NH Listens: Campus Listeners Training for UNH Staff, Faculty & Graduate Students
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Memorial Union Building
On Wednesday, Sept. 29, NH Listens will host in-person training for its Campus Listeners program at the Memorial Union Building. We welcome all UNH staff, faculty, and graduate students interested in serving as Campus Listeners. We are not yet asking undergraduate students to serve in this role.
What are Campus Listeners?
Trained staff, faculty, and graduate students are invited to serve as listening ears during certain on-campus activities and events. Campus Listeners are deployed when there’s a need to help facilitate conversations and respectful communication between students and community members to create greater levels of understanding. They do this by checking to see if someone is okay, listening as someone clarifies his or her viewpoint, and by offering to help facilitate conversations between people.
Campus Listeners work in concert with UNH Police and Peacekeepers.
What skills are needed to serve as Campus Listeners?
Campus Listeners should be able to remain impartial in their support or opposition to ideas expressed by students and invited speakers. Their core responsibility is to remain a bit distanced from these gatherings, but be available for conversations.
To serve as Campus Listeners, attendance at a two-hour training session is required. Campus Listeners will be contacted ahead of scheduled on-campus events and asked to attend if they are available.
Interested in joining?
The first training will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 3 – 5 p.m. in the MUB. Please register for location and additional information.
Contact Michele Holt-Shannon, Director of NH Listens, for additional information.