The Art of Listening


The CARP chapter at the University of Bridgeport invited CARP staff member, Justin Okamoto, to lead an “Active Listening” seminar on February 23, 2016. About 18 people gathered at the student center to learn and practice how to really listen, a skill that is highly underrated as a factor for true, authentic success in relationships.

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” – Bryant H. McGill

The attendees stayed attentive and engaged with the interactive session. Here’s what the students had to say:

“These techniques in listening are applicable in everyday life, from small talk to heart-felt sharings. These practices are approachable. I am resolving to actively sit down and listen to someone this week. Thank you Justin for taking time ot of your busy schedule to share with us.” – Nikolai

“It was a good reminder to ask for permission before starting an important conversation. It’s so simple but so powerful.” -Yasu

“I learned a lot, especially on specifically how to engage in listening. The pair share gave us an opportunity to open up as well as practice compassion and interest.” – Anonymous

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Share the Art of Listening with Your Community!

The ‘Active Listening’ Seminar is one of many presentations available to student chapters and communities. Invite a CARP Staff member to visit your campus or community to facilitate an experience in Active Listening, Goal Setting, Event Planning, Vision Statements, etc. Send a message to to schedule a seminar in your area.