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Compassion 2.0: Compassionate Organization Summit

The Pathway to Strategic Advantage

Thursday November 19th - Saturday November 21st, 2020

About Compassion 2.0

What topics will this conference cover?

Join us in a new "Community of Practice of Compassion"
for leaders of all levels in today's institutions


What happens when an Organization incorporates Compassion throughout its Policies, Procedures, and Culture? How will that organization change? 

How does a Compassionate organization impact the results of people working together towards a common goal, be it business, non-profit, educational, governmental?

This Conference will address a wide range of issues that affect institutional culture, employee engagement and productivity, DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) while showcasing how Compassion can have a profound impact on raising morale and greater organizational impact.

Our goal is to establish a "Community of Practice of Compassion" for professionals at any level in an institution, to find resoruces, policies, best practices, other professionals, and other resources to bring back to their organization. Attendees will depart from the conference invigorated and with new techniques and practices to change their organization at the group, team, department, division or entity level!

What happens when we take the next step of self improvement and move from Mindfulness (Center in Self) to Compassion (Center in Other)?

What happens in the organization? How does the work change?
How does the organizations results change?


For years Mindfulness has been an integral part of individual well-being and resulting improved professional performance. Better awareness of one's self brings great benefit as one is more peaceful, balanced, and less prone to disruptive emotions.  How do we take the next step and move the center from "Self" towards "Other"? 


What happens when we move our center from Self to Other? What happens if we move from Empathy for another, to Compassion to another? If our organizations can successfully bring care into its policies, procedures, culture - How will that effect the result that the organization is trying to achieve?


Practitioners, leadership from business, non profits, government, Academics, and educators from K-12 will come together to explore these Compassion Practices, discuss best practices, and will come away with ideas about how to implement Compassion as part of a Diversity Equity and Inclusion into the ethos of their organizations.


For those organization leaders that understand, or have a gut instinct, that Compassion is beneficial to the execution of their organization, we will be spending the majority of our time exploring how to "operationalize" Compassion into the fabric of their organization.


More 2020 Speaker Announcements Coming Soon

  • Oshoke Abalu

    Oshoke Pamela Abalu is cofounder of Love & Magic Company, and pioneers human-centered design solutions that infuse consciousness, energy flow, and inclusivity into global workplace transformations. 

  • Lori Schwanbeck

    Lori is an internationally recognized emotional intelligence and mindfulness teacher known for her compassion and enthusiasm in supporting people to thrive.

  • Bill Duane

    Bill was responsible for developing and managing worldwide programs to demonstrably increase well being, increase compassion and sustain performance at Google.

  • Shauna Shapiro, PhD

    Shauna Shapiro, PHD is a best-selling author, professor, clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness and self-compassion.

  • Chinedu Echeruo

    Chinedu Echeruo is a serial entrepreneur who founded HopStop, which Apple acquired. He is a cofounder of the Love & Magic Company, an inclusive innovation consultancy focused on transforming companies into what he calls “Beloved” organizations.

  • Dr. Jim Doty

    Dr Doty is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor.

  • Laura Berland

    Laura is the Founder of the Center for Compassionate Leadership, which melds evidence-based principles of leadership and the latest scientific research with the wisdom of contemplative practices.

  • Norbu Wangchuk

    He is the Author of Gross National Happiness Philosophy (GNH) in schools for Bhutan.  One of his recent initiatives was training all 10000 teachers on Neuroscience-based Emotional Intelligence and Mindfulness Meditation

  • Scott Shute

    After twenty-five years of customer-oriented leadership roles, Scott leads the Compassion and Mindfulness programs at LinkedIn.

  • Ward (SN) Maillard

    Ward explores how in education the implicit curriculum (processes of learning and the relationships that result) impact our society, our environment and the evolution of our humanness.

  • Ruchika Sikri

    Ruchika equips & empowers Googlers to live fully, perform sustainably, for positive behavior change, leading to higher well-being and increased resilience.

  • Tenzin Chogkyi

    Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi is a Buddhist nun, activist and popular Buddhist retreat leader and teacher. She loves bridging the worlds of Buddhist thought, current events, and the latest research in the field of positive psychology.

  • Shelly Tygielski

    Shelly Tygielski is a Self-Care Activist. Shelly teaches “modern-life mindfulness” with a special emphasis on teaching mindfulness in public schools, at non-profits and in social justice and political organizations.

  • Jose Egurbide

    Jose A. Egurbide is the Assistant to the Chief of the Criminal and Special Litigation Branch at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, and currently teaches Restorative Justice at Pepperdine Law School’s Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. 

  • Corey Custer

    Corey Custer is the Director of Compassion for Brighton Jones, he takes a leadership role to the Mindfulness-based Emotional and Social Intelligence initiative, philanthropic efforts,  to foster an ethos of compassion and put compassion into action.

  • Cornell Verdeja-Woodson

    As Looker's Global Head of Diversity, Cornell is passionate about establishing relationships and collaborating to facilitate cross cultural dialogue and establish more inclusive environments.

  • Dr Jane Dutton

    Passionate about applications of Positive Organizational Scholarship to improve life in and of work organizations, and a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations

Speakers come from the following organizations:


Full detail coming soon

Thursday November 19thActivities
4:00pmOpen - On Site Check-in
5:00pm - 6:45pmDinner & Unconference
7:00pm - 8:00pmKeynote Speech
Friday November 20thActivities
7:00amOptional Yoga/Meditation, breakfast
8:00am - 5:45pmVarious Sessions All Day
7:00pmEvening Session
Saturday November 21stActivities
7:00amOptional Yoga/Meditation, breakfast
8:00am -4:00 pmVarious Sessions All Day
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmClosing Session

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