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Subject: Welcome To Cohort 12.C: Module 1: Introduction to Empathy Circle Facilitator Training

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Greetings Dear Cohort 12.C: Participants,

You are on the final list of confirmed participants.

Times: Saturdays, 10am PT/ 1pm ET/ 6pm GMT/ 7pm CEST (2.5 hours)


  1. Session 5: Saturday, September 04 - World Times

Welcome and Greetings

Some Updates. More to Come.

1. Here is Everyone's Contacts Info

Let me know if there are any errors or if you can not take part.

  1. A():C(x): Kathy L Kidd kathy@peacealliance.org - Houston TX

2. Review Course Time Commitment

Before taking the training, we would like you to be aware of the time commitment involved.

Please commit to the times.

If you can't, let me know.

Here is the Time Commitment

  • 2.5 hrs. per week for 5 Weeks. Course Sessions

  • 30+ min. per week: Empathy Buddy Call - Do your best to hold a 30 min call with one fellow participant per week to practice mutual empathic listening and support. It will take a bit of time for you to schedule these calls as well. We will match you up with a different participant each week.

  • 1+ hrs. per week: Facilitate an Empathy Circle: Optional - try your best to host and facilitate an Empathy Circle with family, friends, coworkers, between Sessions.

  • 1+ hr. per course: Developing a Facilitator Challenge Report(s): Each participants will write up and process at least one Challenge Report.

There is limited space in each cohort and we usually have a wait list. Be aware that you are taking a spot that someone else could have had. We have a fixed ratio of trainers/trainees to participants. ie. 1 trainer to 3 participants. if you do not attend it impacts the group by throwing off the group size and timings.

Emergences can come up and we have understanding for that. i.e., family, heath, work, etc. issues. Just do your best to hold the time commitment.

3. Please Familiarize Yourself with the Course Website


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4. I will send more updates soon.



Edwin Rutsch

Director: Center for Building a Culture of Empathy