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.
“It is my hope that the Compassion Revolution Conference will restore the richness and meaning to compassion, so that we might find ways to translate what we learn into action across our health and aged care systems”
– 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.
Chair: Kim Koop AM
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
The Kino, 45 Collins Street
A hypothetical that speaks to the complex challenges that face our healthcare system on any given day.
Dr Neil Eastwood
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.