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Organizational Behavior (OB) PDW Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

Organizational Behavior (OB)

PDW Chair: Uta Bindl, London School of Economics and Political Science;  

2019 Professional Development Workshops: Call for Proposals

Submission Deadline: January 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time)

The OB Division Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) will be scheduled from 8 am to 8pm on both Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 2019.

PDWs allow you the opportunity to develop and participate in innovative, inclusive, and profession-enhancing experiences. PDW sessions can address any issue of concern to OB scholars and/or practitioners. We are particularly interested in sponsoring PDWs that offer creative strategies for bridging boundaries between individuals or groups (e.g., between practitioners and academics, between international and domestic scholars, between scholars in different academic disciplines, or between junior and senior scholars). These sessions, which have a clear interactive and skill-development component, can take many forms (e.g., workshops, tutorials, town hall meetings, debates, case studies, roundtables, research incubators).

We encourage you to consider, but not be bound by, either the conference theme – Understanding the Inclusive Organization – or the OB Division spotlight on Pathways to Inclusion. More information on the conference theme can be found at the Academy of Management annual meeting website: In addition, more information on the OB Division’s spotlight can be found at the Division’s website: We also welcome interdisciplinary submissions that can be co-sponsored by other divisions.

Overall, priority will be given to proposals that: (a) are truly a “professional workshop” comprising some interactive or skill-development component not provided by our regular program, with a particular focus on community building; (b) do not duplicate existing OB sponsored PDWs or another submitted PDW (if the latter, then the sponsors may be contacted to see if coordination is possible); (c) are creative and intellectually stimulating; and (d) are likely to appeal to members (e.g., across different career stages; including our international members). In light of this, PDWs that focus on research topics (i.e., research incubators, panels, interactive symposia) may be more suited to submission to the scholarly program as a panel symposium.

Please be sure to follow the Academy of Management's PDW Guidelines for Submissions. Submit using the PDW submission system at: The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5pm ET (NY Time). We look forward to receiving your proposals!

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