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Human Resources (HR) PDW Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions



PDW Chair: David Collings, Dublin City University;


We are seeking proposals for the HR Division Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions for the 2019 Academy of Management meeting in Boston, MA. 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 9, 2019) and 8:00 pm Saturday (August 10, 2019). 

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 2019 conference theme, "Understanding the Inclusive Organization".

 If you have questions or would like to discuss or suggest a potential workshop idea, please contact the HR Division PDW Chair, David Collings, 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 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.

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