Pippa Rowcliffe is a Compassion Cultivation Training Teacher in the final stages of completing her certification with the Compassion Institute, associated with the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.
Pippa has worked in the child and youth development field for over ten years and is an experienced facilitator and trainer. In the last 20 years, she has led educational seminars, facilitated dialogues, run numerous strategic and organizational planning sessions, and led a range of community-based workshops. She has worked in business, public sector, and non-profit sectors.
Pippa has become increasingly convinced in the power of compassion to change ourselves to become more resilient and kind (to ourselves and others), the way we work (in engaged conversations and through meaningful relationships) and how we play a role in making the world a better place (through systems thinking practice). Compassion lies at the heart of changing our personal and working lives.
In addition to teaching CCT, Pippa is the Deputy Director of the Human Early Learning Partnership, a UBC-based institute with a vision of “Thriving Children in Health Societies”. Through a decade of research on the power and importance of social and emotional well-being of BC’s children, Pippa has come to understand the importance of working through adults to change children’s lives. Supporting ourselves to be resilient, connected and compassionate will be transformative: an essential ingredient in addressing the issues we and our world now face.
Pippa received a honours degree in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from Oxford University and a master’s degree in International Development (Planning) from the University of East Anglia, UK.