The GSAT tools are downloadable in both manual paper form with instructions for manual calculation of results, and a fillable PDF in ADOBE READER with automatic calculations. The tools are short and easy to complete, generally taking 15-20 minutes to answer.
Instructions for downloading and using the Fillable PDFINSTRUCTIONS
The GSAT-SR supervisor self-assessment tool can be utilised in multiple ways; as an independent supervisor self-assessment to enhance and develop supervisory skills, as a dyad reflection with supervisee feedback through invitation to complete the GSAT-SE, and in combination with application of the GSAT-A to reflect on a recorded or observed session. The GSAT-SR has 26 competency items specific to the competencies inherent in facilitating effective supervision. These items are grouped into four subscales (‘fundamental feedback processes’, ‘goals and tasks’, ‘respect’, and ‘enabling supervisory practices’).
The GSAT-SE supervisee feedback tool has 21 items grouped into two subscales (‘foundational competencies enabling effective feedback’ and ‘fundamental accountability, safety and awareness processes’). The GSAT-SE can be used independently by the supervisee as a self-directed reflection on the supervision they are receiving or as a supervision dyad reflection with their supervisor. Supervisees may be asked to complete the GSAT-SE in combination with the GSAT-A tool as part of an education activity or third-party observation of practice activity with their supervisor.
The GSAT-A is a promising new tool designed and piloted as an impartial observational assessment tool for use by third parties to assess recorded supervision sessions against supervisor competencies. The GSAT-A can be used by supervisors in combination with the GSAT-SR and GSAT-SE to review recorded supervision sessions. This process could enhance supervision of supervision reflections. The GSAT-A can also be utilised by educators undertaking supervision training as a means of providing structured constructive feedback to the trainee supervisor on demonstration of essential skills for effective supervision. GSAT-A has the same 26 items structure as the GSAT-SR grouped into the same subscales (‘fundamental feedback processes’, ‘goals and tasks’, ‘respect’, and ‘enabling supervisory practices’) for comparison of supervisor self-assessment and the objective third-party assessor results.