September 19, 2010
These are all workshops that I’ve taught at different places, and want to offer again — probably in new ways. I’m talking with several conference centers, but also invite you to consider these for your school, your church, or your community group.
Listening is the core activity in almost all of our social and work lives — and yet how little time and effort we spend perfecting this skill! And too often when we should be listening, we’re really preparing to talk, plotting our course, processing our emotions, or even tuning out completely. In this workshop we’ll practice active listening, offering feedback to test our understanding, and formulating questions that clarify what was already said. We’ll identify common behaviors that get in the way of listening, and best practices that can help us all.
Photography as Journal Keeping
Photography can be just snapshots, or deeper expressions of feelings, perceptions, ideas, memories. We’ll experiment with deeper ways to see, experience, and feel — using a camera. This is NOT a technical class on photography, and in fact you don’t even need to bring a camera with you. Just bring an open mind, open eyes, and (if you have one) an image that means a lot to you.