ILA Listening Times, April, 2022

1.   ILA members Jane Adshead-Grant in the UK and Tom Kaden and Michael Gingerich in the USA have worked together on the latest Someone to Tell It To podcast – another international ILA project: https://someonetotellitto.org/quieting-and-listening-to-ourselves/

2.   Many thanks to ILA Member Elizabeth Parks for introducing our new ILA Web Editor Landon Laman. He impressed the interviewers with his professionalism, creativity, technical and people skills. Congratulations to all on this successful search and interviewing process. Welcome Landon! We look forward to seeing the next stage of the development of our ILA website.

3.   We had a marvelous time at the first ILA Café. Long-standing and newer ILA members gathered from England, USA, Slovenia, Germany, Norway, Canada for the chance to connect and share expertise. Look out for the next date. All ILA members are welcome.

4.   ‘Listening Leadership: An Academic Perspective’ by ILA members Annie Rappeport and Andrew Wolvin at the University of Maryland, was featured in the most recent issue of the Journal of the Association of Communication Administrators.  The detailed case study explores the use of listening-centered leadership strategies, especially listening sessions, by President Darryl Pines and his leadership team to develop the University of Maryland College Park strategic plan for moving forward in today's time of continued challenges. 

5.   ILA member Jay Bourne has recently completed, his last season as Director of Speech and Debate at University of the Cumberlands, USA. After more than 25 years coaching forensics at several universities, this fall he will instead be back to teaching full time in the classroom and developing a study abroad class "Listening in Government' that will include travel to London, Amsterdam, and Brussels. 

6.   ILA Board member Cynthia Hazel is now a blogger. The blogs will center on her LovePOEM work, Listening to the Self/Others and insights from the study of psychology illuminated by her outdoor adventures, especially kayaking and walking the Camino www.cynthiahazel.com

7.   ILA member Andrea Fortin has been promoted to Assistant Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, USA. Congratulations, Andrea!

8.   Employees who feel that they have a sympathetic ear from the colleagues at their level report less intention to leave and less mental burnout, according to a new study at the University of Haifa by ILA member, Guy Itzchakov, the study’s lead researcher.

9.   A warm welcome to all our new members this month especially Barbara, and Barbara, Landon, Andrea, René from the Netherlands and the USA

10. Check out this paper from the latest edition of our International Journal of Listening: A TRANSCRIPTION SYSTEM FOR NONVERBAL LISTENING BEHAVIOR by Elizabeth S. Parks & Kiah E. Bennett

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