Access Compassionate Leadership Course

Adapted from the version that is offered to doctoral students enrolled in ED 815 (SDSU), this 14-week course, designed, facilitated, and evaluated by Marilee Bresciani Ludvik, will meet for one-hour per week in an online face-to-face environment with one 18-20 minute online video to prep participants for the exercises they will experience in their online face-to-face environment.

Designed for who have a desire to heighten their own self-awareness and optimize organizational transformation, this course intends for participants to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Increased ability to direct attention to the desired object of attention on demand
  • Increased ability to manage emotions, particularly difficult emotions on demand
  • Increased ability to regulate stress and anxiety on demand
  • Increased awareness of the relationship of thoughts to bodily sensations, emotions, and choices made
  • Increased compassionate dialogue
  • Increased compassionate interactions
  • Increased awareness and acceptance of the consequences of choices
  • Increased resilience
  • Increased collaboration, creativity, and productivity among diverse work groups
  • Increased pro-social behavior
  • Decreased implicit bias, implicit racism, and stereotype threat
  • Increase openness to the practice of restorative justice

Specifically, this course is designed to cover the following weekly topics:
Week 1 – Introduction to Stress and Anxiety
Week 2 – Attention Regulation
Week 3 – Emotion Regulation
Week 4 – Self-Compassion and Emotion Regulation
Week 5 – Overcoming the Negative Bias of the Brain and Cultivating Gratitude
Week 6 – Cognitive Regulation/Flexibility
Week 7 – Compassion Cultivation
Week 8 – Active and Empathetic Listening and Non-Violent Communication
Week 9 – Difficult Conversations
Week 11 – Resilience, Reverence, and Vulnerability
Week 12 – Integration of Strengths and Opportunities to Improve
Week 13 – Visioning and Prioritizing the “Dream” Goals
Week 14 – Integration into Daily Life

(you will give your email address, then be given a url to access the course. Please remember to bookmark the course so you do not have to enter your email address again.)