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Empathy in Motion: The Power of Employee Volunteering

Whether you’re an employee or an employer, the new, free open online course Empathy in Motion: The Power of Employee Volunteering, is designed to increase your ability to drive social impact. The course presents a model of volunteerism that integrates on-the-ground logistics with the potential for meaningful transformation – helping you enhance your journey toward becoming an agent for positive change.

Empathy in Motion: The Power of Employee Volunteering, starting March 14, is brought to you by the RW Institute and is hosted by openSAP.


Harnessing the power of employee volunteerism

Companies across the globe are gatekeepers of a valuable experience for employees – the experience of taking action in communities where they live and work to make a difference.

When employees volunteer with organizations or causes in need, the opportunity arises to be reminded of what it means to be human, opening up new perspectives and experiences. Volunteering can help us remember that we are all part of a greater narrative, and that we all have a role to play.

And, companies that provide volunteer opportunities and support, and encourage employees to volunteer can increase productivity, build morale, encourage team building, and help to develop and build the company culture.

For companies with established volunteering processes and structures, it can be difficult to come up with new and innovative ideas to motivate employees to take part and to keep them interested in volunteerism. For small or new companies, it can be difficult to put a framework together and begin organizing and driving volunteering initiatives amongst employees. Empathy in Motion guides learners through both of these scenarios and more.

Enroll now in Empathy in Motion

The course, Empathy in Motion: The Power of Employee Volunteering, is four hours in total and is divided into two parts. You can choose how and when you consume the content, as it will remain open for four weeks; for example, you can complete it in one setting or break it into smaller chunks at times that suit your schedule.

The content is delivered in video units with downloadable slides and transcripts and you can test your knowledge with self-tests after each unit. If you’d like to discuss the course content or ask questions, join your peers and our experts in the discussion forum. To earn a Record of Achievement for this course, you are required to complete the course assignment before the deadline on April 12 and achieve at least 50% of the available points!

Sign up today! All you need is a valid email address and all learning content is provided completely free of charge.

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