2020 Theme: Listen with Empathy

What is Empathy?

Empathy is not sympathy, nor is it feeling sorry for someone, or trying to make it better for the person.  It is simply understanding what someone else is feeling.

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How to Participate

If ever there was a time to “listen with empathy,” it is now.  Learn how to be a more empathic listener.  Join us for a five-session mini-course. 2020 International Day of Listening Chair Sheila Bentley is responsible for the content of this website.

2020 International Day of Listening Schedule of Events:

The International Day of Listening is sponsored by the International Listening Association (ILA)

  • Thursday, May 28, 9:00 -10:00 a.m. (EDT):  Introduction to the Empathy Process
    Sheila Bentley and Margarete Imhof
  • Thursday, June 18, 9:00 -10:00 a.m. (EDT):  Recognize and Identify Emotions
    Sheila Bentley and Margarete Imhof
  • Thursday, July 9, 9:00 -10:00 a.m. (EDT):   Establish an Intent for Listening
    Jennie Grau
  • Thursday, July 30, 9:00 -10:00 a.m. (EDT):  Listen with Empathy
    Graham Bodie
  • Thursday, August 20, 9:00 -10:00 a.m. (EDT):   Respond with Empathy
    Lori Joubert and Krishna Naineni
  • Thursday, September 3, 9:00 -10:00 a.m. (EDT):   Plan Your Activity for International Day of Listening
    Sheila Bentley and Margarete Imhof and Others
  • Thursday, September 17:  International Day of Listening:  Empathic Listening Events
 

 

 
Sponsored by the International Listening Association (ILA)

www.listen.org