All About Badges

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At The Bigbie Method we have 3 levels of learning:

Level 1: The Introduction

Intro Course  -  8 Weeks

Solid Start Badge

Earned by completing the 8-week Intro Course.

Brains Before Brawn Badge

Pass the Knowledge Check: an electronic “written” assessment given at the end of Intro Course.

Level 2: Intermediate

Empathy Gym  -  6+ Months

Consistency Is Key Badge Level 2 or higher required for Intermediate status

Achievement Area: Attendance

Level 1

Attend 10 Empathy Gym Sessions

Level 2

Attend 20 Empathy Gym Sessions

Level 3

Attend 50 Empathy Gym Sessions

Olympian

Attend 100 Empathy Gym Sessions

Practice What We Preach Badge  Level 2 or higher required for Intermediate status

Achievement Area: Implementation

Application of skills in “real life” is critical for learning. Participants complete the online Mournings and Celebrations Journal to describe how they have been applying the skills they’re learning. Points are given for each submission.

Level 1

Attend 10 journal submissions

Level 2

Attend 20 journal submissions

Level 3

Attend 40 journal submissions

Olympian

Attend 70 journal submissions

Please Note

Each of the below intensive classes in this Level 2 section are scheduled in 5-week blocks. Empathy Intensives will be once a week for 5 weeks and then Expression Intensives once a week for 5 weeks, and so on and so forth. We let you know this in case you are trying to plan out how you will level up by a certain time.

Empathetic Witness Badge  Level 2 or higher required for Intermediate status

Achievement Area: Empathy

To earn this Badge, participants demonstrate abilities in Empathy during the specially-themed Empathy Gym class called the Empathy Intensive. Participants are observed in practice situations during the Empathy Intensive class and given verbal feedback on the spot.

Level 1

Pass 1 Empathy Intensive checks

Level 2

Pass 2 Empathy Intensive checks

Level 3

Pass 5 Empathy Intensive checks

Olympian

Pass 10 Empathy Intensive checks

Express Yo' Self Badge  Level 2 or higher required for Intermediate status

Achievement Area: Expression

To earn this Badge, participants demonstrate abilities in Expression during the specially-themed Empathy Gym class called the Expression Intensive. Participants are observed in practice situations during the Expression Intensive class and given verbal feedback on the spot.

Level 1

Pass 1 Expression Intensive checks

Level 2

Pass 2 Expression Intensive checks

Level 3

Pass 5 Expression Intensive checks

Olympian

Pass 10 Expression Intensive checks

All About Connection Badge  Level 2 or higher required for Intermediate status

Achievement Area: Connecting Requests

To earn this Badge, participants demonstrate abilities in Connecting Requests during the specially-themed Empathy Gym class called the Connecting Request Intensive. Participants are observed in practice situations during the Connecting Request Intensive class and given verbal feedback on the spot.

Level 1

Pass 1 Connecting Requests Intensive checks

Level 2

Pass 2 Connecting Requests Intensive checks

Level 3

Pass 5 Connecting Requests Intensive checks

Olympian

Pass 10 Connecting Requests Intensive checks

Ready, Set, Action! Badge  Level 2 or higher required for Intermediate status

Achievement Area: Action Requests

To earn this Badge, participants demonstrate abilities in Action Requests during the specially-themed Empathy Gym class called the Action Request Intensive. Participants are observed in practice situations during the Action Request Intensive class and given verbal feedback on the spot.

Level 1

Pass 1 Action Requests Intensive checks

Level 2

Pass 2 Action Requests Intensive checks

Level 3

Pass 5 Action Requests Intensive checks

Olympian

Pass 10 Action Requests Intensive checks

Level 3: Advanced

Advanced Performance Checks -  1+ weeks

Internal Sage Badge

Achievement Area: Self-Empathy

This is an optional “add on” assessment for $50, paid for by a member above his or her basic membership fee, if desired. This one-on-one assessment checks on a participant's demonstrated ability to effectively use Self-Empathy. A passing assessment earns the badge.

So You Think You Can Dance? Badge

Achievement Area: The Dance Floor

This is an optional “add on” assessment for $50, paid for by a member above his or her basic membership fee, if desired. This one-on-one assessment checks on a participant's demonstrated ability to show fluid movement around the NVC Dance Floor. A passing assessment earns the badge.

Congratulations!

Once you have successfully completed all three levels, you are Certified in The Bigbie Method. You have shown strength and implementation of a variety of communication skills and processes.  Once Certified, you can explore the TBM Facilitator Track if you'd like. This is a completely optional part of the Empathy Gym and we expect most people will choose not to pursue this.

The Bigbie Method Facilitator Track

Working With Clients  -  Various Lengths

Once Certified, you will be provided information to explore the TBM Facilitator Track.  The Facilitator Track helps you level up your skills even further while teaching these skills through others. Welcome to the team! If you'd like to learn more about this feel free to schedule a call with us here.

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