All About Badges

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At The Bigbie Method we have 3 levels of learning:

The Foundational Level: Baby Giraffe

Intro Course: Once you complete the Intro Course and pass the Knowledge Check you will earn the Foundational Level Badge -  8 Weeks

Solid Start Badge

Earned by completing the 8-week Intro Course: all lessons completed, quizzes passed, and 7/8 live sessions attended

Brains Before Brawn Badge

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

Level 1: Adolescent Giraffe

Empathy Gym: Attend Empathy Gym Practice Sessions and submit journal entries to earn the following badges -  Approximately 2-3 Months

Level 1 Consistency Is Key Badge 

Achievement Area: Attendance

Earned by attending a total of 10 Empathy Gym Practice Session

Level 1 Practice What We Preach Badge

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. Earned by submitting a total of 5 Mourning and Celebration Journal entries.

Level 2: Adult Giraffe

Empathy Gym: Attend Empathy Gym Practice Sessions and submit journal entries to earn the following badges -  Approximately 3 Months

Level 2 Consistency Is Key Badge 

Achievement Area: Attendance

Earned by attending a total of 20 Empathy Gym Practice Session

Level 2 Practice What We Preach Badge

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. Earned by submitting a total of 10 Mourning and Celebration Journal entries.

Empathetic Witness Badge

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 and written feedback via our Performance Checklist. Earned by passing two Empathy Performance Checks.

Express Yo' Self Badge

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 and written feedback via our Performance Checklist. Earned by passing two Expression Performance Checks.

All About Connection Badge 

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 and written feedback via our Performance Checklist. Earned by passing two Connecting Requests Performance Checks.

Ready, Set, Action! Badge

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 and written feedback via our Performance Checklist. Earned by passing two Action Requests Performance Checks.

Level 3: Grand Giraffe

Once you achieve Level 2, you will be eligible to take our Advanced Performance Checks. Pass these and you will earn the Level 3 badge and be certified in The Bigbie Method and eligible to move on in to our facilitation track  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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Nicole Everett

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