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Active Listening and Inquiry
Immersive learning module
Active Listening and Inquiry
Active listening is a broadly applicable skill across all facets of work and personal life, and is fundamental to successful interpersonal relationships, productive collaboration, and a generally mindful existence. In business, active listening is at the core of successful business communication. The skills taught in this module prevent miscommunication, help uncover crucial information, and build trusting relationships. These techniques are universally applicable, whether speaking to a manager, a mentee, a coworker, or a client.

The clear communication and trust created by active listening ensure mistakes are caught earlier, teams work together seamlessly, and communication is clear. This kind of trusting environment is essential for innovation and growth.
Module Details
This ‘Active Listening and Inquiry’ module is designed to help learners develop their active listening skills. This training focuses on cultivating a psychologically safe conversation, prioritizing the needs of others, leading with curiosity, normalizing other’s experiences, and communicating respect, dignity, kindness and positive intent. Learners will practice using natural and empathetic paraphrase, summarize themes and ask clarifying questions to confirm understanding, and use verbal affirmations to build trust.
Skills practiced
  • Psychological Safety
  • Respectfulness
  • Empathy
  • Probing Questions
  • Normalizing
  • Follow Up Question
  • Natural Paraphrase
  • Empathetic Paraphrase
  • Active Listening
  • Summarizing
  • Establishing Next Steps
Module Details
Learning objectives
  • Learners will be able to identify when an employee might be experiencing mental health challenges outside of the workplace
  • Learners will be able to accurately and consistently utilize the technique of natural paraphrase to foster a psychologically safe environment in their day to day activities
  • Learners will be able to accurately and consistently utilize probing questions to encourage open communication and uncover relevant information  in their day to day activities
  • Learners will be able to purposefully and consistently exercise active listening skills during conversations to promote closer relationships and more accurately comprehend and remember important information
  • Learners will be able to display genuine empathy for other people's’ opinions, emotions, thoughts, and experiences, even when their actions are in conflict with the learner’s goals
Target learners
  • Everyone
  • None
  • Meta Quest 2 & Pro
  • Desktop Streaming
Reliance Immersive Learning Series
The 'Reliance' immersive learning series gives learners the opportunity to practice and build the key skills required to establish, recognize and increase trust within the workplace. Powered by Talespin's CoPilot soft skills training platform, learners engage in roleplay with emotionally realistic virtual human characters where they can experience high levels of engagement, increased knowledge retention, and greater confidence in their abilities to apply the subject matter learned.
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