An essential part of the ACT training is an Applied Compassion Capstone Project that each participant will create, deliver, and report back on during the course of the Applied Compassion Training.
Participants will begin designing and developing these projects right from the start of the program and will be required to deliver them by Summer 2024, reporting back to the faculty by October 2024. Capstone Projects need to be delivered/implemented in a public setting during the ACT program. Capstone Projects have been delivered in workplace environments like hospitals, offices, classrooms, online via workshops or podcasts, or in a community or volunteer setting.
Fully completed Capstone Projects are a requirement in order to receive the certificate of completion from CCARE at Stanford by the culmination of the program (November 2024).
Please consider if this is achievable for you at this time. If you're unable to fulfill these requirements, please postpone your registration to a future ACT program.
In addition to completing an Applied Compassion Capstone Project, in order to receive your certificate of completion from CCARE at Stanford University, all ACT program requirements must be met.
A foundation of the ACT training are the experiential processes and practices of Applied Compassion. ACT is a highly-engaged community that comes together regularly in-person online over the course of the 11-month program. Due to the highly experiential and relational nature of compassion, it's essential for each participant as well as for the cohesion of the group, that people in ACT participate live. Live (online) participation is an integral component of the ACT program. In ACT, live participation means attending live online free of distractions, engaging in the practices and processes of applied compassion, with video cameras on for the duration of the session.
The ACT program requirements include:
Live online participation at all three 3-day immersive retreats (January 26-28, July 19-21 and November 1-3, 2024)
Live online participation at a smaller monthly mentoring group (you will be able to choose your monthly mentoring group day/time)
Regular 1:1 meetings with an ACT Faculty Mentor
Participating in the monthly teaching modules and monthly practice modules (these modules can be completed live online or through watching the recordings, completing the exercises, and submitting written documentation to meet the program requirements
Delivering an Applied Compassion Capstone Project by October 2024.
We recognize that for some participants, depending on timezone, attending three retreats in-person online may be challenging.
If you're unable to fulfill these requirements at this time, please consider postponing your registration to a future ACT program.
Waiver of Liability
I accept full responsibility for my health and voluntarily complete this Acknowledgment and Waiver of Liability. I understand and agree that the services and tools offered by The Applied Compassion Training (ACT) Faculty at CCARE Stanford: Robert Cusick, Neelama Eyres, and Monica Hanson; and the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE), and Stanford University are not intended to replace or be substituted for medical or psychiatric care.
The APPLIED COMPASSION TRAINING™ (ACT) is not a therapeutic intervention for psycho-pathological disorders as defined in the DSM, and is not meant to be used as such. By completing this release and consent I assume all risk for any physical or mental consequences of participating in the course.
By signing this release I also specifically and expressly agree to hold harmless, indemnify and release the Applied Compassion Training Faculty: Robert Cusick, Neelama Eyres, Monica Hanson; and the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) and Stanford University and each of their respective employees, partners, agents and associates from any and all liability for the results of the educational guidance that will be or has been provided.
Moreover, I acknowledge that the particulars shared in the 11-month Applied Compassion Training by other participants are to be maintained as confidential. I will not blog or otherwise report on content shared by others in this training in any form of media.
I also acknowledge that taking this course does not entitle participants to represent themselves as affiliates to or with the Applied Compassion Training (ACT) or the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University.
Waiver of Dismissal
If at any point during the registration process or over the course of this 11-month training we determine that a student’s participation needs to be terminated, we reserve the right to dismiss that student from the program. If a student is dismissed, they will be refunded a pro-rated amount of their tuition within 30 days.
A full refund (minus a $275 processing fee) may only be issued if your cancellation request is received by December 1st, 2023. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after December 1st, 2023. Send refund requests to email@example.com
Payment is required to complete your registration and secure your space in the ACT 2024 program.
There are two options for submitting your payment:
Option 1: Payment in Full
Your payment in full of $8995 is due today.
Option 2: Installment Plan
For those needing a payment plan, there is an option of paying in three installments:
1st installment of $2995 is due today
2nd installment of $3000 is due 12/1/2023
3rd installment of $3000 is due 1/2/2024
If you need to discuss payment options, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
ACT participants have successfully requested funding from their organization, company, or institution to pay for their participation or receive reimbursement.
To support you in making this request, we’ve developed a packet designed for decision-makers available here: Support for Requesting Organizational Funding for Professional Development. The packet includes a sample letter that has been used to successfully request organizational funding.