Empathy- Online Certificate Course



What does it take to learn about empathy at all levels? This program will describe the concepts of empathy, explore techniques to become more empathetic as well as demonstrate how to apply these techniques and develop a personal plan to practice empathy daily.

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About this Course

At CLU, we believe that every leader, if they are to be effective, must have empathy. Merriam-Webster (2016) defines empathy as: “The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner.”

What we hope to achieve in creating this curriculum is, of course, to teach empathy at all levels. If I had to describe the basic objectives, then I would say we want students to:

  1. Describe the basic concepts of empathy.
  2. Explore the techniques to become more empathetic.
  3. Demonstrate the application of a technique in becoming more empathetic.
  4. Develop a personal plan to practice empathy every day.


Who It's For

CLU Certificates were created for those in leadership positions, community organizers and for anyone with a passion for life-long learning. CLU’s online certificate programs offer timely information for collaborating with diverse people to impact meaningful change.

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About Claremont Lincoln University

Claremont Lincoln University is an accredited, non-profit graduate university founded in the belief that education should help transform the world around us.  Master's degree programs include Organizational Leadership, Healthcare Administration, Human Resources, Social Impact, Civic Engagement, Ethics, Peace and Social Justice, Higher Education, Sustainable Leadership, Technology Management, and more. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer a top quality education at an affordable tuition.  Learn more about CLU and our Masters Degrees. 


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