Register Here!

    Date: Wednesday, 7th December 2022

    Limited seats available


    Time: 6:00 - 7:00PM

    Registration and light refreshments

    Venue: Avicenna (Ibn Sina) Auditorium

    AURAK Campus, Saqr library

    Empathy in Educational Leadership: The Key to Positivity

    Research indicates that encouraging empathy has a positive impact on productivity in a cooperative learning environment.  It plays a pivotal role in developing critical thinking skills and enables students to build a better understanding of concepts.

    This masterclass will focus on empathy in educational leadership. We will describe why and how leaders can use empathy to promote positivity in our workplaces and improve performance.


    Attending this masterclass will enable you to:

    Implement strategies for employing empathy at our places of work

    Understand how empathy is related to work environment and performance

    Understand how to avoid mistakes in empathy

    About the Speaker

    Dr. Alexandria Proff

    Dr. Alexandria Proff

    Department Chair / Assistant Professor - Education

    Dr. Alexandria Proff is an educational leader who has served as a senior administrator in primary, secondary, and tertiary education settings. She has a successful track record as a leader of positive change through successfully leading and facilitating change initiatives in schools and universities. She has the privilege of serving in various leadership roles at the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, including as Coordinator of the Master of Education program, Department Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Academic Integrity Officer. Dr. Proff was born and raised in Southern California, where she earned her bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and teaching credential. She earned her Doctor of Education at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California in 2018. She lives with her family in the United Arab Emirates, a nation she has proudly called home since 2010.

    Why AURAK?

    Nationally & Internationally Accredited Degree

    Study abroad & Student Exchange programs

    Students from over 45 different countries

    QS Ranking 2020

    Scholarships & Competitive Tuition Fees

    Daily Transportation

    International Faculty

    On campus Student Residence

    About AURAK

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) is a state-owned institution providing an American higher education model.

    AURAK offers 26 unique employment-related programs at the bachelor’s and master’s levels.

    AURAK has achieved an institutional ranking of #11 in the UAE, and a 5-star rating for Overall Institutional Excellence from QS ranking 2020. While its faculty is drawn from around 26 nations, students of 46 different nationalities attend the university.

    The programs at AURAK are designed to respond to the emerging needs of a changing world and market demand. Our students are provided with an exceptional learning experience focused on career readiness and the necessary skills to prepare them for their future careers.

    AURAK’s campus facility is spread over 1.3 million square feet with 50 modern labs, on-campus student residences, and indoor and outdoor sports facilities. It has easy access to beaches, mountains, and major city centers.

    Key Facts




    QS RANKING 2023





    QS RANKING 2023

    INSTITUTIONAL Accreditation

    Program Accreditation


    Campus Location

    American University of
    Ras Al Khaimah Road,
    Ras al Khaimah, UAE
    PO Box: 10021

    Contact Number

    +971 246 8888