I. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.:
Not a lot of learning for me from evaluations anymore. The feedback is consistently very positive. I learn more from the live interactions with participants and my own self evaluations of trainings with my partner Anne Walton.
One growing edge I identified is around the need for balance between participants needs for intellectual understanding and experiential learning. At times I find that balance and celebrate and then there are other times when I don't and mourn.
J. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?:
I still avoid conflict more times than I enjoy. Some times I see the opportunity for connection that conflict offers and move towards it. Other times I will move away quietly out of choice and other times in reaction to protect myself.
K. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.:
Yes I have found several opportunities between the NVC Conference and Compassionate Leadership to work with a lot of trainers. The most meaningful experience for me is working with Jim and Jori Manske in co-creating Compassionate Leadership along with other trainers, our organizer, interns and 30 participants. We have created a community that reflects the world I want to live in, heaven on earth. We support each other is living NVC.
The NVC Conference completed its fourth year with about 300 people attending. We brought together 10 trainers from around the country and the connections were beautiful to watch emerge as the community thrived.