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

Saturday, July 1, 2023

How Might Mutual Empathy, Listening, And Dialogue Improve Your Life?
Leads: Kathy Kidd

Saturday, September 2, 2023 

A Review Of Empathy Training Programs From Around the World.
Empathy Trainers from around the world introduce their training offerings.

Leads: Edwin Rutsch., 

Saturday, November 4, 2023 

Why is Empathy Essential In Conflict Mediation?

Leads:  Kathleen Oweegon, Linda Bass, BJ Brenda Guiden 

Saturday, January 6, 2024 

What is Empathic Leadership And How Can It Be Developed?
Leads: Edwin Rutsch, Mimi NicklinCara Jean Wilson

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Empathy in the Arts

Leads: Eric Zunga 

Saturday, May 4, 2024

 All about Empaths

Leads: DJ Chandler

Pending Topics

Times: 8 am to 12 pm PT  (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.

Why take part in the Summit?

Be a Summit Volunteer

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