Center for Faculty Innovation

Practice Listening and Asking Powerful Questions

Tue, 7 Mar 2023 2:00 PM - Thu, 9 Mar 2023 10:00 AM

We invite faculty to practice skills especially useful for peer mentoring in half-hour conversations. 

Join fellow faculty to work on skills that are especially useful for mentoring conversations and other situations that require careful listening. Faculty involved in mentoring will have the opportunity to exchange mentoring experiences.

We offer Zoom sessions to help participants practice deep listening and asking powerful (open-ended and thought-provoking) questions. Sessions are 60 minutes in length, which includes half an hour of 1-on-1 conversations. 

Event Date(s) & Time(s)

  • March 7 from 2-3pm
  • March 9 from 9-10AM

Location: Online (Zoom link provided upon registration confirmation)



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Faculty participants will make progress toward the following program outcome:

  • Developing deep listening skills
  • Developing the ability to ask good mentoring questions

CFI programs will be canceled automatically if JMU is closed for inclement weather.

Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only! If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend please email with your request.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations or accommodations (e.g., dietary, disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in your account profile. You may also reach out to us at or (540) 568-4846.

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