Do you feel an urgency to make a positive difference in this complex, challenging world?
Applied Compassion Training (ACT), CCARE’s 11-month global live online program, is designed to address this need by preparing you to be an agent of change and compassion within your workplace, organization, community, profession, and personal life. The ACT program will equip you with the skills, knowledge, resources, global community, and expertise needed to apply compassion in all areas of your life, personally and professionally.
ACT participants worldwide consistently identify these five elements as the key factors defining ACT’s distinct and influential training approach:
- Experiential Learning
- Global Connections
- Credibility of CCARE at Stanford University
In the ACT program, the action component of compassion takes center stage!
Throughout the program, each participant is guided through a carefully designed process that empowers them to develop and deliver an Applied Compassion Capstone Project they choose in the real world. These projects stand as tangible illustrations of action and influence as participants apply compassion to address specific areas of suffering, creating genuine and lasting change.
Applied Compassion Capstone Projects in ACT come in various sizes, forms, and applications, such as:
- Compassion Toolkits for healthcare practitioners to reduce burnout and increase wellness
- Compassionate Leadership Programs to increase trust, collaboration, employee engagement, and business success
- Art Installations that cultivate awareness of and compassion toward marginalized groups
- Compassion Games and apps for students to reduce anxiety, depression and increase self-compassion
- Community Hubs for Mental Health to tackle the stigma and provide comprehensive services
ACT integrates Stanford’s renowned Design School experiential approach to learning by engaging participants in evidence-based practices, processes, and experiences that foster direct and embodied learning. Throughout the program, participants are immersed in a deliberately designed environment that encourages the application of compassion, nurturing deep engagement and growth within themselves and with others. This comprehensive approach ensures a truly transformative learning experience.
A cornerstone of ACT is the individualized and group mentorship provided to each participant throughout the program. Every ACT participant is paired with an expert mentor who guides them through their ACT journey, assisting in developing their Applied Compassion Capstone Project. Regular one-to-one mentorship sessions offer guidance and skillful advice as participants design and ultimately implement their compassion projects in real-world contexts. Additionally, participants are part of smaller mentoring groups and mini Capstone Teams, engaging in an evidence-based collaborative and feedback-driven process that supports the growth of each individual and their Applied Compassion Capstone Project.
ACT participants share a profound desire for personal and professional growth, intending to leverage it to inspire and impact the people, communities, and organizations they are connected with. Through this ripple effect, ACT graduates become Ambassadors of Compassion, uniting with a growing, diverse, and influential community making a difference worldwide. Since its inception, over 500 individuals from 40+ countries have successfully graduated from the ACT program at CCARE Stanford University.
CREDIBILITY OF CCARE AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY
CCARE at Stanford University is a foremost authority in compassion advocacy, education, research, and training, recognized by individuals across diverse disciplines, professions, and industries worldwide. CCARE’s ACT program participants are esteemed leaders contributing to the public understanding of compassion and its advantages for organizations and society. Earning a Certificate of Completion as a Compassion Leader and Ambassador from CCARE Stanford offers an unparalleled opportunity to gain credibility, influence, evidence-based resources, skills, confidence, and connections needed to effect meaningful change and impact in the world.
See your influence and impact grow! If you’re ready to effect real change, consider becoming an Ambassador of Compassion through Applied Compassion Training at CCARE Stanford. To learn more about this prestigious program, visit ACT at CCARE Stanford. And to explore ACT Alumni’s diverse Capstone Projects and stories showcasing the impact of applied compassion around the world, visit Meet the ACT Alumni and Explore Their Inspiring Capstone Projects.