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september 23, 2022
online via zoom!
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enroll before August 1st and receive 20% off plus a free ticket to our next online training!
We're The Good Doctors
We're best friends, giant nerds, and teachers at our core.
One of our guiding principles is - borrowing the immortal words of Captain James T. Kirk - "We learn by doing."
Empathy is an intellectual posture, not an emotional response, and we can learn empathy by doing it. Empathy and inclusivity are the driving forces of our teaching models, and provide the framework for all our trainings.
We frame all our work through the principles of non-judgement and curiosity. There are no stupid or wrong questions.
With over 30 years experience in academic and business spaces, we bring our intellectual curiosity and business acumen to every interaction.
Dr. Kristen & Dr. Erin
why you should join us
We believe that one of the most damaging phrases in the English language is "I know how you feel." Our perspective on empathy is different because we believe we have to separate emotions from the practice of empathy.
We know this makes us different, but we feel this perspective is necessary to be able to truly understand someone else's worldview.
Our two-day workshop will outline our philosophy and give you practical tips for how to implement it in your relationships.
What you’ll Learn from us
Our unique understanding of empathy.
We know we think and talk about empathy differently than other folks. We'll make sure to dedicate time to breaking down our approach, why we know it's necessary, and leave time for all your questions. Empathy is the foundation for all our teaching.
Why you have to start with emotional intelligence.
You can't know and understand others before you know and understand yourself. We have a model of emotional intelligence that is the foundational building block to our empathetic worldview. EQ has to come first in this process.
How we see the world in terms of "normal" and "other."
The next tool we need in our empathy tool box is the concept of "othering." Every culture - from your family to your religion to your nation - has a definition for what is considered "normal." A huge part of empathy is learning who is "normal" and who is "other" in all the cultures you inhabit.
What we can learn from intersectionality.
This big old buzzword is a foundational part of our model of empathy education. This concept takes the learning on "normal" and "other" forward to look at how all our "intersections" impact the way we live our lives and the way we experience privilege and oppression.
Meet your fabulous educators
Dr. Kristen Donnelly
Kristen Donnelly (MSW, M.Div, PhD) is a 4-time TEDx speaker, international empathy educator, and researcher with two decades of experience in helping people understand the beauty in difference, and the power in inclusivity. She is one of The Good Doctors of Abbey Research, COO of their parent company, and an unapologetic nerd for stories of change. Kristen lives outside of Philadelphia with her husband, where they are surrounded by piles of books and several video game consoles.
Dr. Erin Hinson
Erin Hinson (MA, PhD) is a researcher, educator, and tea enthusiast with over a decade of experience in cultivating curiosity in herself and others. As one of The Good Doctors of Abbey Research, Erin advocates for inclusion, equity, and understanding through conversation. She lives in Pittsburgh with her mother, cat, and international gin collection.
what is your investment?
We are educators at heart and are motivated by making these complex issues as accessible as possible.
Buy now and enter "earlybird" at check out before August 1st to 20% off the full day experience.
With the early bird price, you'll also get a FREE ticket to our next Online Training!
After August 1st, it's the same content, but a bit more dough.
You'll also have to register separately for "Words We Don't Say Any More"
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Diverse Learning Formats
One of our business mottos is 'different people are different.' This is especially true for learning styles, so we cover all the bases.
Guest Speakers in Each Session
We know people - talented people who want to serve! You won't just get our expertise, you'll get theirs too!
Actual Practical Applications
We're driven by the need to provide practical advice and support. All our content is based on the latest research but grounded in pragmatism.
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