Operation and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) 

PDW Chair: Kai Foerstl, EBS Universität, EBS Business School, kai.foerstl@ebs.edu 

2021 Professional Development Workshops: Call for Proposals 

The Operations and Supply Chain Management (OSCM) Division invites you to submit creative and innovative proposals for pre-conference Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) for the 2021 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, A Virtual Experience. PDWs will take place between Friday, 30 July and Tuesday, 3 August 2021. 

The OSCM Division encourages PDWs that build knowledge and share expertise oriented towards emerging research themes and methods as well as management practice in the OSCM area. PDW sessions are also intended for professional development of the participants, so sessions around research and teaching development are called for. PDWs can take different formats, such as workshops, tutorials, debates, roundtable discussions, panel discussions, facility tours, etc.  

We highly encourage PDW proposals that link to other divisions/interest groups with joint sponsorship as well as ones that reflect the conference theme – ‘Bringing the Manager Back in Management’. Workshops and panels with journal editorial board members as well as off-site PDWs such as facility tours are encouraged. Preference will be given to proposals that are of relevance to the Division’s membership and represent innovative, inclusive, interactive, and developmental ideas. (Note: Traditional presentations of research papers should be submitted to the Scholarly Program portion of the Annual Meeting). 

Proposals must be submitted online via the AOM submission center https://submit.aom.org/. Please submit all proposals along with any joint-division “sponsorship” suggestions using this website. The General Submission Guidelines are available at the 2021 Annual Meeting website, https://aom.org/events/annual-meeting/submitting. Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday, 12 January 2021 at 5:00 pm ET (NY Time). If you have any questions or suggestions or would like feedback on your ideas for a PDW event, please do not hesitate to contact Kai Foerstl (kai.foerstl@ebs.edu). 

Key Dates
for AOM 2021

12 January 2021
Submission Deadline

21 January - 1 March 2021
Review Period

March 2021
Registration Opens

April 2021
Submission Decisions Announced

May 2021
Program Announcement

29 July-4 August 2021
Annual Meeting