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STEAMBOAT SPRINGS – Yampa Valley Sustainability Council, Colorado Mountain College Steamboat Springs and Bud Werner Memorial Library invite community members to the first event in their ongoing Sustainability Speaker Series. The event will be held virtually on March 11 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and features Dr. Elizabeth Parks, who will give a free presentation titled “Listening Differently – Creating Space for Sustainable Collaboration.”

Parks is an assistant professor of communication studies, dialogue and diversity specialist with the Center for Public Deliberation, and an adjunct assistant professor for the Colorado School of Public Health at Colorado State University. She will discuss what it takes to build collaborative relationships where we truly try to understand each other through listening, especially among people who have very different backgrounds or values.

In this presentation, Parks offers a model for sustainable dialogue marked by expanding our understanding of what listening is, what different listening styles we might adopt, and how expanding our listening toolkit can help foster organizational and stakeholder interactions that meet our shared goals.

Register for the talk at “Listening Differently” with Dr. Elizabeth Parks.