PUBLIC AND NONPROFIT
PDW Chair: Eva Witesman, Brigham Young University; firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional Development Workshops: Call for Proposals
The Public and Nonprofit Division (PNP) invites
creative professional development workshop (PDW) proposals that are
interactive, innovative, and which enhance the skills of public and non-profit
scholars and practitioners. Submitters may want to develop workshops that
relate to the 2019 all-academy conference theme of “Understanding the Inclusive
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.
particularly interested in PDW proposals focused on any of the following aims:
critiquing scholarship as part of the peer review process
in the retention, promotion, and tenure process
the practice of teaching
technical skills for research
We especially welcome PDW workshops that leverage the unique
nature of the Academy of Management meetings to enhance communication between
Public and Nonprofit researchers and the broader community of management
scholars. Proposals that are likely to engage scholars from other divisions in
topics of interest to public and nonprofit scholars will be given top priority.
The aforementioned preferences notwithstanding, we
will duly consider all proposals that seek to enhance the professional
development of public and non-profit division members.
PDWs provide the opportunity to experiment with new
models and ideas for sessions that do not fit within the confines of the
regular program. PDWs can take place on-site at a conference hotel or off-site
at another location in the community. However, submitters should take care not
to create proposals for PDWs that would be more appropriate in other conference
formats such as panel sessions, symposia, and caucuses. If the primary purpose
of your proposal is to gather scholars for a discussion or to present theories,
ideas, or concepts, PDW is probably not the appropriate forum. See this
page for more information about different formats at AoM.
submitting, please think about the following five questions as they pertain to
a professional development workshop.
workshop offer a high quality and high level learning experience that has a
significant positive impact on the professional development of the
workshop provide participants with clear "take away"? (e.g. learn a
new skill; develop a new research plan)
workshop have a theme and a group of participants that will draw a strong
audience regardless of competing sessions or scheduling restrictions?
workshop encourage multi-way conversation and interaction among participants
from multiple divisions, disciplines, regions, career stages, or demographic
workshop creative and innovative in all of its elements?
PDW proposal, please include the following sections:
Professional development objective: What skill, work product, or actionable plan will
participants develop during the workshop?
Relevance or importance: Why is development of this skill, work
product, or plan important to PNP scholars/teachers? Why do you believe this
workshop will draw a strong audience regardless of competing sessions or
scheduling restrictions? Will it draw participants from outside the division?
Relationship to all-academy theme: If relevant, please indicate
how your proposal relates to this year’s Academy theme.
Structure and Audience Engagement:
the audience engage in interactive activity during this workshop? Please
demonstrate why you believe this approach is pedagogically sound.
ways will the proposed workshop encourage participation from a broad audience
(or why is it appropriate to focus on a more narrow audience, if applicable)?
time is needed and how will it be used?
Key Biographies: Provide short biographies (~125 words) of each
organizer and key presenter.
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/
. Only submissions through the electronic system will be accepted. The
submission system is scheduled to open in late November, 2018 and 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.
Contact PNP’s PDW Chair, Eva Witesman, at email@example.com if you have any questions.