COUNTDOWN TO IDL 2023 (EST)
IDL 2023 Theme: Healing Relationships through Better Listening
IDL 2023 will be held on September 21, 2023.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING:
Healing Relationships through Better Listening
September 21, 2023
Often times the simplest answer to a problem is the most difficult to achieve. Being a good listener is no exception. Listening can be challenging at times, bringing about emotion or defensiveness that you didn’t realize even existed. Being good at listening takes effort, sincere curiosity, asking questions, having a space to converse void of distraction, and sometimes even the need to hold back your thoughts until the other side has said what they need to say.
This year’s IDL will focus on how to become a better listener as well as how doing so can contribute to healing relationships.
Getting a head start on planning an event for IDL 2023? Click Here to access the 2023 Planning Worksheet, email your plan to email@example.com, and we’ll put your event on the 2023 map (see map below)! (Only the city and country will be shared on the map. No other information will be shared.)
Post information and pictures that you want to share on the IDL Facebook page.
Sample the recordings of a variety of things to listen to, including poetry, songs, music, speeches, podcasts, sounds of nature and more. Explore what impact these different listening experiences have on you.
Thanks to all of you who participated in the 2022 International Day of Listening! We hope you had meaningful conversations that promoted positive connections. With better connections, perhaps we can solve problems more successfully and reap the benefits of good relationships.
Let’s continue to “listen to heal”!
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Listen to Heal September 15, 2022
The need for healing and putting things back together again is felt around the globe. In addition to a virus, divisiveness is challenging individuals, families, circles of friends, and work teams. How can we bridge the gaps that have opened and how can we bring about healing?
The 2022 IDL focused on what and how listening can contribute to bringing about the healing. We could be part of the medicine that can offer relief – for us and for those around us.
IDL 2022 was held on September 15, 2022.
"Most people don't listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to respond."
Stephen Covey, American Educator, Author and Businessman
"People don't listen, they just wait their turn to talk."
Chuck Palahniuk, American Freelance Journalist and Novelist
“One of the simplest paths to deep change is for the less powerful to speak as much as they listen and for the more powerful to listen as much as they speak.”
Gloria Steinem (My Life on the Road), American Feminist Journalist and Social Political Activist
"Listening is about being present, not just about being quiet."
Krista Tippett, Peabody Award-winning broadcaster, a National Humanities Medalist, and a New York Times bestselling author
“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say”
Bryant H. McGill, International Bestselling Author, Activist, and Social Entrepreneur
The International Day of Listening is strongly backed by an enormous base of knowledge, The International Listening Association. Since 1979 ILA founders and members have been totally dedicated to advocating that listening skills are the key to becoming better humans and building a better civilization together.
The International Listening Association (ILA) is a professional organization consisting of a network of people committed to the development of effective listening in professional and personal lives. We are involved in listening in education, business, healthcare, hospitality, music and many other fields. We promote the study of listening, exchange information and pursue research into the ways in which listening can develop understanding in our personal, political, social and working lives. The International Listening Association serves as a dialogue space, a resource network, a news source and an international community – our members are working in more than 19 countries across the globe.
For more information about the International Listening Association visit: www.listen.org