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Compassion "At Work": A Triadic Formula of Passion, Performance, and Profit

  • 02/14/2017
  • 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM
  • The Olmsted (3701 Frankfort Ave, Louisville, KY)


  • Student member of LSHRM

Program Overview:

Compassion at work? Who has time for that? Must be some fancy, touchy-feeling buzz word. Well, maybe not! Imagine being able to reduce employee turnover or increase employee productivity. What if compassion could enhance the reputation of your organization or produce a return on investment?

On 11-11-11, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer signed a resolution committing to a multi-year Compassionate Louisville campaign – making Louisville an international compassionate city, the largest city in America with that distinction. (https://louisvilleky.gov/government/compassionate-city)
Since that time, a team of volunteers has been engaged in a scavenger hunt to find examples of compassion in the workplace that are providing significant returns for employers, employees, and the communities which they serve.

On February 14, R. Brayton Bowen and Vanessa Hurst will share the results of a year-long effort to find best-of-class examples of Compassion At~Work.

Attendees will:
• Learn how Seven Domains of compassion and their related competencies can benefit your organization. 
• Hear from others who are realizing returns on the investments of compassion they are making in their organizations. 
• Determine how to adopt similar strategies of compassion that will improve employee engagement in your organization and deliver returns on your balance sheet.

About the Speakers:

R. Brayton Bowen is Managing Principal and Senior Advisor for THE HOWLAND GROUP®, an organizational consulting firm specializing in strategy consulting, human resource development, and change management dedicated to Building Better Worlds of Work ®.

He has authored several works on leadership, including Recognizing and Rewarding Employees (MCGRAW-HILL).

He hosted and co-produced the nationally distributed public radio documentary series Anger in the Workplace. He was a best practice editor and contributing author to BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource (BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING); contributing author to QFINANCE, the one-stop guide for finance professionals (BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING); and has written for HR Magazine and MWorld, the on-line magazine of the AMERICAN MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION.

Vanessa F. Hurst is a compassion consultant, mindful coach, author, and professional speaker.

She has served in many capacities in the nonprofit sector for 27 years including as executive director of The Merton Institute for Contemplative Living. Her mission is to create a lived experience of heightened awareness and ever increasing compassionate action in individuals and organizations.

She is the author of Engaging Compassion Through Intent and Action (WILDEFYR PRESS) and A Constellation of Connections: Contemplative Relationships (WILDEFYR PRESS).

Vanessa is a regular contributor to Contemplative Journal and author of numerous Compassion@Work white papers.


11:00 am - New Member Orientation

11:30 am - Registration and Lunch

12:00 pm - Business Meeting

12:30 pm - Sponsor Break

12:45 pm - Keynote Speaker, Brayton Bowen and Vanessa Hurst

1:45 pm - Partner Door Prize Drawings and Wrap Up

Thank You to our Sponsors


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