Subject: Cohort 13.C: Session 5 Assignments 1). Next Session, 2). Buddy Call 3). Feedback 4). Empathy Circle 5). Promotion


Building a Culture of Empathy Together: Cohort 13.C Links

Greetings All

( ) 1. Session 5

Our final Session is coming up next week. In this session we will focus on

  • integrating your learnings.

  • hearing your feedback 'testimonials' on the training,

  • hearing your ideas and plans for next steps for building a more empathic culture.

( ) 2. Fill Out Session Feedback Survey
Please submit feedback regarding the Empathy Circle Facilitator Training Session that you have just completed. Post any questions and we will try to address them in the beginning of the next Session.

( ) 3. Empathy Buddy Call

For more on support see,


We have paired you up with someone else in the training.

Between now and the next Session, connect with that person and have a 30 minute mutual support call on Zoom, etc.

> Report back on how it went in the next Session.

1. Trainer - Ann Jordan - annjordan@protonmail.com

Melinda Duplichan - mdduplichan@gmail.com - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA

2. Trainer: Bill Filler - paddlinman@yahoo.com - SF Bay, USA

Kathleen Young - kathleen@youngmediationassociates.com - Beverly, MA USA

3. Trainer: Selene Aitken - selene.aitken@gmail.com - Oregon

Alfred Ramirez - aramirezdsn@gmail.com - East Moline, IL

5. Trainee: Ralph Galen RalphGalen@gmail.com

Gary M Barker - gary@streetroots.org - Portland USA

6. Trainee: Larry Lawhorn - Larry@EcoDelMar.org - Florida Tel: 754-703-1011

Faithful Iroh - ambfaithful.uz@gmail.com - Owerri, Nigeria

7. Trainee: Linda Bass adr4u2@gmail.com - Keller TX

Mehaboobali Soppadla - mssoppadla@gmail.com - Banglore, India

9 Trainee: Cynthia Ganote - cynthiaganote@gmail.com - Louisville Kentucky USA

Donny Saddleback - saddleback1@outlook.com - Camrose Canada

10 Trainee: Evelyn Riera - evelynriera@yahoo.de Offenbach/M., Germany

Trainer: Lou Zweier lou.zweier@gmail.com - SF Bay, USA

11 Trainee: Adelina Sora - adelina.sora@yahoo.com - Bucharest, Romania

Kendria Taylor - Kendriatg@outlook.com - Arlington TX

13 Vicenç Rullan - vrullan@gmail.com - Palma (Mallorca, Spain)

Sally Rodeman - rodemanresources@yahoo.com - Cathey's Valley CA

14 Christine Carino - christinec@consciousthrive.com - New York, USA

Rosie Yeung rosie@changinglenses.ca - Toronto, ON, Canada

15 Regina Simpkins rsimpkins09@gmail.com - Berkeley, CA

Meghí ní Domhnaill - celticfire@tutanota.com - Portland, Maine

16 Melissa Fernandez drmelissafernandez20@gmail.com - Union City, CA

Dominica Barber - dominica@stayaponi.com - Loreto, Mexico

( ) 4. Hold an Empathy Circle with Family or Friends.

Try to facilitate an Empathy Circle with family, friends, etc. before the next Session.

> Report back on how it went in the next Session.

5. ( ) Inviting others to take part in the training.
Invite your Friends to join us in the next Training Cohort.
Cohort 13.C Facebook Discussion Thread
Cohort 13.C LinkedIn Discussion Thread

> Report back on how it went in the next Session.

6. ( ) Building a Culture of Empathy

In our first Session, we spoke of creating a Culture of Empathy and placing Empathy at the center of such a culture. Important core values would be Empathy, Mutuality, Openness and Care. See more at: http://j.mp/CoEValues This is not meant as an exhaustive listing of all the values of a Culture of Empathy, but are a few core values that we see as promoting this culture. You might have other words or understandings of these values, and that’s fine.

Consider the Question: How do you see the Empathy Circle practice beginning to build a culture of empathy in your world and in the world at large?

7. ( ) Donation Reminder

The trainers are donating their time because they want to contribute to building a culture of empathy and spread the Empathy Circle practice as widely as possible. We know that if this vision and practice is widely spread, it will nurture greater well-being in the world. If you would like to contribute to supporting this work, you can make a donation by going to this Facebook fundraiser,

"Help Design and Host a Free Empathy Circle Facilitator Training" https://www.facebook.com/donate/771085297016780/

or PayPal.



Edwin Rutsch

Director: Center for Building a Culture of Empathy




Location: San Francisco Bay Area: El Cerrito, California

Email: EdwinRutsch@Gmail.com

Cell (510) 685-2621