Welcome to the
Coaching Supervision Academy

The leading international provider of supervision training for Executive Coaches, HR, Leaders, OD, People Professionals and their teams.


Introduction to CSA

This is the new web site for the Coaching Supervision Academy – CSA International. Our old site and all the content will remain available as we transfer new content to this platform.


CSA International, established in 2005, offers first-class supervision training for coaches, mentors, leaders, HR and People Professionals.


CSA is excited about the future. We continue to learn and to grow: our global team of trainers, tutors, webinar leaders and supervisors increases each year; new additions bring fresh insight and skill to our endeavours (you can meet them all here). The faculty continues to be mentored by CSA Senior Faculty on a regular basis.

Breaking News!

New Video: Talking Together - Taking supervision into the great outdoors


Dr Alison Hodge and Edna Murdoch focus on groups and group behaviour.

The second video in this series explores 'Taking supervision into the great outdoors'

Go to our 'Video' page to see this and other recordings


Congratulations CSA faculty!

jackie Arnold

Elaine Patterson

Dr Alison Hodge






The Parliamentary Review: Executive Reflection selected for 2019 - Leadership Best Practice

An Action Research Project co-led by Jackie and Elaine – and supervised by Dr. Alison Hodge – with 10 Volunteer Global Leaders and 10 Volunteer Executive Reflection Practitioners (who all hold the Diploma in Coaching Supervision from the Coaching Supervision Academy Ltd) showed that 

“Executive Reflection is a vital, invaluable and imperative oasis for leaders everywhere to lead wisely, skilfully and intelligently”


Out Now! ‘Reflect to Create!’ by Elaine Patterson

Elaine Patterson






Reflect to Create! subtly and powerfully works on the reader; we are drawn deeply into reflection even as we read about the reflective process. Reading this text, therefore, is to participate in what is being created before our very eyes and to be affected by it – that is to say, we naturally begin to reflect on reflection. That’s part of the gift of Reflect to Create! – Elaine knows that only becoming it will do. And she echoes many contemporary thinkers when she says, ‘more of the same is no longer enough’.


Coaching At Work interviews Edna Murdoch


My Simple Life: a profile of Edna Murdoch: One of the founders of Coaching Supervision
Academy, and an early mover and shaker coach supervision, tells Liz Hall why who you are
is how you work - read moret


Bi-LIngual Diploma Programme - Switzerland 2020


Awareness of our Diploma Programmes continues to grow and we hope to introduce programmes in a number of new countries soon.


We will be starting our second Bi-linguial programme In Switzwrland in 2020 and we still have a few places available. More information can be found here Switzerland 2020  If you would like to attend this course, delivered in Fench and English, please contact Sam: sam@csa.uk.net

Recent Articles and Site Content

19th November 2019 - Dr Alison Hodge, CSA Senior faculty and CSA Co-Founder

Taking creativity for a walk: an action research inquiry into coaching supervision on location

10th November 2019 - by CSA Graduate Will Medd

Shaping the Container of Supervision: lessons from a potter’s wheel

24th October 2019 - Video - 'About CSA' - A founder of CSA and the

US Programme Leader discuss CSA, What is supervion about?

and Why is it so important in the world of coaching

A conversation between Edna Murdoch and Sam Magill

22nd October 2019 - by CSA Graduate Amanda Ridings

Reckoning with myself

2nd October 2019 - by CSA Graduate Julie Johnson

Unanswerd Questions...

30th September 2019 - by CSA Graduate: Lily Seto

and Tina Geithner

Metaphor Magic in Coaching and Coaching Supervision

International ICF Approved and EMCC Accredited Supervision Diploma Programmes

This is a truly international programme and in 2019-2010 we have course already booked to be delivered in

New Jersey - North America, January 2020 - September 2020

Geneva - Switzerland, December 2019 - July 2020

London - UK October 2019 - June 2020

and Singapore October 2019 - June 2020

We have more courses planned for 2020 and further ahead including some new venue destinations,

introducing the CSA Diploma course to new audiences of international coaches.

Download a free article on Coaching Supervision

Download a free chapter from our book

'Coaching supervision enables coaches and people professionals to reflect creatively on WHO and HOW they are being in each moment and to become intelligent about the potential impact of ‘self’ in every coaching, chemistry, contracting, business or leadership conversation which they hold.

As coaches and people professionals, we need to be fully present and engaged AND yet spacious and witnessing – giving attention to what is in front of us (coachee, group or commissioning client), to what is between us (the energy and relationship between) and to what is going on inside our own systems as we work (reflecting in action and attending to our own internal supervisor)”

From a recent review -


"This book is hugely informative, visionary and engaging - by far the best I have read on supervision to date. It adds great depth and breadth to the supervision process and demonstrates very clearly how the supervisory relationship at its most effective is a learning partnership between two professionals"


5* - A must read for supervisors and coaches!


5* - An excellent resource


What is the CSA Diploma in Coaching Supervision?

Watch the video here for a unique opportunity to hear Edna Murdoch, one of the pioneers of Coaching Supervision, talk about the birth of coaching supervision and of the Coaching Supervision Academy, about what supervision does and about the internationally successful CSA supervision diploma.


There are lots more free videos available exploring some of the models used in our Diploma and other supervision practice development skills - Click here to view the library