Upstart Spring Series Session 3: Communication Tools for Building Empathy and Rapport

Upstart Spring Series Session 3: Communication Tools for Building Empathy and Rapport

Dates: April 8, 2021
Location: Virtual

Course Details

Program Description: Empathy and rapport are frequently connected to important outcomes in personal growth environments; however, they are rarely topics or skills that are effectively taught to new professionals. How can we use verbal and nonverbal communication strategies to align with our students? What is empathy? How do we respond empathetically when an individual shares a struggle? How can applying empathy help us build rapport with the students that we work with? Why is this important? How can this information help us through tough conversations? This session will give professionals the knowledge, skills, and confidence to communicate empathetically with students, and will explore specific strategies to connect students who are struggling with outside resources.

Series Description: Between January-June 2021 BaMidbar will offer four 90-minute virtual programs for the UpStart community. Each program will be a combination of psychological theory and practical tools youth professionals can use to support their students. All programs will include a combination of content delivery and experiential activities, discussion, and reflection to help professionals integrate these concepts into their personal and professional life. Professionals can join for a single session and are encouraged to join for all four sessions, as the overall series will follow a curricular arc.

Who It’s For

This program is designed in collaboration with Upstart and is open to youth professionals in the Upstart community.


Thursday, April 8, 2021 from 1:00PM – 2:30PM MST

Registration Details

This program is not open to the public. If you are interested in bringing this or similar content to your organization or community, please contact Emily Heeren at emilyh@bamidbartherapy.org for more information.


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