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OLLI Course | Listening to Enhance Relationships

Updated: Sep 3, 2021

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at USM presents "Listening to Enhance Relationships." This 8-week course will be held on Thursday afternoons from 12:45 - 2:45, beginning September 16, 2021.

Course Description

Listening is a deeply interactive process. Listening well is at the core of all our relationships. In this course, we will explore multiple ways of listening and discover what works best for each of us. Activities and discussions are designed to help participants understand their own strengths and listening style. To develop a path to understanding styles different from ours, we will identify various perspectives and practice several skills that will strengthen relationships.


  • Course Fee - $50

  • Format - Discussion, hands-on, Zoom

To Register

Please complete our Registration Form and email it to

Be sure to:

  • Mention that you are a member of a Maine Senior College

  • Select alternate courses/workshops as we cannot guarantee your desired course will have open seats when MSCN registration begins.

Email if you have any questions.

About the Instructors

Joan Chadbourne is a consultant, professor, and co-author of the book Healing Conversations Now: Enhancing Relationships. Genuinely connective conversations are at the core of her joy in life.

Retired after 42 years of working with adults and teenagers in education, Anne Cass is a skilled facilitator who enjoys engaging people in meaningful discussions. Joan and Anne have used their different styles to enhance their relationship and enable them to provide a broader classroom experience.

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