Presented by McKenzie McNamara, she/her/hers, Clemson University
As student affairs professionals we are asked to understand and relate to our students, advocate for equitable and safe environments, and care for ourselves and others. Empathy is a catalyst for student affairs professionals to achieve all of these responsibilities. In this session participants will learn the process of practicing empathy, how to apply the model to their professional roles, and how to practice self-care through self-empathy. During this session we will also discuss how empathy can help us work towards fulfilling the ACPA and NASPA professional competencies and support us in the response to COVID-19.