Empathy is not a soft skill. It’s a practice and, like anything, the more you train the better you’ll become at it. Join Michael Ventura, Founder & CEO of Sub Rosa, and author of Applied Empathy, for a workshop on how to make empathy a meaningful skill in your leadership, problem solving, and personal development. In this session, Michael will share a mix of methodology and real world techniques that highlight the mindset shifts and practices necessary to build your capacity for greater and more versatile empathy at work, and in life.
Michael Ventura is the CEO and founder of Sub Rosa, a strategy and design firm that has worked with some of the world’s largest and most important brands, organizations, and startups: from General Electric, Google, Marriott, and Nike to well-respected institutions such as The United Nations and the Obama Administration. Additionally, Michael has served as a board member and advisor to a variety of organizations including Behance, The Burning Man Project, The Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and the United Nations Tribal Link Foundation. He is a visiting lecturer at institutions such as Princeton University and the United States Military Academy at West Point. In addition to his business pursuits, he is an active practitioner of indigenous and traditional chinese medicine, working with clients in private practice for over a decade. A dynamic writer and presenter, Michael is frequently engaged as an advisor to entrepreneurs and leaders of some of the largest corporations across the globe. Applied Empathy, his first book, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2018.