The Ancient Art of Listening

Duration: 90 Minutes
Listening, truly listening and not merely being silent or politely waiting for your opportunity to speak or to correct the speaker, is among the hardest work you might ever do. But to truly listen completely so that you are not only hearing but processing what the speaker wanted you to hear and to learn, with your heart as well as with your brain takes practice. However, one must first be aware of this set of listening skills before one can begin to practice and then hopefully perfect one's ability to listen completely. This webinar will identify the proper environment, skills and techniques to assist the participant in continuing to develop and improve their ability in this most important and ancient of arts.
Ancient Art of Listening
Product ID: 507507
Objectives of the Presentation
  • How to create/maintain a "safe listening" environment for the speaker
  • How to control one's premature/judgemental responses
  • When and how to ask questions
  • How to use innocent/childlike curiosity to encourage/welcome the speaker and not discourage/bias or shut them down
  • When and when not to interrupt
  • How to listen to learn
  • Identifying and controlling your "hot buttons/pain points"
  • If listening is a gift, how to give generously
Why Should you Attend
Participants seeking to improve this aspect of their communication skills will benefit from this webinar.

Areas Covered
  • Gaining/maintaining the speaker's trust
  • The art of questions
  • The role of body language and other cues
  • Proper listening courtesy
  • Listening= learning
  • The benefit/use of silence
  • The relationship between listening and instincts
Who will Benefit
Anyone who both personally as well as professionally communicates with others including all level Managers, Supervisors, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Attorneys.

Topic Background
If one is not first listening, all other communication skills or techniques will not be as effective. Listening is the bedrock or foundation for all successful relationships.
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Instructor Profile:
Bob Oberstein's career in Human Resources and Labor Relations spans over 48 years. Bob is uniquely qualified in this area having started out as a third-generation Union member who has represented both sides of the labor management table in both the public and private sectors in both the non-union and union workplace.

As an Interest Based facilitator he trained and coached parties on how to constructively process their negotiations to a successful conclusion thereby promoting and enhancing their relationship. Bob has also served the labor management community as a neutral fact finder, mediator and arbitrator for multiple organizations and agencies such as the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, American Arbitration Association, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Tucson Unified School District, Phoenix Employment Relations Board, Arizona Department of Education, United States Postal Service, and being a Special Master mediating and arbitrating disputes between, Fry's Food Stores & UFCW, Local 99. Several of his arbitration awards have been published by the Bureau of National Affairs as well as Commerce Clearing House and are referenced in How Arbitration Works by Elkouri & Elkouri, often considered the consummate reference in the field of arbitration. Bob was recognized in 1991 by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service's "Director's Lifetime Achievement Award" for promoting positive labor management relations.

Also significant in his background are the positions of Labor Relations Administrator for EBASCO Services (nuclear power plant construction for both Florida and Louisiana Power & Light); Senior Labor Relations Administrator for the Salt River Project, the local water and power utility in Phoenix, Arizona; Executive Human Resources Director for the Washington Elementary School District (largest elementary school district in Arizona); Labor Relations Administrator and chief spokesperson for the City of Phoenix, Arizona; and most recently Labor Relations Manager in the northwest United States. Bob is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, International Public Management Association and the National Public Employers Labor Relations Association and has been recognized by these organizations as achieving certified professional and senior certified professional status.
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