Workshops & events

Upcoming events

Professional and Clinical Supervision Online (Zoom) Training

Half day sessions 0900-12.30pm,  23rd, 24th, 29th, 30th July 2020

Facilitator – Michelle Bihary

Host – Randa Abbasi

Are you keen to strengthen your skills and confidence as a professional supervisor?

Would you like some practical skills and frameworks that are easy to apply and will accelerate your skill base when supervising staff and students?

Would you like to learn how solid supervision skills can not only be of enormous benefit to clients and supervisees, but also to our own professional development?

This popular 2-day training program, which includes a 12 month embedding program, provides participants with a solid theoretical basis and a rich set of practical frameworks to guide supervision practice. The training emphasises ways to build an engaging supervisory relationship, informed by values, self-awareness, emotional intelligence ensuring the development of a psychologically safe environment, where learning can flourish.

The workshop blends theory with practical experience, is highly interactive and relevant to anyone providing professional and clinical supervision, from workplace supervisor to external supervisor.

The training provides practical skill building opportunities in:

  • key functions of supervision
  • building a supervisory relationship
  • contracting & reviewing supervision
  • reflective practice
  • unconscious processes
  • learning styles & developmental stages
  • other formats for supervision: peer, group or phone

Spaces are limited. To register, download, complete and return this registration form.

 Testimonials from Michelle’s workshops in Christchurch in 2017

The workshop with Michelle was really helpful to me and has started me off in my new role in a clearer and more level way than I think I would have done using my own resources!

Michelle’s information and delivery reinforced some elements of my personality that needed to be clarified and strengthened in order to step forward confidently. In only those 2 days it seemed to sink in, and the third day when I stepped into my new role I felt really different in my approach to it, in a relaxed and positive way. Now I am at the end of my first month and things are really interesting, I’m learning a lot and using some of the things Michelle taught to navigate the new dynamics and relationships, support others, run supervision sessions etc.

Demarnia Lloyd-Harris
Service Coordinator & Service Manager, Family and Youth Team;
CCS Disability Action Canterbury West Coast

I attended Michelles’s first NZ supervision course because I had been looking out for a quality clinical supervision course for some time and this fitted the bill.  The result was that I now feel significantly more confident and have a range of more defined tools to implement clinical supervision to my health care professional colleagues.  The course exceeded my expectations as not only do I feel I can provide quality supervision but I also now feel much more able to get more out of my own clinical supervision to maximise my learning.  In particular I found that Michelle’s approach was very professional, relatable and intelligent and she used good case examples that helped me integrate my learning more in depth.  I found the experience has broadened my skills as an experienced Occupational Therapist and I go forward with increased knowledge, skill and confidence in both receiving and providing clinical supervision.  I would highly recommend attending one of Michelle’s course to any professional who is keen to maximise their learning in their workplace.

Lou Tapper – Thrive OT


Leadership Development to Successfully Lead Yourself and Others

Dates – TBC

Email info@workspace.co.nz your interest

Facilitator – Michelle Bihary

Highly developed and effective leadership skills form the foundation of a well-functioning organisation and a satisfying professional career. This 2-day workshop provides detailed knowledge and practical skills in building positive leadership of self and others, as well as the relationship between leadership, workplace culture and achieving effective performance.

Informed by the latest research in contemporary leadership, neuroscience, and people management, this engaging workshop provides detailed frameworks, theories, practical knowledge and skills in leadership of self and others. Participants gain greater insight into their own leadership skills and style, enabling them to build a practical roadmap to support leadership skill development.

The program explores:

  • practical leadership frameworks and theories
  • workplace models of emotional intelligence
  • self-leadership and leader resilience
  • enhancing workforce capacity and sustainability
  • bringing out the best in others, strengths focus
  • managing with authority and power, managing up
  • building teams and teamwork
  • strategies for employee engagement
  • dealing with change and conflict
  • giving and receiving feedback
  • crucial conversations for leadership

Spaces are limited. To register, download, complete and return this registration form.

Michelle’s approach

Michelle is a master at sharing theoretically informed, but practical solutions and strategies, that can be implemented quickly and immediately provide tangible results. Her ability to engage with people and create psychological safety within a workplace environment is her zone of genius.

Over the past decade, Michelle has been privileged to deliver training and facilitate powerful change to many workplaces, to over 35,000 professionals. She has shared the wisdom of many years in leadership roles in public health, running her own private health service and the practical knowledge of understanding how people create psychological and behavioural change informed by her mental health practice.

 Testimonials from Michelle’s workshops in Christchurch, 2017

Thank you for a wonderful two day training, I’ve taken away so much to use in my professional and personal life. Thank you for so openly sharing your wisdom. I have attended a lot of leadership training, but your approach resonated with me most. You made it very practical and real. Not just a theory that needs to be applied. I cannot thank you enough!” 

Aneesa Kathrada
Senior Advisor OT
Dept of Ed, Training and Employment Qld

“Michelle is an inspiring influencer. The training in Leadership was invaluable, highly
recommend this to others. Michelle delivers information that has strong theoretical frameworks
in a very practical way, with immediate take home strategies. I took so much away with me that
will forever influence how I lead myself and lead others. Thank you!”

Heidi Bortfield
OT Manager
Lifestart,NSW