29619 CIT Practicum Feedback Forms 071820 – Compassionate Integrity Training
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Facilitator-in-Training NameRossy Champion
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Evaluator(s)Rebecca Koch and Charlie Barker
LocationOnline
Date of Session11/05/2020
SkillSkill 5: Impartiality and Common Humanity
How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.

Rossy led the group very well, creating with her co-facilitator a safe space, welcoming, inviting the group to "check in" and focused on the question: Why Impartiality and common humanity. She elicited great responses, one being a "bridge" from self-compassion to compassion for others. ~CB

Great opening with a question to the group as the first option of on many/most slides. This is always the preferred way to go when feasible and, because people feel included when asked for their input, this action contributes to the creation of a safe space.

Use of personal story that was a bit painful and vulnerable to recount is a wonderful way to establish as safe space. By being vulnerable, we allow others to do that same. ~RK

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

Very good job. For example, Barbara, along with Rossy did a great job with the Group Activity "Hi, Who are You" exercise. This really exemplified the level of facilitation both did for the rest of Skill 5, combining and rotating very well. ~CB

Good going to group first on the Impartiality (horses and farmer) slide regarding the meaning of the image relative to impartiality and then, afterward, defining the word and using participant input (about weeding out biases) to segue into the CIT definition. ~RK

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

As above. She did a good job explaining the video exercise and I really appreciated her bringing in the African Zulu concept of Ubuntu. I wanted to say in response Namaste! 😊 ~CB

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

Rossy did a good job with Slide 9 – Biases questions – Friend to Enemy, Enemy to Friend, Stranger to Friend, etc. and description of how to engage in MD – listen, no advice, confidential, no questions. ~CB

Good, clear instruction that touch on all the important parts, including the page number inf the participant manual on which to find the RW/MD questions, as well as accountability partners and the suggestion to use the Chat function to find partners and share contact info. ~RK

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

Really did a nice job overall. Exceptional job with Slides 6 and 20, the former giving a personal example, but hastening to add that some of these kinds of examples can be "uncomfortable" [my feedback, "possibly triggering"] and using Skill 1 – tracking, grounding, and resourcing can be helpful when that happens. ~CB

Did an excellent job regrouping when a question asking about the definition of bias fell flat; rather than trying again with the same words, changed it up to ask, “How do you think bias relates to this skill?”

Great work talking about bias as both natural and related to survival and excellent elaboration after group input. Using food bias/preference of the Stone Age (against potentially toxic foods and in favor of the most nutrition-rich options of yesteryear) relative to grocery shopping/food bias today was a helpful comparison.

Excellent (and vulnerable) use of experience with differently abled sone and his exclusion as an example of how categorizations/bias can be harmful – an bringing it back to inclusion leaves participants in a less vulnerable position.

Great reminder that discussing bias can be dysregulating and to use previously introduced skills to maintain resilience – and that practice awareness can reduce bias.

Good closing statement at session’s end.

Held space for participants well.

Good voice quality and delivery speed.

Good use of humor and a light affect. ~RK

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

NA

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

Engaging participants, giving them time to think and be willing to share, before you as the facilitator respond with an example would be good.
Overall, WELL DONE! ~CB

Review of the Thinking Traps was a bit brief. All in all, nice work! ~RK

Entry DateDecember 20, 2020