Welcome to the
International Listening Association

"The most basic of human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them."  Ralph Nichols

The International Listening Association (ILA) is a network of people committed to the development of effective listening in professional and personal life. We are involved in listening in education, business, healthcare, hospitality, music and many other fields. We promote the study of listening, exchange information and pursue research into the ways in which listening can develop understanding in our personal, political, social and working lives. The International Listening Association serves as a dialogue space, a resource network, a news source and an international community - our members are working in more than 19 countries across the globe.

Map created by April French.

Some benefits of membership of the International Listening Association

Find out how to join us, connect with us, learn and participate.

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Webinar Series

Next webinar September 2016 – refer to the EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS tab for details.


The ILA is seeking a (part-time) web editor.  We are seeking external and/or internal candidates for the position. Responsibilities and expectations can be found under the EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS tab.

International Listening Association
C/O Dr. Nanette Johnson-Curiskis, Executive Director
943 Park Drive, Belle Plaine MN 56011 USA
Phone and TEXT: 1.952.594.5697 

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