"A wise, simple, brilliant method for defusing community conflict and engendering creative unity."
—The Millennium Whole Earth Catalog
Listening Project RSVP
from divisiveness and disempowerment
to listening and community action
Listening Project RSVP provides consultation and training that has enabled community-based organizations, in the United States and internationally, to conduct Listening Projects and/or Facilitated Group Listening sessions. Both of these programs have had remarkable and even transformative success in addressing vital issues and community problems:
A Listening Project (LP) is a comprehensive process that includes deep listening interviews and community organizing that can result in effective community empowerment, education and action.
Facilitated Group Listening (FGL) is a program we initiated in 1992. FGL brings a large group of people together to address difficult issues and concerns. In small groups of three to six, participants listen to one another in a structured, safe and affirming environment. This reduces conflict, increases understanding and often results in creative solutions. Facilitated Listening is often used as part of a LP because a Listening Project can open the door to people who normally will not come to a group dialogue. However, Facilitated Listening has often been used successfully on its own.
Interested? If you are interested in organizing a Listening Project or Facilitated Group Listening in your community, RSVP has a national network of Listening Project trainers and organizers as well as training manuals for both programs-- however, guidance is helpful with both programs and Listening Projects should definitely have an experienced LP organizer / trainer. Your first step is to learn what you can from this web site.
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