The ReSource Institute – Towards creating a social business bringing compassion training and consciousness into education, health systems and economy

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Workshop Description

The ReSource Training was developed for the ERC-funded ReSource Project (,  recently carried out under the supervision of Prof. Dr Tania Singer at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. This meditation-based mental training program aims at eliciting sustainable psychological and physiological changes through a scientifically validated Compassion Training by fostering individual resilience, pro-social motivation, effective communication,compassion and empathy,  while also initiating a broader societal impact. To achieve this, the future ReSource Institute will be founded as a social business that intends to provide tailor-made versions of this training program for different populations: businesses and political organizations, healthcare institutions, and educational settings. In addition, the institute plans to train new qualified teachers. The goal of the workshop is to create a sound social business concept and to explore possible funding opportunities through social investors and/or alternative sources.

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Format Output
Level Universal


Date Thursday, November 5
Time 02:00 - 04:15pm

We kindly ask all registered GSBS participants to sign up for the Focus Groups on our e-180 platform here.

Workshop Host & Co-Host(s)

  Prof. Dr. Tania Singer  

Prof. Dr. Tania Singer
Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences



November 11th, 2015

The Global Social Business Summit 2015 - in Berlin, Germany - has come to a bittersweet end. We thank all those who supported us throughout the process; all those who participated in the event; and all those who helped to spread the YY Spirit of the Social Business Movement in the days leading up to - and during - the event.

We can't wait to see all of you in China for the Global Social Business Summit 2016.

Find a selection of photos from the three days of the #GSBS2015 here.



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On our website you can find the latest version of the agenda, session topics & speakers for the Global Social Business Summit 2015, The program is preliminary and subject to change. Stay tuned for the next updates!


Getting Around

The main venue for the Global Social Business Summit 2015 is the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin, Germany.