WXN Monday Mojo: A conversation with WXN Ambassadors Prem Gill & Bailey Parnell - SESSION 2
January 18, 2021
January 18, 2021
9:30 am
10:30 am
Empathy in Practice (and in the Age of COVID)

DATE

Monday January 18, 9:30am - 10:30am PST

 
Session 2

 

Empathy in Practice (and in the Age of COVID)

 
Though it seems redundant to say these days, we really are in an unprecedented situation with this global pandemic. Many of us have had to move to a remote work setup, which we are collectively realizing leads to its own set of pros and cons. As new stressors add to old ones, we are all trying to figure out ways to stay well while staying effective at the job. To do this, we must first understand and take care of ourselves, and then spread that outward to support others on our team. This workshop will explore all of this and more. Focusing mostly on radical empathy in practice, especially in this virtual age of COVID, we will look at what empathy really means vs. what we’re often told, the difference between empathy vs. sympathy, demonstrating empathy, empathic listening, and using the information gleaned to inform your behaviour and responses to others. We will do all of this through a series of interactive and group activities.

 

Learning Outcomes

 
By the end of this session, you will be able to…
 
  • Define radical empathy, the difference between empathy and sympathy, and what they each “sound” like.
  • Practice techniques for incorporating empathic listening and body language into everyday communications (online as well).
  • Demonstrate compassion for disheartened, confused, or upset colleagues.
  • Understand how empathy plays a role in the self, team dynamics, and the organization.
  • Take part in empathy exercises designed to evoke feelings of empathy and/or get in the mind of a neighbour.
  • Hear from colleagues and share stories about your own relationship to empathy, etc.

COST:

Members FREE/Non-Members $5 (just the cost of a cup of coffee)
Register early - seating is limited!
 

LOCATION:

Zoom Event
 

IMPORTANT:

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