29619 CIT Practicum Feedback Forms 071820 – Compassionate Integrity Training
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Facilitator-in-Training NameGareth Stubbs
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Evaluator(s)Anja Pelzer
Date of Session11/24/2020
SkillSkill 8: Compassion
How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.

Gareth, you co-lead another amazing session very well. Your warm welcome, your natural way of introduction, the wonderful little story and the nice space for participant’s sharing and engaging everyone created a safe space. You offered sensitive replies and created a nice flow at the beginning, inspiring nice team work so that everyone could share. You embedded skill 8 in the context nicely when discussing the structure of CIT.

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

You stayed with the slides, inspiring wonderful and new conversations, which has been great. Your metaphor of the jigsaw puzzle with pieces missing for the thinking trap of not seeing common humanity has been amazing. Superb how you were linking back to it when Mithela and you were facilitating the sense of agency.
You supported your co-facilitators wonderfully when putting their questions additionally into the chat. Amazing wrap-up!

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


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


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

Gareth, you did and amazing job in creating a confidential atmosphere. Inspiring conversation, letting participants engage and acknowledge their replies. Wonderful flow between the team and participants. You are a natural, very knowledgable facilitator. I can repeat what I said before: Your very natural, calm and inspiring way of facilitation has been outstanding. You were great at monitoring the group and the chat at the same time, picking up the needs here, allowing space for participants and expressing great teamwork regarding your co-facilitators.

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

You are a natural and your calm, peaceful voice transported the CP beautifully. I think it has been a beautiful practice.

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

The other side of the coin of your strong teamwork and the amazing flow between you co-facilitators was for me that I sometimes felt you took over where your co-facilitators might have needed space and a pause (e.g. three components of compassion) to continue for themselves. But this might have been just my impression and you orchestrated all so well.
Nothing more to add regarding improvements for skill 8 just a general remark: Please practice to use more of invitational language: “I would like to invite you to take…” instead of “I want to make sure you all have a pen and a glass of water”. Depending on the context of the group and people hesitant to engage it will be more engaging to invite instead of presuppose that directions will be taken. Just a general thought.

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