The International Institute for Compassionate Cities is initiating the creation of a body of resources (including forms, proclamations, funding sources, and support organizations), collecting and distributing information on best practices, identifying supportive research, providing a broad range of media (policy papers and related publications, audio and video recordings), and conducting on-site and web-based symposia, workshops and retreats.
The Institute’s education process is collaborative. Not only is the Institute a source for its original content, it will feature content from its partner cities, universities, service institutions and others. This collaborative approach allows the Institute and the cities/regions to develop together, building a more comprehensive, practical and valuable body of knowledge and resources to support work world-wide to foster compassion.
Visitors to our site will be able to take online courses covering topics such as:
- The Compassionate Cities Dialogues — an exchange of ideas, needs and inspiration.
- Starting a compassionate city campaign in your city or region.
- Planning for your compassionate city campaign.
- Building successful partnerships.
- The basics of fundraising.
We’ll also be offering practical programs on creating a culture of compassion.