Empathy and Compassion in Society Conference 2012
Friday, 23 November 2012 at 13:30 - Saturday, 24 November 2012 at 17:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
A groundbreaking conference on the role of empathy and compassion in society, with internationally-acclaimed scientists, thinkers and change makers in the fields of policy, education, health and social care.
Who is this conference for?
The conference is aimed at education, health, and social care professionals, as well as policy makers and managers in the public sector. This includes doctors, nurses, psychologists, teachers, youth workers, social workers, academics, trainers, human resources managers, lawyers, policy makers and senior managers.
Friday Only Tickets are for all sectors and the public.
Students are encouraged to attend with the promotional code STUDENTTICKET (Student ID will be required).
The conference will:
- present the latest scientific research on empathy and the possibility of cultivating compassion
- discuss practical ways to train in empathy and compassion
- share case studies on the benefits of applying these methods in education, healthcare and social care.
On Saturday participants will choose three from the twelve 90-minute workshops and roundtables offered.
Managers and policy makers will be particularly interested in the following workshops: the Compassionate Leadership roundtable with leadership consultant Nelisha Wickremasinghe; the roundtable on The Role of Empathy and Compassion in Policy and Governance with Action for Happiness and the Tenzin Gyatso Institute; Empathy and Compassion in the Workplace with management trainer Maureen Cooper; 16 Guidelines for a Happy and Compassionate Life: A Toolkit for All Sectors with Alison Murdoch; and Research in Empathy and Compassion as a Factor for Change with the director of the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research James Doty.
Education professionals will also be particularly interested in: Roots of Empathy with award-winning empathy educator Mary Gordon; Creating Compassionate Cultures with primary school founder and director Pam Cayton; Compassion and Youth at Risk with psychologist and researcher Yotam Heineberg; the roundtable on The place of training in empathy and compassion in universities and vocational training and Cultivating Mindfulness and Empathy in Teaching with Mind with Heart trainers, Prof Daniel Favre and social and emotional learning expert Katherine Weare.
Health and social care professionals will be particularly interested in: Compassion Focused Therapy with mental health professor Paul Gilbert OBE, recognised internationally for his results in areas such as mood disorders, psychosis, social anxiety, shame, and self-criticism; Deep Listening™ with psychotherapist and trainer Rosamund Oliver; Training health and social care professionals in compassion with contemplative care expert Christine Longaker.
How do I use a PROMOTIONAL CODE?
Above the button REGISTER on this page, click on Enter promotional code
Once you have entered the code and clicked APPLY, identify the ticket of your choice and select the number of tickets (1 to 4).
Then click on REGISTER.
For Teacher Tickets, use the promotional code MINDWITHHEART
Plese use the e-mail address of your school when registering to confirm that you are a teacher.
If you are not able to attend the Friday afternoon, choose the ticket 'Workshops Only' that allows you to arrive Friday evening at 7 pm for a teacher welcome session, the film in the evening, and workshops all day Saturday.
Students with ID can get tickets at a 70% discount with the promotional code STUDENTTICKET
This is a fantastic opportunity for students who are training in education, health, social care or public policy to attend the Conference or the professional workshops and roundtables. Students in other subjects are also very welcome to attend the Conference on Friday afternoon only, using the same promotional code.
The Conference is preceded by a Youth Gathering free for secondary schools on Thursday morning 22nd November.
Contact email@example.com or visit www.compassioninsociety.org for more details.
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