This two day conference is a powerful stimulus for discussion, collaboration and action. We have intentionally curated this highly interactive program from across the eco-system of compassionate change makers and included a number of creative elements that will surprise and delight you.
“We have what the health and aged care system urgently needs right now. Compassion has been identified as a missing ingredient in a health and care system fraught with workers who are burnt-out, subject to depression and fatigued by change. Clients, patients and residents speak openly about what they perceive as a lack of compassion. Compassion Revolution has been created with well-established, evidence-based solutions and tools to help us all get back on our feet.
We’ve gathered speakers from all around the world and created two days that will be interactive, challenging, warm and inspirational.
Organise your team and come, so you can get what the world needs.
See you there.”
– Mary Freer, Executive Producer
When we witness compassion and when we behave compassionately we experience physiological changes to our brains and bodies. The changes are so profound that we can even change the expression of our genes.
When we create organisational cultures where people feel overlooked, distressed or burnt-out we create calculable harm. Everything we do to improve organisational compassion makes a difference.
The relationship between compassion and social justice is an important one. Compassion is not a soft and fluffy added extra, it is a robust and muscular component of high functioning teams, fair societies and safe organisations.
Compassion is a muscle. It requires many repetitions to grow strength.
Resolve is a program that builds the learning environment where people engage in facilitated conversations about the heart of their work.
The power of story and narrative are the forces that drive change, but most importantly, they fuel the people that make change possible.
Chair: Dr Kate Bowles
“When all the ordinary divides and patterns are shattered, people step up… to become their brothers’ keepers. And that purposefulness and connectedness brings joy even amidst death, chaos, fear and loss. Were we to know and believe this, our sense of what is possible at any time might change” Rebecca Solnit
Arts Centre Melbourne
A hypothetical that speaks to the complex challenges that face our healthcare system on any given day.
Moderator: Dr Ian Summers
9.50 – 10.50
Wellness Dreaming uses a strength-based approach in community conversations, enabling self-determination for wellbeing. It encourages service providers to re-think holistic wellness and prioritise the voices of First Nations Peoples.
This invitation to step into a Wellness Dreaming Circle will give us all a glimpse of its power and the beauty.
Our next step brings so much possibility. What if we dared to create the interactions, the systems, and the conversations that we know our future requires of us?
Chair: Kim Koop AM
What happens when we take these ideas and practices into our workplace?
Three speakers will introduce you to the models of change they have developed and are bringing alive in Australia, USA and the UK.
Chair: Belinda Macleod-Smith
We have the tools, the insight and the smarts and now we need to build something new.
Thanks to our partners for supporting the Compassion Revolution.