Connecting Empathetically

Subgroup Size

Entire group


1 hour

External cost



Cherbosque, J., Gardenswartz, L., & Rowe, A. (2005). Connecting empathetically. In Intercultural Literacy. Los Angeles: Emotional Intelligence and Diversity Institute.  

Mick Vande Berg adapted this into a worksheet. 

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Explain the difference between sympathy and empathy. 2. Identify moments when they gave or received empathy. 3. Reflect on personal experiences involving empathetic responses.