Empathy Speakers

Request an Empathy and Helping Skills Workshop from the Help Center!

The Help Center at UMD is launching a new program called the Empathy Speaker’s Bureau! The Empathy Speaker’s Bureau is a program where campus groups can request a workshop covering empathy and basic helping skills to be presented by trained volunteers.

The three aims of the hour-long presentation are:

  • To increase awareness of empathy and the ways it manifests in communication
  • To improve active listening and helping skills
  • To increase comfort and confidence in providing empathetic support to others

This program is applicable to a wide range of personal and professional settings, covering topics like providing support to friends, navigating conflict, and referring people to resources.

If this sounds like something you/your group would be interested in, the workshop request form can be found here: https://go.umd.edu/ESBRequest 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the program coordinator, Aneesh Acharya, at aachary3@terpmail.umd.edu.

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