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Company Overview

Interaction Associates is a leading global innovator of proven solutions that transform the way people work — to deliver extraordinary business results, or, what we call, Return on InvolvementTM. The firm helps global organizations build high-involvement, collaborative cultures by developing their leaders, teams, and change agents. IA offers customized consulting, learning and development, and coaching services. It was named one of Training Industry's Top 20 Leadership Training Companies 2012 - 2015, and was named to their Content Development Watch List 2012 - 2014. 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 as the spark plug for innovation.
    • Facilitation.
    • Developing leaders at all levels.
    • Building organizational trust.
    • Team excellence.
    • Managing the people side of change.
  • Research in collaborative problem solving/decision making, trust, and teams.
  • 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.




New and Innovative Leader Learning Workshops from Interaction Associates

Mar 8th, 2011

Interaction Associates is introducing two new in-person learning events designed to train leaders enterprise-wide and for individuals via public workshops.

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Interaction Associates and Brazilian Management Institute Partner to Provide Leadership Development in Brazil

Mar 4th, 2011

Interaction Associates is partnering with the Brazilian Management Institute, Sao Paulo, to provide clients with integrated solutions across a broad spectrum of leadership challenges in Brazil and South America.

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IA Named to Training Industry 2011 Watch List

Feb 1st, 2011

Interaction Associates has been named to's 2011 Leadership Companies Watch List of leadership training firms.

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IA To Showcase Innovative Learning System Total Access at ASTD Tech Knowledge in San Jose in February

Jan 20th, 2011

IA announced today it will exhibit its innovative content system, Total Access, at ASTD TechKnowledge 2011, an event featuring the best of learning solution providers demonstrating their solutions and services.

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Jamie Harris Named Chair of the Board

Jan 19th, 2011

Interaction Associates has named IA veteran and senior consultant Jamie Harris to the position of Chairman of the firm’s Board of Directors.

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