09.03 Welcom 1
Subject: Welcome To Cohort 9: Module 1: Introduction to Empathy Circle Facilitator Training
Greetings Dear Cohort Participants,
You Signed up for Cohort 9. See http://bit.ly/SignUpCohort9 You are on the final list of confirmed participants. The Cohort is now Full.
Course Website: https://bit.ly/ECCOURSE
Times: 10am PT/ 1pm ET/ 6pm GMT/ 7pm CEST (2.5 hours) (World Times)
Dates Session 1: Wednesdays, February 10
Welcome and Greetings from the Past Cohort 7
1. Here is Everyone's Contacts Info
Let me know if there are any errors.
(x) Trainer: Lou Zweier - firstname.lastname@example.org - SF Bay Area, CA
(x) Trainer: Bill Filler - email@example.com - SF Bay Area, CA
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.
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. You Can Join a Training Orientation Empathy Circle
A way to get more experience and to be sure you met the prerequisite for having taken part in at least 2 Empathy Circles before taking the training.
Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/2941545516079779/
4. Please Familiarize Yourself with the Course Website
5. We will send more updates soon.
Director: Center for Building a Culture of Empathy