Mon, Jan 11 | Online Workshop

Taste of Compassionate Listening (2.5 Hour Workshop)

with Susan Partnow & Rachel Eryn Kalish
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Taste of Compassionate Listening (2.5 Hour Workshop)

Time & Location

Jan 11, 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM PST
Online Workshop

About The Event

Have you been curious to try a Compassionate Listening workshop but aren't ready to dive into an intro course? Have you already been transformed by CL and want to introduce a friend? Our upcoming Taste of Compassionate Listening is for you!

This 2.5 hour session will introduce you to the practice of Compassionate Listening, with an overview of the model and core practices along with a brief experiential dive into the work. A perfect 'taste' of the work to prepare you for the upcoming CL in Polarizing Times course - or as a sampling to help you decide whether to enroll in our other offerings.


We offer a pay-what-you-can-afford structure. The higher end supports the ongoing offering for all to participate. We don't want anyone who earnestly wants to attend to miss out because of finances: you can contact to explore other options.

After you register, check your email for the Welcome letter that contains the Zoom link for the session.

Participant Feedback for Taste of Compassionate Listening with Susan Partnow and Rachel Eryn Kalish

“I wanted a safe space, where I could feel kindness and hope. My expectations were met brilliantly.”

“I felt we were very beautifully supported with the pauses after each step for reflection and for deepening our understanding and connection.”

“I felt great warmth coming from each of you throughout the session, and I left feeling wonderfully welcomed and supported.”

“Thank you for offering this encounter during a tense time in our country. It gave me a sense of expansion and peace.”

“I came away from this webinar feeling as though I had been immersed in sacred space, thanks to your warmth and your skillful facilitation. Such a beautiful and much-needed practice. I couldn't recommend your trainings more highly.”


Rachel Eryn Kalish, M.C.

San Francisco Bay Area

Rachel Eryn Kalish, M.C. has over 30 years as a certified compassionate listening trainer, certified mediator, facilitator and trainer in the field of conflict transformation. She has worked with a wide spectrum of business and nonprofit organizations, with families and within communities to increase their capacity to listen deeply, navigate differences, repair broken relationships, and create & implement effective, wise, collaborative decision-making strategies with recognized results. She works on multiple levels: interpersonal, interpersonal, organizational, political and spiritual, balancing visionary thinking with highly sensitive attention to details that can deepen or impede trust and collaboration. She was the facilitator and thought partner in the pioneering Year of Civil Discourse which changed the conversation about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the Bay Area Jewish and interfaith communities, inspiring other projects around the country. She is also a certified meditation teacher. Her life’s mission is to bring conflict transformation tools and spiritual practice into our world to increase our capacity for loving, honest, rigorous conversations while maintaining respectful, caring connections. She is a senior consultant and a writer for Blueprint of We California; the principal in Workplace Connections and the co-author of Challenging Conversations, a training program distributed globally by the Ken Blanchard Companies. She is former board president of The Compassionate Listening Project.

Susan Partnow

Seattle, Washington

Susan Partnow, M.A., has catalyzed social transformation for 30+ years from Africa to Guatemala, Cuba to Japan and India. Co-founder of Conversation Cafes, Let’s Talk America, Global Citizen Journey and Seattle Restorative Justice, Susan especially enjoys transforming conflict using Restorative Circles, Open Space, World Café and Appreciative Inquiry. She is a mediator, facilitator, and coach. Author of Everyday Speaking for All Occasions and co-contributor to Practicing the Art of Compassionate Listening. Passionately committed to inter-cultural understanding, peacemaking and community building, Susan deeply believes we can and must 'listen our way to wholeness' to find our essential humanity through connection, wise co-creation, and dialogue. She joyfully serves on the Board of Awareness, Courage and Love, dedicated to combatting loneliness and building meaningful relationships. Susan has been an essential part of Compassionate Listening from its earliest days, one of the very first trainers, co-creator of the core practices and the advanced training. Check out

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