The purpose of the Association will be accomplished in the following ways:
1. The Association will establish a network of professionals committed to promoting the study and development of effective listening.
2. Members will exchange information by sharing teaching objectives, learning activities, promotional methods, materials and additional professional experiences.
3. Members are encouraged to pursue listening research as listening affects humanity on multiple levels of economic, educational, racial, cultural, and international relations.
4. Members will pursue management strategies and efforts promoting effective listening in government and business.
The Vision of the Association is to be the international leader of listening practices, teaching and research.