Leading With Empathy & Allyship

19: Cultivating Empathy as a Skill with Corey Ponder

September 21, 2020 Melinda Briana Epler Season 2 Episode 19
Leading With Empathy & Allyship
19: Cultivating Empathy as a Skill with Corey Ponder
Show Notes

Join Change Catalyst Founder & CEO Melinda Briana Epler with Corey Ponder, Empathy Practitioner & Facilitator at em|PACT Strategies, in conversation about Cultivating Empathy as a Skill.

We talk about Corey's story, and how he started emPACT Strategies after the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling. Then we dive into three types of empathy, and ways to build empathy inside organizations by using design thinking frameworks. We talk about allies as being the "trusted sidekick" in a super hero movie, and how to show up as an ally in this crucial moment - to ensure we are moving racial equity forward. And we discuss ways that we can facilitate difficult conversations so that people with widely different backgrounds find common ground to move toward solutions. We end with a conversation with the audience about what barriers they face as allies, and talk through some solutions.

Learn more about Corey's work at https://www.empactstrategies.com/ 

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Producer: Juliette Roy
Project Manager: Sally Moywaywa
Finance & Logistics: Renzo Santos
Diversity & Inclusion Specialist: Antonia Ford
Created by: Melinda Briana Epler

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