How It Works
Community Listening Projects (CLP)
CLPs are a comprehensive listening, organizing and action process that can take grassroots organizing to new levels of skill and success. They are conducted by:grassroots community organizations, public and non-profit service agencies, faith-based organizations, and/or local government agencies
The CLP Process:
If you have a possible project in mind, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Herb Walters, Listening Project executive director at 828-675-4626.
Facilitated Group Listening
Facilitated Group Listening (FGL) is another communication and action program offered by Listening Project. FGL enables larger groups of people to come together at the same time, to address differences, commonalities, problems and solutions. It is structured so all participants agree to a contract that protects each person’s right to be heard and respected. Listening takes place in small groups that are guided by a trained facilitator.
FGL’s result in identification of problems, solutions and priorities for organizing and action. They are always part of a larger education and organizing effort. Depending on your goals FGL’s can stand alone or be a part of, or follow after a Listening Project.
Which Program Is Best For Your Organization?
Contact us and we will help you consider which program is most relevant to your needs. Then we can look at what level of consultation / training is needed and what the costs would be.
What Does it Cost to Get a Project Consultant / Trainer?
It varies depending on the needs of your project. Our goal is always to keep our costs as low as possible. We may also work with you on fundraising for your project.
"The Listening Project is the best tool I know of for bringing people together, getting people to talk, and bringing out solutions to serious community problems. We've used it several times here in Harlan County, Kentucky, where we mountain people have come face-to-face over and over with injustice - from the famous coal miner struggles that gave us the name of "Bloody Harlan," to the toxic waste poisoning of or land and water, to the problems we are now working on. Harlan PACT is now beginning a second phase of community listening which will help us address the serious issues of drug abuse, unemployment and a weakening of our strong and beautiful mountain culture."
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