Empathy Masterclass for Teachers

Empathy Masterclass for Teachers

The 5 Core Empathy Skills for Teachers

This interactive online Empathy Masterclass for Teachers prepares educators to facilitate empathy skilfully in the classroom. Empathy is a competency. It needs to be understood, but more importantly, it needs to be practised.

Children need to keep up with the lightning pace of modern society and increasing levels of intolerance and polarization. This requires great flexibility and an ability to deal with uncertainty. Problem solving, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, flexibility, social skills and leadership are crucial skills for participation in the 21st century. Empathy is part of each and every one of these.

In our live Online Classroom, teachers will practice their empathic capacities. Together we will also learn to apply empathic skills with students in the classroom as well as facilitate them to empathise with others. Teachers will learn how to encourage and respect personal expression while being on the lookout for prejudice and intolerance. 

Course Characteristics

  • Date: 09 September 2021, 13 January 2022
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Format: 3 hours online and 1 hour self-study up front
  • Group size: 12 to 20 participants
  • Price: EUR EUR 75 (we advocate equal chances for everyone, please enquire about scholarships if you are teaching in a developing country)

Program Content 

  • What is empathy?
  • Introduction to Integrative Empathy
  • Conducive environments to build relationships
  • Encourage and support emotional awareness and overcome prejudice  with Self-empathy
  • Create rapport in the classroom with Kinesthetic empathy
  • Facilitate deep listening amongst students with Reflective empathy
  • Consolidate learning with Empathic creativity

Target Audience

  • Teachers in all fields of education

Join our next Empathy Masterclass for Teachers


Price: EUR 75

Please email us about scholarships if you are teaching in a developing country.

Email us to enquire or book a place

Empathy Masterclass for Students

Empathy Masterclass for Students

The 5 Core Empathy Skills for Students

This interactive online Empathy Masterclass for Students teaches students how to empathize skilfully. Empathy is a competency. It needs to be understood, but more importantly, it needs to be practised.

Students are the workforce of the future. When they start work they will need to keep up with the lightning pace of modern society. This requires great flexibility and an ability to deal with uncertainty. Problem solving, collaboration, communication, critical thinking, creativity, flexibility, social skills and leadership are crucial skills for success in the global economy of the 21st century. Empathy is part of each and every one of these.

In our live Online Classroom, students will practice their empathic capacities. Together we will apply empathic skills to explore the meeting of self and other. Students will learn to encourage and respect personal expression while being on the lookout for personal bias. 

Course Characteristics

  • Date: We offer these masterclasses on request to education institutes (please contact us for a tailored program)
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Format: between 2 and 4 hours online and 1 hour self-study up front
  • Group size: 12 to 18 participants
  • Price: EUR 400-600 depending on program (we advocate equal chances for everyone, please enquire about scholarships if you are teaching in a developing country)

Program Content (tailored to professional field)

  • What is empathy?
  • Introduction to Integrative Empathy
  • Conducive environments to build relationships
  • Emotional awareness and bias with Self-empathy
  • Create rapport with Kinesthetic empathy
  • Deep listening with Reflective empathy
  • Consolidate with Empathic creativity

Target Audience

  • Students expecting to work with others
  • Teachers in all fields of education

Host an Empathy Masterclass for Students


We offer these masterclasses on request to education institutes 

Price: EUR 400 to 600 for 12 to 18 participants (please enquire about scholarships if you are teaching in a developing country.

Email us to enquire about a tailored program

Integrative Empathy for Design

Integrative Empathy for Design

This Integrative Empathy for Design workshop equips you with practical knowhow and hands-on skills to deepen your empathy for design. In our live Online Classroom you learn to apply self-empathy and bias, non-verbal communication, deep listening and imagination, as hands-on behaviour, guiding you in your design research.

Empathy is given centre-stage in design thinking and human-centred design. It is useful throughout the design process since it offers skills to guide interactions between multi-stakeholders. It is also the basis for doing skilful research, interviewing and observing clients. However, what is often lacking is specific instruction on how to use empathy in research and design.

Integrative Empathy for Design, provides specific instructions on the how of empathy. What’s more, you will be given ample time to apply your skills to your own design challenges. Throughout the workshop our experienced facilitators will provide coaching and feedback as they encourage you to deepen your insights into customers and teams .

Program Characteristics

  • Date: 15 September 2021 at 16h00 (Central European time) and in-house on request (please contact us)
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Format: 3 hours online on Zoom and 2 hours self-study before and after the workshop
  • Group sizes: 8 to 12 participants
  • Price: EUR 95

Program Content

  • Awareness and bias with Self-empathy
  • Create rapport with Kinesthetic empathy
  • Reveal deeper needs with Reflective empathy
  • Diversify perspectives with Imaginative empathy
  • Consolidate with Empathic creativity

Target Audience

  • Designers
  • Design thinkers, educators and facilitators
  • Service designers, educators and facilitators
  • Human-centred designers, educators and facilitators
  • Customer service and customer success managers
  • Professionals interested in empathy, communication and team dynamics in design.

Join the next Integrative Empathy for Design Workshop


Enrol for this workshop hosted on Zoom with small groups of 8 to 12 people.
The next workshop is 15 September 2021 at 16h00 (Central European Time).

Email us to secure a place or enquire about the session

Advanced Integrative Empathy

Advanced Integrative Empathy

Deepening 5 Empathy Skills

Advanced Integrative Empathy tunes your empathy skills to the language and customs of your specific setting. You already learned to work with the five Integrative Empathy skills in Practising Integrative Empathy. In this course you adapt them to your own context.

In Advanced Integrative Empathy you will discover empathy-related thoughts and behaviours n your professional setting. This helps you adapt your empathy language to the organisational culture you work in. You will develop your own research project and trial your skills within that setting, as well as deepen your ability to adapt different empathy skills to different problems. 

Course Characteristics

  • Date: January 2022
  • Durations: 6 weeks
  • Format: 3-4 hours a week of research and practice and 2 hours a week of online training and coaching on Zoom
  • Group size: 4 to 8 participants
  • Price: EUR 395

Course Content

The self-paced weekly modules guide you through a project within your organisation. The online training is dedicated to practice, group discussion and reflection. 

1: How to recognize and gather empathy indicators
2: Empathic interviews
3: Making sense of empathy in your own work setting
4: Adapting empathy skills
5: Prototyping and fine tuning adapted skills
6: Integrating and looking back

Target Audience

  • Health practitioners
  • Coaches and mentors
  • Facilitators
  • Business leaders and managers
  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Anyone interested in empathy, communication and interpersonal interaction.

Join the next Advanced Integrative Empathy Course


Six week course with 2 hours a week of online training through Zoom and 3-4 hours a week of research and practice.

Price: EUR 395

Starting date: January 2022

Email us to secure a place or enquire about the course

Practising Integrative Empathy

Practising Integrative Empathy

The 5 Core Empathy Skills

This course is teaches you about Practising Integrative Empathy. Empathy is hot, which you’ll see by the number of articles written about the subject. Yet despite its popularity, people complain about a lack of empathy in the world. In this course you learn that skillful empathy is an embodied practice. Therefore, it is not enough to just understand what it is. It also needs to be experienced.

Practising Integrative Empathy focuses on the practice of empathy with five distinct but connected skills:

  • Bring your undivided attention with self-empathy
  • Create and maintaining connection with kinesthetic empathy
  • Foster mutual understanding with reflective empathy
  • Diversify perspectives with imaginative empathy
  • Ensure actionable outcomes with empathic creativity

Course Characteristics

  • Date: 19 January 2022 at 16h00 CET
  • Durations: 6 weeks
  • Format: 3-4 hours a week of self-paced learning and 2 hours a week of online training on Zoom
  • Group size: 4 to 10 participants
  • Price: EUR 450

Course Content

Each weekly module consists of reading materials, videos, quizzes and suggested further reading. These guide you to learn in a structured but flexible way. Then you practice, discuss and reflect on your learning during the online training.

Target Audience

  • Health practitioners
  • Coaches and mentors
  • Facilitators and trainers
  • Business leaders and managers
  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Anyone interested in empathy, communication and interpersonal interaction.

Join the next Practising Integrative Empathy Course


Six week course with 2 hours a week of online training through Zoom and 3-4 hours a week of self-paced online learning.

Starting dates: Twice a year, the next course starts Wednesday 19 January 2022 16h00 CET

Price: EUR 450

Email us to secure a place or enquire about the course

The Building Blocks of Integrative Empathy

The Building Blocks of Integrative Empathy

5 Skills and Their Underlying Theory


Integrative Empathy Introduction

Integrative Empathy Introduction

Empathy is a competency, therefore training and practice can improve our empathic muscles. In order to train Integrative Empathy, we developed the process of Empathic Intervision. In this Integrative Empathy Introduction we distinguish five aspects of empathy which result in five behaviours:

  • Bring your undivided attention with self-empathy
  • Create and maintain connection with kinesthetic empathy
  • Foster mutual understanding with reflective empathy
  • Diversify perspectives with imaginative empathy
  • Ensure actionable outcomes with empathic creativity

Course Characteristics

  • Date: Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 16h00 CET (recurring every two months)
  • Durations: 90 minutes
  • Format: On Zoom
  • Group size: 4 to 9 participants
  • Price: Free

Course Content

In this short introductory session our facilitators will introduce you to Integrative Empathy. They will also answer any questions about the Integrative Empathy and Empathic Intervision training we offer.

Target Audience

  • Health practitioners
  • Coaches and mentors
  • Trainers and facilitators
  • Business leaders and managers
  • Parents
  • Educators
  • General public with an interest in empathy

Join the next Integrative Empathy Introduction


We invite you to join this free session on Zoom with small groups of 4 to 8 people.
The next Integrative Empathy Introduction is Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 16h00 - 17h30 (Central European Time).

Email us to secure a place or enquire about the session

Empathic Intervision Facilitation Program

Empathic Intervision Facilitation 

Certification Program

The certified Empathic Intervision Facilitation Program equips you to become a certified Empathic Intervision facilitator. Consequently, you will be able to facilitate Integrative Empathy practices and Empathic Intervisions with organizations and groups, facilitating people to address diverse and potentially difficult conversations in an empathic way.

By following the Empathic Intervision Facilitation Program you enhance your own Integrative Empathy skills as well as acquire Empathic Intervision Standards of Practice to facilitate empathy in others. 

Empathic Intervision Standards of Practice

The program teaches both general facilitation skills as well as the facilitation skills specific to the five Integrative Empathy aspects:

  • With Self-empathy you learn to be comfortable with the expression of emotions while maintaining neutral emotions yourself.
  • In Kinesthetic empathy you learn observation skills, work with non-verbal cues and create group cohesion using physicality rather than thought.
  • In Reflective empathy you learn to play with the rules of empathic listening. This includes how to guide a group to hold a space for everyone to express themselves and be heard.
  • In Imaginative empathy you learn skills to distil perspectives as well as acknowledge their value and encourage diversity. This includes skills to suspend judgment and encourage others free from your own projections, values, norms and opinions.
  • In Empathic creativity you learn to guide a group to gather insights. You will also be able to ensure that behavioural change potential is actionable.

Program Characteristics

  • Date: January 2022
  • Duration: One year 
  • The first six weeks: 2 hours a week of online training on Zoom
  • The next 10 months: 90 minutes online Coaching once a month on Zoom
  • Price: EUR 975 based on completion within a year or a sliding scale depending on how many months are planned for completion

Program Content

You will be required to conduct at least six Empathic Intervision group sessions and to complete a Development Portfolio.

Target Audience

  • Health practitioners
  • Coaches and mentors
  • Facilitators
  • Business leaders and managers
  • Parents
  • Educators
  • Anyone interested in empathy, communication and interpersonal interaction.