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Latest ILA News & Announcements

Successful Conventions

We had a great time at the 38th Annual International Listening Association Convention in Omaha, USA. June 19-23 2018, we will be in Dublin, Ireland. Save the dates!

Dr Andrew Wolvin writing in the Omaha World Herald

Congratulations to Dr Andrew Wolvin, a founding member of the International Listening Association on his article in the Omaha World Herald: “It’s going to take a culture shift to get back to civil listening as a complex communication act” http://www.omaha.com/opinion/andrew-wolvin-we-need-to-refresh-listening-skills/article_d1f49d28-9d7e-521c-994d-f145bcf67a62.html

International Day of Listening 2017 – September 21, 2017

We are excited about our next International Day of Listening. Last year, thousands of people across the world participated in listening activities. Let’s do more this year! Let’s Listen to build relationships, solve a problem and learn. www.internationaldayoflistening.com

The Temptation to Rescue Rather Than Listen

This short video (1:47) demonstrates how strong is the urge to rescue rather than listen  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg

New Article by Corine Jansen

ILA member Corine Jansen has written an article for our Dutch readers http://corinejansen.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Artikel_B2_Jansen.pdf Within the medical consultation room, listening to patients, taking them seriously, and showing empathy have proven to be of universal value. To what extent are these behaviors taught and practised in medical schools?

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Wolvin

ILA member Dr Andrew Wolvin has received the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute School of Language Studies 2016 Presentation of the Year Award for a seminar on Listening:  Implications for Foreign Language Training’. Many congratulations.

ILA Webinar Series

We run an international webinar four times each year. Previous topics have included Technology’s Connecting Power, Listening in Mediation and Listening Makes us More Human. The next one is scheduled for September 2017. Watch this space for more details.

Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education Award for ILA member

Congratulations to ILA member Dr. Melissa Beall, recipient of the 2016 Donald H. Ecroyd Award for Outstanding Teaching in Higher Education from the National Communication Association.

Listening across Lives

Check out the new listening textbook Listening across Lives with chapters by ILA members Andrew Wolvin, Laura Janusik, Margarete Imhof,  Chris Bond, Rick Bommelje and Kay Lindahl. It is co-edited by another ILA Member Molly Stoltz.

Increase Listening at Conferences

Check out this blog post Listen: Don’t just hear by International Listening Association member, Jennie Grau, who  explains how to make conferences places where listening happens. People rarely design conferences with quality listening in mind. If they do, they often mistake listening for hearing and so they focus on audio quality. Yet, the listening experiences you foster make your event memorable and enjoyable and provide lasting value to your participants.

The World Needs More Listening by Michael Z Murphy

Listening experts have found a 40% decline in empathy among college students over the past 30 years with most of the decline taking place since 2000.  Could more effective listening improve your life?  Could it improve the world?

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