Call for Professional Development Workshop (PDW) Proposals

2024 Division PDW Chair: Jennifer Tosti-Kharas, Babson College

The Careers Division has a strong track record of innovative, research-oriented, provocative, and inspiring PDWs and we would like to continue this trend for the upcoming 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024) held in person 9-13 August 2024 in Chicago, IL, USA. To achieve this goal, we encourage you to submit proposals for PDW sessions. The PDW program for 2024 will take place on Friday, 9 August through Sunday, 11 August 2024.


The aim of CAR PDW sessions is to engage with each other in professional development with a primary focus on sharing careers expertise and insights. Successful PDWs are typically interactive, innovative, and timely, covering topics and approaches that offer new insights on a wide variety of topics related to the study of careers. These sessions often inspire us to consider enhancements to our ways of thinking, doing, and being, whether in regard to research, teaching, or practice. PDWs may also support AOM members, both within and outside the Division, in developing their own careers, whether in traditional academic or alternative paths.


Suggested topics for CAR PDW sessions include but are not limited to:

  • enhancing careers-related scholarship, teaching, and practice
  • increasing the impact of careers research, broadly defined
  • supporting the career development of AOM members
  • incorporating innovative methods in careers research
  • exploring strategies for interdisciplinary study of topics related to careers (including with other AOM divisions)

PDWs can also focus on a specific theme, and we encourage timely topics, as well as those that incorporate the AOM 2024 theme, “Innovating for the Future: Policy, Purpose, and Organizations.” Such topics might include the future of work, innovation in career models and forms, meaningful work and organizational purpose, and careers within and across organizations.


The format for PDW sessions is highly flexible. Examples from recent years include paper development workshops, panel debates, round table discussions, statistical analysis tutorials, networking events, or discussions of innovative career-related research fields. However, these are just examples, and we encourage novelty and creativity in designing an impactful session. These workshops lend themselves well to innovation and experimentation and as such, we welcome new ideas and formats that support the active engagement in the learning process of participants. Please see AOM’s PDW guidelines for further details. 


All proposals should be submitted using the online Submission Center, which opens in late November/early December. The deadline for submission is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET/GMT-5/UTC-5. Proposals require a statement that all named participants have consented to participate in the PDW. AOM’s “Rule of Three” for the PDW program is that “no one may submit or be associated with more than three PDW submissions or appear in more than three PDW sessions during the conference.”

We look forward to receiving your proposals! If you have any questions or want to discuss potential workshop ideas, please contact the CAR Division PDW chair, Jen Tosti-Kharas.

Interested in discovering research questions tailored to each Division and Interest Group (DIG)?
Explore the Theme-related Research Questions offered by the Program Chairs and PDW Chairs of each DIG.

84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024)

9-13 August 2024
Chicago, IL, USA

AOM 2024 Key Dates

  • Registration/Housing Open:
    5 March 2024
  • Decision Notifications:
    Late March 2024
  • Annual Meeting Program
    Available June 2024
  • Early Registration Rate Deadline:
    7 May 2024
  • Regular Registration Rate Deadline:
    16 July 2024
  • Late Registration Rates
    17 July-13 August 2024
  • Hotel Reservations Deadline:
    17 July 2024
  • 84th Annual Meeting:
    9-13 August 2024
    Chicago, IL, USA
    In-person @AOM 2024
    11 August 2024

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