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Guiding Universities in Demonstrating Empathy


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About GUIDE (Guiding Universities in Demonstrating Empathy)

We are also excited to announce that UNC Charlotte is furthering our commitment to faculty and student success by offering a training program to empower faculty and staff to support student mental health and well-being — without sacrificing your own.

GUIDE (Guiding Universities in Demonstrating Empathy) is an empathic communications training to empower educators to conduct effective student support conversations — and to identify and engage the appropriate college services when needed.

During this one-time, three-hour session, you will:

  • Learn how to identify & contextualize student needs.
  • Participate in an iterative, supportive feedback process designed to prepare you for your next student interaction.
  • Test, explore, and refine empathic communication skills.
  • Learn how to integrate GUIDE into your class and work with students. 

This professional development opportunity is offered by Prevention Strategies, a UNC Greensboro affiliate, funded by the UNC System and supported on our campus by the Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor for Health & Wellbeing.

GUIDE training is optional, but we hope you will take advantage of the opportunity to support our students — and yourself. 

For more information about scheduling a training, please contact CIC (Director Norwood,; Dr. Harper,