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|Facilitator-in-Training Name||Sande Hart|
|Evaluator(s)||Jennifer Valtos and Rebecca Koch|
|Date of Session||05/29/2019|
|Skill||Skill 9: Appreciating Interdependence|
|How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.|
Calm, assuring and assured presence. Excellent invitation to the group to participate and share; good use of Marianne Williamson quote. Very good reference to the embodied knowledge that comes from formal practice. These are all aspects that contribute to the creation of a safe space, does going to group for their first impression when introducing new material, which was largely well done.
|How well did the facilitator explain this Skill using the PowerPoint presentation? Please give examples.|
Good work explaining owl slide, the two wings working together, and the necessity of applying wisdom and discernment in the application of compassion. Good choice in this setting to let the brief MLK recording play, since it so powerfully sets the tone for interdependence. Good illustration/explanation of cultural peace. Good use of slides to both prompt and pace the presentation.
|How well did the facilitator explain and lead the activities in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
Very good explanation and engagement of group in introducing the systems Break Out, which was sufficient to providing the needed continuity to the session, even thought it was a facilitator training session, as opposed to a purely novel participant training session. Very good engagement of group overall, and particularly for the Direct Violence definition.
|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.|
Wonderful presence, clear appreciation for both the CIT material and the fundamental worth of group members. Good/well-aligned use of outside material (Williamson quote in particular) to illustrated CIT concepts. Great work going to facilitators when asked a particularly pointed question about a statement you made that was viewed as contradictory.
|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 have said a bit more at the beginning about how the CIT Skills and Series build on one another. Could have better used participant input about Structural Violence, a bit prematurely during the Direct Violence section, as a segue into/telegraphing Structural and Cultural Violence. Could have gone to group for input on Cultural Peace, but it is difficult to settle into a looming deadline and wait for group to share, and refrain from simply providing the explanation/definition oneself.
|Entry Date||June 3, 2019|