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The Structure of Effective Interactions During Mentoring Conversations with Diverse Students

Effective Mentoring in Multicultural Settings

  • Tuesday, November 19, 12 - 2 pm;
  • This is a repeat of the November 15 workshop.

Workshop Objectives

  • Identify the significance of conversational empathy in situations involving diverse communities.
  • Clarify the role of empathic concern in supportive communication with members of distinct cultural groups.
  • Facilitate expressions of concern for members of different traditions, using helpful or supportive messages.
  • Earn 2 CEUs [for Health Educator Certifications (CHES)].

Workshop Description

The workshop discusses original research, demonstrating how faculty members can respond empathically in conversations with diverse students to cultivate compassion in university settings. With an empathy-based framework as a foundation, the session demonstrates how professors can respond humanely in conversations with members of different cultural groups, and thereby, promote ethical conduct, compassion, and proactive social change in academic communities.