ILA Partners

ILA Partners are companies, universities, non-profits and others who are interested in creating listening cultures in their organizations.    

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 and papers 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.

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

    Contact Jennifer Grau, Director, ILA Partners Program

    ILA Organizational Members

    The Chapman Foundation for Caring Communities
    offers transformational learning experiences that strengthen relationships, align teams, and build stronger communities. We integrate listening, leadership, care and service to create 
    Truly Human Connection.

    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. 

    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.

    Someone To Tell It To creates meaningful relationships through compassionate listening and trains and educates others to do the same. 

    ILA Affiliates

    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

    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.

    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.

    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. 

    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.


    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.

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