5.1 Session 1

Module 1: Session 1 Assignments: 1. Feedback and  2. Facilitator Support:  Facilitator Empathy Buddy Calls


Here are some assignments to do before the next Session 2.

1. Fill Out Session 1 Feedback Survey

Cohort 5: Session Evaluation & Feedback https://j.mp/2RV9JsG

Please submit feedback regarding the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training Session that you have just completed, including feedback on Session structure, content, and instructors.


2. Facilitator Community and Mutual Support

For more on support see,



Assignment: Facilitator Community and Mutual Support

Part of being an Empathy Circle facilitator is to be part of a community and have mutual support with other facilitators. That is so you can support each other when you host Empathy Circles, Cafes, and other projects. As a facilitator, it is important to have as much personal support as possible. Follow the link for more about facilitator support. 


We have paired you up with someone else in the training. Between now and the next Session, connect with that person you have been parted up with. Have a 30 minute mutual support call on Zoom or Skype, etc. 


Person 1 gets 15 minutes to talk about their experience in the training while Person 2 empathically listens. Talk about:

·         What is your experience so far in the training?

·         What are your expectations, etc.?

·         Or just talk about what is alive for you?


The switch roles and Person 2 talks for 15 minutes and Person 1 empathically listens.

There is a short amount of time between Session 1 and Session 2. Don’t worry about it if you are not able to work it into your schedules between these Sessions.