Diane enjoys offering presentations, retreats, and workshops related to the themes of her books, Conversation–the Sacred Art: Practicing Presence in an Age of Distraction (SkyLight Paths, 2013) and Deepening Engagement: Essential Wisdom for Listening and Leading with Purpose, Meaning, and Joy (SkyLight Paths , 2015).
Bio: Diane holds a B.A. and M.A. in Communication Studies and a Ph.D. in Family Studies from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. Since completing her doctorate, she has studied theology and trained in spiritual direction, retreat direction, and the practice of interfaith dialogue. Diane has taught at a number of schools including the University of Minnesota , College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University, and Saint Catherine University (MN). She currently teaches at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
Dr. Millis works with leaders, small groups, and communities to increase their capacity to communicate more authentically. Her recent publications highlight her commitment to developing dialogue and deep listening in a wide array of sectors:
- Coming Alive: One Encounter at a Time
- Opening the Lens of the Heart: Looking Out at the World, Seeing Inside Ourselves
- Silence and the Art of Conversation
- One Person Every Day: Deep Listening with the “Ear of the Heart”
- Listening & Leading with Purpose, Meaning & Joy: A Book Excerpt from Deepening Engagement
In the following video, Diane introduces participants to three gateways for meaningful communication:
She is the creator and producer of Lives Explored, an educational video series designed to evoke reflection on our life’s callings: