UNC-Chapel Hill Offering Faculty & Staff Training in Empathetic Communication

March 4, 2024

GUIDE (Guiding Universities in Demonstrating Empathy) is an empathic communications training to empower educators to conduct effective student support conversations — and to identify and engage the appropriate college services when needed.  

Faculty and staff participating in the one-time, three-hour training will: 

  • Learn how to identify & contextualize student needs. 
  • Participate in an iterative, supportive feedback process designed to prepare you for your next student interaction. 
  • Test, explore, and refine empathic communication skills. 
  • Learn how to integrate GUIDE into your class and work with students.  

This professional development opportunity is offered by Prevention Strategies, a UNC Greensboro affiliate, and supported on Carolina’s campus by Student Affairs. 

Trainings on campus will be provided on : 

  • Wednesday, March 13 from 1-4pm, Frank Porter Graham Student Union 3206 
  • Wednesday March 20 9 am – noon, Frank Porter Graham Student Union 3411 
  • Tuesday March 26 1 – 4 pm, Frank Porter Graham Student Union 3206 
  • Thursday March 28 9 am-noon, Frank Porter Graham Student Union 2420 

Training sessions require at least 20 participants to operate.  

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