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Online Supervision Course

The Art of Supervision

The McGill Training and Human Resources Development Project offers an online supervision course for use with an interdisciplinary group of field supervisors. It was first developed in French by the University of Ottawa unit of the Consortium National de Formation en Santé (CNFS) and later translated into English by McGill through a partnership with the CNFS. With the assistance of Content and Collaboration Solutions Services at McGill, the course was built into a web-based resource on McGill’s WebCT Vista.

The course, offered since September 2006, is supported by an instructional team from McGill University with the help of McGill’s Content and Collaboration Solutions. The participants are drawn from the following professions: Social Work, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics and Human Nutrition, and Communication Sciences and Disorders. Its objectives are:

  • To provide distance professional support to supervisors working in the regions;
  • To provide an online format for people who might not have access to a face to face supervision course;
  • To provide appropriate teaching tools such as: evaluation forms, strategies for feedback, and relevant articles related to the subject areas, particularly since access to library resources might be more difficult in the regions; and
  • To engage an interdisciplinary community of learners by offering an opportunity for online discussions with other supervisors and to receive feedback from an instructional team.

A number of teaching tools are used: readings, forms, role plays, videoclips, as well as an online discussion forum. There are presently four modules with themes.

For the full brochure click on the following link The Art of Supervision [.pdf]



The online supervision course is not currently offered. A decision about offering it in the future will be made in fall 2014.

For any questions or to access individual modules prior to Winter 2015, please contact Caroline Storr at caroline.storr [at]

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