Over the last few weeks, we have learned the importance of connecting with each other and keep our sights set on brighter days ahead. With that in mind, we are excited to introduce a new opportunity for DE Alumni: Empathy Chats. Empathy Chats are limited to the DE audience and are a way to practice empathetic communication and meet other interesting DEs. How It Works
Each week, DEs will be able to opt-in and register for a DE Empathy Chat. Once the registration period has closed, pairs of registered DEs will be randomly selected and introduced via email. You will then need to pair up to arrange one 30-minute virtual coffee/tea/beverage session, the time and date are of your choosing but it must take place within the designated week.
The topics for each Empathy Chat are up to you and your partner. The Foundation team has gathered some best practices for empathetic communication
. So whether you are very skilled at this or need some brushing up, we would encourage you to use this as your practice ground AND have the bonus of meeting a fellow DE you may not have otherwise met.
There is no cost to participate. Once you register, you are committing to arranging to meet with the DE you are paired with. Participants should come ready to share, listen, and practice empathy.