SSP Professional Development Spotlight: Building Empathy


Hosted by the SSP Raleigh-Durham Regional Committee

Thursday, April 29, 2021
11 am–12 pm ET

Building Empathy and Emotional Intelligence into the Workplace

As we pass the one-year mark of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, the Raleigh-Durham Regional Committee has been reflecting on what we’ve learned and what we've had to do to adapt. We see the present moment as an opportunity to continue to push for more equitable and inclusive workplaces where all employees are fully supported and given a chance to thrive. We’ve identified competency around empathy and emotional intelligence as needed now more than ever, especially among leadership and management, to ensure that opportunity is not lost.
Key questions include:

  • What can employees do to foster an environment of empathy in their organizations?
  • How can leadership leverage emotional intelligence to better engage hybrid remote and in-person teams?
  • On an organizational level, how can empathy and principles of emotional intelligence be “baked” into policies and structures? And what can organizations do to ensure that policy changes actually translate to a shift in cultural norms and expectations?
  • How do equity and inclusion inform any conversation around empathy and emotional intelligence in the workplace?

Each panelist will present their own perspective, and then we’ll open the floor for Q&A. Join us on April 29 to share your experiences and thoughts about building empathy and emotional intelligence into the workplace.


Heather Lee, Co-Founder and Partner with Developmental Associates

Orshi Kocsis, Vice President Human Resources at Research Square

Laura Peterson, Vice President of Global Talent and Organization Development at RTI International




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4/29/2021 11:00 AM
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