Events

Compassion in Healthcare Forum

In healthcare, compassion is fundamental to high-quality, high- performing systems and drives improvement in performance: better patient outcomes, better population health and better value for money.

Come along and hear from internationally recognised speakers in the field of compassion in healthcare and contribute to this important conversation about growing compassionate responses.

Compassion in Leadership Forum

This workshop will explore new research into compassion that is helping us to see that addressing suffering in the workplace is one of the most important ideas for business today.

Business leaders are invited to attend presentations and contribute to workshop discussions on how compassion can benefit all businesses.

Speakers

Marilyn Turkovich, Director, Global Charter for Compassion
Timothy Cunningham and Jonathan Bartels, University of Virginia, School of Nursing, Compassionate Care Initiative
Mr Matthew Hadfield, BHS Clinical Director Surgical Services

6 February 2018
1 — 4:30pm
Queen Elizabeth Centre, 102 Ascot Street Sth, Ballarat

Speakers

Marilyn Turkovich, Global Director, Charter for Compassion;
Stephen Falconer, Director, Community Investment, Buninyong & District Financial Services
Dr Lynne Reeder, National Facilitator, Australian Compassion Council

7 February 2018
3 — 5pm
Conference Room, Greenhill Enterprise Centre, University Drive, Mt Helen

Compassion in Education Forum

Come along, hear from speakers in education, and take part in an important conversation on compassion in education.

 

Compassion in Disaster Management Forum

Embracing and nurturing our basic capacity for compassion has a role to play in supporting our ability to live successfully with natural hazards and to cope well in times of emergency.

 

Speakers

Welcome by Dr Judith Potter, Principal, Loreto College Ballarat
Marilyn Turkovich, Director, Global Charter for Compassion
Prof Bridget Aitchison, Campus Dean, Aust Catholic University
Dr Lynne Reeder, National Facilitator, Charter for Compassion Australia

7 February 2018
11am — 12:30pm
Marys Mount Centre Foyer, Sturt St, Ballarat (Enter via Gate A, Sturt St)

Speakers

Mark Crosweller, Director General, Emergency Management Australia
Marilyn Turkovich, Global Director, Charter for Compassion
Prof Christine Wamsler, Centre for Sustainability Studies, Lund University Sweden, (via Zoom)
Dr Lynne Reeder, National Facilitator, Australian Compassion Council

Thursday, 8 February 2018
4 — 5:30pm
Canberry /Springbank Room, Level 1, JG Crawford Building 132, Lennox Crossing, ANU

Registration not required.

Australia: A Continent for Compassion Forum

In 2018, the Charter for Compassion celebrates 10 years of bringing compassion to the world.

This is your invitation to learn about the work of the Charter on a global basis, and be briefed on how you can join the journey that is now underway to create Australia: A Continent for Compassion.

Speakers

Marilyn Turkovich – Global Director, Charter for Compassion
Dr Ursula Stephens – Former Senator, Parliamentary Sec. for Social Inclusion
Dr Lynne Reeder – Lead Facilitator, Charter for Compassion, Australia
Terry Ayling – Lead Facilitator, Australian Compassionate Cities Network
Mary Freer – Lead Facilitator, Australian Day of Compassion
Debbie Ling – Lead Facilitator, Australian Compassion Action Network

Friday, 9 February 2018
10:30am — 12:00pm
Baldessin Precinct Bldg, Room W121, 110 Ellery Crescent, Australian National University, Canberra

Compassion in Healthcare Symposium

In healthcare, compassion is fundamental to high-quality, high- performing systems and drives improvement in performance: better patient outcomes, better population health and better value for money.

Come along and hear from internationally recognised speakers in the field of compassion in healthcare and contribute to this important conversation about growing compassionate responses.

Speakers

Marilyn Turkovich, Global Director, Charter for Compassion
Dr Shahina Braganza, Emergency Physician, Gold Coast Health, Medical Educator, Bond University
Dr Jo Doran, Palliative Care Consultant, Gold Coast Health
Dr John Rosenberg, RN, Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology
Dr Samit Roy, Psychiatrist, Gold Coast Health

Friday, 16 February 2018
3 — 7pm
Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Building 05, Room 1.02, University Drive, Robina, QLD

Registration not required.
Inquires: Dr Lynne Reeder (0431 608 958)

Compassionate Universities Symposium

The Science of Compassion has a contribution to make in supporting the emerging challenges in all educational facilities. Cultivating compassion in educational settings may seem at first a noble ideal: a nice-to-have, something to be undertaken only when all other priorities are met. Yet we now have the evidence to show that an educational facility’s ability to foster real learning, indeed to fulfil its fundamental purpose, depends on its ability to cultivate compassion.

This Symposium is intended to connect people involved in compassionate action within universities in SEQ and to share stories, identify issues and explore opportunities for future networking and collaboration. Universities play a strategic local and global role as Charter of Compassion Partners in leadership and in research. By activating local networks and stimulating our compassionate work together, the Education Sector (and universities in particular) will be able to play a strategic role in our vision of ‘Australia – A Continent for Compassion’.

Speakers

Marilyn Turkovich, Global Director, Charter for Compassion
Dr Brian Adams, Director, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University
Dr James Kirby, Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Director Compassionate Mind Research Group
Matti Wilks, Co-Founder & Executive, Effective Altruism, University of Queensland

Saturday 17 February 2018
9am — 1pm
Griffith University, Nathan, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Building N35, 70 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD