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Applied Compassion Training
CCARE Stanford University
2024 Program Requirements

ACT Program Requirements

In order to receive your Certificate of Completion from CCARE at Stanford University, the following program requirements must be met:

  • Live participation at three virtual immersion retreats online 

  • Live participation at small monthly mentoring group sessions online 

  • 1:1 meetings with an ACT mentor 

  • Completion of monthly teaching & practice modules 

  • The creation and delivery of an Applied Compassion Capstone Project 

  • $9495 program tuition paid in full

We encourage people to carefully consider these requirements, especially since the virtual retreats are scheduled in the Pacific Time Zone. If you cannot meet these program requirements, we encourage you to postpone your registration to a future ACT program. 

Detailed information about each program requirement can be found below

Virtual Immersion Retreat #1 | Becoming an Ambassador of Applied Compassion ©

January 26-28, 2024 | Live Online Participation Required

Friday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone 

Saturday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone

Sunday: 9:00am-1:30pm Pacific Time Zone

Virtual Immersion Retreat #2 | Compassionate Coaching, Communication & Facilitation ©

July 19-21, 2024 | Live Online Participation Required

Friday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone 

Saturday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone

Sunday: 9:00am-1:30pm Pacific Time Zone

Virtual Immersion Retreat #3 | Applied Compassion in Action, Capstone Presentations and Certification Ceremony ©

November 1-3, 2024 | Live Online Participation Required

Friday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone 

Saturday: 9:00am-3:30pm Pacific Time Zone

Sunday: 9:00am-1:30pm Pacific Time Zone

 

An Applied Compassion Capstone Project 

Designed and delivered during the ACT program | Required

A defining component of the ACT program is the compassionate incubator that is created. During the program, each participant is guided through a process that supports the design and delivery of an Applied Compassion Capstone Project in a real-world setting of their choice. In order to meet the program requirements, 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 podcasts or workshops, or in a community or volunteer setting. Capstone Projects come in all different shapes and sizes across a wide-range of industries. In ACT, every Capstone Project is valued, celebrated, and recognized as making an important contribution in the world! 

ACT 2024 Monthly Small Group Mentoring Sessions

Monthly | Live Online Participation Required

These are smaller groups that meet online monthly with one of the ACT Founders via Zoom.  You will have the opportunity to sign up for a monthly mentoring group that is best suited to your schedule and time zone. Mentoring groups are a unique opportunity to bring questions, challenges, and Capstone Project ideas into a smaller group and receive feedback. In addition, each ACT participant will be part of a smaller Capstone Team that meets during these monthly small group sessions. The ACT Capstone Team forms a backbone of support throughout the entire ACT program and serves as a powerful group of peers engaging one another in the design and development of each person's individual capstone project.  Since each member is an integral part of this small team of participants offering support and feedback to one another, attendance in these small group mentoring sessions each month is required. 

 

Personal Mentoring Sessions

Monthly | Ongoing Participation Required

One of the cornerstones of the ACT program is the 1:1 customized mentoring that each program participant receives. Each ACT participant is assigned to an expert ACT Mentor who works with them throughout the program to support the creation, design, and delivery of their Applied Compassion Capstone Project. ACT participants meet with their mentors monthly and 1:1 sessions include a combination of:

  • Personalized coaching/advising on Capstone Project development

  • Expert support in the design of Capstone offerings (content/process/design/delivery)

  • Empowerment throughout the natural challenges of project development 

  • Accountability to ensure that each participant's project idea/vision are delivered out in the world!

 

ACT 2024 Monthly Teaching Modules

Once a month| Thursdays | 5:00pm - 7:00pm in the Pacific Time Zone​

Live attendance is not required at these sessions, however participants that don't attend live will need to watch the recording, complete the exercises, and submit written documentation to meet the program requirements 

  • February 8 : Mindfulness in the Service of Compassion © with Robert Cusick, ACT Founder

  • March 7 : Triggers: A Skillful Recognition and Response © with Neelama Eyres, ACT Founder

  • April 4: Resiliency and Compassion © with Monica Hanson, ACT Founder

  • May 2: Designing Systems that are Compassionate © with Dr. Monica Worline, CCARE   

  • June 6: The Neuroscience of Compassion ©

  • August 1:  Compassionate Forgiveness © with Neelama Eyres, ACT Founder

  • September 5: Compassionate Action in the World © with Robert Cusick, ACT Founder  

  • October 3: Harvesting the Gems © with Monica Hanson, ACT Founder

ACT 2024 Monthly Practice Modules

Once a month| Fridays | 10:00am - 12:00pm in the Pacific Time Zone​

Live attendance is not required at these sessions, however participants that don't attend live will need to watch the recording, complete the practices, and submit written documentation to meet the program requirements

  • February 16 : Mindfulness Practice Module © with Robert Cusick, ACT Founder

  • March 15 : Triggers Practice Module © with Neelama Eyres, ACT Founder

  • April 12: Resiliency Practice Module © with Monica Hanson, ACT Founder

  • May 10: Designing Systems Practice Module © with ACT Founders

  • June 14: The Neuroscience of Compassion Practice Module ©

  • August 9: Forgiveness Practice Module © with Neelama Eyres, ACT Founder

  • September 13: Compassionate Action Practice Module © with Robert Cusick, ACT Founder  

  • October 11: Harvesting the Gems Practice Module © with Monica Hanson, ACT Founder

 

Compassion Labs & Ongoing Sessions for the Global ACT Community

Open to current ACT Participants & Alumni 

Dates TBA | Participation Optional

There are ongoing opportunities to engage with the current ACT community of participants as well as our Alumni. We offer a variety of optional sessions throughout the program tailored to content that is relevant to our community and world at the time. Topics include: Empathic Distress, Compassion when there's an Imbalance of Power, and The Intersection of Compassion & Spirituality 

Is ACT for me? Please visit our FAQ page to learn if ACT is a good fit for you.

 

Need more information? You can request to speak to an ACT Faculty HERE

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