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2018 HR Division Professional Development Workshops: Call for Proposals

November 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am - January 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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We are seeking proposals for the HR Division Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions for the 2018 Academy of Management meeting in Chicago. You are encouraged to work with colleagues both within and outside of the HR Division in developing and submitting proposals for PDW sessions, which are scheduled prior to the scholarly program, between 8:00 am Friday (August 10, 2018) and 8:00 pm Saturday (August 11, 2018). 
The PDW format is highly flexible and can take nearly any form (workshops, tutorials, panels, debates, round table discussions, etc.). PDWs provide opportunities to experiment with new models and ideas that do not fit within the confines of the regular program. Think about the sessions you wish were offered but have not seen on the program. The HR Division encourages the submission of creative ideas for interactive sessions that actively engage participants in learning new information, acquiring new skills and techniques, or addressing pressing issues or questions. PDWs can address any issue of concern to HR scholars and/or practitioners. Sessions on linking HR research and practice, international HR, teaching, and facilitating Division member professional development are especially encouraged, given the expressed interests of our membership. Finally, please also consider but do not be bound by the 2018 conference theme, “Improving Lives,” which asks the question: “How can organizations contribute to the betterment of society through elevating the health and well-being of those who live in it?.”
 If you have questions or would like to discuss or suggest a potential workshop idea, please contact the HR Division PDW Chair, Anthony Nyberg, at This is particularly important if you are considering a teaching-related session, as it may be possible to package your idea together with other teaching-related sessions and presenters in a longer teaching-oriented PDW (thus increasing the likelihood of acceptance).
All stand-alone proposals should be submitted using the submission system; the submission system opens on Tuesday, November 28, 2017. The submission deadline is Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time) but earlier submissions are encouraged. Note that there is limited space on the PDW program and we cannot guarantee that all proposals will be accepted.


November 28, 2017 @ 8:00 am
January 29 @ 5:00 pm