The Social Issues in Management (SIM) Division seeks proposals for Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2024), which will be held in-person on-site in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 9-13 August 2024. PDWs will occur from Friday, 9 August through Sunday, 11 August.
PDWs are among the most rewarding, stimulating, and enjoyable sessions of the AOM Annual Meeting. PDWs differ from the Academy’s scholarly program, and should focus on widespread participation and skill development. PDWs should be interactive, inclusive, provocative, and creative. These sessions are typically structured as workshops, breakout sessions, tutorials, discussion panels, research incubators, or other interactive formats. They provide a forum for exchanging ideas and building relationships in a manner that does not typically fit the constraints of paper and symposium sessions. Knowledge sharing and participation are key, and PDWs present the opportunity to experiment with new models of interaction and engagement.
PDW organizers may choose to incorporate this year’s Annual Meeting theme: “Innovating for the Future: Policy, Purpose, and Organization.” Amid a broad spectrum of complex and widespread societal challenges, including geopolitical tensions, human rights violations, inequality, biodiversity loss, deforestation, and climate change, there is a growing need for innovative models of management in both organizations and institutions. This year's conference theme closely aligns with the core objectives of the SIM domain, aiming to foster a deeper comprehension of responsible conduct in business and related organizational contexts. The focus of SIM scholarship on ethical systems, social change, and sustainable development harmoniously dovetails with this year's call to reimagine the future of organizations and organizing, ultimately paving the way for a more promising future for employees, managers, organizations, and society at large.
We also welcome non-thematic PDW proposals about other topics within the SIM domain. Priority will be given to proposals that engage scholars from other divisions in topics of interest to SIM scholars and that create the capacity for generative multi- or interdisciplinary conversations, methods, understandings, and problem-solving.
PDW proposals are sought after in three Tracks: Research, Teaching, and Professional Development. We are particularly interested in PDW proposals focused on any of the following aims:
PDW proposals should include the following sections:
The PDW Submission Center opens in early December 2023. The submission deadline is Tuesday, 9 January 2024 at 17:00 ET (GMT-5/UTC-5).
All submissions must be made through the AOM Submission System. Please contact PDW Chair Rajat Panwar before 15 December 2023 if you would like to discuss proposal ideas or if you have questions.