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Q1 Diversity & Inclusion Education Series | Empathy

Q1 Diversity & Inclusion Education Series |  Empathy

“Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.” — Mohsin Hamid

The Bay Club Education Series was created to provide resources and tools on important topics related to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging, as well as provide a space to have conversations about them.

This quarter’s focus is “Empathy.” Empathy is generally described as a skill or the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Each of us is unique and comes from different backgrounds. We have our own values, cultural understandings, and perspectives. So, practicing empathy and cultural humility is vital for cohesive and productive workplace relationships that foster inclusion.

However, empathizing can be difficult at times. Can you recall a time when you found it difficult to empathize with someone? Or a time when you wished that someone could have empathized with you? Having this skill helps you respond appropriately and enhances relationships that can overcome emotionally trying situations. In the workplace, empathy sets the tone: that people matter and can increase both individual as well as team performance.

Join us as we talk about the value of empathy, share experiences, and identify strategies to maintain a healthy balance of empathy and professionalism. See below for additional details on the Empathy Education Series and how you can participate!

  • Education Series Resources + Empathy Quiz – Participation in the Education Series is entirely voluntary; however, all Associates who review the educational resources and complete the quiz will be entered to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card! One winner per region! So let’s see how you score. Participants must complete the quiz by or before Saturday, April 30, 2022, to be entered into the drawing, good luck!
    • Note: Hourly Associates are paid for their participation and should be mindful that this time does not result in overtime.
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  • Q1 Coffee Chats– All associates are invited to join us from April 20, 2022 – April 23, 20222, as Task Force members will be hosting “Coffee Chats” to discuss the topic of Empathy. We would love for all our associates to use their voices, be part of the discussion, and join us on the journey of learning and growing together.
  • See the schedule below, Zoom links coming soon!
    Wednesday 4/20 1pm & 5pm
    Thursday 4/21 1pm & 4pm
    Friday 4/22 10am
    Saturday 4/23 9am


  • Tricia  |  February 8, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Hello, would you please share the dates and times for this month’s coffee chats (especially the virtual ones)?

    • Amber Cook  |  February 15, 2022 at 8:48 am

      Hi Tricia. As part of our new quarterly format, coffee chats are now being hosted in the 3rd month of the quarter. Q1 chats are set for the week of April 18th. We will definitely provide an update on times with links soon. Feel free to reach out to us at listening@bayclubs.com with any additional questions:-)

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