PDW Chair: Jos Akkermans, Vrije Universiteit; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Careers Division has a strong track record of innovative,
provocative, and inspiring Professional Development Workshops
(PDWs) and we would like to continue this trend for the upcoming
2019 Academy of Management meeting in Boston, MA. To achieve this
goal, we would very much like to encourage you to submit proposals
for PDW sessions. The PDW program for 2019 will take place on
Friday August 9th and Saturday August 10th,
both between 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM.
The ultimate aim of PDW sessions is to engage in learning with
each other, for example through a focus on content, methodology, or
personal development. To this end, successful PDW sessions are
typically highly interactive in the sense that they
offer dialogue and discussion. In addition, the most successful
workshops have been innovative and
provocative, touching on topics and approaches that offer
potential new insights in the field of Career studies. Moreover, as
CAR is the AOM division devoted to both the study of careers and
career development, we encourage proposals intended to support the
career growth and success of Academy members, within and outside of
the CAR division, and in traditional academic career paths as well
as non-traditional career pursuits outside of academia.
Suggested topics for CAR PDW sessions include, but are certainly
not limited to: supporting career development of Academy members
across career stages, incorporating innovative ways of data
collection and analysis in career studies, exploring strategies for
linking career studies with other disciplines (e.g., OB, HR, ENT)
to enhance academic and practical impact, finding ways to get
published in high-profile journals, and connecting career
scholarship and practice. PDW sessions can also focus on a specific
theme, such as career success, career transitions, work-life
balance, etc. Please do keep in mind that PDW sessions are not
symposia, implying that an interactive format focused on
participant learning should be central to the workshop.
The format for PDW sessions is highly flexible. Examples from
recent years include paper development workshops, panel debates,
round table discussions, and statistical analysis tutorials.
However, these are just examples and other forms are possible and
encouraged. These workshops lend themselves well to innovation and
experimentation and as such, we welcome new ideas and formats that
support the active engagement in the learning process of
participants. Please also take note of the AOM 2019 theme "Understanding the
Inclusive Organization", which might provide some extra
inspiration for an impactful and inspiring PDW.
We are looking forward to receiving your ideas for PDW sessions
in the 2019 CAR PDW program! If you would have any questions or
want to discuss potential workshop ideas, please contact the CAR
Division PDW chair, Jos Akkermans, at email@example.com.
Finally, some practical issues. Please note that all proposals
should be submitted using the online submission system.
The submission system opens late
November 2018. The submission deadline
is Tuesday, January 15, 2019 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.