"I’ve experienced the power of compassion as a physician, educator, philanthropist and global leader. I am thrilled to announce the launch of a new program designed to train Ambassadors of Compassion. In collaboration with CCARE at Stanford University, we are pleased to announce the launch of ACT, the Applied Compassion Training." Dr. James Doty
founder & director of stanford
university's center for compassion
and altrusim research and education (CCARE).
Applied Compassion Training 2021 Program Details:
Over the course of this 11 month program, we will meet virtually for 3 immersion retreats online. Due to the experiential nature of these retreats, live participation is required online. These virtual immersion retreats are highly interactive. The retreats are scheduled at the beginning of the program, mid-way through, and at the end of the training, in the Pacific Time zone.
If public health and travel guidelines permit, we will also offer an in-person retreat option, onsite at Stanford University on the same dates, in addition to the virtual retreats. We anticipate being able to notify participants of this additional option 12 weeks prior to each immersive retreat date.
I. Virtual Immersion Retreat #1 Online
January (8-10th): Becoming an Ambassador of Applied Compassion ©
II. Online Monthly Teaching Modules: 5:00-7:00pm Pacific Time Zone via Zoom
February 11th : Mindfulness in the Service of Applied Compassion ©
March 11th: Triggers: Cultivating a Skillful Recognition and Response ©
April 8th: Resiliency: Empathy/Compassion ©
May 13th: Unconscious Bias and Compassion ©
June 10th: Compassionate Leadership ©
III. Online Small Group Mentoring Calls via Zoom (Live Online Participation Required)
NOTE: These are smaller groups that meet online monthly with one of the ACT Instructors via Zoom. Specific dates/times TBD at the beginning of the 2021 program by your mentor.
IV. Virtual Immersion Retreat #2 Online:
July (9th-11th): Compassionate Coaching, Communication & Facilitation ©
V. Monthly Teaching Modules Continued:
August 12th: Designing Systems for Compassion ©
September 9th: Compassionate Forgiveness and Reconciliation ©
October 14th: The Principles of Applying Compassion in the World ©
VI. Virtual Immersion Retreat #3 Online:
November (5th-7th): Applied Compassion in Action, Capstone Presentations and Certification Ceremony
ACT 2021 Cost and Dates:
Dates for our 2021 Immersion Retreats:
General schedule for our immersive retreats:
Friday: 4:00pm-7:00pm Pacific Time Zone
Saturday: 9:30am-6:30pm Pacific Time Zone (with a break for lunch)
Sunday: 9:30am-5pm Pacific Time Zone (with a break for lunch)
Location for Retreats:
Virtually Online, with the option of in-person retreats at Stanford
University campus if health and travel guidelines permit.
Dates for our online Modules: TBA
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