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 Export to Your Calendar 11/8/2018 to 11/10/2018
When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Where: Bangkok

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The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) is pleased to host the 17th International Asian Conference of the Academy of Human Resource Development in Bangkok, Thailand, during November 7-10, 2018.

The conference will present the latest research findings, current practices, and theoretical development in HRD. NIDA proudly invites academics and professionals working in any specialty field of HRD to contribute to the conference by presenting papers, participating in forum discussions, and attending workshops.

The conference accepts manuscripts of original research that has not been published elsewhere. Researchers and scholar-practitioners from all academic, governmental, and enterprise fields are invited to contribute papers related to HRD. The tracks will consist of the following themes:

  1. Leadership Development
  2. National and International HRD
  3. Learning, Training, and Education
  4. Diversity and Cross-Cultural Management
  5. Ethical and Critical issues in HRD
  6. Organization Development and Change
  7. Technology and Innovation in HRD
  8. Scholarly Practitioner Research

Accepted papers will be presented during paper presentation sessions of the conference, which will be from November 8-10, 2018. Each paper presentation will be approximately 15 minutes.


The official language for this international conference is English. Submissions are to be made to one or more of the following categories:

Referred papers (full manuscripts):
Papers should be no more than 6,000 words in length (all-inclusive, including tables and references) with an abstract of no more than 250 words. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings unless authors request otherwise.

Work-in-Progress (WIP) papers:
Extended summary of proposal/paper of no more than 3,000 words, to include paper’s significance, theoretical base, research purpose, research question/s, and methodology/methods.

Practice-based papers:
Interested professionals and institutions (research institutes, companies, consulting agencies, government agencies, and so on) may propose in this category to demonstrate good HRD practice. Submit a proposal within 3,000 words. Proposal should have significant learning potential, must be based on sound theory and research, and should not be for publicity or commercial benefit.

Paper/Proposal Submission Dates



March 1, 2018 Submission begins
July 31, 2018 Submission deadline
August 15, 2018 –
September 1, 2018
Notification to authors for revisions/changes
October 1, 2018 Camera-ready submissions

Review Process

At least two reviewers will review each submission under a double-blind peer-review process. All submissions will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. Significance/contribution to the HRD field
  2. Aim and purpose clear
  3. Theoretical foundations
  4. Appropriate methodology/ methods/analytical techniques
  5. Conclusions/likely conclusions
  6. Quality of writing and formatting (APA 6th ed.)
  7. Relevance of paper to conference theme (not required, but a bonus will apply)

Instructions to Authors

Prepare manuscripts in Microsoft Word (12 point Times New Roman font, double- spacing, 1” margins on all sides). Follow formatting and reference style strictly as stated in the APA style manual (6th Ed.). Authors should include figures and tables within the text where they are intended to appear.

All submissions are required to include the following information on a separate cover page: title of paper, name(s) of author(s) in intended order of authorship, organizational affiliation(s), and position(s), mailing address, e-mail addresses, and telephone number for lead author.

Based on the reviews, the editors reserve the right to reclassify manuscripts to a different category. The language of paper submissions and conference presentations will be English.

Submit paper through online system. The submission system will be available from March 1, 2018 via our website.

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