Who is Transforming Practices Inc?

Who are we?

Transforming Practices is a non-profit incorporated association of autonomous practitioners. We foster personal and social transformation, through skills in adult education, spiritual and theological awareness, and pastoral and professional supervision.

What do we do?

Transforming Practices believes quality pastoral supervisors are formed from their ability to reflect on life and ministry experiences, and on what arises from each engagement within supervision. This is more than theoretical learning, and is held under a framework of theological reflection. Reflective practice is integral within transformational learning, engaging the individual in body, mind and spirit. 

The name Transforming Practices is very intentional.

How do we do this?

Transforming Practices: 

  • offers a quality pastoral supervisor formation program that exceeds the requirements for accreditation with the Australian Association of Supervision (AAOS). 
  • supervisor members form a Community of Practice participating in ongoing transformational learning, professional accountability and ethical practice. 
  • offers professional development forums to the broader pastoral community 
  • member supervisors offer individual and group supervision

Transforming Practices is a Community of Practice

Transforming Practices Community of Practice was created in 2007 for pastoral supervisors’ committed to reflective pastoral supervision based on Transformative Learning. Becoming involved in the community of practice is a benefit of Transforming Practices membership.

Our Community is a focused, lively, current, inspirational connection with others willing to commit to the profession, and help advance, strengthen and grow ourselves as a group of pastoral supervisors. We provide a place to belong and be valued. The intention is to remain professional, accountable and work with integrity for ourselves, our clients, our Transforming Practices member colleagues; to uphold the Transforming Practices code of conduct, the AAOS registering body and its professional and ethical requirements, the profession more broadly, and of course our faith/God/Inspiration.

The essential element of being a member of the Community of Practice is presenting ourselves and our work to our peers. We share existing knowledge, innovate and solve problems, invent new practices, create new knowledge, define new spaces and develop a collective and strategic voice. We make ourselves accountable to our peers, and we support and encourage one another.

The requirement of the Community of Practice is members will regularly participate and present in Facilitated Group Supervision and Professional Development.