Compassion-Centered Professional Learning

Note: All CREATE professional learning has been moved to a virtual format until the Covid-19 pandemic abates.

CREATE offers two (2) Compassion-Centered Professional Learning Opportunities

Presence Power Impact

Presence Power Impact is an interactive institute during which participants explore how practices of compassion and discernment enhance their presence, power and impact. The Presence Power Impact institute engages the research-based practices of Emory University’s CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) course. We offer Presence Power Impact in two formats this year: weekly for 7 sessions and a 4-day intensive.

Within a community of CREATE educators, you will learn to:

  • strengthen self-awareness, particularly in challenging moments
  • understand and engage compassion for self and for others in our classrooms, schools, and communities
  • meditate and engage in related contemplative practices
  • cultivate greater personal resilience

Registration Fees


Employees working in CREATE Schools

To learn if you qualify for a complimentary seat, click HERE.

General Public


(P-16, non-profit leaders and community advocates)

Upcoming Institutes 

(NEW) Presence Power Impact (Spring 2021, Intensive)

3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27

All sessions will be from 8:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom.

(NEW) Presence Power Impact (Summer 2021, Intensive)

6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 6/4

All sessions will be from 8:30am to 12:30pm via Zoom.

Compassion Practice

Compassion Practice A core component of CREATE’s work since 2015, the practice of compassion meditation has contributed significantly to our impacts. And since Covid-19 began its devastation in Georgia, the need for these practices has only grown. In response, we offer a weekly, free 45-minute virtual guided compassion practice and reflection activity for ALL. The first 15 minutes will include a presentation led by a CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) instructor, followed by a 15 minute guided meditation and a 15 minute discussion.

Emory University Certified CBCT® Instructors

Staff - RosalynneDuff

Rosalynne Duff

Equity Coordinator

CREATE Teacher Residency

Staff - AyodeleHarrison

Ayodele Harrison

Assistant Director

CREATE Teacher Residency


Elizabeth Hearn


CREATE Teacher Residency

Maya Jenkins Instructional Mentor

Maya Jenkins

Instructional Mentor

CREATE Teacher Residency

Annette Wawerna

K-5 Music Teacher 

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School

This work is done in partnership with Emory University's Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics, whose mission is to promote human flourishing by developing educational programs, facilitating dialogue, and engaging in research.