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Chicago OD Practitioners Network: Empathy: Understanding, Application, and Impact

  • September 29, 2023
  • 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Virtual

Chicago OD Practitioners Network


Topic:       Empathy: Understanding, Application, and Impact

Date:          Friday, September 29, 2023

Location:   Virtual, via Zoom

Time:         7:45-8:00 AM networking

                   8:00-9:30 AM program

Register:      Send an email to by Tuesday, September 26 (free program). You will receive a Zoom link 1-2 days before the program date. 


Program Description

Empathy is a multifaceted concept that influences both personal and professional spheres of life. In this enlightening program, we delve deep into the world of empathy, exploring its definition, significance, and practical applications. Join us for a dynamic and engaging session where we'll uncover the power of empathy, its impact on your personal relationships, and its potential to transform your professional success.  An overview of the program includes:

1. The Essence of Empathy

  • Defining Empathy: An Evolutionary Perspective
  • Unraveling the Many Facets of Empathy
  • The Changing Landscape of Empathy

2. Empathy in Practice

  • Leveraging Empathy for Business Advantage
  • Strengthening Personal Relationships through Empathy
  • Recognizing Empathy and Emotional Overload

3. Program Format:

  • Engaging Multimedia Presentation
  • Real-Life Case Study Analysis
  • Interactive Breakout Sessions

4. A Touch of Humor

  • Expect Some Laughs Along the Way

About the Speakers: Hayward & Gia Suggs

·       Dr. Gia Suggs and Hayward Suggs bring over two decades of experience in coaching, consulting, and training, enriching the journeys of organizational leaders and their teams.

·       Their innovative approaches to organizational development and behavioral health are now integrated into university curricula and corporate training programs.

·       Dr. Gia Suggs specializes in organizational development coaching, consulting, and training for government and businesses dedicated to enhancing human performance.

·       Hayward Suggs focuses on executive coaching and leadership development soft skills training, providing a competitive edge to both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Program Format: 

Mix of presentation (brief), large group & small group interactive discussions. Informal Zoom atmosphere. We will ask that all participants keep their camera on during the entire program, to promote good involvement and interaction.

To register, reply to this email at by Tuesday, Sep 26. (free program). You will receive a Zoom link 1-2 days before the program date.


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