Ajankohta: ma 11.01.2016 - ti 12.01.2016


TIME: Monday 11th & tuesday 12th of january 2016

PLACE: University of Helsinki, main building (Fabianinkatu 33), Small hall

In today's world, could compassion be the key to both interpersonal well-being and business success? In personal lives, it is easy to see why compassion could be an important factor in both personal well-being and building of deep interpersonal ties.

But also the business world is changing. In the post-industrial era, innovation-based growth and team-based work have become essential success factors. Compassion is a factor that could enhance better team-work, mutual helping and knowledge sharing, thus making possible both a more healthy, and more innovative and productive working life.

In this seminar, CoPassion research project brings to Helsinki some of the most distinguished researchers of compassion to explore together both the nature of compassion itself, as well as how to improve it in personal lives and in the business world.

The seminar is free for participants, but please sign up here.

You are most Warmly and Compassionately Welcome!

Monday: Leading compassion

9.00 Welcome & CoPassion project, prof. Anne Birgitta Pessi, University of Helsinki
9.15 Keynote: Monica Worline, Ph.D., CompassionLab / Stanford Compassion Center
10.30 Commentary
10.45 Break
11.15 Compassionate love & servant leadership, prof. Dirk van Dierendonck, Erasmus University
12.00 Commentary


13.15 Christine Mellner, Ph.D., Stockholm University
13.45 Prof. Bent Meier Sørensen, Copenhagen Business School
14.15 Coffee
14.45 Workshop on Leading Compassion
16.15 End of first day


Tuesday: how to become more compassionate?

9.00 Keynote: Prof. Sally Maitlis, University of Oxford
10.15 Commentary
10.30 Break
11.00 How we aim to increase compassion in the CoPassion-project, prof. Anne Birgitta Pessi & other researchers of the project
12.15 Commentary


13.15 Etymology of compassion in the Christian tradition, prof. Risto Saarinen, University of Helsinki
13.45 Walter Osika, PhD, Stockholm University
14.15 Compassion & Brain, Katri Saarikivi, University of Helsinki
14.45 Coffee
15.15 Panel discussion on compassion: Speakers TBA
16.15 Closing of the seminar
16.30 Reception

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