Empathy is the ability to connect with your workforce without trying to fix, blame, or minimize the experience. Empathy is the competitive edge most leaders are missing. Individuals, teams, and workplace cultures value empathy, and leaders’ demonstrated skills are not measuring up. Leadership demands empathy in various situations and must often be put into practice when emotions are high, pressure is mounting, and stress is palpable. It is in these very moments that our empathy abilities determine our impact as a leader.

In this interactive session facilitated by Erin Thorp, participants will explore the challenges leaders face when practicing empathy. Participants will learn the most common empathy misses, practice using empathy in various situations and gain access to a toolkit of empathy practices they can implement immediately. 

Attendees of all experience levels are welcome to learn how to become a more empathetic leader. Don’t miss out on this opportunity, register today! We look forward to seeing you there.

Date: May 3rd, 2023

Time: 5:30 – 8PM

Where: Millennium Tower Conference Centre 2nd Floor

Cost: $10 (includes food and non-alcoholic drinks)

If you wish to attend and require financial assistance, please reach out to hello@wcecalgary.com.

Note that WCE is an inclusive community. While our events are curated for those working in consulting engineering, much of our content will interest those working in similar industries – you are welcome to be part of our community. All genders are welcome and encouraged to attend our events.

About The Facilitator:

Erin Thorp, P.Eng. ACC, (she/her) is an empathic keynote speaker, writer, and coach for leaders who struggle with conflict, communication, and performance during high-stress times. She supports leaders in navigating difficult conversations, building powerful teams, and communicating with empathy so they can lead confidently. Erin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Calgary, is an associate certified coach through Integral Coaching Canada and a certified mental fitness coach through Positive Intelligence.

Having spent 20 years in the engineering and construction industries, leading teams and delivering projects, Erin had taken notice that her colleagues were highly skilled and cared deeply about their work, but most were incapable of fully holding their own emotion and therefore unable to hold the emotions of others. In 2017 she authored Inside Out Empathy, a book inspired by her career and journey as a mother, and explores using the superpower of empathy to build effective teams.

This is an 18+ event, minors will not be admitted.

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Health and Safety: Wearing masks is not required by public health. However, you are welcome to wear a face-covering of your choice at your own comfort level.

Photo Consent: WCE will be taking photos + video at the event. WCE and the sponsor company may post select imagery and video clips onto social media, our respective companies’ websites and other communications to WCE members and sponsor company employees.