Listen For…Game Facilitator Training

Three two hour online sessions to explore how to bring the power of Listen For… into your various professional and personal contexts. Dive into the deeper foundations that underlie the lightness of the game. Learn how to work strategically with the game for larger impact and change processes. Fine tune how you host the game.

June 13, 20th and 27th
12PM -2PM EST 



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Hosting the Listen for … game strategically

The game Listen For… holds great potential for profound impact in a world so in need of change, listening and connection. It helps to navigate transition, approach difficult situations, transform cultures, build a new leadership model, or offer some well-being. With this course you will gain more clarity where and how you might bring the game into your world.

This is an applied learning course. You practise hosting the game in your context and then bring the experience and your questions into the course.


Have previously played the game. You can always try it out online.

Your own LISTEN FOR deck – You can order yours here.

Participants will leave with

  1. An understanding of the foundations of the game and its link with collaborative leadership;
  2. Insights into the strategic potential of the game;
  3. Tips to adjust the game to different contexts.
  4. A clear idea of how you may leverage the game in the near future;
  5. Connection with game facilitators from around the world.

“I found my experience to be affirming. I’ve now been bringing the game to my community a lot. I’m excited and learning to not be afraid to try something new.” – Training participant

Through the training, I realised the importance of connection. The depth that can be put into the game is immense, but it goes well with both simple and complex situations, which showed to me all the capacity of the game. – Training participant

Hosted by Samantha Slade,  creator of Listen For… Game and author of Going Horizontal, the book underlying the game, WITH LORI PALANO and Nina Signard-Lombart

Social designer

Samantha Slade


Lori Palano

Nina Signard-Lombart

Social designer

Samantha Slade

Participatory Strategy  –  Self-organization – Learning Thinking

A conscious entrepreneur, Samantha co-founded the international Percolab network and the coworking Ecto.  For over 20 years, she has been putting her background in anthropology and learning design in service of innovation work in North America and internationally.  Emergent process, design thinking, ethnography and a vast range of participatory approaches are her tools. Samantha is actively engaged in the future of cities, the international commons movement, and the Art of Hosting community. Samantha supports teams, organizations and ecosystems to grow participatory leadership approaches, collaborative practices and prototype mindsets.

Author Going Horizontal – Creating a Non-Hierarchical Organization, One Practice at a Time (BK Publishers).

Speaker TedX Geneva The Future is in Business as Commons

Studies: M.Sc. (Education), Graduate Teaching Diploma (Licence), B.A. (Anthropology), Community Education Certificate

Based in Montréal, Canada


Lori Palano

Lori has over 25 years of experience facilitating a wide variety of participatory processes, both in Canada and internationally. Bringing both a playful and a serene approach to the work, she shares the tools needed to uncover the clarity in a complex situation. Her project management skills are infused with adaptability and fluidity. She is passionate about designing processes that foster inclusive participation and healthy collaboration.

Nina Signard-Lombart

Having graduated from Trinity College Dublin in social business and political science, Nina is interested in the logical links that define organisations’ internal processes. With a particular interest for well-being and mental health, she supports courageous systems to adapt their practices to take care of the humans inside them. She practices collaboration by experimenting with tools and challenging her colleagues and partners. The attention she gives to visuals supports processes and teams toward a common understanding. At Percolab, she works on measuring impact in the perspective of the socio-ecological transition.