29619 CIT Practicum Feedback Forms 071820 – Compassionate Integrity Training
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Facilitator-in-Training NameMichaela Maxwell
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Evaluator(s)Jennifer Valtos and Michael Karlin
LocationZoom
Date of Session10/09/2018
SkillSkill 2: Ethical MIndfulness
How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.

Michaela did a nice job maintaining safe space with the group. She also did a very nice job doing the check-in with the group at the start of the session.

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

Loved that Michaela referenced the manual for note-taking, further information, and references to the graphics.

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

Although her co-facilitator led most of the activity, Michaela did a great job of explaining the concepts and the activities for ethical mindfulness.

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

Outstanding. She also provided references to how they might be done differently in a setting in-person versus how we are using them for this training.

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

Michaela seems to be have a gift for putting people at ease and helping them feel comfortable. She is also quite comfortable presenting to a group. Although she stumbled on explaining the elephant trainer metaphor, she recovered quickly and appropriately asked for help.

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

Excellent, even though she was concerned about the noise level of her location.

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

The only thing Michaela could work on is getting more comfortable with the silence that often occurs after asking a question to the group. She often jumps in after a short period of silence to move on or augment the question. Although it can be uncomfortable to sit in silence, it is a good practice to allow the silence to be for longer periods of time. Usually, someone will eventually chime in and then the conversation flows. This will become easier with more experience.

Do you recommend this facilitator to become certified?Yes
Entry DateOctober 14, 2018