ACTIVE LISTENING CENTRE
In this section you can stay up to date with the latest news from the world of listening. Ordered from most recent
- The Universidad Francisco de Vitoria received the ILA 2023 Listener of the Year Award from the International Listening Association for its Active Listening Centre.
The work of the Active Listening Centre of the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (UFV) has been honoured with the ILA 2023 International Listening Association (ILA) Listener of the Year Award. This distinction has been unveiled during the 44th annual convention of the ILA, held in Mainz, Germany, and represents a global recognition of UFV’s outstanding efforts in the field of active listening.
More information in the link.
- INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING 2022: LISTEN TO HEAL
On Thursday, September 15, the International Listening Association (ILA) celebrates the International Day of Listening. A space to learn about listening from researchers and professionals from around the world. This year, the focus will be on what and how listening can contribute to healing: can listening be part of the medicine that can offer relief for us and those around us?
We encourage you to go to https://internationaldayoflistening.com/to learn more about this event that will reach all corners of the world.
And you, are you conscious of the healing power of listening, do you consider that you use all the benefits that come from an authentic and transformative listening? Do not hesitate to connect with the Active Listening Center, we will accompany you in the deployment and development of your listening!
- SILENCE AND LISTENING TO ONESELF WITH JANE ADSHEAD-GRANT
We share a podcast in which Jane Adshead-Grant talks about the challenge of listening to ourselves.
Jane points out that “to be a great listener, we first have to know what it feels like to be heard, really heard, free of interruptions, judgments and distractions.”
More information in the link.
- KEYS TO PROMOTE ACTIVE LISTENING AND CAPTURE THE ATTENTION OF YOUR CHILDREN
El Confidencial published last November 02, 2021 an article explaining some keys to practice empathic listening to our children.
Day to day life with our children involves putting listening into practice, and doing it actively can help to strengthen bonds and generate a deeper climate of trust.
More information in the link.
- 43RD LISTENING CONFERENCE
On June 3 and 4 of this year, the International Listening Association (ILA) will organize the 43rd edition of its Listening Convention. It will again be held virtually due to current circumstances.
This year, the theme will revolve around listening in times of change, and will bring together practitioners and researchers from around the world to share their experiences with listening.
More information in https://listen.org/.
- INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING 2021: LISTEN TO CONNECT
On Thursday, September 16, the International Listening Association (ILA) celebrates the sixth edition of the International Day of Listening. A space to learn about listening from researchers and professionals from around the world. This year, the main theme is “Listen to Connect”.
We encourage you to visit https://internationaldayoflistening.com/ to discover the true power of listening to help people connect with others, with the world and with themselves.
And you, do you take advantage of the power of listening to connect with the reality around you and with yourself? Do you reserve spaces in your daily life to listen deeply and listen to yourself? Connect with the Active Listening Centre and we will help you to develop your potential to practice a transformative and fulfilling listening.
- ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE MAGAZINE S-MODA (EL PAÍS)
The Active Listening Centre (Learnability) has collaborated in the article published in the magazine S-Moda (El País), “Cuando hablar nos gusta más que escuchar: cómo practicar la escucha activa” (When we like talking more than listening: how to practice active listening). Consuelo Valbuena, director of CEA, analyzes the impact of listening on the human being, and reflects on the importance of listening in various fields (education, business and daily life), emphasizing the excess of noise and the need to make space to listen, starting with ourselves.
You can access the article through the following link: https://smoda.elpais.com/belleza/bienestar/escucha-activa-psicologia-coaching/
- PILOT QUESTIONNAIRE FOR TRANSFORMATION LISTENING
On Tuesday, May 25, the Active Listening Centre launched its pilot Questionnaire for Transformational Listening to the Community of the Vice-Rectorate for Quality and Organisational Transformation. This tool will help us to know ourselves better in terms of listening, providing feedback and feedforward on how we listen.
- GYMKHANA COMPETITION OF THE CENTRE FOR ACTIVE LISTENING (LEARNABILITY): A PRIZE IN HONOUR OF ITS THIRD ANNIVERSARY
As you know, the Centre for Active Listening is celebrating its third anniversary! As we have announced, in thanks for all your support and to celebrate the path we have travelled together, we are launching our Gymkhana Competition through Instagram. We hope you enjoy it!
The aim of the competition is to pass a series of tests and scoreas many points as possible.
The rules of the competition are provided below. Read them carefully!
Who can participate in the competition?
Students registered in the 2020/2021 academic year in Advanced Vocational Education, Degree, Master’s or Doctoral programs at the UFV.
University personnel in Administration and Services and Faculty (except member of the jury).
Date of the tests: April 20 and 27; May 4.
Communication channel: Instagram Stories.
How to participate: The Instagram account @ufvmadridwill post a Story on each of the dates indicated. The Story will have an image related to Listening as a transformative element of the human individual and a famous phrase also related to listening.
Clicking on each Story will take you to a webpage that you must complete a test (answer a question, solve a riddle, etc). If you are the first one to answer correctly you receive 100 points; if you are the second to answer correctly, 99 points, and so on until participant number 101 receives 0 points. The rest of the participants will also receive 0 points. The game is to accumulate as many points as possible in the three tests.
The first 10 people to complete the three tests successfully and with the highest number of points will receive a special prize from the CAL, three items of the UFV closely related to listening.
Where can I collect my prize? C If you are one of the lucky winners you can collect your prize at the Attic of Module 5 (the table in front of Office 2).
Don’t forget to follow@ufvmadridto participate in the competition!
- THIRD ANNIVERSARY OF THE ACTIVE LISTENING CENTRE (LEARNABILITY)
The Active Listening Centre (ALC) is celebrating our third anniversary! These have been three marvellous years, offering our services, growing and learning together along the way.
To express our thanks to the great Francisco de Vitoria University family, the CAL has prepared a little surprise for all the member of the UFV. Watch the Instagram account @ufvmadrid, you will receive information about a very special event. Thanks for all your support on this incredible journey!
- 42ND CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LISTENING ASSOCIATION
From March 18th, 2021, to March 20th, 2021, in addition to other dates of the year (April 10th, 17th and 24th; May 1st, 8th, 15th and 22th; June 5th), the International Listening Association (ILA) will organize its Listening Convention, virtually due to the current circumstances. In this event, professionals from various countries around the world will talk about their knowledge and experiences in relation to listening as a fundamental element of people, organizations and society, especially in the current times we are facing.
Do not miss this opportunity to deepen the process of listening as a key to learning and transformation!
- INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LISTENING 2020: LISTEN WITH EMPATHY
On September 17th 2020, the International Listening Association (ILA) celebrates the fifth edition of the International Day of Listening. A space to learn about listening from researchers and professionals from different countries around the world. This year, the main theme is “Listen with empathy”.
We encourage you to visithttp://internationaldayoflistening.com/tomorrow to discover more about empathy and its importance when it comes to actively listening to people, especially in the current times we are facing.
- CORPORATE LEARNING DAY 2019
On October 17th, the Círculo de Bellas Artes, Madrid, again hosted the latest edition of the Corporate Learning Day, discussing the latest trends in learning and transformation. More information at: https://www.equiposytalento.com/corporate-learning/
- ENLIGHTED 2019 REINVENTING EDUCATION IN A DIGITAL WORLD
The second edition of EnlightED was held in early October in Madrid, a global conference bringing together renowned experts in education, technology and innovation to foster a substantive debate on Education in the digital age. The Active Listening Centre is an active participant in this important event accompanied by our colleagues from the Vice Rectorate. More information at: https://enlighted.education/
- IV INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT
On November 27th 2018, our director Consuelo Valbuena participated in the IV International Congress on Organisational Change Management held in Madrid. This congress brings together professionals in person-centred change management. More information at: https://institutodegestiondelcambio.com/congreso-gestion-del-cambio/
- NATIONAL MEETING OF BALINT GROUPS
On October 26th, 2018, we travelled to Oporto, Portugal, to participate in the National Meeting of Balint Groups, organised by the Portuguese Balint Association. The conference gathered together healthcare professionals (family physicians, psychologists and nurses) to experience the Balint Society methodology. This educational and experiential activity is an opportunity for reflection, based on real cases, on the patient-clinician relationship. For more information about Balint groups, visit https://www.balintinternational.com/
- CORPORATE LEARNING DAY 2018
On October 24th, the Círculo de Bellas Artes of Madrid hosted the first edition of Corporate Learning Day, an event organised by Equipos y Talento gathering together over thirty guest speakers to discuss the most important emerging trends in training, learning and development. More information at: https://www.equiposytalento.com/corporate-learning/2018-2/