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Company Overview

Interaction Associates is the 45-year global leader of methods for developing conscious collaboration in the workplace – including mindful ways of working together that allow leaders, teams, and change agents to achieve superior business results. With offices in Boston and San Francisco, Interaction Associates delivers Return on Involvement (TM) to hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals each year. Interaction Associates has been named one of the Top 20 Leadership Training Companies by Training Industry every year since 2012. Top_20_leadership.jpg

Since 1969, we have helped hundreds of global organization build the needed collaborative capability to produce strong business results, improve critical business processes, and create and maintain trusting and productive work relationships.

Fast Facts

  • Clients include half of the Fortune 500.
  • More than 1,200 clients globally.
  • Offices in Boston, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, California with consultants and affiliates around the world.
  • Industry pioneer in:
    • Collaboration.
    • Facilitation.
    • Developing leaders at all levels.
    • Building organizational trust.
    • Accelerating team performance.
    • Managing the people side of change.
  • Research in collaborative problem solving/decision making, trust, and team performance.
  • Top-rated books: How to Make Meetings Work and How to Make Collaboration Work.
  • Established 1969 by David Straus.
  • Privately held ESOP company, 100% employee-owned and run.
  • Founded the Interaction Institute for Social Change (IISC) in 1993. IA supports the IISC with 10 percent of pretax profits and up to 10 days pro bono support annually per employee.




Interaction Associates works with Chelan County Public Utility District

Dec 19th, 2011

Public Utility District Number One of Chelan County, headquartered in Wenatchee, Wash., is investing in developing its managers. To ensure employees have top-notch collaboration skills, the utility has contracted with Interaction Associates.

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IA Displays Total Access at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012

Dec 14th, 2011

Interaction Associates has announced it will exhibit its ground-breaking learning content system, Total Access™, at ASTD TechKnowledge 2012 -- a conference where the best of learning solution providers showcase innovative solutions and services -- in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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IA Collaborates With ShoreTel to Develop Innovative Learning Program

Dec 6th, 2011

Interaction Associates is working with ShoreTel, Inc. to develop a new career continuing education program called Leaders Developing Leaders.

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Interaction Associates CEO Linda Stewart to Moderate Panel of Business Leaders at HCI L&LD Conference

Nov 8th, 2011

Interaction Associates CEO Linda Stewart will moderate a panel and share insights from the firm’s "Building Trust in Business" research at the HCI Learning and Leadership Development Conference on November 17, 2011 at Boston’s Hyatt Regency Hotel.

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IA Presents at Systems Thinking in Action Conference

Oct 25th, 2011

Interaction Associates will present a fresh point of view on effectively moving from understanding complex business systems to having an impact on them, at the 21st Annual Pegasus Systems Thinking in Action® conference in Seattle.

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IA headlines Boston Globe "New Rules For Talent"

Sep 24th, 2011

Interaction Associates is added to the roster of an upcoming public forum from The Boston Globe on talent strategies in today's challenging business environment.

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Interaction Associates Partners with BETTeRprogram to Accelerate Behavior Change in Leaders

Sep 16th, 2011

Interaction Associates has partnered with Innovative Facilitation of Canada and ValueAdd Group of Switzerland to provide clients with BETTeRprogram, a high-impact program that turns learning into behavior change.

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Linda Dunkel to Headline Major Australian Conference on Women in Leadership

Aug 30th, 2011

Longtime IA veteran and former CEO, Linda Dunkel, is the keynote speaker at the Women Chiefs of Enterprises International (WCEI) Conference in Sydney, Australia on September 8, 2011.

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Leadership Disconnect With Employees Hurts Performance

by Andy Atkins | Jul 13th, 2011

PR News Online covers IA's "Building Trust in Business" Research. 

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Mastering Online Meetings™ Empowers Leaders to Drive Success in Online Meetings

Jul 12th, 2011

Interaction Associates has partnered with synchronous learning experts InSync Training to present Mastering Online Meetings™.

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