We ask that Everyday Empathy Members familiarize themselves with the guidelines
and raise any questions or concerns to Jenna@heartspring.ca
last updated: October 17, 2018
Everyday Empathy is a co-created space for learning and growth. By becoming a member you agree to:
uphold a shared vision for a safe, open environment where the intention is for compassion, connection and growth.
ensure the confidentiality of all that is shared on the Community Calls and Empathy Partner connections. This means when sharing about Everyday Empathy you share from your first-person experience only.
commit to the practice of self-connection and self-care as your personal responsibility.
practice patience and compassion when you experience actions, yours or others', that are less skilled than you’d like.
do your best to use the model of Nonviolent Communication in support of personal, relational and community resilience.
Community Call Guidelines
Please do your best to arrive at calls early, up to 10 minutes prior to the start time.
The Learning portion of the call is where we will explore a topic relevant to empathy and compassionate communication. Send your topic requests to Jenna@heartspring.ca,
The Q&A portion of the call where is where specific challenges or questions from the community will be responded to. Email your questions to Jenna@heartspring.ca at least 1 day prior to the call. Questions received the day of the call may be deferred to a subsequent call.
There may also be small group breakouts for connection and discussion. Note: these breakout sessions are not recorded.
Calls are recorded and recordings are made available to active Everyday Empathy Members to support inclusion (in the event someone missed a call) and ongoing learning.
Please respect the privacy and integrity of our community and do not share these call recordings with anyone, ever.
Community Calls recordings are the sole property of Heart Spring Consulting and as such I, Jenna Card owner, may use or make available the ‘Learning’ and 'Q&A' portions of a call outside the Everyday Empathy program. Member privacy and the community norm of confidentiality, safety and vulnerability is precious to me! I pledge that I will not share a member’s personal information or sharing (voice or image) outside the program without the express written permission from the member.
Empathy Partner Guidelines
Upon joining you will be paired with an Empathy Partner
You agree to have your contact information shared with your assigned Empathy Partner
Both you and your partner are responsible for scheduling weekly Empathy Partner calls.
Recommendation is for weekly calls 30 - 60 minutes long
Guidance is provided for call structure and process
Empathy Partners are rotated seasonally (4 times per year). Rotating partners supports learning and expands participants' circle of supportive community. An Empathy Partner pair can elect not to rotate.