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Learn about the compassion programs offered by the UC San Diego Health System.
Two important components of Mindfulness are wisdom (clear seeing) and compassion (the heartful desire to alleviate suffering). Wisdom and compassion are often described as the two wings of a bird. Without either wing the bird is unable to fly. Life sometimes brings with it painful events both large and small. What we can do is learn to hold what happens with warmth and kindness.
Toward that end, we offer mindfulness-based programs that aid us in developing our capacity for compassion.
Our programs are designed to address the quality of attention that we pay to what arises and to actively cultivate the capacity for kind and compassionate action in response to difficulty. Each option is designed to build skills in a particular area. A brief description of each program, including benefits and the format offered follows.
Michele Lawrence, Caring By Mentoring African-American Boys KYW Newsradio But three years ago, while attending a meeting at the School District of Philadelphia, she says her heart ached after hearing dire statistics about the future of young...
This conference aims at providing attendee’s with the opportunity to hear professionals from a multitude of disciplines share valuable information that contributes to education, community, and business mentoring.
Dan Zahavi is a Professor in the Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication at the University of Copenhagen, where he specializes in the social dimension of self-experience; the nature of empathy and its relevance for social cognition; the relation between phenomenology and naturalism; selfhood and unity of consciousness with particular focus on no-self doctrines. Dan is the director of the Danish National Research Foundation’s Center for Subjectivity Research.
The center has a grant for an "Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding" project that runs from 2011 to 2015. The aim of the project is to contribute to investigate two questions:
1) What is empathy and what role does it play in interpersonal understanding?
2) To what extent does interpersonal understanding presuppose a common social and cultural background?
Dan has written numerous articles on the nature of empathy and the center is hosting workshops and conferences on the topic. One conference being held in May 2013, is on the "Phenomenology of Empathy".
Tory Burch may now be a billionaire fashion mogul, but she was once dismissed as a flash in the pan -- just a socialite with a vanity project. At ForbesWoman's Power Redefined Summit, Burch talked of the importance of thick skin (and great mentors).
People can develop close relationships with media figures viewed on TV. Across two studies we examined the extent to which satisfaction with, alternatives to, and investments in such parasocial relationships (PSR) account for feelings of commitment toward favored TV characters. In Study 1, satisfaction and investments positively predicted commitment to fictional TV characters, whereas the alternative of not following any TV character negatively predicted commitment to the PSR. In Study 2, we tested the bases of the investment model as predictors of commitment to fictional (e.g., Homer Simpson) versus nonfictional (e.g., Oprah Winfrey) TV characters. As in Study 1, for both fictional and nonfictional characters, commitment level was significantly predicted by levels of satisfaction and investments. However, the alternative of not following any character was significantly associated with commitment only for fictional characters. Results support the use of the investment model to understand processes underlying PSRs. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)
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Last month, NPQ’s Rick Cohen was invited to participate in a panel on measuring the impact of foundation grantmaking, a program co-sponsored by the Urban Institute’s Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and the Philanthropic Collaborative.
Workshop series to teach successful grant writing WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Employees of nonprofit organizations and government agencies can learn how to prepare effective grant proposals at Purdue Extension workshops scheduled through mid-November.
"The Beginner's Guide to Grant Writing" is part of a series of workshops designed to help beginning and intermediate grant writers craft persuasive proposals. The two-day workshop will be held at three locations in the state. Sessions will be led by local Extension educators and supplemented by presentations from grant-writing experts and professionals from Purdue University.
On the first day of each workshop, participants will learn a step-by-step process to build their proposals, and they will learn how to find needed resource materials. On the second day, participants will learn how to review, finalize and submit their proposals and to find funding sources.
The workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (local time) on the following dates and at these locations:
While there are many private sector mentoring programmes in place, these are too often seen as 'nice-to-have', but not essential.
Successful mentoring relationships often transcend this as mentors gain an understanding of the world view of another generation and equally, mentees can help senior colleagues to see new perspectives and shifts in societal behaviour, for instance, the growing importance of social networks. These partnerships, inevitably, bring a new level of empathy into the workplace as greater understanding between groups of people develops. This empathy can increase mutual respect for co-workers and remind us of the nuances of an individual's needs, as opposed to just focusing on generic rules and regulations.
Appendices Be careful with the use of appendices. Some proposal writers try to use the appendix to place information that should have been included in the body of the proposal. The appendix should not be used to get around any page limitations stated in the RFP. In general, the appendix might include: résumés of key personnel that will implement the grant; endorsements and letters of support; verifi cations; assurances; and diagrams or illustrations. It is not uncommon to supply documentation of your non-profi t status. Some proposals will ask for you a list of collaborating partners. Do not put new information in the appendix. Your grant application must stand on its own. Any information in the appendix should further verify or backup the text of your application. Grant Forms The forms that are part of the RFP guidelines will often serve as an outline for your grant narrative. Most RFPs will also include a procedure for the application submission. These directions will guide you and help you plan ahead. Additionally, the RFP will describe formatting issues. Follow all directions carefully. Many applications have additional components, usually a set of forms and assurances. It is imperative that you read all of the directions (several times) so that you can get going on these additional pieces. Scoring Criteria, Rubrics and the Writing Process Scoring criteria are often included in the grant request for proposals. The scoring criteria is often further described in a scoring rubric. The rubric may further break down the criteria and provide the grant readers a score range on which to judge this element. Under each category in the rubric, a statement is provided as an example. This detailed rubric is both good and bad for the grant seeker. On the good side, the grant funder is telling you exactly what you need to do. What is bad is that you may be tempted to simply write the “Makes a Strong Case” statement without really describing what you plan to do. Be careful not to fall into this trap. For example, stating that the narrative describes a comprehensive action plan to share successful program implementation strategies and outcomes with stakeholders at the conclusion of the program does not tell the grant reader how you plan to do this. It does not say how parents, community members, and school districts will actually be able to share in the lessons learned. Grant Budget
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