5. Empathy Cafe Facilitator
The Empathy Cafe is an open forum for larger groups, from 8 to 20 or more participants, to take part. The participants meet for an initial introduction and then divide into smaller Empathy Circles of 4 or 5. These can be hosted online or in person.
Online Empathy Cafe
This format has several roles.
Empathy Cafe Facilitator *
Empathy Cafe Facilitator facilitates the overall event.
Hosts Full Group Introduction (10 to 15 minute)
Hosts Full Group participant debrief on the experience. (15 minute)
Empathy Cafe Producer
The Producer keeps track of the technical aspects.
Supports the Empathy Cafe Facilitator
Makes sure everyone's audio, video, etc are working.
They sort participants into breakout rooms of 4 to 5 participants including a circle facilitator.
If people get dropped from a breakout room and come back, that they get added to the room again.
After the circle they upload the video to YouTube and Facebook.
Create circle thumbnail/cover images.
Do transcription of the feedback.
Adds material to the website.
Each circle has a Facilitator that has experience with the circle process and supports everyone in staying in the process. The Circle Facilitator also tracks the time.
Take part and enjoy the process.
In Person Empathy Cafe