"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."
Dr. Ralph G. Nichols
The International Listening Association
The International Listening Association (ILA) was formed in 1979. Since then, we have grown into an international community working in more than 22 countries. We are involved in listening in education, business, healthcare, hospitality, spirituality, 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 a worldwide community.
ILA Members MEET-UP
All Meet Ups are for ILA Members Only. Use the Join button below to join the ILA and take advantage of these events.
Meet Up--Let’s Meet Up about the California State University Listening to Students project. We will find out how to bring this innovative project to our schools to learn about our students and to make our campus communities more appreciative of differences between people in interactions in the classroom and out on campus.
Join Donna Knifong, from California State University
Friday, April 17, 2020
1:00 pm-2:00 pm (EDT/New York USA)
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If you are not yet an ILA member, you can easily join:
Join us for the 42nd Annual ILA Convention, Bloomington, Minnesota, USA, March 16-17-18-19-20, 2021 Watch for details soon
Non-members: To request details about the ILA, our events, or to be placed on our emailing list, Contact the ILA