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Moving Past Bullying – Developing Empathy

  • Friday, August 09, 2024
  • 12:00 PM
  • zoom




Being different is rough – and being bullied for being different is still far too common. Thankfully, there are things we can do to protect ourselves and others, disarm potentially painful interactions, and build a more empathetic community – employing cross-cultural skills. By learning to identify the reasons for bullying, what to do when you’re being bullied or see it happening, and how to increase and spread empathy – we can move towards a more fulfilling existence for everyone, and make the most of the power of being different.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common causes and types of bullying and understand their sociological triggers.
  • Learn about declining empathy levels, causes for the decline, and strategies to cultivate empathy in ourselves and others.
  • Understand the cross-cultural dynamics that can lead to incidents of bullying and how to best mitigate these causes.
  • Explore narratives and frameworks to understand and address the issue of bullying in a wider context.
About the Presenter:

Christopher O’Shaughnessy is a passionate and versatile speaker, comedian, and author who uses a unique blend of story-telling, humor, and provocative insight to engage a wide array of people on topics associated with globalization and cross-cultural understanding. Chris is enlisted by organizations large and small ranging from international schools and educational institutions to government agencies and businesses across the globe. He has worked in, lived in, or traveled to more than 100 countries and brings first hand experience of an ever-globalizing world to his audiences.


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