ILA Partners

Would your organization like to have:

• A platform for marketing to international members
• 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 publication s

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 register 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, advances Communication as the discipline that studies all forms, modes, media, and consequences of communication through humanistic, social scientific, and aesthetic inquiry. It promotes the importance of communication in public and private life, the application of communication to improve the quality of human life and relationships, and the use of knowledge about communication to solve human problems. www.natcom.org

    Atoire Communications 

    Atoire Communications is part of an international consortium, providing training and consulting services in interpersonal communication and interaction. Their philosophy is that listening and interacting are at the heart of communication which occurs when a receiver understands a message in the way the sender intended it be understood.

    The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University

    The School of Hospitality Business at Michigan State University has launched the careers of thousands of leaders in hospitality and service professions and transformed the landscape of hospitality education. Founded in 1927, they are known as the original hospitality business school and rank among the top hospitality programs in the USA and globally.

    Innolect Inc.

    Innolect Inc. prepares executives and their teams to succeed in high-performance, high-integrity workplaces. An industry leader in listening research and resources, Innolect has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Chief Learning Officer, People+Strategy and Christian Journal of Nursing. President and Founder, Kittie W. Watson, Ph.D., is a past ILA President, inductee into the ILA Listening Hall of Fame, and recipient of numerous research and business awards.

    Mandel Communications 

    Mandel Communications offers virtual corporate training and executive coaching in communication skills and presentation skills. Their expertise in the science of communication in a complex world, helps companies around the world discover new ways to help their people think and speak more effectively, and make every communication count.

    Listen Courageously

    Listen Courageously is on a mission to impart the benefits of empathic courageous listening for healing our divides. Their award-winning documentary film showcases people with opposing viewpoints on divisive issues – guns, abortion, and immigration — listening to each other and connecting at a human level. Learn more about the film and the transformational experience at https://listencourageously.com

    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

    Francisco de Vitoria University 

    Francisco de Vitoria University is a private university located in Madrid, Spain. It is named after Francisco de Vitoria, considered the father of International Law. This is an international university by both origin and mission. Their philosophy focuses the motto: “overcome evil with good”. The aim is to educate people who can actively contribute to building a better and more humane society.

    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.

    Someone To Tell It To 

    The Someone To Tell It To organization models intentional listening and compassionate presence. Michael  Gingerich, M.Div, and Tom Kaden, M.Div are co-founders.  They take the time to build trust, ask good  questions, and offer authentic, non-judgmental care. 

    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. 

    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.  www.leaderstoday.co

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