2023 Division PDW Program: Call for Submissions 

PDW Chair:  Sara Soderstrom, University of Michigan, USA  

The Organizations and Natural Environment (ONE) division seeks proposals for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. The ONE Division’s PDWs will be scheduled for Friday, 4 August and Saturday, 5 August.  

ONE is dedicated to the advancement of research, teaching, and service in the area of relationships between organizations and the natural environment. We believe that these interactions may be among the most significant components in the continued existence, development, and management of human organizations and societies. The pollution of air, water, and land, and the depletion of both renewable and non-renewable resources as a result of actions of formal organizations are the most obvious manifestations of these interactions and relationships. ONE focuses its scholarly attention on the status, causes, and effects of these and other opportunities and problems that human organizations and societies encounter in co-existing with the natural environment, whether that environment is the workplace, the local community, or the global ecosystem. 

The goal of PDWs is to serve the personal and professional needs of Academy members to develop and update their practical, professional, and intellectual skills. We encourage you consider, but not limit yourselves to, the 2023 AOM theme, "Putting the Worker Front and Center". This theme challenges us to consider how “global shifts in the geo-political, environmental, demographic, and technological landscape are introducing unprecedented levels of uncertainty into labor markets and employment relations.” Against this backdrop, how can ONE scholars offer insights in shaping a more sustainable and equitable future? For the 2022 PDW program, the ONE division invites submissions that contextualize or problematize our research to better serve this goal. We also invite interdisciplinary submissions that could be co-sponsored with other divisions. 

PDWs should promote attendees’ professional development. PDWs differ from the Academy’s Scholarly Program and should not mimic symposia or paper sessions in which a series of presentations are made with minimal audience involvement. Instead, PDWs should be inclusive, encourage widespread participation, develop members’ skills, foster connections, and promote interactive involvement. 

The Academy has developed extensive guidelines on how to develop a valuable PDW. Capturing and maintaining attendees’ interest through innovative sessions is critically important. PDWs provide a platform for experimenting with new processes, models, formats, and ideas, and proposers are encouraged to develop something new. 

In previous conferences, PDWs have included workshops, town hall meetings, debates, tutorials, panels, tours, roundtable discussions, case studies, invited speakers, and workout sessions. A list of past ONE PDWs is available at the ONE website.  

All program sessions will be held on-site in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Selected in-person on-site sessions will be video recorded for on-demand access. Materials will be required from all accepted presentations to build content to be available to registrants during and post-conference (PDF, PowerPoint, video, other ancillary materials). 

Since limited time is allotted for PDWs, please remember that the submission process is highly competitive. We strongly encourage you to discuss your ideas with the ONE PDW Chair prior to submission to ensure that proposals fit with our aims, and that overlap between different proposals can be minimized so that each PDW creates a unique and innovative contribution. Please send your preliminary ideas via a short e-mail to Sara Soderstrom by Monday, 12 December 2022 for discussion. 

The ONE division has a strong tradition of cross-division proposals. We encourage you to connect with other divisions and be explicit about how you will do so. PDW proposals should present the goal of the PDW, its underlying rationale, the session’s design, its organizers, and its intended audiences. If you would like to request any conference fee waivers, please note that in your proposal. We cannot guarantee any fee waivers as it depends on what is available to us. Proposals should be three to five pages, single-spaced, with 1.5 spacing between paragraphs and sections. Please refer to the AOM’s PDW guidelines for further details. 

The submission system will open 6 December 2022. You may send us submissions through the AOM Submission deadline is Tuesday, 10 January 2023 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5). Please submit your PDW proposals via the AOM Submission Center. 

We look forward to receiving your submissions. For any questions, please contact the PDW Chair.


AOM 2023 Key Dates

  • Submission Center Opening:
    December 2022
  • Submission Deadline:
    10 January 2023
    (17:00 ET UTC-5/GMT-5)
  • Review Period:
    19 January-23 February
  • Registration/Housing Open:
    Early March 2023
  • Decision Notifications:
    Late March 2023
  • 83rd Annual Meeting:
    4-8 August 2023