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Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) PDW Call for Submissions

  Call for Submissions


PDW Chair: Joy E. Beatty, University of Michigan – Dearborn;


The Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division invites proposals for the pre-conference professional development workshops (PDW) to be held at the 2019 Academy of Management meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. PDW sessions will begin at 8:00AM on Friday, August 9th and conclude on Saturday, August 10th at 8:00PM.

We welcome PDWs that expand our thinking, fostering the generation and contemplation of new possibilities. The theme of this year’s Academy of Management meeting is “Understanding the Inclusive Organization,” which is a central topic for our division’s mission. The aim of the PDW program is to provide experiences that promote the personal and professional development of our members – enhancing our members’ knowledge and skills with respect to research, teaching, and practice in the GDO domain.

The interactive venue of PDWs offer opportunities to energize participants through deep engagement, and can even culminate in plans for scholarly and practical action. Given our division’s longstanding interest in the topic area, we encourage you to think broadly about how the collective focus of a PDW can further important conversations related to diversity and inclusion. PDWs provide an opportunity to experiment with new approaches that do not fit within the confines of the regular program, so proposers are encouraged to be innovative in workshop design.

The division is committed to extending our reach – socially, culturally, geographically and across different roles. We welcome proposals designed to facilitate connections and collaborations between our members around the globe.  Submissions with an interdisciplinary focus that could be relevant for sponsorship between multiple divisions are especially welcomed.

PDW proposals must be submitted through the Academy of Management’s electronic submission system.  The submission system will open in late November 2018, and the deadline for submission is January 15, 2019 at 5PM Eastern Time (NY time). Earlier submissions are encouraged. If you have questions or would like to discuss a potential workshop idea, please contact the GDO Division’s PDW Chair, Joy E. Beatty (


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