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80th Annual Meeting Day 3 Recap: TLC@AOM confronts online challenges, offers virtual chuckles

09 Aug 2020
Today, AOM’s Teaching & Learning Conference (TLC) held live online sessions that addressed contemporary issues from making simulations and writing case studies to the future of humor in management education.

The Teaching and Learning Conference is designed to help members who have a passion for teaching improve their teaching practices in an open forum of shared experience. Hosted by educational experts from Stanford University, Carnegie Mellon University,  Toulouse Business School and more, today's sessions covered topics including Case Writing, Evidence-Based Management, Creating A Successful Course, and Building Resilience & Creativity to help attendees build their teaching practices.

One of today's sessions featured a professional stand-up comedian, who is also a business school graduate and former teacher, who collaborated with a professor on a project to bring humor into the classroom.

AOM2020Session_TLCHumorProfessor David Stolin,  TBS Business School, Toulouse, France,  and comedian Sammy Obeid tackle ways to add humor to the classroom.

Held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting, the TLC held special relevance this year for academics preparing to conduct virtual learning sessions of their own this coming semester. Responding to the TLC Plenary session 208,  Suzanne Peters, IE Business School, Madrid, Spain, commented on the direct relevance that the session had for her. " Great presentation," she said. "I'll be teaching Power & Influence for the first time this fall and am grateful for this session and the information Jeff shares so openly!"

Submission themes for TLC@AOM this year included:

  • New teaching formats or learning innovations
  • Connecting teaching and learning practices to employer needs
  • Curricular design or redesign
  • Management of teaching and learning practices
  • Issues and challenges with students, teaching assistants, or others
  • Teaching and learning assessment, and associated challenges
  • Demographic, geographic, disciplinary boundaries that may promote or hinder teaching and learning networks

New AOM Fellows Group Inductees


The Fellows Group honors Academy members who have made significant contributions to the science and practice of management, and to provide opportunities for fellowship and discussion. At today's AOM Fellows Group Annual Program, 11 new Fellows were inducted:


  • Pratima Bansal, Ivey Business School - Western University, Canada
  • Julian M. Birkinshaw, London Business School, United Kingdom
  • Gilad Chen, University of Maryland, USA
  • Jackie Coyle-Shapiro, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
  • Paula Jarzabkowski, City University London, United Kingdom
  • Hui Liao, University of Maryland, USA
  • Quinetta Roberson, Villanova University, USA
  • Zur Shapira, New York University, USA
  • Roy Suddaby, University of Victoria, Canada
  • Robert J. Vandenberg, University of Georgia, USA
  • David A. Waldman, Arizona State University, USA

Here’s what’s happening on social media

The virtual @AOMConnect Conference offers many great sessions. One thing that is different for me this year: As many others, I am preparing for hybrid #teaching, and thus attend many more TLC sessions. Highly recommended! #TeachingOnline #teachingstrategies
Fabiola H. Gerpott, WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar, Germany

My first AOM conference. Excellent discussions and networking opportunity. Thank you @AOMConnect @ENT_Div_AoM
Shezeen Hemani, University of Glasgow, Adam Smith Business School

How privileged #TLCAOM are to have heard from @denise_rousseau on teaching evidence-based management. What an inspirational session, nobody wanted to leave into breakout rooms or leave the session!  

Belgin Okay-Somerville, Scotland, United Kingdom

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