29619 CIT Practicum Feedback Forms 071820 – Compassionate Integrity Training
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Facilitator-in-Training NameMartha Ann Kirk
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Evaluator(s)Jennifer Valtos and Rebecca Koch
LocationOnlinee
Date of Session06/05/2019
SkillSkill 10: Engaging with Descernment
How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.

Very well. It tends to be more difficult for "interior" facilitators (those who did not introduce hthe presentation) to clearly demonstrate their creation of a safe space. Your presence provides and example of your warm and welcoming demeanor, which conveys as sense of safety.

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

Used Reflective Writing slide to change gears and introduce/describe the activity. Good summary of the discernment slide.

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

Very well. Interesting and probably effectively empathy-evoking approach to begin by asking participants to imagine themselves as one of the blind men. Nice touch. Very well and delightfully received instructions using a (the?) poem that tells the story of the divergent perspectives of each blind man, based on his limited relationship to the elephant.

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

NA

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

Wonderful, warm presence that evokes sense of safety. Good addition of empathy-based instructions asking participants to imagine themselves as one of the characters in the poem, the use of which delighted participants.

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.

Might have been better to avoid providing your thoughts when introducing the reflective writing exercise, to allow participants to create their own responses from scratch (sometimes, it's harder to think of examples other than the ones that were "pre-loaded" during the instructions).

Also, it seems like a small thing, but it's helpful to get in the habit of providing the page number on which the exercise if found.

Entry DateJune 14, 2019