(Empathic Design Workshop) Empathy and Decision Making

As we were getting seated, I started telling him about an Empathy Design Workshop that I participated in on August 6, 2015. The Workshop was organized by Edwin Rutsch, Founding Director of Center for Building a Culture of Empathy. That organization’s “mission is to build a movement for creating a global worldwide culture of empathy and compassion.”

Edwin works tirelessly to create such a culture through community organizing, facilitating empathy circles and “creating a portal for resources and information about the values of empathy and compassion. The site contains the largest collection of articles, conferences, definitions, experts, history, interviews, organizations, videos, science and much more about empathy and compassion.”

Edwin had invited me to participate because of the various articles I have written on the subject of empathy, specifically, “The Power of Empathy,” “Everyone Should Be Required to See ‘Inside Out,'” and “Empathy Is Incompatible with Shame and Judgment.”

Mark Baer Family Law Attorney, Mediator, Collaborative Law Practitioner, Speaker, and Author