Founded in 1993, the Academy of Human Resource Development is a global organization made up of, governed by, and created for the Human Resource Development (HRD) scholarly community of academics and reflective practitioners. AHRD encourages the systematic study of human resource development theories, processes, and practices; to disseminate information about HRD; to encourage the application of HRD research findings; and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe.

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AHRD sponsors four refereed research Journals: Advances in Developing Human Resources, Human Resource Development International, Human Resource Development Quarterly and Human Resource Development Review. All AHRD members receive electronic searchable access to all four AHRD sponsored journals – ADHR, HRDI, HRDQ and HRDR. Upon joining and renewal, members may also choose to receive hard copies in addition, for a nominal fee.

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In addition to a world-class International Conference in the Americas in February/March of each year, our community connects through Special Interests Groups (SIGs), the Program Excellence Network (PEN), Faculty Mentoring Partner Project, our awards program, members-only resources including access to webinars and all previous conference archives. Members are encouraged to publish in our journals, contribute to our monthly Digest and participate as a track chair for our conference.

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2017 Conference in the Americas

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6/8/2016 » 6/10/2016
17th International Conference on HRD Research and Practice across Europe

12/15/2016 » 12/17/2016
IFTDO - AHRD Joint Conference

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