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|Facilitator-in-Training Name||Gard Jameson|
|Evaluator(s)||Rebecca Koch and Jennifer Valtos|
|Date of Session||10/30/2019|
|Skill||Skill 6: Forgiveness and Gratitude|
|How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.|
Very calm and welcoming presence, which contributes positively to participants' sense of a safe space. Good work with your co-facilitator of jumping in when third co-facilitator was left hanging a couple of time; this also communicates to participants that they won't be unsupported if their comments are not promptly acknowledged by others. Warm and collegial "hand offs" between facilitators so create a sense of safety.
|How well did the facilitator explain this Skill using the PowerPoint presentation? Please give examples.|
Fairly well for what seemed like a more limited amount of time. Good work using materials to convey CIT concepts on "sweater slide." Did a good job inserting relevant comments throughout presentation. Good "riff" on the inseparability of forgiveness and gratitude.
|How well did the facilitator explain and lead the activities in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
Fairly well. It's difficult to simulate the facilitation of live activities in an online training format. Used sweater example didactically in a way that is consistent with CIT.
|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.|
Demonstrating overall knowledge and familiarity with CIT and related concepts. Warm close.
|How well did the facilitator lead the Contemplative Practice in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
Good presence and calming voice modulation.
|What aspects of this Skill could the facilitator improve? Please give examples.|
Using a facilitative approach (asking participants for their thoughts) as a go-to and primary approach vs. tending toward a more instructive approach. Specifically, with regard to the interdependence/sweater slide, asking participants to name all the contributors to the making of the sweater...or perhaps asking "What does a sweater have to do with interdependence?"...would have been preferable to telling them who the contributors are or asking for no input regarding their thoughts and interpretations.
Including Michael's feedback: With regard to the Contemplative Practice, the included CIT CP would have been preferable since the CP for Skill 6 is an analytical practice and the lovingkindness practice you used is more of a stabilizing practice, which is better used after something like a Reflecting Writing practice. Careful not to bring up enemies as the object of focus [particularly for participants who are new to contemplative practice]. Generally opening up the content more the participants and refrain from teaching. Be careful moving from "I" language to totalizing language (i.e., "We all want that").
|Entry Date||November 14, 2019|