For many of us, the idea of "communication" is synonymous with speaking. For some who practice this more rigorously, body language, as well as the projection of other non-verbal cues, come into play as a component of our message. This is only one side of the communication equation, however, and all is for nothing if we don't study the art of listening. At First Fridays - June, we'll discuss the art of active listening, talk about the importance of establishing ground rules for productive discussion, learn about ways to incorporate a mindful approach to difficult or challenging conversations, and even get a little practice in mindful listening. This also includes how to apply these concepts to the act of listening to yourself.
6:00 to 6:15 - Arrival and Opening Remarks
6:15 to 7:00 - Listening as and Act of Communication
7:00 - 7:10 - Vipassana
7:10 - 7:40 - Practicing the Art of Listening
7:40 - 8:00 - Wrap Up and Departure