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April 27 Welcome Center Orientation

The Welcome Center combines completion of important required start-up steps with an enhanced, full-day orientation session.

HR Professionals should enroll new hires by completing required enrollment form and emailing to Please review deadlines if you are an HR representative enrolling a new hire.

Location: Cardinal at Work Welcome Center
3160 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, 94304 (campus map)

April 27 Compassion Cultivation Training (series)

Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) is an eight-week program designed to develop the qualities of compassion, empathy and kindness for oneself and for others. This program was developed at Stanford University by a team of contemplative scholars, clinical psychologists, and neuroscience researchers. CCT integrates contemporary psychology and scientific research on compassion as well as traditional contemplative practices.  

Cultivating compassion is built on the foundation that humans have a natural capacity for compassion. However, everyday stress, social pressure and life experience can make it difficult to fully express this capacity. Cultivating compassion develops the strength to be with suffering, the courage to take compassionate action when possible, and resilience in the face of life’s challenges.  Cultivating compassion can also support one’s own health, happiness and well-being. Preliminary research suggests that CCT and similar programs can increase self-compassion and self-care, reduce stress and anxiety, and foster connection with others.

The 8-week course consists of two-hour weekly classes with a variety of activities supporting the cultivation of compassion. These activities include meditation, in-class discussions, in-class exercises and practices in your daily life.

Space is limited to 12 participants.  We ask that participants commit to attending all 8 sessions.

Dates/Time:  Consecutive Mondays, March 30 through May 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Location: Keck Science Building, 380 Roth Way, Room 187.
Instructors: Nanja H. Hansen, LPCC and Margy Lim, MFT are counselors at the Stanford Faculty Staff Help Center and are Certified CCT teachers.
Registration: Click here to register for this free workshop series. BeWell Berry available for eligible employees.

April 28 Stanford Manager Academy Cohort 31 (series)

Stanford Manager Academy is a comprehensive program that helps managers develop foundational managerial skills. From getting feedback from colleagues through a 360-feedback survey and crafting a customized development plan, through engaging, interactive classroom sessions, to ongoing tools and support to apply new skills back on the job, Manager Academy is a three-month development program designed to enhance the effectiveness of managers at all levels of experience.

Dates: Tuesday, April 28th; Wednesday, April 29th; Thursday, May 14thFriday, May 15th
8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. each day

Location: 3160 Porter Drive. Pacific Ocean Conference Room (Room 108, First Floor) (see campus map»)

For more information, visit the Manager Academy Program website.