Tea and Empathy

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
10:05 AM - 11:05 AM


To attend this webinar, log-in as a guest at https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/d3e658495db64a96a1c9d8ce57bf8918. Access the link at least 24-hours prior to the workshop to be sure that you can successfully log in.


The webinar starts at 10:05 a.m. and we kindly request participants to enter the webinar at least 15 minutes prior to the start time and no later than 10:10 a.m. 


Tea and Empathy is a webinar ONLY – please do not come to the CTE offices. 

We are living at a time like no other. Most of us have no experience living during a pandemic, and it has upended every aspect of our lives. As we help students navigate virtual learning and whatever the fall semester brings, our skills of compassion and empathy will be put to the test. During this workshop, we will explore empathy, how to provide empathic responses and how to maintain meaningful connection during a pandemic.


** Registration Procedures Update **

In order for attendees to personally track their current registrations and attendance at certificate of completion workshops and events, the Center for Teaching Excellence is now requiring that all registrants create an account in our registration system and login to register for all workshops.


If you have an existing training account with the Division of Human Resources, Office of Organizational and Professional Development, you do not need to create an account. You can login using your HR training username and password. By logging in to register for CTE events, your complete training record for both CTE and HR trainings will be available with a single account and login.


Marguerite O’Brien
Wellness, Prevention & Advocacy Services

Student Health Services

Marguerite O’Brien, MSW, has been serving in her role at UofSC since 2008. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from UofSC and is proud to be working at her alma mater. In addition to serving on university committees such as the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Issues and the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, O’Brien provides supervision to MSW students, is a University 101 instructor, and leads mindfulness sessions on campus. She is trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is a trained True Colors® facilitator. ’Brien serves on national committees through the American College Health Association and often presents at regional and national conferences.

Prior to working at UofSC, OBrian was the Executive Director of City Year, Columbia; National Program Coordinator for City Year, Inc. and a Wellness Coordinator at Lexington Medical Center. She is also a certified personal trainer, fitness and Yoga instructor, is active in the community and volunteers regularly with the American Red Cross and the Women’s Shelter.