- Mission & Bylaws
Welcome to the Organizational Communication Division’s website! I hope you will find it both a useful and informative resource. The site provides important information about membership, conferences, awards, committee structure, by-laws and the latest news of Division members. The site is maintained by a volunteer, Dr. Scott C. D’Urso, and we are grateful to him for his efforts on behalf of all the members.
The Organizational Communication Division is one of the most vibrant divisions of ICA. We have over 700 members from universities across the globe. Our division members are very active in the academic mission and governance structures of ICA. In the last 12 years, 6 ICA Presidents have been affiliated with our division, and our member Cynthia Stohl is the current Past President of ICA. Six of our division members are ICA Fellows. Since 2005 alone, Organizational Communication Division members have received ICA Best Article Awards, the ICA Outstanding Book Award, the Steve Chaffee Productivity Award, and the Aubrey Fisher Mentorship Award. Besides having some of the most talented, productive, and engaged graduate students, professors, and practitioners as our members, our division is committed to collegiality and creating a supportive and exciting intellectual environment.
Our division also counts many committed members. Each year more than fifty members serve on committees, as conference paper reviewers, website volunteers, listserv manager, and division officers. Our annual business meeting typically draws up to 100 members who participate with interesting ideas and suggestions to make our division as responsive as possible to member needs and opportunities.
As part of our effort to recognize the best young organizational communication researchers in the field, the division awards the W. Charles Redding Dissertation Award, given annually to the best dissertation written in the field of organizational communication. For further details, please click on the “news” link at the top of this page. If you would like to make a tax-deductible contribution to the Redding Fund, please go to the ICA home page and click on the “Donate to ICA” button in the top right hand corner. Any contribution of any amount will be gratefully received!
Please let us know if you have any comments or suggestions for improving our website.
Craig R. Scott