ABOUT THE COURSE
Without the skills of deep listening, conversations remain superficial. Add the skill of deep listening, and you’re equipped to get to the heart of any issue, belief or conflict quickly, directly and compassionately. Your sphere of understanding, learning and influence expands when you deeply listen to others. You provide the gift of validating the other person, honoring their experience without judgment or interrogation, and learn to manage your own ego during the process. Strengthen the culture of your school with this invaluable gift of deep listening.
DR. FRAN PROLMAN
Dr. Prolman is president of The Learning Collaborative and an internationally recognized consultant specializing in educational leadership, school improvement and instructional strategies as well as communication skills, critical thinking and organizational development. She has a doctorate in teacher training and international education and is a two-time Fulbright Scholar in both India and Israel. Read more
DEEP LISTENING COURSE OUTLINE
Join us for 3 days of a mind-expanding, skill-building, and life-changing course. You will gain capacity to connect the power of people, build a sincere and authentic community, and uncover beliefs, emotions and values that guide every interaction.
In this fun, fast-paced, and meaningful course, time will fly! You will leave with scores of practical strategies and tips for immediate application in both your personal and professional life.
WHAT GETS IN MY WAY?
Expanding your empathy and perspective taking skills to deeply listen
Being present to others through focus and mindfulness practice
Managing your ego: Taming your listening villains
Analyzing your tendencies which block deep listening
WHAT BUILDS CONNECTION?
Telling your story and listening to others
Focusing on abstractions and sub-text
Expanding your analysis of emotions, beliefs and values unspoken
Designing invitational and probing questions
Practicing the counter-strategies to the need to judge, interrogate, story-tell and/or problem solve
WHAT SKILLS DO I NEED TO PRACTICE?
Clarifying your five levels of listening
Listening for understanding
Summarizing for concepts and emotions
Stepping out of ego
Creating deep listening opportunities within your school community
Practicing counter strategies needed to withhold judgment, interrogation, story-telling and/or problem solving
INCLUDED WITH THE COURSE
In addition to the 9 hours of synchronous class, practice and interactive time, you’ll also receive:
- Asynchronous access to all classes for the next six months
- A 100+ page ebook of practical strategies, applications and resources