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PROGRAM STRUCTURE
– Course Components
Writing Assignments
Reading Assignments
Service Work
– Mentor Interviews
Optional Activities
COURSE INFO
Contacts, Communication and Slack
– Academic Credit
– Group Agreements
– Payment, Withdrawal and Completion
MONTH BY MONTH
– Before Our First Class
September
Karuna – Compassion
Workshop 09/22
October
Dana – Generosity
Workshop 10/13
November
Sila – Virtue
Workshop 11/10
December
Viriya – Energy
Workshop 12/01
January
Panna – Wisdom
Workshop 01/12
February
Nekkhama – Renunciation
Workshop 02&03/02
March
Khanta – Patience
Workshop 03/08
April
Sacca – Truth
Workshop 04/12
May
Aditthana – Resolve
Workshop 05/03
June
Metta – Lovingkindness
Workshop 05/31
July
Upekkha – Equanimity
Workshop 06/28
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Group Agreements

Much of chaplaincy training happens in an interpersonal setting and over the course of the program, we will facilitate group discussions and learning opportunities. The following are our Group Agreements for our interactions together that we offer as a guideline for communication. At the beginning of the program, we will read through these agreements together and possibly adjust them through consensus as a cohort.

TRY ON”… on new processes, ideas, perspectives before automatically rejecting them because they are different than your experience, be willing to step out of your comfort zone.

It’s OK to disagree… disagreement is a necessary part of accepting differences. It’s not OK to attach or blame self or others… this can happen on a verbal or non-verbal level.

Practice self-focus… use “I” statements, pay attention to what you are feeling and thinking; ask questions of self and other… instead of jumping to conclusions, check out your assumptions.

Practiceboth/and” thinking and speaking… there are multiple realities of each person present, the notion of either/or, right/wrong, good/bad is not helpful in human relationships, it sets up a hierarchy of values.

100% responsibility… you know more than anyone what you need; let go of all the other things you need to be doing and be present in this process; participation looks different for everyone; be aware of how you learn and process information.

Intent vs Impact… there is a difference between what we intend and what the impact is on another. It is important to accept when the impact is negative and seek to understand why without jumping to explanation or apology. Assume benevolence of intent.

Maintain confidentiality… anything said of personal nature cannot be shared without the person’s permission. If you want to talk to someone about what they said, ask permission. They can say yes, no or maybe later.

Move up, move back… Be aware of how much you are speaking. If you feel you are speaking a lot, let others speak. Ask yourself WAIT (why am I talking?). If you find yourselves not talking, try to contribute some thoughts.

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