The Health Care Management (HCM) Division invites you to submit creative and innovative proposals for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) for the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024) held in person 9-13 August 2024 in Chicago, IL, USA. We seek proposals from AOM members who wish to organize a PDW session for either the Emerging Scholars Consortium (ESC) or the traditional, open PDWs intended for all HCM members.
At the ESC, experienced faculty will interact with doctoral students and junior faculty. The ESC is the optimal place for offering mentorship to doctoral students and early career scholars. For many members, it is their first exposure to our amazing HCMD community and a natural place to make a real difference. Sessions in the ESC encourage networking, dissertation or publishing guidance, and the development of new insights about career options and how to pursue them.
Traditional, open PDW sessions should have a broader appeal to conference attendees at various stages in their careers. The goal of these workshops is to give attendees the opportunity to make new personal and intellectual connections that can enhance their research, education, and practice. Examples of past PDW topics include theory building in healthcare management, innovative research methods, exploring new teaching methods, writing for mainstream audiences, career development, grant writing, international research topics, effective publishing strategies, and mentoring.
We welcome new PDW session ideas and encores of successful sessions from years past. Junior faculty and PhD students are especially welcome to propose innovative ideas for PDWs.
Additionally, we encourage sessions that incorporate the 2024 conference theme, "Innovating for the Future”.
The most important selection criteria relate to participants' learning needs and an interactive, participant-centered format. Experiential learning and interaction must be promoted in every proposal. Additionally, clear, and feasible logistical plans and firm commitments from all presenters are necessary proposal components. PDWs are a minimum of 1 hour in length and a maximum of 8 hours.
Individuals interested in organizing a session during either the ESC or the traditional, open PDW program are encouraged to contact HCM PDW Chair Amber Stephenson no later than 9 December 2023 to discuss their ideas. The submission deadline is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5).