Toward Radical Empathy

With Terri Givens


Length: 12 weeks

Effort: 2 to 3 hours per week

Partner: Terri Givens

Program overview

Toward Radical Empathy is a ground-breaking program led by Terri Givens, a political scientist and a world expert on racial equality. 

In this program, learners will go through a powerful journey to uncover a landscape of discrimination, racism, and injustice and be provided with the mindset and tools to build a path towards radical empathy.

Through storytelling, powerful reflection, and visual tools, the expectation is for the learner to pause and reflect on the way the world is and find the path to radical empathy and ultimately radical social change.

Who is it for?

Leaders who wish to learn more about empathy. 

People who wish to understand more about diversity, equity and inclusion.

Program Curriculum

  • Knowing your story
  • Vulnerability
  • Own Your Story: Finding Courage in Vulnerability
  • Who’s not there?
  • Rhonda’s and Terri’s story
  • The isolation of internalised oppression: Terri’s story
  • Let’s get to the root of racial injustice
  • Black Self/ White World
  • All that we share
  • Empathy experience
  • Elissa & Terri talk empathy
  • What does belonging mean to you?
  • Inclusivity at work
  • Steps toward an inclusive workplace
  • Getting serious about diversity
  • Inclusive leadership
  • Becoming an inclusive leader
  • Radical empathy- taking action
  • Toolbox for allies
  • One thing to change
  • A pathway forward

Meet the Coach

Terri Givens

Cahoot Learning thought leader Terri Givens Terri Givens is the CEO and Founder of Brighter Higher Ed (previously the Center for Higher Education Leadership). She has more than 30 years of success in higher education, politics, international affairs, and non-profits. She studied at the University of California, Los Angeles in Political Science, and wrote her PhD dissertation and first book on the rise of the radical right in Europe. She began her academic career at the University of Washington, followed by 12 years at the University of Texas (UT ) at Austin.

At UT Austin she was the founding co-director of the Center for European Studies and was Vice Provost for Undergraduate Curriculum and International Affairs before returning to the faculty to continue her research on the politics of immigration and anti-discrimination policy in Europe. She was the Provost at Menlo College and left that position to start the Center for Higher Education Leadership (now known as Brighter Higher Ed). She and her husband, Michael Scott, live in Menlo Park, California, and have two sons. Her most recent book is Radical Empathy Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides.

How is it done?

Active learning with cohorts

Learners will generate ideas, present and deliver together with their peers to help get different perspectives, internalise learnings and identify ways to apply them in the workforce.

Deep reflections

Learners will have the opportunity to reflect and analyse what they have learnt, how far they have come, and how they can apply these learnings in the workforce.

Real-time insights

Learners get real-time insights on how far they are performing vs their cohort that helps set their pace and enjoy a healthy dose of competition at the same time. 

Immersive experience

Learners get rich, snackable content that helps boost their retention. They are given tools that enable strong collaboration and deep conversations with their peers. 

“Love the cahoot platform and how intuitive it is combined with activities that support the content.”

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