reservoirs which in turn supports effective coaching and supervision practices. As her interest in vertical development (adult maturity) continues to fuel her journey, Ursula is trained in Spiral Dynamics and as a Leadership Maturity Coach (Cook -Greuter).

Ursula is the former head of Global Quality Management Systems and EU Medical Device compliance (45 sites) at a US Fortune 100. In 2005, she completed her doctoral degree program in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Her corporate career was followed by several years in Lifescience Compliance Consulting and Coaching. Ursula is a guest lecturer at the Manchester Metropolitan University in the Business Psychology faculty (also BPsy "Beeps" Mentor) and the Program Lead for Business Coaching Supervision at the Global Institute of Organizational Coaching.

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Dr. Alis Anagnostakis

Alis is the founder of the Vertical Development Institute and a Research Fellow at the University of the Sunshine Coast. She is a leadership development facilitator, executive coach, and researcher with over 15 years of experience working with senior leaders and top teams across multiple industries, sectors and countries. 

She has dedicated her professional pursuits to supporting the development of leaders towards later stages of vertical development. Such mature leaders have been shown to thrive in midst of disruption, operate with more wisdom, build adaptive cultures and better balance the inherent polarities of profit, people, and sustainability within their businesses and beyond. 

Alis is certified by the International Coaching Federation at the PCC level, with over 3500 hours of coaching practice. She has trained leaders as professional coaches for over 7 years, with over 250 alumni graduating from her ICF accredited programs. These leaders went on to create communities of practice inside their own organisations and beyond, bridging across industries and sectors and creating ripple effects of positive change.

Alis has a Master's degree in Positive Leadership and Strategy from IE University Spain and a PhD from USC Australia, where she studied leaders’ transformation and the developmental impact of leadership programs in one of the most prestigious executive programs in Australia and NZ. 

As a researcher-practitioner, her main interest is in studying leaders at later (post-conventional) stages of development, given the global need for mental complexity at the highest levels of leadership and the dearth of existing research focusing on these mature (and still relatively rare) stages of adult development. 

Alis’ highest hope is to continue to walk the fine line between rigorous research and the practice of leadership development. She aspires to creatively cross-pollinate between these two spheres of knowledge and help bring vertical development into the mainstream of organisational learning.