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|Facilitator-in-Training Name||Cheryl Taqqee|
|Evaluator(s)||Jennifer Valtos and Rebecca Koch|
|Date of Session||05/22/2019|
|Skill||Skill 8: Compassion|
|How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.|
Fairly well, given that you weren't feeling well, which by telling participants, you shared authentically about what was real (and unfortunate) for you in the moment. Authenticity is a vital component of creating a safe space. It also helped participants understand why you might be interacting a bit differently than usual (and, btw, you noticeably rallied a bit later in moments in which you were particularly engaged in the material and conversation; good work). Also, being very inviting of participant input when introducing new slides and material creates a space that feels safe for all ideas and opinions.
|How well did the facilitator explain this Skill using the PowerPoint presentation? Please give examples.|
Overall, used the slides well in sequencing the information. Possibly the best trigger warning yet for the Holocaust-related slide. Very good - and crucial - work.
|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.|
Going to participants first for their input when introducing new material. Excellent clarifying questions when you hadn't followed a participant's input at first. Referred back to earlier participant input throughout, when it was also relevant at a later point in the presentation. "Born Different" reference to people who we might judge as suffering but who are thriving with what we perceive as a deficit, and perhaps even reaching greater levels of flourishing because of it.
Good work going back to the group in answer to a participant question about the effects of repressing empathy and compassion.
|How well did the facilitator lead the Contemplative Practice in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
|What aspects of this Skill could the facilitator improve? Please give examples.|
Could give a bit more space for input or regulation after a participant shares a potentially triggering anecdote.
|Entry Date||May 24, 2019|