Cohort 13.D Mondays   (10am PT, 1pm ET)

§   Zoom Room for all Sessions: https://zoom.us/j/9896109339

§   Training Course Website

§   Empathy Circles Website

§   Cohort 13.D Sign Up

§   Cohort 13 Series Page

§   Cohort 13.D Session Feedback: Post Feedback after each session

§   13.D LinkedIn Discussion Thread: Join the private LinkedIn tread for this Cohort participants to discuss the training.

§   13.D Facebook Discussion Thread: Join the private Facebook tread for this Cohort participants to discuss the training.

§   Facebook Empathy Circle Facilitators Support Group:



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.

Cohort 13.D Session Feedback


2. Next Week: Giving the Empathy Circle How To Again

Next week you will again facilitate an Empathy Circle and give the basic

instructions for How to Take Part in an Empathy Circle.

You can review them here. https://bit.ly/3DrXDxF

3. Empathy Circle Facilitation Challenges.

In Session 3 you will facilitate another Empathy Circle. You will be able to ask for Challenges.

See Challenges Catalog: 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

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

Yes, it can get even more challenging.


4. Hold an Empathy Circle with Family or Friends.


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.


Are Some Different Versions of the "How To Empathy Circle"

Instructions. http://bit.ly/EC-How

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


> Report back at the next Session how it went?


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




5. Your Next Empathy Buddy Call.

For more on Support see, http://j.mp/EmpathyBuddy

> Report back at the next Session how it went?


If you have trouble connecting with your empathy Buddy, or need someone to connect with check if the following trainers have time to connect with you.

·         Bill Filler paddlinman@yahoo.com - SF Bay

·         Selene Aitken -selene.aitken@gmail.com  - Oregon

·         Dwayne Hearn - dwaynehearn@yahoo.com  Las Vegas, Nevada

·         Larry Lawhorn  Larry@EcoDelMar.org  - Fl,


Your Empathy Buddies This Week








Edwin Rutsch

Director: Center for Building a Culture of Empathy








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