Call for Professional Development Workshop Proposals: Human Resources Division

PDW Chair: Jill Ellingson, University of Kansas,

We are seeking proposals for the HR Division Professional Development Workshop (PDW) sessions for the 2020 Academy of Management meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. You are encouraged to work with colleagues both within and outside of the HR Division in developing and submitting proposals for PDW sessions, which are scheduled prior to the scholarly program, between 8:00 AM Friday (7 August 2020) and 8:00 PM Saturday (8 August 2020).

The PDW format is highly flexible and can take nearly any form (workshops, tutorials, panels, debates, round table discussions, etc.). PDWs provide opportunities to experiment with new models and ideas that do not fit within the confines of the regular program. Think about the sessions you wish were offered but have not seen on the program. The HR Division encourages the submission of creative ideas for interactive sessions that actively engage participants in learning new information, acquiring new skills and techniques, or addressing pressing issues or questions. PDWs can address any issue of concern to HR scholars and/or practitioners. Sessions on linking HR research and practice, international HR, teaching, and facilitating Division member professional development are especially encouraged, given the expressed interests of our membership. Finally, please also consider but do not feel bound by the 2020 conference theme, "20/20: Broadening our Sight".

If you have questions or would like to discuss or suggest a potential workshop idea, please contact the HR Division PDW Chair, Jill Ellingson, at This is particularly important if you are considering a teaching-related session, as it may be possible to package your idea together with another teaching-related session to form a longer teaching-oriented PDW (thus increasing the likelihood of acceptance).

All proposals should be submitted using the Submission Center ; the Submission Center opens early December 2019. The submission deadline is Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time) but earlier submissions are encouraged. Also note that submissions have increased in recent years. Space on the PDW program is limited and highly competitive. We cannot guarantee that all proposals will be accepted.