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.



  • W. Jordan Wagner
  • Amanda Slone

Co-Vice Chairs (Co-Program Planners)

  • Greg Patton 
  • Michael Zirulnik

Co-Vice Chairs-Elect (Co-Secretaries)

  • Pavitra Kavya
  • Casey Stratton

Immediate Past Chairs

  • Ralph Gigliotti
  • Liane Gray-Starner

Awards Committee/NCA 2022 Nominating Committee

  • Bolton Morales
  • Leanne Hartsough
  • Greg Patton

Graduate Student Representatives

  • Allison Lucas
Legislative Assembly
  • W. Jordan Wagner
  • Amanda Slone

TDD Membership 

Official count taken each January.

108th Annual Convention -- New Orleans, LA -- Nov. 17 - 20, 2022

Convention Calls
  • TDD Call -- Deadline: Thu, 3/31 2022 3:00 AM EDT
Award Calls
Business Meeting Minutes
Interest Group Election