Compassion in Social Services and the Public Sector
Those working in public service share a common interest in improving their effectiveness in the face of uncertainty, prolonged or extreme stress, or rapid change. They must tackle a variety of challenging problems such as shrinking budgets, new methods of community outreach, and response to natural disasters.
They understand that individual health and resilience form the basis of organizational success and they highly value learning, adaptability, and growth.
Compassion Cultivation Training can serve the needs of a range of public service audiences, including:
-U.S. government workers
-Nonprofits and NGOs
-Public service consultants
Demand for professionals to provide leadership, financial management, policy analysis, and more has never been stronger. Compassion training encourages people to take action in a new way – by slowing down, paying attention, and gaining an awareness of the inner resources at their disposal.
In this course, public service leaders can learn how to:
- Increase kindness and compassion for themselves and others
- Develop profound levels of calmness and resilience in traumatic situations
- Calm the mind and direct thoughts more positively
- Sharpen their ability to focus and be more effective
- Access a variety of self-care skills and techniques
The resulting benefits are:
- Increased ability to handle stressful work situations
- Better engagement and collaboration with constituencies
- Enhanced insight, brainstorming, and innovation with counterparts
- Resilience in the face of adversity or public protest
- Better strategic thinking and decision-making skills
- Decreased job overwhelm, increased job satisfaction
Training can be delivered in an 8-week program or customized into shorter workshops for your organization. Please click here to submit a request form for a customized event.