Understanding Past and Current Supervisory and Mentored Relationships


Building and Sustaining Meaningful and Effective Relationships as a Supervisor and Mentor chapter 3 part 1/3

“A great supervisor can serve as a model for future great supervisors and, unfortunately, an ineffective supervisor can serve as a model for future ineffective supervisors.”

Reflecting on past supervisory relationships allows you to:

  1. Be an active participant in your own learning
  2. Have increased gratitude for your “influencers”
  3. Have an increased understanding of the models you’ve observed
  4. Identify examples and non-examples
  5. Identify your professional development needs and new areas of interest

Reflection allows us to purposefully cultivate helpful repertoires and prune unhelpful repertoires acquired from our supervisors.

Building and Sustaining Relationships Supervisor Mentor chapter 3 part 1/3 infographic