Organising Effective Listening Campaigns
A listening campaign is a focused effort to build community and identify concerns and priorities in a specific place, organisation or community of interest.
What is a Listening Campaign?
A listening campaign is a focused effort to build community and identify concerns and priorities in a specific place, organisation or community of interest. It is accomplished through ‘one-to-one’ listening conversations or small group meetings facilitated by community organisers, local leaders or other facilitators.
These meetings – also called ‘listenings’, ‘relational meetings’ or ‘raps’ – last for up to an hour. They are face-to-face or online conversations in which people share their own stories with the community organiser and / or each other. They help those involved to better understand each other’s perspectives and experiences and gain a shared picture of life in the community.
I believe we can change the world if we start listening to one another again. Simple, honest, human conversation.