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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

Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

International House | December 9-10, 2016

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.

 
 

Upcoming Events Co-sponsored by the GGSC

The Art and Psychology of Resistance

180 Doe Library | October 10, 2016

How does one remain resilient and generative in the face of state-sponsored violence and oppression?

 

Mindful Leadership Summit

| November 3 - 6, 2016

This Unique Conference is Devoted Entirely to Mindful Leadership.

 

Mind & Life Institute ICSC 2016

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina | November 10-13, 2016

The Premier Meeting for Contemplative Studies

 
 

Other Upcoming Events

Changing the Odds Conference 2016

Dallas or Online | October 6 - October 7, 2016

This unique and dynamic event explores how essential social emotional health habits, like mindfulness, gratitude and kindness, rewire the brain to increase compassion.

 

Being Mindfully Self-Compassionate: A Daylong Retreat

Asilomar Conference Grounds Pacific Grove, CA | October 8, 2016

This retreat will be taught by two licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFTs) who are a certified compassion cultivation training (CCT) teachers through Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).

 

The Art and Psychology of Resistance

180 Doe Library | October 10, 2016

How does one remain resilient and generative in the face of state-sponsored violence and oppression?

 

2016 National Forum on Character Education

Grand Hyatt | October 14 -15, 2016

Educate, Inspire, Empower: Building Productive and Caring Citizens

 

Children and Authenticity Conference 2016

Teachers College Columbia University, New York City |

The conference is designed as a gathering of thinkers, including educators, parents, policy makers, public-opinion leaders, philanthropists, business leaders, and the media.

 

Mindful Leadership Summit

| November 3 - 6, 2016

This Unique Conference is Devoted Entirely to Mindful Leadership.

 
 

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Past Events

The Science of Happiness

Online | Next Session of Our Acclaimed Course Begins Sept. 6, 2016

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.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2017

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley | Sunday, June 25 - Friday, June 30, 2017 OR Sunday, July 16 - Friday, July 21, 2017

The GGSC’s six-day Summer Institute equips education professionals with prosocial learning strategies, tools and processes that benefit both students and teachers.

 

The Greater Good Science Center Summer Institute for Educators 2016

Clark Kerr Campus, UC-Berkeley | Sunday, June 26-Friday, July 1, 2016 OR Friday, July 15-Wednesday July 20, 2016 OR Sunday, July 24-Friday, July 29, 2016

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

 

The Art and Science of Awe

Zellerbach Playhouse, UC Berkeley Campus | June 4, 2016

A day of cutting-edge research and awe-inspiring performances

 

Take 10 Minutes, Change the World: A Conversation Between Richard Davidson, Ph.D., and Lama Tsomo

The Brower Center | April 26, 2016

How meditation helps us become better, happier people, a book launch for Lama Tsomo’s Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

 

Greater Good Science Center at Cal Day 2016

Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | April 16, 2016

“Positive Thinking for Cranks and Pessimists” with GGSC web editor Jeremy Adam Smith

 
 

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Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training
International House
December 9-10, 2016


Mindful Self-Compassion: Core Skills Training

This workshop is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Chris Germer.


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