Efficiency and Empathy: Building Organizational Culture For Individuals

Leaders who practice empathy are able to unleash the individual and collective potential of their workforce, creating an environment that inspires creativity, innovation, risk-taking. Moreover, empathetic leaders develop genuine relationships with their teams and stakeholders, fostering mutual respect while enhancing operational efficiency. The benefits of empathetic, emotionally intelligent leadership are indisputable. This seminar examines the role of empathy in human relationships alongside strategies for application of empathy in the workplace, resulting in a leadership style that is more human-centered and successful.

Key Questions Explored

What is empathy? How does a person experience empathy? How can a leader express empathy? What does an empathetic organizational culture look like? How can leaders foster a culture of empathy while maintaining efficiency? What are the advantages of empathetic teams and what are the potential tradeoffs? What are the barriers to practicing empathy for those in leadership positions? What are the elements of self-care that allow leaders to be more present and focused on what matters?

Participants Leave the Seminar With
  • a greater facility in apprehending the human dimensions of work
  • increased emotional intelligence and facility in maintaining and deepening healthy professional relationships
  • increased confidence, humility, and comfort with the strengths which emerge from creating space for vulnerability
  • more nuanced habits of communication and the ability to listen attentively to those around them
  • strategies for increasing effectiveness while maintaining an empathetic and human-centered organizational culture
Seminar Recommended For

Individuals seeking to:

  • integrate and/or build stronger teams and team cultures
  • create a work environment for their teams and organizations that encourages creativity, innovation, and appropriate risk-taking
  • enhance their ability to engage in thoughtful listening with their teams as well as junior, peer level, and senior colleagues
  • improve their ability to lead and inspire others
  • proactively develop a more diverse professional network that is not sector specific

Seminar Format: This seminar will be offered virtually over Zoom. It consists of four (4) 3-hour sessions offered either consecutively in a single week or across multiple weeks.

Seminar Curriculum: Short texts may be drawn from such authors as Simone Weil, Nel Noddings, and Wendell Berry

Seminar Sessions:

Session 1: Empathy Towards Oneself
Session 2: Empathy Towards Others
Session 3: Empathy and Efficiency
Session 4: Leading With Empathy

Seminar Scheduled to be Offered:

Winter 2021: January 15-February 5, 2021 Session Time 10:00am-1:00pm EST

Session 1: Friday, Jan. 15
Session 2: Friday, Jan. 22
Session 3: Friday, Jan. 29
Session 4: Friday, Feb. 5

            Spring 2021: TBD
            Summer 2021: TBD

The fee for this Seminar offering is: $3,900

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More Questions?

Reach out to Kalissa Hendrickson with questions or for additional information.