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Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

The Greater Good Science Center is dedicated to building connections with the community beyond UC Berkeley. By sponsoring public lectures and participating in public symposia we encourage dialogue about the importance of promoting positive emotions and relationships in classrooms, in families, and in our communities at large.

Upcoming Greater Good Science Center Events

Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion

International House, UC Berkeley | October 2, 2015

A special day-long event with Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Dan Siegel, M.D.

 

Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work

Friday: Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Saturday: DoubleTree by Hilton Berkeley Marina | November 13-14, 2015
 

The Science of Happiness

| Register now for the acclaimed online course, re-launching September 8, 2015

A free online course exploring the roots of a happy, meaningful life. Co-taught by the GGSC’s Dacher Keltner and Emiliana Simon-Thomas. Up to 16 CE credit hours available.

 
 

Upcoming Events Co-sponsored by the GGSC

The Gottman Summit

Sheraton Seattle | October 16-17, 2015

Emotion, Trauma, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Integrating Research & Intervention

 

Mindful Leadership Summit

DoubleTree by Hilton, Arlington, VA | November 6-8, 2015

The Summit brings together leaders and aspiring leaders from all organizational levels and various backgrounds, including business, non-profit, education, health & wellness,  and government.

 
 

Other Upcoming Events

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning

North Shore Country Day School
310 Green Bay Rd
Winnetka, IL 60093 | August 3-6, 2015

The Institute for Social and Emotional Learning provides four days of inspirational and informative workshops for K-12th Grade Educators, Administrators, and Counselors.
Participants will gain the experiential knowledge, rationale, and resources to bring SEL to their school communities.

 

Foundations of Mind Conference

3105 Tolman Hall, UC Berkeley | August 13-15, 2015

This conference examines the rapidly-changing 21st century intellectual, social, and religious landscape in these categories:
the science-religion dialogue; the foundations of physics, biology, and consciousness studies; and the role of activist academics in the university

 

Mind and Life Institute’s Academy for Contemplative and Ethical Leadership

Stowe Mountain Lodge
Stowe, Vermont | August 23-29, 2015

Convene with leaders from all sectors of society to explore the fundamental question: what kind of leadership can meet the unprecedented challenges of our time?

 

ACMHE Conference: Building Just Communities

Howard University,
Washington D.C. | October 8-11, 2015

Hosted by the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, this conference will explore contemplative approaches to creating and sustaining just communities: approaches that foster connection while recognizing and honoring difference, with a commitment to the common flourishing of all.

As we recognize our interdependence and our responsibilities to one another, we can cultivate more ethical, compassionate, and more socially just communities.

 

“Building Teacher Morale” with ASCD Author Dr. Bill Preble

| Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Dr. Preble is bringing together all educators and administrators, from early childhood to higher education, to learn about creating healthier and more positive school environments.

 

The Gottman Summit

Sheraton Seattle | October 16-17, 2015

Emotion, Trauma, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy: Integrating Research & Intervention

 
 

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Past Events

The Science of a Meaningful Life: Self-Care for Health Professionals

UC Berkeley Campus, International House | April 4, 2014

A day-long seminar for health care professionals featuring Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2015

Clark Kerr Campus, UC Berkeley | Friday, June 26—Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips educators with social-emotional learning tools that benefit both students and teachers.

 

How Compassion Creates Resilience, with Kelly McGonigal

International House, UC Berkeley campus | May 20, 2015

A book event for The Upside of Stress

 

The Science of Happiness at Cal Day

101 Morgan Hall, UC Berkeley | April 18, 2015

At this talk, neuroscientist Emiliana Simon-Thomas will lead you through the latest research on happiness—and offer research-based practices for emotional well-being.

 

The Journalism of Well-Being: Reporting on Mindful Work and Positive Psychology

Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, North Gate Hall - Library, UC Berkeley | March 18, 2015

Jason Marsh and David Gelles on Mindful Work: How Meditation is Changing Work from the Inside Out

 

Taking in the Good with Dr. Rick Hanson

International House at UC Berkeley | March 14, 2015

In this day-long presentation, renowned teacher and best-selling author Rick Hanson will explore how mindful attention to positive experiences can cultivate happiness, resilience, love, and inner peace.

 
 

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Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion
International House, UC Berkeley
October 2, 2015


Mindfulness, Connection, and Compassion

A special day-long event with Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., and Dan Siegel, M.D.


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