09.09 Ses. 3a


COHORT 9A: Session 3 Assignments: 1). Survey 2). Challenges 3). Facilitate Circle  4). Buddy Call


Here are assignments to do before the next Session.

1. Fill Out Session Feedback Survey   

Please submit feedback regarding the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training Session that you have just completed.


2. Review and Document Empathy Circle Facilitation Challenges.

Here is a list of facilitation challenges you may encounter: https://j.mp/3grmoOM

You can review these before the next Session.  When you facilitate your Empathy Circle you will be able to dial up the level of challenge you want from ( )None, ( )Low, ( )Medium or ( )High.

Write down some facilitator challenges you have had or anticipate.

You can write it on Page 4 of this document.  https://j.mp/3grmoOM 

Share at the beginning of the check in at the next session.

This video is an example of a  (x)High

Yes, it can get even more challenging. 


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. Here Are Some Different Versions of the "How To Empathy Circle" Instructions.   http://bit.ly/EC-How

> Report back and Share any Learnings in the next Session.

4. Your Next Empathy Buddy Call.

For more on support see,


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 with that person. Have 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 schedules don't allow for you to connect.. Don't worry about it, just do your best.  You may not be able to connect every week due to scheduling conflict. 

Person 1 gets 15 minutes to talk about their experience in the training while Person 2 empathically listens (i.e. reflects back what the speaker is saying.

Talk about:

·What is your experience so far in the training?

·What are your concerns,  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 and Share any Learnings in the next Session.