ILA Listening Skills Practicum for University Students

Call for Nominations

Do you know current university students who would beneļ¬t from mentorship, conference experience, project design experience and building relationships with fellow students who share a passion for active listening?

To increase student engagement with the art and practice of listening, this pilot program will provide interactive virtual workshops and mentorship to support the participants in designing a "Listening Change Project."

The design proposals will be showcased at the 2023 ILA convention. Nominate students before February 15th, 2023 by emailing annie.rappeport@listen.org

Eligibility Requirements for 2023 Cohort 

  • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited institution
  • Can commit to 2 hours biweekly from March 7th-August 6th 2023 (time split, 50% live synchronous 50% asynchronous) 
  • Available to participate in the ILA Convention Discovering the Impact of Listening to Every Voice (in person or virtually) from July 26th-29th, 2023
  • Nominated by a current ILA member
  • A passion for listening!

Program Highlights

  • Mentorship and workshops with ILA members across professions
  • Interactive workshops and projects to apply and hone listening skills
  • Convention presentation experience with presentation coaching
  • Opportunities for scholarship funding
  • Matched with 1 or more ILA tracks (education, healthcare, spirituality, business, DEI)
  • Letters of achievement and recommendation upon successful completion of the program
  • Relationship building with listening practitioners around the world
  • Design thinking experience and opportunity to craft a listening change project
  • Incentives to stay engaged in ILA long after the end of the practicum

Steps to Nominate

  1. Let ILA Board member and program organizer, Annie Rappeport know. Email Annie at annie.rappeport@listen.org before February 15th, 2023.
  2. Give basic information, including why you want to nominate the student and how to reach the student via the nomination form
  3. That's it!

What Happens After you Submit a Nomination?

  1. The nomination will be reviewed to ensure eligibility
  2. The eligible nominees will be invited to the program, you will be included in the invitation
  3. The nominee will be asked to join ILA as a student member (there is no fee for the practicum, but ILA membership for a student is $50/year) Securing their place in the practicum, showing commitment and allowing the cohort members to access all the resources available to ILA members
  4. Cohort members will be encouraged to apply for ILA student scholarships

Options to Stay Engaged After the Nomination

  • Be a cohort mentor
  • Be a guest speaker/workshop facilitator
  • Sponsor a student's membership fee and or support ILA student scholarship funds
  • Support the students during the ILA Convention in Mainz and attend the student showcase

Thank You, fellow ILA members, for your support of our new and exciting program!

Questions? Please ask! Email Annie.Rappeport@listen.org

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