The Value Web Learning Community Generative Listening Workshop Graphic. Host: Daisy Groff

Thursday, October 5, 2023

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM PDT/Los Angeles
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT/Chicago
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM EDT/New YorkEMEA
17:00 – 18:30 BST/London
18:00 – 19:30 CEST/Paris
19:00 – 20:30 EAT/Nairobi
20:00 – 21:30 GST/Dubai

HOST: Daisy Groff

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Join us for the Generative Listening Workshop, where we will embark on a journey together—a journey that has enriched my work and can revolutionize yours, too. Discover the hero’s journey rubric that led me to the profound mental model of Generative Listening, and learn how it has amplified my professional endeavors.

As we delve into this narrative, we’ll delve into the power of Generative Listening and its remarkable ability to guide us through the liminal spaces of uncertainty and transformation. I’ll share practical insights on how this invaluable tool can help you confidently navigate the uncharted territories of your professional and personal life.

But that’s not all; we’ll also explore the art of regulating the nervous system, a crucial skill for maintaining balance and resilience in today’s fast-paced world. You will even get a small preview of it during a short exercise in the workshop.

Join us on this transformative journey of self-discovery, professional growth, and enhanced communication. Uncover the secrets to harnessing the power of Generative Listening and nurturing a more resilient, confident you.


Effective communication is more critical than ever in today’s fast-paced and interconnected world. However, communication involves more than just speaking. It also involves the often-overlooked listening skill.

Generative Listening is a communication and listening approach that goes beyond passive hearing to create a deeper and more meaningful connection between individuals during conversations. It emphasizes understanding the words spoken and the speaker’s emotions, intentions, and perspectives. This approach fosters empathy, builds trust, and encourages open and productive dialogue. Generative Listening is a powerful approach that can transform how we engage with others, promote deeper connections, and drive meaningful collaboration.

This workshop aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of Generative Listening and equip them with practical techniques to enhance their listening skills.

Here are the key elements and principles of Generative Listening:

  • Presence

  • Empathy

  • Open-Mindedness

  • Reflective Listening

  • Non-Verbal Communication

  • Respect and Trust

  • Asking Open-Ended Questions

  • Avoiding Interruptions

  • Silence and Pauses

  • Feedback and Validation

  • Summarization

Workshop Overview

Generative Listening is not just about hearing words; it’s about actively and empathetically engaging with the speaker, creating a space for genuine dialogue, and unlocking the full potential of conversations. This workshop will delve into the concept of Generative Listening, its principles, and how it can be applied in various personal and professional settings.

Workshop Objectives:

  • Understanding Generative Listening: Participants will gain a clear understanding of what Generative Listening is, its significance, and the impact it can have on communication.

  • Active Listening Techniques: We will explore practical techniques to become active listeners, such as paraphrasing, asking open-ended questions, and providing empathetic responses.

  • Empathy and Perspective-Taking: Generative Listening is deeply rooted in empathy and understanding others’ perspectives. Participants will learn how to cultivate empathy and use it to enhance their listening skills.

  • Overcoming Barriers to Listening: We will address common obstacles to effective listening and provide strategies to overcome them.

  • Enhancing Communication and Relationships: Generative Listening can improve communication, strengthen relationships, and increase collaboration. Participants will discover how to apply these skills in personal and professional contexts.

  • Practical Exercise: The workshop will include an interactive exercise and group discussions to allow participants to practice Generative Listening in real-life scenarios.

  • Feedback and Reflection: Participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback on their listening skills and engage in reflective exercises to identify areas for improvement.

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for individuals and professionals from various backgrounds who want to improve their communication skills, enhance their relationships, and become more effective collaborators. It is suitable for:

  • Team Leaders and Managers

  • Customer Service Representatives

  • Teachers and Educators

  • Healthcare Professionals

  • Sales and Marketing Professionals

  • Anyone Interested in Improving Their Listening and Communication Skills


Generative Listening has numerous benefits, including:

  • Strengthened Relationships

  • Enhanced Teamwork and Collaboration

  • Improved Problem-Solving and Decision-Making

  • Increased Empathy and Understanding

  • Enhanced Leadership Skills

  • Greater Customer Satisfaction and Loyalty

  • Navigating Different Perspectives

  • Feeling Grounded and Secure – Helps to Regulate the Nervous System

  • Flowing with Change and Existing in “The Liminal”

Generative Listening is a valuable skill in various aspects of life, including personal relationships, professional settings, conflict resolution, coaching, counseling, and leadership. It fosters better understanding, encourages collaboration, and helps build stronger individual connections. By practicing Generative Listening, individuals can improve their communication skills and contribute to more harmonious and productive interactions.

Host Bio: Daisy Groff

Daisy is a Canadian artist, Graphic, and Digital Designer specializing in AR/VR, Projection Mapping, and Motion Graphics. She’s the founder of Ephemera, a collective renowned for pushing the boundaries of visual storytelling.

Daisy is a celebrated musician, singer, guitarist, and founding member of the award-winning all-female band Painting Daisies. Her albums, produced by Grammy and Juno-nominated Joby Baker, are released on Lawless+Uncommon Records.

Daisy’s global touring experiences led her to Coeuraj, where she discovered the power of mental models and collaboration design methods to enhance creative work. She now shares her insights, demonstrating how these tools can transform creative endeavors. Daisy is a testament to the fusion of art, technology, and collaboration, leaving an indelible mark on the creative world. Join her as she explores the limitless possibilities of artistic expression.

NOTEThis event is free to all participants. 

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