The Listening Project


The Listening Project is a four-part facilitated dialogue led by the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This initiative aims to strengthen relationships among participants through intentional dialogue. The program seeks to build relationships among individuals; increase understanding of diversity and inclusion, gender, ethnic, racial, and other identities; and improve the climate and success of social and cultural well-being at KSU. 
The Listening Project requires four facilitated sessions across the fall 2021 semester and encourages 1:1 partner connections outside of those sessions (at least once between sessions; connections can be virtual or face-to-face). Partner pairs will be assigned by the facilitators. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions to fully benefit from this project and be eligible for Tier 2 points toward the 2022 wellness rewards program. 

Each session will take place from 9-10:30 a.m. Dates of the four sessions are:

  • Sept. 16 
  • Oct. 7 
  • Oct. 28 
  • Nov. 18 

Space is limited, so please be realistic about your availability to attend. If you cannot fully commit to these dates and times, consider leaving the space for someone else to register. This initiative is appropriate and encouraged for any full- or part-time Kent State staff or faculty. The only requirements are your availability, an open mind, and a positive attitude. Register to participate in The Listening Project

If you have questions related to health and wellness offerings for staff and faculty, please contact Employee Wellness at or 330-672-0392.  

POSTED: Monday, September 6, 2021 - 6:16am
UPDATED: Friday, September 3, 2021 - 6:16am