Friday March 28, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
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Ashe Cultural Center 
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70113



Bonnie Lister 
Tulane School of Social Work 
Compassion as Ethical Practice in Organizations


The Tulane University School of Social Work, Clearwater Sanctuary and Advancing Compassion in Organizations Working Group invite you to "Compassion Best Practices: Compassion as Ethical Practice in Organizations" on Friday, March 28 from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Ashe Cultural Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard. A light breakfast will start at 8 a.m.

magine a culture in which organizations provided the contexts for creating a more compassionate society - a world in which people learned and expressed their humanity and compassion through their everyday experiences in schools, businesses and community organizations.

In this workshop, we will:

  • learn what the new science of compassion is teaching us about why compassion matters in organizations;
  • examine the most effective ways to facilitate compassion; and
  • discuss how to address obstacles and challenges to compassion in our organizations.

Presentation, conversation, and group activities will draw upon 15 years of research on compassion in organizations conducted by the CompassionLab, brought to life through a variety of examples and best practices that challenge and inspire us to increase our organizations’ compassion capability.

Guest Facilitator
Monica Worline, Ph.D. , Co-founder and Research Fellow, CompassionLab, University of Michigan and President, Vervago.

Dr. Monica Worline is an organizational psychologist, teacher, researcher, entrepreneur, and writer who is dedicated to the mission of understanding and sharing practices that transform organizations and enliven work. Monica is a founding member and current Research Fellow of CompassionLab, a research collaborative housed at the University of Michigan and dedicated to researching and sharing the power of compassion in organizations (see our work at compassionlab.org). Monica’s research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, and Human Relations. Monica is also the co-founder and President of Vervago, a social entrepreneurship organization dedicated to teaching and learning that translates research into action. Monica holds a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. with distinction and honors from Stanford University.

Registration fee is $10. If you would like to receive three social work ethics CEUs, the fee is $30. Registration will be limited to the first 100 participants. Please click on the "Reigster Now!" button to fill out the online registration form. Payment should be made via check or money order (Payable to Tulane School of Social Work) and may be mailed or delivered to:

Attn: Compassion Workshop
Tulane School of Social Work
6823 St. Charles Ave., Bldg. 9
New Orleans, LA 70118

Your registration will not be finalized until we have received your payment. Once we receive your payment, you'll receive an e-mail from Bonnie Lister to finalize your registration.

If you have any questions about the program or the registration process, please contact Bonnie Lister at 504-862-3484 or via e-mail at blrl@tulane.edu