Training and Development Division

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This division is unique to NCA as we focus our attention on how to facilitate adult learners through organizational training and development and consulting. The division is committed to the growth and quality of communication training. We demonstrate this commitment by promoting the teaching, study, research, and application of communication theory in training seminars, as well as the teaching of training and development theory and skills in undergraduate and graduate communication courses. Our commitment to scholarship is the foundation we use to educate students within the discipline. This commitment also allows us to provide training and development to organizations that is theoretically grounded in communication research. This bridge between engaged scholarship and practice sets us apart in the training delivery arena. We are interested in well-grounded reports of lessons learned, unique and complete training activities, and scholarly papers and panels. Our calls for submissions continually reflect this diversity. Please consider sharing your research and activities with our division when the next call for submissions is announced. You are also invited to attend one of our many panels and presentations at the NCA Annual Convention to learn more about our dynamic division.

2024 Interest Group Leadership

  • Co-Chairs
    • Pavitra Kavya
    • Casey Stratton
  • Co-Vice Chairs
    • Bolton Morales
    • Leanna Hartsough
  • Co-Vice Chair-Elects / Secretaries
    • Courtney Powers
    • Allison Lucas
  • Immediate Past Co-Chairs
    • Michael Zirulnik
    • Gregory Patton
  • Student Representatives
    • Kaylee Saville
    • Elaine Fung
    • Emily Norman


2024 NCA Positions

  • Legislative Assembly
    • Gregory Patton
    • Amanda Sloane
  • NCA Nominating Committee
    • Amanda Sloane


TDD Membership (2013-2024)

Official count taken each January.


Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election