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Greater St. Louis Chapter


Welcome to the Greater St. Louis Chapter of Our Community LISTENS, affectionately called the “Gateway to Listening” by community members who imagine a society in which people care about each other first.

By facilitating transformational learning experiences throughout the St. Louis region, the Gateway to Listening is igniting change, equipping individuals, strengthening business and transforming communities.  In collaboration with nonprofits, educational institutions, public and social service agencies, faith based and business leaders we are able to expand our reach and sustain our impact.  We build bridges between hurting and healing, teaching and learning, managing and leading, and talking and listening.

Communication Skills Training is the foundational course that combines classroom instruction, experiential activity and group discussion.  This three-day class is the initial learning experience that invites people to change the way they connect, listen, and lead others.  The capstone of the course is focused on counter-intuitive but extremely effective skills, including reflective listening and effective confrontation using empathy.  Through this deeply personal exploration of how you listen, relate, discern and communicate, you will discover more about yourself and how you interact with others; ultimately improving your personal and professional relationships.

Click here and apply for an upcoming class or click on the "Take A Class" tab above. 

We hope to see you in class!

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