Zhao 2015

“Leading with Empathy in the 21st Century” Course Syllabus
July 6 – July 17, 2015 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: CIT 227
Course website: https://canvas.brown.edu/courses/974041

Course Description 
There is a recent groundswell of interest in empathy; CEOs, best-selling authors, and international leaders have identified empathy as one of the most important leadership skills of the 21st century. Generally understood as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another,” empathy will play an increasingly important role in our interdependent and hyper-connected world. Whether your challenge is to build a collaborative team, become a skilled professional, or advocate effectively for social justice, empathy is a vital leadership capacity. Empathy is not just about being “nice” and this unique course will delve into cutting-edge research from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience.