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Health Care Management (HCM) PDW Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

Health Care Management (HCM)

PDW Chair: Brian Hilligoss, University of Arizona;


The Health Care Management Division has a rich history of innovative and engaging Professional Development Workshop sessions (PDWs).  In 2019, we will convene our consortium for doctoral students and junior faculty in Boston on Friday, August 9th, followed by a day of sessions open to all conference participants on Saturday, August 10th.  We seek proposals from AOM members who wish to organize a PDW session for either the doctoral and junior faculty consortium on Friday or the Saturday program for all members.  

At the consortium on Friday, experienced faculty will interact with doctoral students and junior faculty.  Appropriate topics will address any of the various demands placed on emerging scholars.  These sessions should encourage networking, mentoring (both traditional and peer), and the development of new skills or insights about career options and how to pursue them.

Saturday sessions should have a broader appeal to conference attendees at various stages in their careers.  The goal with the Saturday workshops is to give attendees the opportunity to make new personal and intellectual connections that can enhance their research, teaching, and practice.  Examples of past PDW topics include (but are not limited to) theory building in health care management, innovative research methods, approaches for bridging across disciplines and between research and practice, studying new organizational phenomena (e.g., accountable care organizations), exploring new teaching methods, career development, grant writing, international research issues, effective publishing strategies, and mentoring. We welcome new PDW session ideas and encores of successful sessions from prior years. 

Please indicate the amount of time needed and detail how that time will be used.  The standard HCM session is 90 minutes and 2 hours in length.  Only under exceptional circumstances will PDWs longer than 2 hours be accepted.

The most important selection criteria for PDWs are the workshop’s potential for addressing participants’ professional development needs and providing an interactive participant-centered format.  Experiential learning and interaction should be promoted in every proposal.  Additionally, clear and feasible logistical plans and firm commitments from all presenters are necessary proposal components. 

We encourage sessions that incorporate the 2019 “Understanding the Inclusive Organization” theme.  The theme is relevant for health care management scholars and practitioners who are concerned with the provision of health care that is respectful of patient values and cultural traditions and that is equitable.  The theme is also relevant to research and practice related to the human resources of health care organizations.


Individuals interested in organizing a session during either the emerging scholars consortium or the Saturday PDW program are encouraged to contact Brian Hilligoss ( as soon as possible to discuss their ideas.  PDW submissions must be submitted online through the Academy of Management Online website: The submission system will open late November 2018, and the closing date for submissions is Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 5 PM EST. 

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