Join and Build the Empathy Movement
Take the Empathy Circle Facilitation Training
Learn to Facilitate an Empathy Circle in Just 4 Sessions
Empathy Circle Facilitator Training and Introductory Empathy Circles: Is There a Cost?
For a list of dates and times to attend an Empathy Circle, see our Events Calendar to find drop-in Introductory Empathy Circles held on various days and in different time zones.
In addition to attending 4 sessions of 2.5 hours each, there are weekly assignments to complete that may take 1-2 hours. We will also pair you weekly with an empathy buddy to practice empathy.
We give Certificates of Completion to everyone that attends all required training sessions.
For a brief introduction, watch this 9-minute video. Being in an Empathy Circle will provide you with the full essence of this practice. A description does not equal the experience of sharing an Empathy Circle in community with those you know and those you have yet to meet. We are building an empathic community and support network. We offer Empathy Buddy calls and a Social Media Community. We seek and receive opportunities to assist in facilitating circles. We share in the many ways empathy is spreading around the world.
To learn more, view the 26-minute video below.
In-person at the Empathy Center January 27th and 28th, 2024
Next Online Training: 4 Consecutive Saturdays in February beginning February 3rd, 2024
If you are interested in the February training, email Bill Filler at firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to Donate?
We offer the training free of charge. All Empathy Circle Facilitators presenting the training are volunteering their time. If you want to contribute to a Culture of Empathy and spread the Empathy Circle practice around the world, you can donate to Edwin Rutsch on PayPal. Read more about Edwin below.
At this time donations are not tax-deductible.
Edwin Rutsch founded the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy to promote and foster the value and experience of empathy. Edwin is building a movement to support a global culture of empathy. When you come to our empathy circles, you see people attend from all over the world.
If you have an organization, business, or community group and would like to offer the training, we can facilitate a training for you. Contact EdwinRutsch@gmail.com
This is an Open Source Empathy Training. This means we invite anyone to use this training curriculum and resources to hold their own trainings. You can use, study, change, distribute and build on it. Just give credit and link back to this training website. We invite you to also help co-host, co-design, co-develop and co-promote the training for the mutual benefit and well-being of humanity and the planet.
Our vison is a global culture of empathy that is based on the foundational values of mutual empathy, openness and care. We believe a global culture based on empathy would contribute to the wellbeing of humanity and the planet.
Our mission is to raise the level of empathy on the planet by training all 8 billion people to be able to take part in and facilitate Empathy Circles.