Call for Professional Development Workshop Proposals: Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC)

PDW Chair: Pauline SchilpzandOregon State University,

The Managerial and Organizational Cognition (MOC) Division invites you to submit proposals for the pre-conference professional development workshops (PDW) for the 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia.  PDW sessions are scheduled from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on both Friday (7 August) and Saturday (8 August).

Think about it! The MOC Division is devoted to understanding individual and collective cognitive processes in organizational contexts, including, but not restricted to: culture and cognition, the nature and role of mental models and representations, judgment and decision making, attribution processes, individual differences, non-conscious forms of cognition (e.g., intuition), cognitive institutionalism, emotion, ideology, social construction,  identity/identification, image, reputation, sense making/meaning making, symbols and artifacts, categorization, knowledge creation and management, individual learning, organizational learning and memory, and communities of practice.

Learn about it! PDW sessions present an opportunity for Academy members to interact in new and innovative ways. We’re looking to sponsor PDW sessions in many formats (workshops, panel discussions, tutorials, town hall meetings, breakout sessions, debates, round tables, research incubators), but we’re especially interested in proposals that are innovative, integrative, developmental, and inclusive. We encourage submissions that experiment with new formats and/or shorter, bursts of interaction and those that offer unique experiences for the participants. In crafting your proposals, remember that MOC encourages PDW’s that build bridges spanning the macro, meso, and/or micro levels of analysis. As in previous years, wherever possible, we encourage you to create proposals that may be of relevance to more than one division. We also encourage you to think about, but not feel constricted by this year’s AOM theme “Broadening Our Sight” when developing your PDW proposals.  You can learn more about the conference at the Academy of Management annual meeting website.

Tell us about it!  Please be sure to follow the Academy of Management's PDW Guidelines for Submissions. In addition, for tips on composing your submission, please see the Guide located here.

PDW submissions should be made through the Academy's Submission Center website. The Submission Center closes on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 5:00 PM ET (NY Time).

You are welcome and encouraged to discuss potential PDWs with Pauline Schilpzand at before submitting your proposal. The deadline for submitters to contact PDW Chairs for general inquiries and to discuss ideas for PDW sessions is Friday, 6 December 2019.