Professional & Organizational Development

The Erosion of Empathy

Autumn 2019 Course Spotlight

Tuesday, December 3, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ($200)

In this workshop participants learn how to identify their own level of empathy as a starting point when measuring themselves through The Empathy Quotient (EQ) Adult Version Test. Participants experience real-life exercises, activities and discussions that will assist them in developing deeper insight into how the absence of empathy in leadership impacts policy, practice and principles and influences equity, diversity and inclusion efforts and initiatives. Further, participants gain practical skills through role-play and best-practice tools to confront, interrupt and redirect attitudes, actions and behaviors that reflect the absence of empathy. In this class, participants begin the journey on how to cultivate and expand their own Empathy Quotient. As Desmond Tutu stated, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

Instructor: Greg Taylor