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ILA Listening Times, May, 2022

1.             The 43rd ILA International Convention is nearly here! We can still register to attend online from anywhere in the world, June 3rd and 4th. View the program here, https://listen.org/resources/Documents/2022%20ILA%20Virtual%20Convention%20Program%20(5.22.22).pdf - any questions to chris.bond@listen.org

2.             ILA member Jennie Grau drew our attention some time ago to this video entitled ‘Listen’. Educators and Trainers will appreciate both the music and the visuals https://youtu.be/pukj8VLdYfw

3.             Our ILA International Journal of Listening spreads the word about Listening around the world. The Scimago Journal & Country Rank statistics show that the journal has climbed into the top category (first quartile) in the area of Linguistics and Language and that it is now listed in the second quartile in the area of Communication for the third year in a row. Thank you to all who contributed either as authors or as reviewers. Keep up the good work.

4.             ILA member Rick Bommelje has received the ‘Dr. Daniel and Kyle Riva Distinguished Faculty Award’ at Rollins College, Florida, USA. Rick’s teaching has inspired thousands of students over the years.

5.             ILA member Helen Meldrum treated us to a fascinating presentation on ‘Obstacles to Listening in Healthcare’ and quoted Carl Rogers: “Each response of mine contains the unspoken question: ‘Is this the way it is for you? Am I catching the color and texture and flavor of the personal meaning you are experiencing right now?” What a beautiful description of Listening!

6.             Mike Purdy, ILA Hall of Fame member, gave a talk on Dialogic Listening focussing on three-part intentionality and practice in the art of Listening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dW6BXKpd8o

7.             ILA member Jane Adshead-Grant recently published a new book ‘The Listening Coach’ a practical pocket guide to help us to coach ourselves through the elements of Listening that are so important in life and business. https://www.amazon.co.uk/sk=The+Listening+Coach+jane+adshead+grant&crid=237S1CQYNY7MN&sprefix=the+listening+coach+jane+adshead+grant%2Caps%2C63&ref=nb_sb_noss Also, in ILA member Raquel Ark’s podcast, Jane discusses the reasons why Listening to self is a must before we can listen well to others. https://listeningalchemy.com/listen-in/janeadsheadgrant/

8.    We celebrated on May 16th with ILA member Marva Shand McIntosh on her annual ‘I Love to Listen Day’. Marva has also been speaking at G.E. Peters Day about ‘Listening in the Black Community’.

9.    ILA member Shougang Zhang has attended a conference in China on ‘Negotiating: Mindsets and Strategies’.

10.ILA member Kittie Watson was speaking at the Diversity Alliance for Science Conference. She outlined how her Innolect Strategic Listening Architecture is helping organizations retain their employees and creating cultures where they want to stay.

11.ILA member Oscar Trimboli’s Deep Listening podcast is approaching 100 episodes where he interviews workplace and professional listening experts https://www.oscartrimboli.com/podcasts/. He would be delighted to interview members of the ILA contact him at podcast@oscartrimboli.com

12.A warm ILA welcome to all new members who have joined this month with special mentions to Sara, Melaida, Phillip, Gerryn, Anne, Adele, Lee and Kelly from Canada, New Zealand and the USA.

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