Call for Professional Development Workshop Proposals: Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division

PDW Chair: Eddy S. Ng, Bucknell University,

The Gender and Diversity in Organizations (GDO) Division invites proposals for the pre-conference professional development workshops (PDW) to be held at the 2020 Academy of Management meeting in Vancouver, Canada. PDW sessions will begin at 8:00 AM on Friday, 7 August 2020 and conclude on Saturday, 8 August 2020 at 8:00 PM.

We welcome PDWs that expand our thinking, fostering the generation and contemplation of new possibilities. The theme of this year’s Academy of Management meeting is “20/20: Broadening Our Sight” which encourages us to break down dichotomies and broaden the way we approach gender and diversity concerns in management and organizations. The aim of the PDW program is to provide experiences that promote the personal and professional development of our members – enhancing our members’ knowledge and skills with respect to research, teaching, and practice in the GDO domain.

The interactive nature of PDWs offer opportunities to energize participants through deep engagement and can even culminate in plans for scholarly and practical action. Given our division’s longstanding interest in the topic area, we encourage you to think broadly about how the design of a PDW can advance our conversations related to diversity and inclusion. PDW proposals should be innovative, interactive, inclusive, integrative (fosters connections), developmental, valuable, and provocative. PDWs provide an opportunity to experiment with new ideas and approaches that do not fit within the confines of the regular program, so proposers are encouraged to be bold in workshop design.

The division is committed to extending our reach – socially, culturally, geographically and across different roles. We welcome proposals designed to facilitate connections and collaborations between our members around the globe.  Submissions with an interdisciplinary focus that could be relevant for sponsorship between multiple divisions are especially welcomed.

PDW proposals must be submitted through the Academy of Management’s electronic Submission Center .  The Submission Center will open in early December 2019, and the deadline for submission is Tuesday,14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY time). Earlier submissions are encouraged. If you have questions or would like to discuss a potential workshop idea, please contact the GDO Division’s PDW Chair, Eddy S. Ng (