Compassion-Centered Professional Learning

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 (Fall 2021, 4-days, **VIRTUAL**)

Sept 11, 18, 25 and Oct 2

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

(NEW) Presence Power Impact (Fall 2021, 8-week, Virtual)

Sept 20 & 27

Oct 4, 11, 18 & 25

Nov 1 & 8

All sessions will be from 4:30pm to 6:30pm via Zoom.

(NEW) Presence Power Impact (Spring 2022, 4-days, In-person)

Jan 29, Feb 5 & 26, and Mar 5

All sessions will be IN-PERSON from 8:30am to 12:30pm at a location to be determined.

(NEW) Presence Power Impact (Summer 2022, 4-days, In-person)

Jun 13, 14, 15, & 16

All sessions will be IN-PERSON from 8:30am to 12:30pm at a location to be determined.

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


Anthony Lobban

K-5 Special Education Specialist

Atlanta Neighborhood Charter School


Dumaka Moultrie

Dean of Students & Culture

T.H. Slater Elementary


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.