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Thursday, January 18th, 2018


The ability to empathize is an important part of social and emotional development, affecting an individual’s behavior toward others and the quality of social relationships. This training will challenge participants to examine their own empathy skills and will focus on practical and engaging activities and discussions that participants can have with their students to help develop empathy and perspective-taking in the classroom.


This training has been aligned with PA Core Standards, Academic Standards for Career Education and Work and Standards for Student Interpersonal Skills.



Upon completion of this training participants will:

  • Be able to define empathy and how it differs from sympathy
  • Understand why empathy is important for healthy relationships
  • Understand the factors that contribute to diminished empathy
  • Become aware of their own strengths and opportunities for improvement as they relate to empathy
  • Understand the components of effective programming that cultivate empathy in students


Course Length

6.0 hours, half day, shorter workshop or series of workshops


Target Audience

This training is designed for educators and helping professionals but can be modified for parents or caregivers.





Required Materials




Pod seating must be available along with room for activities, podium, microphone for large groups, LCD screen, speakers, wireless Internet access and electrical outlets for the effective delivery of this training.



Registration for this training is the responsibility of the host organization.


Continuing Education Credit

Upt to 6.0 hours of Act 48 and NASW


Fee & Scheduling

For scheduling and pricing, contact Vicki Murray at or (717) 763-1661.