Our Community Listens

Kim Wurst and Dustin Skenadore

Did you know, according to Business Insider, that while the job market constantly shifts, soft skills translate to every career? Soft skills are less tangible and more difficult to quantify, like etiquette and interpersonal skills. These skills prove valuable in employment opportunities and assist in personal relationships as well. Interpersonal skills relate to how well you work with and relate to other people.

Why is this important? We work with people and in teams every day. A healthy and productive team has effective communication, which in turn, greatly aids in a positive and productive climate and environment. These skills translate into relationships outside work as well. With the knowledge of such skills, the Oneida Community Education Center presents the Our Community Listens workshop.

Our Community Listens is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspire individual change through communication skills-training. We invite you to empower yourself to use interpersonal communication to strengthen both personal and professional relationships. This workshop will elevate and inspire the way you relate to others.

Our Community Listens' mission is “To offer transformational learning experiences that empower individuals to strengthen relationships and create a more compassionate world." As stated on the Our Community Listens website, the purpose of this training is to explore how the communication cycle forms the foundation of all interpersonal communication, to appreciate the impact our non-verbal behavior has on our verbal communication, to learn how the skill of listening can be the most important thing a person can do for another, and to recognize a more effective way to confront another when needing a behavior change to occur.

Our Community Listens believes human language unites us and success is measured by the way they touch the lives of people.

  • 1. Practicing this language is at the core of meaningful relationships and human connection.
  • 2. We invite you to elevate the way you relate to others.
  • 3. We inspire personal transformation through educational experiences.
  • 4. Our deepest sense of right compels us to share this gift.

Explore how the Communication Cycle forms the foundation of all interpersonal communication, Appreciate the impact our non-verbal behavior has on our verbal communication, Learn how the skill of listening can be the most important thing a person can do for another, and Recognize a more effective way to confront another when needing behavior change to occur.

The Oneida Community Education Center will be hosting this course on October 16, 17 and 18. Most incredibly, this is free! There is a catch, though. Participants are expected to commit to all three days. The course takes place at Oneida Community Education Center, located at 2632 S. Packerland Drive in Green Bay. Those interested must register at ourcommunitylistens.org.


Kim Wurst and Dustin Skenandore are staff at the Oneida Community Education Center.

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