29619 CIT Practicum Feedback Forms 071820 – Compassionate Integrity Training
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Facilitator-in-Training NameLynn Lessell
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Evaluator(s)Shane O'Connor and Kaley Hixson
LocationOnline Practicum
Date of Session11/03/2020
SkillSkill 5: Impartiality and Common Humanity
How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.

This was mainly the responsibility of one of your Co-facilitators however when you were facilitating the first few slides, ‘who are you?’, Bias, in-group, it really felt like you created that safe space for folks to share. Particularly managing to see and extract the strength in Gareth’s comment and within his identity that he portrays to the group and your ability to share this. You created a sense of encouragement for others to also share within the session. Promoting the ‘diversity of identity’. Gareth’s comment (shows that she is learning alongside of us; not being “the expert”); shows appreciation and affirming towards participants’ responses. Reveals that her mouth is dry; showing authenticity

How well did the facilitator explain this Skill using the PowerPoint presentation? Please give examples.

‘Who are you?’ (Activity), Bias, in-group, essentialism, clear, engaging nicely paced and dealt with the fact that the powerpoint wasn’t always functioning really well and adapted to get the message and material to the participants.

How well did the facilitator explain and lead the activities in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.

Who are you? Exercise - you put a unique twist on this activity, making it your own (showed cohesiveness; clear that facilitators are prepared for this activity in advance) , I'm still not sure if it felt like this 3 way approach of sharing the questions amongst all the facilitators present worked or not but it showed your willingness to play with the material and your willingness to share the material equally with your co facilitators today.
You jumped in and continued with the common humanity exercise that was started by Mary; with the image of the (unnamed woman) woman. You Invited participants to consider story, differences, similarities, and to share with the group; you seemed attentive to comments in the chat while remaining focused on the task at hand.

How well did the facilitator lead the Mindful Dialogues and Reflective Writing Exercises in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.

This was not applicable to Lynn as another facilitator took on this role.

What aspects of this Skill did you think the facilitator did exceptionally well? Please give examples.

Clarity of engagement, managing the questions from the group while leading/facilitating and adding conversations from the chat only to add to the strength of the conversation. Connection with the participants and honest sharing. Encouraging responses to the material and sharing appropriate affirmations when participants shared.
Chat sharing, just shared the adequate amount it seemed and let folks know they were contributing and being valued. I did not get a sense of you being or feeling rushed at any point.
Your personal sharing about your interest in hockey and how this assisted you in understanding the Stranger, Friend and Enemy concepts seemed to work very well in terms of communicating the main messages with the slides on the screen.
Demonstrating active listening while participants are speaking (nodding, eye contact, etc)
Bias slide: Asks volunteers to read; Follows up with clear and concise question re: our own categories; invites volunteer to read next line (GREAT facilitating here!)

How well did the facilitator lead the Contemplative Practice in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.

This was not applicable to Lynn as another,.facilitator,.took on this role.

What aspects of this Skill could the facilitator improve? Please give examples.

I genuinely struggled to come up with any concrete suggestions here which is a huge compliment.
Most often today, your questions were precise, well gauged and received detailed and deep responses from the group. I liked the way you phrased your questions to gain that response for example, ‘What does this image bring up for you’? or on another occasion I heard you say, ‘I’m curious to know how this felt for you’, there was just one occasion when you were introducing Bias towards the beginning while the image of the little yellow and black ducks were on the screen and it may have added to the conversation if you were to ask one of these same questions and provoke a response to what they feel, think or what comes to them when they see the imagine. And this was the only thing to be picked up on over 90 min of facilitation.

Do you recommend this facilitator to become certified?Yes
Entry DateNovember 3, 2020