2020 Theme: Listen with Empathy
Days until 5th ILA International Day of Listening
How to participate?
Stress and conflict can lead to our shutting down our ability to listen empathically—often at a time when empathy is truly needed. This year’s International Day of Listening focuses on helping people become more effective empathic listeners.
The next four months will introduce a four-step process and provide a series of webinars/presentations and informative materials to help you develop empathic listening skills.
International Day of Listening Schedule of Events:
May 28: Introduction to the Empathy Process: Sheila Bentley and Margarete Imhof
June 18: Recognize and Identify Emotions: Sheila Bentley and Margarete Imhof
July 9: Establish an Intent for Listening: Jennie Grau
July 30: Listen with Empathy: Graham Bodie
August 20: Respond with an Appropriate Empathic Response: Lori Joubert and Krishna Naineni
September 3: Planning an Activity for International Day of Listening: Sheila Bentley and Margarete Imhof
September 17: International Day of Listening: Listen with Empathy Activities