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Building a Culture of Empathy in the Business World and Beyond

Posted on May 09 2013 under Empathy, Previous Programs

Keiko KrahnkeEdwin RutschIn our final episode of the series Conflict and Empathy: Where Has Empathy and Compassion Gone? Keiko Krahnke from the University of  Colorado will join me and Edwin Rutsch, Center for Building a Culture of Empathy to discuss how do we foster empathy in a business, work and  beyond?   We will also look at the larger social systems and see how we can build a truly global culture of empathy.

Keiko Krahnke received her B.A. from Doshisha Women’s College in Japan, and M.A. and Ph.D. from Colorado State University. She joined the faculty at Monfort College of Business at the University of Northern Colorado in1999 an associate professor  of management.  Keiko brings diverse knowledge and expertise to the classroom and to her research. Her academic background is in language teaching and applied linguistics, counseling, and human resource development.  Keiko has served in leadership positions for the Management, Spirituality and Religion Interest Group in the Academy of Management and serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management.  Keiko Krahnke and Peter Senge co-wrote the chapter “Transcendent Empathy: the Ability to See the Larger System” in the newly release book called Organizing Through Empathy.

Edwin Rutsch is the founding director of the Center for Building a Culture of Empathy. The  CultureOfEmpathy.com is the largest website on the Internet focused on nurturing and fostering empathy. After spending 10 years as a seeker traveling, working and studying his way around the world, Edwin worked for many years in the computer technology field. After discovering the power of empathy, he has dedicated his life to raising the level of empathy in society and building a global culture of empathy.

 


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