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Our Community Listens

Monday, Aug. 28, 9:30 a.m.
The Workshop, 1503 King Street

Julie Chapman is Charleston's Chapter Leader for Our Community Listens, (OCL) who offers a free three-day communication skill training (CST) seminar in the community setting. From its first class in October of 2013, the Charleston chapter currently has 530+ alumni practicing communication skills that improve their relationships, one conversation at a time. 

During her talk, Julie will introduce the five reflective listening skills that give concrete ways to listen better. She will explain the history of OCL Charleston's Listening Movement, their mission, and their future. 

This event is free for members and $15 for non-members. For more information or to register, click here.



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2017 NPD art


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Thank you to our Summer Institute Presenting Sponsor:

 The Winkler Group


Need some advice, guidance, a sounding board? One of the best benefits of membership in AFP, S.C. Lowcountry is its Mentor program. To find a trusted friend and adviser, contact Mentor Chair Cindy Hay Johnson.


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