Listening skills training at ISL
Peter Hudson at the International School of Lausanne for listening skills training.
August 19 – 21, 2015
Peter Hudson of Consilium Education and the Motivated Learning Trust recently spent three days at the International School of Lausanne at the start of the new school year. ISL is going through a period of growth in student numbers and is engaged in the development of a new Year Leader system in the secondary school. Peter was asked to work with the newly appointed leaders in an intense course designed to give participants a range of new skills that will empower staff to support young people in the context of the school’s growth. Peter also conducted a session to demonstrate the value of listening to the whole secondary school staff.
Secondary school principal Simon Foley commented that
“Peter has a wealth of experience in this area and it was clear that he could effectively share the technique”
One course participant commented at the end of the course that
“There’s more to listening than just listening” – a frequent observation at the end of one of Peter’s courses. Others remarked on the way the course is approached by Peter, who always actively tries to demonstrate the skills he wishes to convey to others.
“Small group work was very effective” said one participant. Time to explore was a luxury”
Indeed, experiencing the kind of listening skills course that Peter offers can mark an important point in one’s own personal development: in a relatively short space of time people the course can have a profound impact. As one trainee put it, Peter’s course was
“Very good indeed; some of the best CPD I’ve attended”
We would like to thank the International School of Lausanne and their staff for the warm welcome extended to Peter and would like to pass on all our good wishes at the start of the new school year.
Peter has conducted Listening Skills course in schools around the world for over twenty years, and is one of the most experienced practitioners in the field. He is a regular contributor to the International Teacher Magazine in his Listening Bench column