Understanding Compassion in the Workplace: Leadership and Organizational Applications
January 16, 12:00 pm EDT, 9:00 am PDT
Daniel E. Martin, PhD, California State University
Dynamic speaker Dr. Dan Martin will lead webinar participants on a tour of his approach to understanding how belief systems and organizational leadership interact. His research is on how belief systems associated with prejudice, sexism, and socio-political conservatism (referred to as Social Dominance Orientation) 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 raise healthcare costs and lower job performance.
About the Speaker
Dr. Daniel E. Martin is an Associate Professor of Management at California State University, East Bay, and Director of Research at the Charter for Compassion. Dan has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the Medical School at Stanford University, a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law & Society at UC Berkeley, a Research Fellow for the U.S. Army Research Institute as well as a Personnel Research Psychologist for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. Dan is published in a range of journals including Journal of Business Ethics, Personnel Review, Human Organization, Ethics and Behavior, and the Journal of Applied Psychology. His research interests include: compassion, social capital, ethical behavior, racism and prejudice, human resources assessment, religiosity, spirituality and humor, with applied work focused on the use of untapped social capital to ameliorate social problems. Dan holds a Ph.D. in Social and Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Howard University.
Learning Objectives (The webinar fits levels of introductory and intermediate.):
- Identify more than 3 positive impacts of compassion for self and others in intrapersonal, interpersonal and organizational environments.
- Discuss results of an interpersonal, virtual platform based intervention to help students, employees, leaders, and organizations.
- List more than 2 benefits of virtual/multicultural teams to measurably leverage training internationally.
This program, when attended in its entirety, is available for 1 continuing education credit. Seattle Pacific University (SPU) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPU maintains responsibility for this program and its content.