Peninsula College this fall will cohost a Compassionate Integrity Training program from 6-8 p.m. each Wednesday night, Oct. 2-Dec. 11, from in the ʔaʔk̓ʷustəƞáwt̓xʷ House of Learning (Peninsula College Longhouse).
The 10-session, science-based training was developed by the Center for Compassion, Integrity and Secular Ethics of Life University in Atlanta, GA in partnership with the Charter for Compassion, and will be offered by certified facilitator Kristin-Luana Baumann.
The fall class will allow up to 20 students and cost $250.
Compassionate Integrity Training cultivates basic human values as skills for the purpose of increasing individual, social and environmental well-being, event organizers say. Students will learn to act in accordance with their values in all areas of life, including family, school, work, leisure and politics.
“Let’s be real: We might be grateful that we got our kids to school in the morning without major outbursts, only to be completely annoyed by our colleagues at work,” Baumann said. “It is hard to be a good person in all areas of our life. This training gives us effective tools to work toward that goal.”
A free “Introduction to CIT” event is set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, in the Carver Room at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. The introduction focuses on the science of compassion and developing some basic skills of self-awareness and self-regulation.
Baumann said the training provides a teaser and overview to the fall class.
“We are excited about this partnership because is aligns well with PC’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion,” PC President Dr. Luke Robins said.
For more information, contact Baumann at 360-912-1245 or firstname.lastname@example.org.