ILA Partners

Would your organization like to have:

• A platform for marketing to international members
• Participation in the ILA Speakers Bureau
• Opportunities to present to international audiences in the ILA Webinar Series
• Space at the ILA Annual International Convention
• Papers and articles published in the ILA journals

The ILA is often approached by organizations wishing to partner with us. These are usually companies, universities, non-profits and others who are interested in extending listening capability in their organizations.  Individual people can be ILA one or two year Members, and organizations can be Organizational Members, or ILA Affiliates.

When your organization becomes an ILA Partner, The International Listening Association (ILA) agrees to:

  • List the name of your Organization on the ILA website and include a link to your Organization’s website
  • Provide your Organization with a shared space at the ILA Annual Convention for brochures and other information subject to ILA policies and procedures
  • Offer the opportunity to your Organization to present as part of the ILA Webinar Series where appropriate
  • Encourage your Organization to send proposals for inclusion in the ILA Annual International Convention
  • Disseminate your Organization’s news and announcements through the ILA website and electronic newsletters
  • Consider the inclusion of the names of your Organization’s speakers in the ILA Speakers Bureau
  • Include your Organization’s books, articles, blogs in the ILA website Resources section as determined by ILA policies and procedures
  • Include your Organization’s suggestions in ILA social media posts on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Write articles for inclusion in your Organization’s publications
  • Consider articles from your Organization for publication in ILA journals and/or newsletters

    Organizational Members are entitled to all of these benefits and more. For example, Organizational member companies can also send two people to our ILA international convention for special reduced fees held annually at different locations throughout the world.

    Small, or large organizations can become Partners of the International Listening Association.  Businesses, universities, healthcare centers, voluntary organizations, music groups are all becoming part of the ILA worldwide network spanning 21 countries.

    Apply to become an ILA Partner by clicking Join and choosing either the Organizational Membership or the Special Affiliate Status option. 

    Some Of Our Partners

    The National Communication Association

    The National Communication Association, (NCA,) founded in 1914, is the Professional Association of the Communication Discipline and advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry.

    NCA serves the scholars, teachers, and practitioners who are its members by enabling and supporting their professional interests in research and teaching. Dedicated to fostering and promoting free and ethical communication, NCA promotes the widespread appreciation of the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of competent communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems. NCA supports inclusiveness and diversity among our faculties, within our membership, in the workplace, and in the classroom; NCA supports and promotes policies that fairly encourage this diversity and inclusion.

    For more information visit the website of the National Communication Association: www.natcom.org

    Innolect Inc.

    Innolect Inc. is a global leadership and organization development firm that prepares executives and their teams to succeed in high-performance, high-integrity workplaces. An industry leader in listening research, assessment tools, books, and resources, Innolect’s thought leadership has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, Harvard Business Review, Chief Learning Officer, People + Strategy, Christian Journal of Nursing to name a few. Innolect’s President and founder, Kittie W. Watson, Ph.D., is a past International Listening Association President, inductee into the Listening Hall of Fame, and recipient of numerous research and business accolades . With her leadership, Innolect has built a community of credentialed listening experts, trusted advisors, executive coaches and facilitators who accelerate positive business results today and create legacies of excellence for the future. We ARE Listening!

    Grau Interpersonal Communication

    Grau Interpersonal Communication is based in the United States with more than 20 years of national and international training, coaching facilitation and public speaking experience.They specialize in custom designed programs to meet specific client needs. Since 1992, Grau IC has been enhancing the speaking, listening, collaboration, and conflict management skills at Fortune 500 companies, family owned businesses, educational institutions, governmental entities, and non-profit organizations. www.grauic.com

    Julian Treasure Organization 

    The Julian Treasure Organization has been helping companies to listen better for over a decade. He says, “Listening is the doorway to understanding. It is crucial for the survival of democracy and civil society”.

    Julian is a sound and communication expert. He travels the world training people to listen better and create healthier sound. His book ‘How to be Heard: Secrets for Powerful Speaking and Listening' is a classic. Julian’s TED talks have been watched more than 40 million times: ‘How to Speak So That People Want to Listen’, is in the top 10 TED talks of all time. Julian is regularly featured in the world’s media, including TIME Magazine, The Times, The Economist and the BBC. https://www.juliantreasure.com/
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    Glocal Academy 

    Glocal Academy is India’s largest healthcare communication skills training centre. They teach strategies to improve the quality of clinical communication, to deal with sad, bad and difficult news. Participants learn how an optimum healthcare team works together constructively and effectively.

    Sinclair Community College

    Sinclair celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. It is among the largest community colleges in America with 32,000 students. The student-to-faculty ratio of nineteen-to-one is among the lowest at any Ohio college. Students who complete degrees at Sinclair see a 114% median increase in their yearly earnings the first year after graduation.  Sinclair looks to help students succeed in their studies and in the changing workforce of the future.

    Kean University

    Kean University is a world-class university offering more than 52 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs including doctoral programs in psychology and education leadership. It also has the New Jersey Center for Science Technology and Mathematics (NJCSTM) dedicated to the development of a new generation of mathematics, science and technology teachers and researchers.

    Queensborough Community College

    At its founding in 1937, Queens College was hailed as “the college of the future.” Now part of the City University of New York (CUNY), Queens College offers a rigorous education in the liberal arts and sciences under the guidance of a faculty dedicated to both teaching and research. The college’s centers and institutes serve students and the larger community by addressing society’s most important challenges - including cancer, pollution, and racism.

    Taylor and Francis

    Taylor and Francis is one of the world’s leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events businesses. With more than 6,500 employees globally, Taylor and Francis has a presence in all major geographies, including North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


    ECHO Listening Intelligence is a management development company based in Boulder, Colorado that creates tools to help teams grow smarter together through improved listening. They are the creators of the ECHO Listening Profile, a scientifically based, statistically reliable listening assessment that enables organizations to understand the listening styles and corresponding behaviors of teams, individual employees, and future hires. Different people listen "to" and "for" different kinds of information, and understanding your own listening habits can greatly enhance your ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with others. Since its development in 2008, companies have used the ECHO Listening Profile to support hiring, management development, training and cultural onboarding. 

    Positive Dynamics

    Positive Dynamics has been working in Europe for more than 30 years. Led by Anne Storey, the company specializes in Culture Change and Transformation, Executive and Board Performance, HR Strategy and Business Coaching.

    Leaders Today

    Leaders Today is the flagship brand of “Mathieu & Cie. Coaching and Consulting” based in Geneva Switzerland, a partnership firm that provides organizational consulting and coaching skills solutions such as leader coach, coaching culture and listening culture for global organizations.

    Listening is a core quality one needs to become an effective Leader.

    Jean Fran├žois Mathieu, CE, Music Composer, Listening Culture Designer 

    Saba Imru-Mathieu, MA, PCC, Executive Leadership Coach


    Manchester University

    Manchester University has campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA offering more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy.  www.manchester.edu

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