Compassion in Action Hospitality Committee

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Jane, Meta and Lisa telemet May 31, and would like to share our gleanings with you and request your support.

We would like to specifically request:

  • your ideas and feedback in our next June 3 Compassion In Action planning meeting or via email
  • facilitation by whoever has list of all registrants' email addresses to email all and invite participation on our committee
  • your volunteering for involvement in implementation the areas for which you feel juiced
  • more fleshing out of the are noted with *** below, by whoever's idea it was {twas not ours}

So far, Jane and Lisa will be on site attending the event. Please note for which ideas Jane and Lisa have juice for implementation. Also, please note that Jane and Lisa have juice for involvement in other ideas below beyond implementation.

Welcome and Hospitality Committee Meeting #1 Gleanings

Needs - warmth, connection, comfort, inclusion, belonging, fun, relief and caring. Wanting these needs perceived as purpose, rather than for being threatening, or for 'rejects'


  • welcoming and hospitality committee
  • empathy team
    • wearing heart buttons
    • waiting to be approached = less use of empathy
    • proactivity
      • approaching people who seem to be triggered
    • "over my head" back up "expert" empathizers
      • certified trainers
  • buddies
  • ice breaker game{s}
    • at start of conference / LISA
    • other times throughout the conference
    • "dyads jump up" / LISA
    • facilitated by different people throughout
    • approaching Sigol for enthusiastic & easeful facilitation
  • empathy groups
    • at start of conference
      • discussing predetermined questions / LISA
      • reporting back to large group {ie. How many & which pets does your group have?,...} / LISA
    • 6 member each
    • meeting throughout conference
    • meeting once during conference
    • assigned groups
      • containing members from different states
  • empathy sessions
  • meal topic conversation tables / JANE
  • physical location
    • hospitality suite
    • relaxation room
      • time slots for games, art, specific topic conversations, free visiting
  • outsiders' involvement
    • volunteer
    • paid or with registration fee waved
    • involvement of college students
    • involvement of Bay area NVCers who aren't coming to event, but want to support it
  • snacks for small groups, physical location,... / LISA
    • funds from registration fees?
  • larger hospitality committee
    • organized on site
    • chosen people with strong empathy skills
  • organizing / development business may need to take place, limiting time
  • 2 more hour long teleconference call meetings / JANE

As also voiced by Jane and/or Meta, I've very much enjoyed this process, meeting my needs for connection, creativity, cocreation and shared values.