Interaction Associates Announces Two New, Powerful Workshops for Business Leaders Aimed at Boosting Results: "Dynamics of Trust" and "Collaborate to Innovate"

Boston, MA, April 7, 2014 – What does it take to build trust in order to drive important business results? How does collaboration fuel innovation – and what can organizations do to connect the two?

Those questions and others are the focus of two new high-octane and high-touch workshops from Interaction Associates: The Dynamics of Trust and Collaborate to Innovate(R).

Interaction Associates is a 44-year global development and consulting firm that specializes in helping organizations build workplace trust, collaborate more effectively, and put creative ideas to productive use to drive business performance.

“These two new workshops are geared to help leaders become more skillful at building trust and driving innovation — two critical areas in business today,” said Linda Stewart, President and CEO of Interaction Associates. “There is an urgent business climate to deliver valuable, practical skill-building in one-day and two-day modules. There is also a need for business leaders who are both innovative and trustworthy,” added Stewart.

About The Dynamics of Trust
In creating The Dynamics of Trust, Interaction Associates has drawn on more than 40 years of experience in developing the behaviors that have the highest impact on trust. The link between high levels of trust and better business performance means organizations that ignore trust-building behaviors are missing a huge opportunity to create successful outcomes for their enterprise. This program will help leaders accomplish: Rapid adaptation to change, retention of key employees, creation of an involvement culture, and increased accountability among employees, plus commitment to a shared vision.

The workshop can be customized to address company-specific challenges to workplace trust and portions may be customized for delivery via virtual instructor-led training.

About Collaborate to Innovate(R)
This workshop helps leaders put their own creativity and the creativity of others to productive use — using an easily-replicated manageable process. The program is unique — it doesn’t simply focus on generating lots of creative ideas, as most innovation workshops do. Collaborate to Innovate, instead, focuses on how to innovate with others in the best ways possible to develop and implement the optimal solution for a well-defined opportunity. Collaborate to Innovate teaches leaders how to tap team and organizational talent using a variety of proven and practical tools. Depending on the length of the workshop, learners may experience a simulation developed by the innovation firm IDEO.

The program is approved for up to 16 PDUs for Project Management Professionals from The Project Management Institute. When taking this program as a Public Workshop, participants may earn 16 CEUs from the Society for Marketing Professional Services, and 17 CPEs from National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. The program will be offered April 29-30, 2014 in Boston, MA. Learn more here.

About Interaction Associates
Interaction Associates (IA) is a 44-year innovator that equips people to work better together in order to realize superior business results. The firm helps global organizations build high-involvement, collaborative cultures by developing their leaders, teams, and change agents. IA’s clients achieve a new measure of ROI – Return on Involvement – where employees go “beyond engagement” to share responsibility for business success. IA offers customized consulting, learning and development, and coaching services. It was named was named one of Training Industry’s top 20 Training Companies 2012-2014. For more info: