COUNTDOWN TO IDL 2021 (EST)
2021 IDL THEME: LISTEN TO CONNECT
IDL 2021 will be held on September 16, 2021.
This year’s IDL Mini-Course is designed to help people make better connections in their conversations and interactions. In a year that has provided many requirements to “disconnect,” this program will help mend some of the frays we are seeing, whether it be in politics, work, or personal relationships. You can attend selected individual sessions or the entire series.
Session 1: Tuesday, February 23, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (US Central Time): Are You Listening? How Do You Know?
Session 2: Friday, April 16, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (US Central Time): How Are You Listening
Session 3: Wednesday, June 16, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (US Central Time): Why Are You Listening? Listening Behaviors That Support Making Connections
Session 4: Monday, August 16, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (US Central Time): Planning an Event for International Day of Listening
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.
"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