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The Listening Times February 2021

  1.  Attend an International Listening Convention with zero air fares and no hotel fees! We are excited about our 41st ILA International Convention - our first online! The theme is 'The Intersection of Teaching, Research, Service, and Practical Application in Listening'. Register at www.listen.org before March 10 for 'Early Bird' rates.
  2.  This month we celebrate the 41st Anniversary of the Founding Convention of the International Listening Association which took place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, February 17-19, 1980.  Read all about it in the first ILA Listening Newsletter 01_July_80.pdf. Thank you to our Founder and No.1 Member, Dr. Lyman "Manny" Steil for his vision and inspiration.
  3. We are delighted to congratulate Cynthia Hazel on her appointment as Editor of the ILA Education Journal. She has a diverse educational background in Architecture and Art Therapy and her doctorate is in School Psychology. Her research interests include listening and student voice, student school engagement, educational equity, systems change, and consultation. She has worked in day-treatment, residential care and public school classrooms with children with emotional and behavioral difficulties.
  4. Thank you to Sheila Bentley and Margarete Imhof for presenting our most recent ILA International Day of Listening event: 'Are You Listening? How do You Know?' We came up with some great answers!
  5.  Alexandra Perl and Raquel Ark and the ILA Business Team hosted an ILA Online Event on Listening in Business Contexts - a great opportunity to share stories of Listening training in organizations. Thanks to all who contributed.
  6. Tamsin Hartley will be hosting the second in our series for healthcare professionals entitled 'The Drama Triangle in Healthcare' on March 2, 8-9am US Central time. All healthcare professionals are welcome.
  7. Would you like to help with a short-term video-editing project for the ILA? You will need to have access to video-editing software (not YouTube). If you are experienced in this type of work, time commitment should be minimal. Contact helen.ralston@listen.org
  8. Check out our latest ILA International Journal of Listening for this research article Women Listening To Women At Zero-Acquaintance: Interpersonal Befriending At The Individual And Dyadic Levels by Thomas E. Malloy, Avraham N. Kluger, Johanna Martin & Sarit Pery.  Be sure to login first.
  9. A warm welcome to all new ILA members this month highlighting Elle, Scott, Pravana, Megan and Traci from Germany, India and the USA
  10. ILA members Andrew Jones and Graham Bodie are organizing this year's annual international public speaking competition for students for the LCC International University in Lithuania. The topic this year is Listening! Details at https://lcc.lt/public-speaking-competition

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