Compassion Cultivation Training

Compassion & Business Conference, Stanford University

CCT Training at OSU-Cascades 

Learn helpful tools to de-stress

Increase efficiency

Create a positive workplace

Improve your communication and relationships

Learn mindfulness and compassion meditations



What is CCT?

The Stanford Compassion Cultivation Training Program (CCT) is a professional development program designed at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education. The program includes practical tools and exercises designed to enhance your awareness, compassion and resilience.

Why is it Important in the context of an organization?

CCT will help you relate more positively to others and engage more successfully with clients, staff and coworkers, to improve employee retention and overall workplace performance. 

Research shows it is possible to learn compassion and leadership skills – these are not just traits you’re born with, or without. High performing leaders and work environments are compassionate. And training helps! (Read more here

What Will I Get Out of It?

You’ll walk away from each CCT class with tools and practices you can immediately put to work to help improve your workplace performance, organizational culture, and individual well-being. CCT will give you tools to:

  • Improve awareness
  • Increase connection to others, to increase your effectiveness and influence
  • Decrease the distress you may feel in difficult situations

How is the Course Structured? 

CCT is a two-hour weekly interactive class. Class includes:

  • Group discussion to share learning experiences
  • Meditation to improve awareness
  • Listening and communication exercises to strengthen empathy
  • Homework: Daily compassion meditation practices and real-world assignments

Who is the Instructor?

Aly Waibel, PhD, has over fifteen years of experience teaching adults in a variety of businesses and communities. She was one of the first Certified Instructors of CCT, and is currently the only Certified Instructor in Central Oregon. Since 2013, Aly has facilitated public and private CCT classes in Tucson, AZ, Portland, OR and Bend, OR. She is the Executive Director of Opportunity Knocks.

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