ORGANIZATIONS & THE NATURAL
PDW Chair: Ivan Montiel, Zicklin School of
Business Baruch College,
City University of New York; imontielONE@gmail.com
2019 Professional Development
Workshops: Call for Proposals
Organizations and Natural Environment (ONE) division seeks proposals for
Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) for the 2019 Academy of Management
meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. ONE is a community of scholars and teachers
with the common desire to advance and promote understanding of the intersection of
organizations and the natural environment. We believe that these interactions
are among the most significant components in the continued existence,
development, and management of human organizations and societies. The pollution
of air, water, and land, and the depletion of resources resulting from the
actions of organizations are the most obvious manifestations of these
relationships. ONE focuses on the status, causes, and effects of these and
other opportunities and problems that human organizations and societies
encounter in co-existing with the natural environment within the workplace,
communities, and/or global ecosystem.
goal of PDWs is to serve the personal and professional needs of
Academy members to develop and update their practical, professional, and
intellectual skills. This year’s Academy theme, “Understanding the Inclusive Organization”
is an excellent opportunity for the ONE division to expand its boundaries.
In this topic of inclusivity, ONE is known to be one of the more inclusive and
international AOM Divisions. However, we
are still under-represented in some areas such as Asia, Latin America and
Africa. For this reason, the ONE leadership team strongly encourages PDW and
paper submissions from these regions and/or studying these regions in an effort
to become a truly global division. Global environmental challenges will be best
addressed by truly global and inclusive organizations.
promote attendees’ professional development, in terms of teaching or
research. PDWs differ from the Academy’s Scholarly Program and should
not mimic symposia or paper sessions in which a series of presentations are
made with minimal audience involvement. Instead, PDWs should be
inclusive, encourage widespread participation, develop members’ skills, foster
connections, and promote interactive involvement.
Academy has developed extensive
guidelines on how to develop a valuable PDW. Capturing and
maintaining attendees’ interest through innovative sessions is critically
important. PDWs provide a platform for experimenting with new
processes, models, formats, and ideas, and proposers are encouraged to develop
something new. These sessions could include new forms of technology (e.g.
podcasting, wikis, etc.) and inventive structures.
Traditionally, PDWs have
included workshops, town hall meetings, debates, tutorials, panels, tours,
roundtable discussions, case studies, invited speakers, and workout sessions. A
list of past ONE PDWs is available at the ONE website. We strongly encourage you to make
your proposed PDW fun and innovative!
Good PDWs energize
participants and provoke members to be attentive and engaged. They should
incorporate theories of adult learning (cooperative, relevant, problem-centered,
experiential, etc.). Finally, and importantly, PDW must be
logistically sound and well-planned in terms of responsibilities, equipment,
preparation, and arrangements.
ONE division has a strong tradition of cross-division proposals. We encourage
you to connect with other divisions and be explicit about how you will do so.
Since limited time is allotted for PDWs, please remember that the
submission process is highly competitive.
should present the goal of the PDW, its underlying rationale, the
session’s design, its organizers, and its intended
audiences. PDW proposals should be three to five pages,
single-spaced, with 1.5 spacing between paragraphs and sections. Please refer
to the AOM’s PDW guidelines for
are encouraged to discuss your ideas with the ONE PDW Chair, to
ensure that proposals fit with our aims. You may send your preliminary ideas
via a short e-mail to Ivan Montiel (imontielONE@gmail.com) by
Friday, December 7, 2018 for discussion.
The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 5:00 PM ET
(NY Time). Please submit your PDW proposals at https://aom.org/annualmeeting/submission/guidelines/ . Only electronic submissions will be accepted. The submission system
opens in late November
and early submissions are encouraged, as proposals
will be considered on a rolling basis. Please note that there is limited space
on the PDW program, so acceptance of proposals is competitive.
Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions at
the annual Academy of Management meeting will be held Friday,
August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM.
Professor of Management
School of Business
City University of New York