08 Ses. 3a

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



Building a Culture of Empathy Together 

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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. Post any questions and we will try to address them in the beginning of the next Session.


2. Review and Document Empathy Circle Facilitation Challenges.

Here is a list of facilitation challenges you may encounter: 

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.

at: https://j.mp/3grmoOM

and in the Session Feedback form.

Here is a video example of a  (x)High Challenge

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 

And/Or Hold a One on One Empathic Listening with Family or Friends.

See this assignment instructions: https://j.mp/3dPElI7 

This assignment is to empathically listen to someone for an entire hour. If you are not able to find people to hold an Empathy Circle with, this could be an alternative exercise or in addition to that.  You empathically listen to someone just like in the Empathy Circle, but for a full hour. So to be clear, you are not taking turns like in an Empathy Circle, but are just listening for the full hour. 

> Report back on how it went in the next Session.

Share your approach for getting participants to take part and any challenges.

4. Your Next Empathy Buddy Call.

For more on support see,


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. 

Session 3: Your Empathy Buddies

> Report back on how it went in the next Session.

2  Trainer: Bill Filler - paddlinman@yahoo.com - SF Bay

Trainee: Larry Lawhorn  Larry@EcoDelMar.org  Florida

3  Trainee: Michelle Clarke - michelle.clarke@hotmail.com

Trainee: Selene Aitken - selene.aitken@gmail.com

4  Trainee: Cat Spence catsalive@outlook.com - Scotland, UK

Trainee: Graham Berends - grahamberends@gmail.com

5  Gefen Miron - vitism@gmail.com - Berlin, DE

Maria Ross - maria@red-slice.com  - Pacifica, CA USA -  Empathy Edge

6  Jenny Leigh- jennymleigh@yahoo.co.uk - Forest of dean UK

Camille Hoheb  - camille@camillehoheb.com  - Albany

7  Dustin Berry - Dustin Berry89@hotmail.com - Sault Ste Marie

Emma Freeman - emma.freeman206@gmail.com - San Diego, CA

Adelina adelina.sora@yahoo.com 

Deloras D. Jones - deloras.jones@quantum-health.com

9  Mina - minapatel2014@gmail.com - Skokie, IL

Sam Lee SamLee@Millertoyota.com -  Northern Virginia, US

10  Leslie Les@laughingdog.net - VT, USA

Kian Les@laughingdog.net - VT, USA