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Constructivist Listening

- October 28, 2022

Constructivist listening is an effective strategy for engaging in intellectually demanding and emotionally challenging conversations. These constructivist listening guidelines can help support community conversations so they are healthy and reflective. This kind of listening is to allow speakers to share candidly and safely while pushing the speaker to listen deeply and resonate rather than constructing a response or judgment.

This resource outlines listening structures and guidelines to promote deep reflection and listening among team members and provides an opportunity to co-construct new meanings around the challenges they will face as a team. Teams can use these guidelines to engage in demanding conversations with team and community members.

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