29619 CIT Practicum Feedback Forms 071820 – Compassionate Integrity Training
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Facilitator-in-Training NameMarco Gutierrez
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Evaluator(s)Jennifer Valtos and Michael Karlin
Date of Session10/16/2018
SkillSkill 3: Emotional Awareness
How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.

Marco is so welcoming and genuine! Participants can sense that and feel as though they are important to him. He was very affirming of everyone's comments, which made people feel good about participation.

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

Marco did a great job using the slides to convey content. In the slide of the mental states, you asked the question, "What happens when we find ourselves in these harmful mental states? " That was a great question, was very relevant to the slide, and continued to deepen the conversation.

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

The explanation of the group activity for this skill is a bit more complicated to do in an online format. The original explanation of the activity could be more succinct. There are great resources in the facilitator guide and referring to them for the activity is a good idea. Don't be afraid to use the scripts in the facilitator guide. It appeared that there were some challenges in conveying the concept of the activity and how to present it.

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.

Marco is exceptional at acknowledging responses from participants. This is critical in keeping the dialogue open and flowing among all the participants and acknowledging their contributions. The thank you's you provided to the participants were very affirming and genuine!
Reminding the participants that they can take notes in the participant guide is quite helpful to reinforce the learning.

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

The contemplative practice had to be shortened due to time constraints. Marco did a very nice job setting the scene for the practice however because we had to shorten it, the participants missed the key concept of resting the mind in its natural state.

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

Marco, the information you shared was very good. As you get more comfortable with the content referring to your notes won't be as noticeable.

Do you recommend this facilitator to become certified?Yes
Entry DateOctober 19, 2018