8.03 Sess. 2a
SUBJECT: COHORT 8: Session 2 Assignments: 1). Survey 2). Buddy Call 3). Facilitate Circle
Our Cohorts Values
Here are assignments to do before the next Session 3.
1. Fill Out Session Feedback Survey
Session Evaluation & Feedback http://bit.ly/Chort8Feedback
Please submit feedback regarding the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training Session that you have just completed, including feedback on Session structure, content, and instructors.
2. Your Next Empathy Buddy Call.
Your Empathy Buddy Call: Facilitator Community and Mutual Support
For more on support see, http://j.mp/EmpathyBuddy
Part of being an Empathy Circle facilitator is to be part of a community and to have mutual support with other facilitators. 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.
We have paired you up with someone else in the training Cohort. (Every week we will pair you with a different participant.) Between now and the next Session, connect (email) with that person. Schedule a 30 minute mutual support call on Zoom or Skype, etc. Feel free to do it longer if you have the time and inclination. (If scheduling doesn’t work for this time, don’t worry about it. Just do your best.)
In the call:
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?
Then switch roles and Person 2 talks for 15 minutes and Person 1 empathically listens.
Report back at the beginning of the next Session how it went?
Your Empathy Buddies for this Week
3. Hold an Empathy Circle with Family or Friends.
Try to facilitate an Empathy Circle with family, friends, etc. before the next Session. You just need to find 3 more participants. Sometimes it is hard to get them to take part. One way is to say you have this assignment for a workshop and it would be a big help to you if they took part.
Report back on how it went in the next Session. Share your approach for getting participants to take part and any challenges.