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Crafting Difficult Conversations: “Listening for Understanding” A Master Class with Estrus Tucker

August 24, 2020 | 7:00 pm7:45 pm

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One event on August 31, 2020 at 7:00 pm

August 24, 2020
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
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Mondays, August 24 & 31, 2020
7:00 pm – 7:45 pm | Zoom 
Hosted by Rev. Tom McDermott

When was the last time you felt heard?

Who listens deeply to you?

When has feeling heard left you renewed, empowered, or healed?

Have you ever been that listener for someone else?

In this mask-wearing, social-distancing, hyper-sensitive world we’re sharing these days, it can be hard to connect with others in our community and nation in which our conversations are mostly limited to online formats and the social media echo chambers with which we surround ourselves.

In this two-part workshop centered on transformative listening led by renowned facilitator Estrus Tucker, participants will learn the distinction between listening to understand and listening with intention, how to utilize these conversational tools to facilitate open, authentic connection with the human story, and will walk away with experiential practice to use in day-to-day conversation.

A Vietnam-era Veteran, ordained minister, and the principal consultant with the City of Fort Worth’s Race and Culture Initiative to ensure Racial Equity, Estrus Tucker is the recipient of the 2012 International Association Of Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA) Individual Achievement Award. His work and leadership in support of creative civic engagement and transformational leadership has brought important skills for moving conversations, communities, and individual realities toward greater equity and wholeness in Mississippi; Belfast, Northern Ireland; Cape town, South Africa, and Texas.

Be sure to join us in this free reality-changing Zoom workshop on Mondays August 24 and 31 at 7:00 pm using the link below. No registration necessary — just come as you are and be prepared to leave with new tools for conversation and understanding — to hear and be heard in life giving ways.

Contact: Tom McDermott | tmcdermott@myfumc.org

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