2017 Session Description

Listening Dialogues

For adults (teens welcome) • 90 minutes
Category: Insight
Thursday 1:30pm • Court 4
Time and location subject to change (what isn’t?)

Listening is a sacred art. It is simple and it is complex. It is perhaps the greatest gift we can give to others.

“We can only fully understand the role of listening when we come to grips with how the mere presence of our consciousness shapes the world around us. When we listen, we open those doors that our ideas and senses select from the broader field of possible experience. This practice gives birth to some avenues for interaction and development and closes off others. Listening becomes the cornerstone of creative activity.” — David Castro

Doug Reid and his friend and colleague, Jennifer Quarrie, share a passion for the power of listening and being understood. In 2016, they embarked on a journey of sorts, a series of conversations about listening. In this workshop, Doug will share the essence of their discoveries, invite you to continue the conversation with him, and experiment with the concept of listening as the skill of “holding the space” for individuals and groups.

The Skinny: 3 things you will get from this session

  • Assess your listening intelligence
  • Think about listening in new ways and learn some listening tools
  • Practice effective listening

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Doug Reid
Scottsdale, AZ

Doug is the founder of Douglas Reid & Associates, an Arizona-based consulting group. As a facilitator, trainer and executive and team coach, he applies his expertise to individual, group, and organizational development and transformation. He is a seasoned specialist in organizational innovation, collaboration and leadership, and has worked throughout North America, Europe and Asia, in many different industries.

Doug earned a BA in Interpersonal Communications from Ohio University and an MS in Creativity, Innovation and Change Leadership from Buffalo State College where he is also an adjunct faculty member. He received certification as an executive coach from the College of Executive Coaching in Ventura, CA., where he has also served on the faculty.

Doug has been a volunteer and faculty member of the Creative Education Foundation since 1979 and was honored with its Distinguished Leader Award in 1997.

This is Doug’s first year presenting at Mindcamp.

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