A Completely Different Person

Completely New PersonAlthough a lot has changed over the last year and a half of FIT Team training for me, little of it is concrete or easily defined.  Unlike other FIT Team members, I haven’t changed jobs and haven’t had any major life changes.  I feel like a completely different person.  I’m more confident, more outspoken, and more forgiving of myself which is a result of my time on the FIT Team.  I really think a couple of experiences provide the best example of how I’ve been helped by the training we went through and the team that formed. More

Growing Skills

Fear 2The two year experience of training as a facilitator was challenging, sometimes stressful, and frequently fun!  It was an honor and privilege to be chosen as part of the training team for this new approach to community engagement. More

Failure IS an Option

At the end of the second day of intense facilitator training, we were asked to write about what we had gotten out of the experience.  I wrote about the benefits of taking risks.  I reflected on my fellow FIT (Facilitator-in-Training) Team Members who boldly got up in front of others – some volunteered to be first; some tried a technique that no one else had done; some volunteered to do one thing which ended up being a different thing; some volunteered to mediate a heated argument; and some taught us new games.  Some appeared confident while others appeared nervous.  Everyone, throughout those training days, took risks.  They stood up, stepped in, stood out, and tried different things. More