Supervisor Self-Reflection and Peer Review resources

These 2 resources are designed to support you in ongoing learning about your role as a supervisor.

  1. The Supervisor Self-Reflection and Peer Review Tool (the tool)
  2. The list of resources to support learning against each of the capabilities of a supervisor.

Reflecting and seeking feedback on your supervisory practice is a valuable CPD activity. You can use the Tool to attract CPD in categories 2 and/or 3 of the MyCPD Framework.

Download Supervisor Self-Reflection and Peer Review Tool (PDF) 

Category 2 | Reviewing Performance: Peer-review activity

  • Work with a peer who has a good knowledge of your supervision style.
  • Agree to complete the form for each other.
  • Arrange to have a reflective discussion to assist each other to identify areas of strength and areas for development.

Your focus should be on constructive feedback, identifying areas of strength and areas for development. To have an even deeper impact, make your comments as specific as possible.

Working as a group

It may be valuable to complete the activity as a team, providing feedback for each other and/or using the competencies as the focus of a peer-review meeting.

Use the [insert form name here] form to submit a group peer-review.

Category 3 | Measuring Outcomes

  • Take the time to review your performance against each of the supervisory competencies.
  • Create a plan to meet any development needs you identify. The resource material below may help.
  • You could complete the tool again following trainee placements to chart change in your practice.

You can focus on particular domains. It isn't necessary to complete the whole tool.

Domain 1: Educational Leadership and Management

Domain 1: Educational Leadership and Management

Supplemental material

Demonstrate strong educational leadership

Provide positive role modelling through demonstration of exemplary professional behaviours and relationships.

Curated Collection – Leadership and Management

Work in collaboration with other Fellows and inter-disciplinary teams to educate trainees.

Curated Collection – Teamwork

Plan and manage for effective supervision

Manage educational time, adhering to the RACP standards, policies, and requirements

Basic Training Supervision

Advanced Training Supervision

Support experiential or social training experiences within the multidisciplinary team

Teamwork in Healthcare: Building Effective Teams

Advocate for enhanced support for trainees

Understand and use the RACP Training Support Policy and Pathway to identify, support and manage trainees who are or could be experiencing difficulties.

Training support: Helping trainees get back on track

Identify and report training concerns

RACP Training Support Unit

Self-reflect on supervisory performance

Model appropriate feedback styles and regularly seek feedback on supervisory practices.

SPDP Workshop 1

Encourage self-reflection in trainee relationships, to identify areas of improvement and plan for future learning.

How to Assess your Learning Needs

Reflection in Medicine

Domain 2: Learning Environment and Culture

Domain 2: Learning Environment and Culture

Supplemental material*

Understand how to establish an effective learning environment

Foster and promote wellbeing and a supportive learning environment for trainees.

Physician Self-Care and Wellbeing

Establish positive working relationships and communicate effectively with trainees.

Communication Essentials

Engage in multi-disciplinary learning to promote a supportive and effective learning environment.

Curated Collection – Learning

Involve the trainee in improving the educational environment.

SPDP workshop 2

Communicate effectively and build/model positive working relationships.

Communication skills

Recognise the importance of planning for learning and assessment

Demonstrate a clear understanding of RACP curricula, learning outcomes and Training Program requirements.

Basic Training Handbook

Negotiate with and encourage trainee completion of learning plans/contracts with trainees based on their learning needs and goals, in the context of the Training Program and curricula.

Personal Learning Plan Template

Engage and motivate trainees to learn.

Curated Collection – Teaching

Define and model professional behaviour

Recognise the influence and importance of role modelling.

Pomegrante podcast Episode 7: The Art of Supervision

Contribute to an inclusive and culturally safe environment where differences are valued.

Australian Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori Cultural Competence

Curated Collection on Cultural Safety

Engage in and model iterative and critical self-reflection of their own cultural identity, power, biases, prejudices through their clinical and and supervisory behaviours.

Encourage and ensure equal opportunity for trainees.

Creating a safe workplace

Take corrective action to deal with negative behaviours that impact the learning environment. 

Teamwork in Healthcare: Problem Solving

Optimise opportunities for learning

Use effective educational techniques and tools.

SPDP workshop 2

Facilitate a wide variety of work-based learning and assessment opportunities.

SPDP workshop 3

Support and monitor trainee progress towards their goals.

Personal Learning Plan Template

Public Health Medicine Mentoring goal form

Align assessments with learning goals and work-based activities

Teaching and Assessing Clinical Skills

Domain 3: Teaching and Facilitating for safe practice

Domain 3: Teaching and Facilitating for safe practice

Supplemental material *

Use safe and effective work-based assessments/activities to guide learning

Identify and allocate work-based activities for trainees that are appropriate to their competence.

Work-based learning and assessment videos

Ensure trainees are not given inappropriate tasks or excessive workload.

Adult Internal Medicine BT Handbook

Paediatrics and Child Health BT Handbook

Advanced Training Curriculums  

Creating a safe workspace

Make evidence-based assessment on trainee performance

Understand the importance of assessing learning.

Teaching on the Run for Senior Clinicians, Supervisors and Educators

Making Evidence Based Judgement

Support trainees to build evidence of work-based learning.

Personal Learning Plan Template

Combine multiple pieces of evidence to assess trainee performance against the training program and curricula and requirements.

SPDP workshop 3

Use evidence-based tools to improve supervisory practice

Demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based supervision and education principles.

Supervisor Professional Development Program

Adopt strategies for self-assessment and seeking feedback on supervisory practices to identify areas for improvement.

Engage in ongoing Professional Development relevant to supervision activities.

Supervisor Professional Development Program

Note: Some of the resources listed have not been endorsed by Supervisor Learning Support or the RACP. These are provided to you as suggested reading which you might find useful for your review. 

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