Interactive Workshop (*Up to 40 Participants)

Compassion 2.0 – Moving compassion from non-secular virtues to secular organizations

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What happens when an organization incorporates compassion throughout its policies, procedures, and culture?  What is the impact on all stakeholders in an organization when human needs for care, consideration, and connection and are considered alongside business and impact outcomes?

Research, and practice, show that the needs of people and the needs of organizations are not mutually exclusive.  In fact, compassion can contribute to and elevate success to the bottom line as well enhance personal well-being to all stakeholders in diverse organizations from education to business to medicine and more.

Compassion is not an emotion.
Compassion is an orientation towards recognizing others, inside and outside of our organizations, and being motivated to take action in support of their well-being. 

We invite an exploration into how compassion can be implemented in any industry and positively affect institutional culture, employee engagement and productivity, and DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion).  With culture and engagement enhanced, we are actively looking at the financial benefit that systems designed with compassion as a driver will have on the bottom line.

Confirmed Panelists

Oshoke Abalu – An architect and futurist, Oshoke Abalu pioneers human-centered design solutions that infuse consciousness, inclusion and symphony into global workplace transformations. She is a gifted design thinker and diversity advocate who has moved the needle, shattered glass ceilings and enabled a broader conversation on diversity for organizations.

Lori Schwanbeck –  Senior curriculum designer – SIYLI, Wisdom Labs, Benevolently – Lori has developed and facilitated experiential programs where the competencies of mindfulness, emotional intelligence, growth mindset, compassion, resilience and social skills are learned through engaging interactive exercises. Clients include the Kingdom of Bhutan, Uber, LinkedIn, and more.

Bill Duane – Was responsible for developing and managing worldwide programs to demonstrably increase well being, increase compassion and sustain performance at Google.

Carson Kelly – Founder of the Compassion 2.0 Community, and Founder of Benevolently, a social venture enterprise, providing a platform for compassionate acts for employees of enterprise businesses.

Unconfirmed Panelists

Chris Jarvis – Is a co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Realized Worth, a global agency focused on the design and implementation of employee-led volunteering and giving programs. His work with Fortune 500 companies around the world is helping to mobilize hundreds of thousands of employees to make meaningful contributions in the communities where they live and work.

Ward Maillard – Ward explores how in education the implicit curriculum (processes of learning and the relationships that result) impact our society, our environment and the evolution of our humanness. He has taken his high school Values in World Thought class on multiple trips to India at the request of the Dalai Lama meet with him as well as to South Africa to meet with Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu. He is also Executive Director of the Mount Madonna Center (retreat center, intentional community, and Ashtanga based school of yoga.)

Scott Shute – Head of Mindfulness & Compassion programs at LinkedIn

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