29619 CIT Practicum Feedback Forms 071820 – Compassionate Integrity Training
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Facilitator-in-Training NameBerry Behr
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Evaluator(s)Anja Pelzer, Jennifer Valtos
LocationZoom
Date of Session06/02/2020
SkillSkill 5: Impartiality and Common Humanity
How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.

Berry, you did a wonderful job creating a safe space by listening closely, reading the chat at the same time and including each and every comment and reply in a thoughtful and attentive way.

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

Your facilitating was impressive, thought provocative and your skills of addressing and engaging the group have been very evident.

You approached slides in your own way asked thought-provocative questions and stimulated good discussion by looking closely at images, e.g. the good and evil one: There is rarely something merely good or purely evil. Obviously CIT material does not want to claim that, however, some images might be seen as polarizing or are consciously chosen in that placative way to elucidate a certain point and it is helpful to be aware and stir this discussion.

You found beautiful words about bias, compartmentalization and categorization and the next step of becoming conscious of it. You had a wonderful explanation on impartiality by giving this beautiful metaphor of interfaith in the ‘ favorite flowers’ example. (Depending on the group we have to be aware of secular nature of the program though).

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

N.a.

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

Nice facilitation here in giving some space for it and leading through a short discussion.

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

Addressing and engaging the group in a very warm, knowledgable way and making the presentation your own.

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

You facilitated a nice short version of the CP ‘Just like me’. However, here we might want to focus on just one person, the close person and would approach stranger and difficult person only later, when people had time to acquire a feeling for the practices.

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

See above: Be aware of secular ethics depending on group; Building up CPs from closed one (without major difficulties) to stranger to difficult person.

Do you recommend this facilitator to become certified?Yes
Entry DateJune 7, 2020