In this months VLOG, we look at the COACH Peer Group Supervision model which is an intentional way to facilitate peer lead mentor support during a team meeting. Over recent months it has been wonderful to bring coordinators together via Zoom for state Gatherings. It has been an empowering exercise for those who have attended to be reminded that in each state there are dozens of other coordinators contending with the same challenges in pursuit of a shared vision. The Gatherings have been a space for connection, equipping, encouragement, and sharing of creative solutions.
It is important that Coordinators also provide opportunities for their mentors to regularly meet with their COACH peers to receive the same type of encouragement, equipping and support. While meeting formats will look vastly different between COACH programs (particularly in Covid times) they should all serve to empower and develop mentors.