Seminar: The Revolutionary Power of Compassion
When? 9-10 October 2017. On both days, the seminar will run from 9 am until 5 pm.
Where? In the Great Hall of the University of Helsinki, Unioninkatu 34, Helsinki.
What are compassion and co-passion in working life? How compassion is related to the sense of meaning at work? Can compassion help us manage work-related stress? Do compassion and co-passion foster well-being?
’The Revolutionary Power of Compassion’ seminar explores these multiple dimensions of compassion and copassion at work. The seminar is intended for both scholars and practitioners alike. The international guest speakers represent the cutting-edge of compassion-related research. Alongside the guest speakers the researchers of CoPassion group tell about their novel findings on e.g. self-compassion, corporate volunteerism and innovativeness in Finnish working life. The second seminar day begins with the launching of the new book from CoPassion research group.
The seminar is open to everybody and free of charge. Please register via this link.
The home of CoPassion Projects is the Faculty of Theology at the University of Helsinki. Our work is funded by Tekes (Liideri program), the University of Helsinki, and our partners in the business world. Read more about our research project.
Monday, 9 October
9.00-9.45 Welcome! Compassion at work, the core Prof. Anne Birgitta Pessi, Director of CoPassion project, University of Helsinki & Dr. Monica Worline, Stanford University
9.45-11:15 Roundtable: The synergy of compassion and co-passion: towards the good together led by Lotta Uusitalo-Malmivaara. Frank Martela & Miia Paakkanen & Anna Seppänen & Jenni Spännäri from CoPassion team
11.15-11.45 Mini workshop: Body and Mind up Marja Putkisto, Founder of Method Putkisto
11.45-13.00 Lunch break
13.00-13.45 KEYNOTE: Does Compassion Make Life Worth Living – Prosocial Behavior and Meaning in Life Dr. Frank Martela, University of Helsinki
13.45-14.15 Comment Dr. Shiri Lavy, University of Haifa and
14.30-15.00 Compassion at Work: at the Roots of Innovativity Dr. Jenni Spännäri, CoPassion
15:45 -17:00 Roundtable: Bringing compassion and co-passion to work places led by Miia Paakkanen. Anna Seppänen and Kaisa Vuorinen from CoPassion team, CSR Manager Pirjo Kuusela (Nordea), CEO Karoliina Jarenko (Filosofian Akatemia)
17:00-18:30 Vice Rector’s reception
Tuesday, 10 October
9.00-10.00 KIRJAN JULKISTUS (suomeksi): Myötätunnon mullistava voima -kirjan (PS-kustannus) julkistaminen
9.00-9.15 Teosesittely Kirjan toimittajat Anne Birgitta Pessi, Miia Paakkanen, Frank Martela
9.15-9.45 Paneelikeskustelu: Myötätunto työelämässä Elina Juntunen (CoPassion), Heikki Lehmusto (Boardman), Maaret Kallio (psykoterapeutti ja kirjailija), Sari Kuusela (Organisaatioelämää), prof. Pirjo Ståhle (Aalto yliopisto), Nuppu Rouhiainen (Tekes)
10.30-11.30 KEYNOTE: Compassion and Leadership: Learn how CEO’s of large multinationals views compassion as a key quality for business success and better organizational wellbeing, Managing Director Rasmus Hougaard, Potential Project
11.30-11.45 Comment Dr. Mira Karjalainen, University of Helsinki
11.45-12.15 Bringing compassion into business through corporate volunteering Anna Seppänen, CoPassion
13.15-13.30 Mini workshop continued: Body and Mind up Marja Putkisto
13.30-14.30 KEYNOTE: Staying on the good side of stress – and the role of compassion Dr. Firdaus Dhabhar, University of Miami
15.00-15.30 Mindfulness and self-compassion at work Catarina Ahlvik, CoPassion/Hanken School of Economics
15:30-16:45 Roundtable: Compassion and well-being at work and beyond led by Frank Martela. MD Lorena Llobenes (Buenos Aires), Dr. Eva Bojner-Horwitz (Karolinska Institutet), Dr. Monica Worline (Stanford University), Dr. Firdaus Dhabhar, (University of Miami), Deputy Director John Gillies (Scottish School of Primary Care)
16:45-17:15 Together towards better worklife and deepened intersubjectivity Dr. Monica Worline, Stanford University & Prof. Anne Birgitta Pessi, University of Helsinki