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Resource Each Other – Skills for Peer-to-Peer Support (Session 2)
April 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Learn how to listen so the interaction sparks new insights and ideas.
When I think of my personal journey, moments of transition and change were often spurred through empathic listening by a friend or colleague, where they gave me the space to voice something I hadn’t articulated before; or they listened as if they could sense a bigger version of me or my path that I hadn’t seen yet. When I am with people who can listen like this, I see things more clearly, I feel validated, and I come away energized about the possibilities ahead.
The best leaders have an ability to listen in ways that bring out the best thinking in the people around them. A related and powerful way of listening is to sense and listen for the emerging possibilities that could emerge.
In this workshop, you’ll get guidance and develop skills for listening in a way that grows people and ideas. We’ll explore what cultural norms and personal practices create a context where people feel safe and open to share their ideas, concerns, and “half-baked” thoughts. We’ll review some neuroscience about the ways of interacting that allow people to feel truly understood. There will be plenty of time to practice.
Following the workshop, you’ll get a ‘resource-rich’ email of methods, articles, and other links to support you in applying these ideas.
We should all know this: that listening, not talking, is the gifted and great role, and the imaginative role. And the true listener is much more beloved, magnetic than the talker, and he is more effective and learns more and does more good. – Brenda Ueland, author
The fee to participate is $50
Limited to 16 participants per workshop
(If this fee is a barrier to participating, please email Beth. We can offer scholarships to make this accessible to all interested.)
If you can’t make these events but would like to be notified if I offer it again, please email Beth.