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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 Names Online and Virtual Teams Veteran Dana Sednek to Lead the Firm’s Live Online Learning Programs

Interaction Associates (IA), the global workplace performance innovator, has appointed Dana Sednek to lead the firm’s innovations in the live online learning environment. Sednek joins IA as Manager of Live Online with a primary focus on growing the firm’s virtual delivery capabilities.

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Beth Yates Joins Interaction Associates as Senior Consultant in San Francisco

Interaction Associates (IA) has announced that Beth Yates has joined the firm as Senior Consultant in its San Francisco office. Yates' role will involve partnering with global clients to deliver learning, consulting, and coaching expertise, in service of improving business results.

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Interaction Associates Announces Two New Live Online Learning Programs

Interaction Associates has announced two new highly-interactive and engaging 90- minute live online programs.  Using next-generation online learning technologies and processes, “FL Refresher” and “Leading Change” enable leaders to learn and engage in a highly interactive way with a live instructor and peers without leaving their desks.

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How to Make Progress in Advancing Women Leaders – eBook

Interaction Associates (IA) eBook – Advancing Women Leaders: Steps for Breakthrough Results – features simple, practical methods to bridge the gender gap and empower women in leadership roles.

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Interaction Associates Announces Deborah Rocco as Senior Consultant

Deborah Rocco has joined the company as Senior Consultant in the San Diego, California area.

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Interaction Associates CEO Linda Stewart Wins "Executive of the Year" Best in Biz Award

Interaction Associates President and CEO Linda Stewart has been named a Bronze winner for "Executive of the Year" by Best in Biz Awards 2014, the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts.

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Virtual Learning on a Global Scale at General Electric

GE and Interaction Associates to present on the challenge of scaling virtual learning at Training Industry Conference  

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Interaction Associates Launches New Website Redesign with Content, Tools, and Ideas to Drive Stronger Business Results

Interaction Associates now features a redesigned website with new and revamped content to help organizations drive stronger business results.

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Interaction Associates Partners with LeadEdge to Provide Training and Development Services in India

A new partnership between Interaction Associates and LeadEdge Means Better Service to Organizations Throughout India

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