Deep Listening is Necessary for Social Change

McCaw Hall September 13, 2022 10:00 am - 10:55 am

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Emily Kasriel

To engage in productive collaborations across real or perceived divides, those working in the nonprofit and social sector worlds need to identify authentic ways of communicating with stakeholders from different backgrounds and perspectives. Deep listening, which requires genuine curiosity about what another person is saying, is an approach to difficult conversations that allows people to be fully heard and more open to opposing views.

Lead by Emily Kasriel, head of Special Projects, BBC World Service, and BBC’s Crossing Divides, this session will explore how to use deep listening to find common ground with those with different views by unpacking and examining the attributes and challenges of the process.