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 Publications , 2013) and Deepening Engagement: Essential Wisdom for Listening and Leading with Purpose, Meaning, and Joy (SkyLight Paths Publications , 2015).
In the following video, Diane introduces participants to three gateways for meaningful communication:
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 and the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University (MN). She currently teaches at Saint Catherine University (MN).
Dr. Millis works with leaders, small groups, and communities to increase their capacity to communicate more authentically. Her recent publications highlight her commitments 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
She is the creator and producer of Lives Explored, an educational video series designed to evoke reflection on our life’s callings: