Invitation to Empathy Project workshop, 12 May in Canberra

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You are invited to a special one hour briefing and experiential workshop on the Australia21 Empathy Project by the project leader, Lynne Reeder, PhD on Thursday 12 May at 1.00pm.

Our pilot study Empathy Conversations: Testing Their Effectiveness as a Policy-Making Instrument, represents a ground breaking, multidisciplinary research project which tested the empathic exchanges between a group of people in positions of influence within government and business, and a group who were experiencing financial and employment difficulties. The results indicate that this conversation process, and the inclusion of empathy conversations in the ‘policy tool kit’ of government and industry executives can deliver them direct access to a range of diverse lived experiences, which in turn has the potential to provide enhanced information on which to base well considered and more targeted policy options.

COME ALONG – BE INFORMED – AND EXPERIENCE EMPATHY IN ACTION

  • Project Summary – background, study objectives, methodology, outcomes;
  • Preparation session used in this project – neuroscience of our emotion regulation system, mindfulness practices;
  • Outline of the project training and background materials – qualities of an empathic conversation, barriers to empathy;
  • Empathy conversationexperience an empathy conversation using two questions from the project;
  • Next steps – include an upcoming Forum, and a larger research project.

Venue: Canberra Business Chamber, Ground Fl, 216 Northbourne Ave, Braddon, ACT
Date: 12 May 2016
Time: 1.00-2.00pm
Cost: Entry by Donation (Australia21 monthly/regular donors, free entry)

Bookings (Places are limited)
Anne Quinn
EO Australia21
E: anne.quinn@australia21.org.au
P: 02 6288 0823

Project Inquiries
Lynne Reeder
Project Leader and Director, Australia21
M: 0431 608 958



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