Defining Empathy Course
Edwin, I want to keep working on defining empathy. That is iterating on the definition to make to clearer. Also, empathy for practical uses, how you can use it in a practical way in your life.
Welcome everyone to our 6 week course on defining empathy
We are Edwin, Shannon, Violeta. [Each introduces themselves.]
Why are we interested in defining empathy?
Participants - Why are you interested in defining empathy?
Review the Course Objectives
Review the Arch of the Course
In Session 1: Introduction
In Session 2: We expand on the definition.
In Session 3: Blocks to Empathy
In Session 4: More Blocks to Empathy
In Session 5: Evaluating How People Use the Concept
In Session 6: Deeper Evaluating How People Use the Concept
Introduction (perhaps a slideshow)
This course is part of an Empathy Movement that has the goal of raising the level of empathy in our own lives and in society. We call it a culture of empathy. Some core values are mutual empathy, openness, listening and care.
To grow the movement it is important to have clear definitions about what we are talking about
There is a lot of confusion about what is meant by empathy.
So we will take a deep dive
We will be giving a definition and a way of understanding empathy,
This course is unique in that we will use the Empathy Circle practice as the context to define empathy. We will also use the empathy circle to discuss and explore
Empathy Circle - Exercises
Empathic listening - what does it feel like?
Empathy Circle to discuss what we learned
Full Group Debrief
Session Feedback form and Evaluation
Empathy Buddy Call