Building The Movement

Hosted by The Empathy Center


We are hosting a series of 1/2 day, (4 hour) Empathy Summits. These are being held bi-monthly to begin with, on different empathy related topics. We are developing these summits online and will eventually have an in person Empathy Summit at the new The Empathy Center in Santa Barbara. 


Our vision is a world where mutual empathy guides human interactions, fostering understanding, connection and care, leading to a more innovative and prosperous society for all. 

Our mission is to build the Empathy Movement and Culture through education and initiatives. 

DATES: Bimonthly on First Saturdays

How Might Mutual Empathy, Listening, And Dialogue Improve Your Life?
Saturday, July 1, 2023
Leads: Kathy Kidd, Victoria Coleman 

A Review Of Empathy Training Programs From Around the World.
Empathy Trainers from around the world introduce their training offerings
Saturday, September 2 & 9, 2023 

Leads: Edwin Rutsch., 

Why is Empathy Essential In Conflict Resolution?
Saturday, November 4, 2023

Leads:  Kathleen Oweegon, Linda Bass, BJ Brenda Guiden 

Empathy Book Authors Share the Motivation and Outline of Their Books.
Saturday, January 6, 2024 

Leads:  Edwin Rutsch, Anita Nowak

What is Empathic Leadership And How Can It Be Developed?

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Leads: Edwin Rutsch, Cara Jean Wilson, Mimi Nicklin,

All about Empaths

Saturday, May 4, 2024

Leads: DJ Chandler

Saturday, July 6, 2024



Pending Topics

Why take part in the Summit?

Be a Summit Volunteer

Be a Summit  Partner, Co-host or Sponsor
Be a Speaker

Typical Summit Format and Agenda

Bimonthly on the First Saturday

Times: 8 am to 12 pm PT  (See World Times)
Location: Zoom  https://zoom.us/j/9896109339
Cost: FREE, Everyone is Welcome
Recording: The Summit and Empathy Circles are recorded for educational purposes to Social media


Part 1: Speaker Presentations (2 hr)
Two hours of speaker and panel presentations.

Part 2: Empathy Circle (2 hr)
A two hour Empathy Circle where participants discuss their views about the presentations.