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Listen for Understanding

Understand the difference between a discussion and a debate.

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Listen for Understanding

Understand the difference between a discussion and a debate.

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What you'll learn

The Certificate in Listen for Understanding Course will teach you:
check-circle The difference between a discussion and a debate. check-circle The ability to listen to another person and be fully engaged in trying to understand what they are saying. check-circle The proper technique to aim your disagreement at an idea rather than at the other person.

Course Description

Too often when we’re involved in a back-and-forth discussion with a colleague, we tend to focus not on what they are actually saying but on what our rebuttal will be; when that happens, we’re not truly having a conversation. Listening for understanding is a learned skill. The goal of this course is to show how listening with the intention of truly understanding what the other party is saying is a means of demonstrating respect for the other person and for their point of view.