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ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR (OB)

2024 Division PDW Program: Call for Submissions 

PDW Chair:  Fadel Matta, University of Georgia


The OB Division invites creative and engaging proposals for interactive Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) for the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024). The OB Division’s PDWs will be scheduled for Friday, 9 August through Sunday, 11 August 2024. 

PDWs by their very nature should be developmental and enhance and advance members of the Academy. These workshops should also be inclusive, reaching across professional or social boundaries to foster opportunities and growth for a diverse set of participants. We invite organizers to consider the broad membership of the OB division and to develop PDWs that serve a wide range of members.

Successful PDWs are often provocative, evoking strong reactions from participants and energizing attendees to be involved in the session. Such sessions also generate enthusiasm that translates into preparation for the session and deliberate follow-up after the curtains have closed. Organizers have substantial latitude over the format, processes, timing, and other characteristics of the PDW. We applaud innovation that serves to strengthen the development and learning of the members of the division and the Academy, rather than innovation for its own sake. We encourage organizers to think outside the bounds of the traditional scholarly program, and instead provide an experience that is unique to PDWs.

We are particularly interested in sponsoring PDWs that address the OB division’s priorities of enhancing rigor, relevance, and relationships. We likewise encourage you to consider, but not limit yourself to, the conference theme, “Innovating for the Future.” We also welcome interdisciplinary submissions that can be co-sponsored by other divisions.

We will give priority to proposals that: (a) are truly a professional workshop comprising some interactive or skill-development component that is distinct from the scholarly program of the conference, and that take a particular focus on community building; (b) do not duplicate existing OB-sponsored PDWs or another submitted PDW (if the latter, then the sponsors may be contacted to see if coordination is possible); (c) are creative and intellectually stimulating; and (d) are likely to appeal to a broad range of members (e.g., across different career stages, nationalities, roles). PDWs that focus on research topics (i.e., panels, interactive symposia) may be more suited to submission to the scholarly program. 

All program sessions will be held on-site in Chicago, IL, USA.

Please be sure to follow the Academy of Management's PDW Guidelines for Submissions.

Submit via the AOM Submission Center. The deadline for proposals is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (UTC-5/GMT-5). If you would like to discuss your submission, please contact the PDW chair, Fadel Matta

We look forward to receiving your proposals.

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Explore the Theme-related Research Questions offered by the Program Chairs and PDW Chairs of each DIG.



AOM 2024
Key Dates

  • Call for Submissions Available:
    Early November 2023
  • Submission Center Opens:
    Early December 2023
  • Reviewer Sign-up Opens:
    Early December 2023
  • Submission Deadline:
    9 January 2024
    (17:00 ET GMT-5/UTC-5)
  • Review Period:
    18 January-15 February 2024
  • Registration/Housing Open:
    Early March 2024
  • Decision Notifications:
    Late March 2024
  • Annual Meeting Program
    May 2024
  • 84th Annual Meeting:
    Held in person
    9-13 August 2024
    Chicago, IL, USA

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