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Understanding Compassion in the Workplace: Leadership and Organizational Applications

  • 23 Jun 2016
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online

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Daniel E. Martin, Ph.D, is Associate Professor of Management at California State University, East Bay, and Director of Research at the Charter for Compassion.

In his current research, Dr. Dan Martin is looking at hierarchical belief systems (referred to as Social Dominance Orientation, or SDO), and how that can interfere with the ability of leaders to be compassionate in the workplace. His research spans multiple occupations and organizations. 

During this webinar, Dr. Martin will share some of what he is learning, and also discuss preliminary results of an interpersonal,  compassion-based intervention that may help leaders and organizations address negative behaviors within an institution that can otherwise raise healthcare costs and lower job performance.

More About Dr. Martin

Currently a consulting scientist and formerly a Visiting Associate Professor at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, Dr. Martin has held numerous other positions and has worked with private, public and non-profit organizations on pre-employment selection, training, and organizational assessment.

Current research streams investigate compassion interventions as well as the impact of ideology on compassion and psychological well-being. His current applied work on the use of untapped social capital to ameliorate social problems serve as a research, skills development, and assessment platform. Dan holds a Ph.D. in Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Howard University.

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