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THE "HAVE YOU HEARD?" BLOG
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Links for Listening Community
THE INTERNATIONAL LISTENING ASSOCIATION (ILA)
The mission of the ILA is "to advance the practice, teaching, and research of listening throughout the world." The association has an informative Website and annual conventions which always draw in warm, wonderful people and a wide variety of fascinating presentations.
Innovative ways to share your stories - Celebrating 10 Years of Listening to Ameri
THE COMPASSIONATE LISTENING PROJECT
This non-profit organization "teaches powerful skills for peacemaking in our families, communities, on the job, and in social change work locally and globally." Visit the Website to learn about their inspiring listening projects, annual gatherings and the Compassionate Listening Training program. (Click here to see some of the Compassionate Listening Project videos featured on Listeners Unite!)
THE HUMANITY PROJECT
This Non-Profit Corporation was founded by Robert Spencer Knotts "To create and implement innovative programs that teach children and adults how to use cooperation and social connection for individual development and grassroots community improvement." (Click here to read Robert's contribution to the Listeners Unite blog!)
I LOVE TO LISTEN DAY (May 16, an annual, world-wide celebration)
I Love to Listen Day is an annual initiative that was started by Marva Shand-McIntosh in 2004. I Love to Listen Day declares May 16 as a special day each year "to inspire, inform, practice and create a heightened sense of awareness of the importance and power of listening in our lives."
More Great Listening Websites & Links
THE CENTER FOR LISTENING DISORDERS RESEARCH
This Non-Profit Corporation was founded in 2010 by Alan R. Ehrlich (who is also the creator of the Professional Listener Website). The center "is focused on educational programs on the causes, symptoms and effects of dysfunctional listening in schools, the workplace and interpersonal relationships."
The Website of Kay Lindahl, author of several books including "The Sacred Art of Listening" and "Practicing the Sacred Art of Listening" (Click here to read "The Gift of Listening," Kay's contribution to my book, "Rule #1: Stop Talking: A Guide to Listening"!)
The Website of Dr. Lyman K. "Manny" Steil and Rick Bommelje, co-authors of "Listening Leaders." The mission of their Listening Leaders book and programs is "To impact leaders worldwide with the importance of listening and to provide proven strategies to enhance leadership effectiveness."
The Website of Rick Bommelje, author of "Listening Pays" and co-author of "Listening Leaders." The Listening Pays Website offers a wealth of great resources "to help people listen, lead and succeed." (Click here to read Rick's contribution to the Listeners Unite blog!)
THE URBAN CONFESSIONAL: A FREE LISTENING PROJECT
The Urban Confessional is a community of artists who take to the streets and listen. Here's how they describe what they do… and invite others to join them in listening: "We stand on the street and listen to anyone talk about anything. We want to use our skills as actors to be of service to others. It's awesome! Come join us!!"
SOMEONE TO TELL IT TO
Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Miles Franklin - The mission of their ministry: To provide a Compassionate presence and a listening ear to those who need a safe place to share their stories.
MY OTHER WEBSITE: LindaEveDiamond.com
As an author, I have a central Website which includes books on other topics and a poetry page and blog. While not specifically geared toward listening, many of the poems and posts are listening centered. My listening-themed books are "Rule #1: Stop Talking: A Guide to Listening" and "The Beauty of Listening" (www.TheBeautyofListening.com)