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By Darren Short

Our Journey to Research-Informed Practice

Last month’s release of a new Blog series is a significant step forward on our journey to making HRD research even more relevant and impactful. As I announced in last month’s Digest, a new agreement with ATD allows us to publish monthly blog posts to their members that highlight our journal articles. Each post is written by an AHRD member based on a recently-published AHRD journal article, and offers a 750-word summary of that article using the language and perspective of HRD practitioners.

Catherine Lombardozzi wrote the first post based on the article “A Conceptual Model for Eliciting Mental Models Using a Composite Methodology,” by Robin S. Grenier and Dana Dudzinska-Przesmitzki, which was published in Human Resource Development Review 14(2) in June 2015.  The second blog post comes from Carol Packard and is based on the García-Cabrera and García-Barba Hernández article “Differentiating the Three Components of Resistance to Change: The Moderating Effect of Organization-Based Self-Esteem on the Employee Involvement-Resistance Relation” published in Human Resource Development Quarterly, 25(4).

This is perhaps one of the most significant steps that we have taken to put research in the hands of HRD practitioners so that it can inform and improve HRD practice. This is definitely a worthwhile goal as we are now the proud sponsors of four major journals that, combined, have published thousands of research articles over 25+ years. At the same time, we find ourselves still reflecting on the sad state of HRD practice where, too often, practitioners do their best based on outdated beliefs and fads. By engaging scholar-practitioners in our conferences and journals, we have seen an expanded dialogue between researchers and practitioners that can both inform future research designs and also improve practice.

Looking further out, this cannot be the last step on this journey. We need more: more blog posts, more books, more collaborations between researchers and practitioners, more joint conferences, and more dialogue. There is so much to gain from sustaining this momentum and continuing on our journey to research-informed practice and to practice-informed research.  


News about the 2016 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas

Now Accepting Submissions/Proposals

Submissions/proposals for the AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas are now being accepted. These are due by September 8, 2015 (11:59 p.m. PDT), or, take advantage of the benefits of early submission and submit no later than August 24, 2015. Because this is a new system from the systems used in previous years, you will have to create a new account. See the Call for Submissions for full details. 

Inviting Pre-Conference Proposals Now

We are currently accepting proposals for pre-conference workshops. Pre-conference workshops provide a tremendous opportunity for deeper learning around a specific topic area and/or for professional development. We’re aiming to offer 1-2 pre-conferences that will really contribute to AHRD members’ scholarly and/or research capabilities.

Do you have a great idea for a pre-conference? If so, see the Call for Pre-Conference Proposals available at Conference Central and submit a proposal by Monday, September 14, 2015 (midnight PDT). If you would like to share and explore your idea before submitting a full proposal, contact Wendy Ruona (

The 14th International Conference of the Asia Chapter of Academy of Human Resource Development - Macao, China - November 05-07, 2015

Call for Papers - Organizational Metaphors in HRD: “Through the Looking Glass”

We are seeking manuscripts of original research that have not been published anywhere else. Researchers and scholar-practitioners in all academic fields and governmental and enterprise fields are invited to contribute papers that are related to the following sub-themes:

  • Organizational metaphors and images on HRD and their contribution towards organizational theory
  • Storytelling for HRD theory and practice
  • Emerging theories on organizational culture
  • Relevance of HRD theories and practices in global and Asian contexts
  • Cross-cultural studies on HRD
  • Organizational change and leadership for global HRD
  • Talent development in the globalized & glocalized workplace
  • Corporate social responsibility, ethics, sustainability and HRD
  • The “dark side” of organizations and the role of HRD
  • Workplace learning, training and development
  • Performance and career development — global perspectives

Other related issues (covering the areas of education, HRM, economics, management, psychology, sociology, and other fields of social sciences that can contribute towards the main theme of the conference).

Submission should be made to one or more of the following categories. Manuscripts/proposals submission deadline: August 01, 2015
Manuscript submissions must be in English. The official language for this international conference is English. The following three types of submission will be considered:

Refereed Papers
Papers should be no more than 6,000 words in length (all inclusive) with an abstract of no more than 250 words. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.

Work-in-Progress Papers (Poster Session)
Extended summary of proposal/paper should be no more than 3,000 words. These papers will be scheduled for presentation and the abstracts will be included in the conference program. WIP papers could be proposed conceptual framework based on extensive literature review or research in progress paper with partial results.

Innovative Sessions
Do you have any interesting and innovative research to share on any topic related to HRD in Asia or cross comparative HRD studies? If the answer is “yes,” then we will ask you to submit your idea for consideration as part of an Innovative Session. If your idea is selected, we will ask you to take part as a presenter/facilitator in panel workshops. We need a brief abstract (200-300 words) of the research paper/work that you’d like to share.

Details for formatting and entering your submission, along with conference details, can be found at:

Please direct all questions regarding the conference to:
Dr. José Alves
Dr. Elizabeth Real de Oliveira  
Dr. Pedro Ferreira



Important Updates from Your HRDQ Editorial Team

The Human Resource Development Quarterly editorial team is pleased to present a preview of the content of 26(3) [Now Available on Early View] 26(4), along with content scheduled for Volume 27. Issues 26(4) and content for Volume 27 should be available on Early View later this summer.

You can access Early View by going to the main journal webpage and on the left tab, Journal Menu, you will find Early View. We hope that you will look forward to receiving your electronic or print copies of these issues.

We have also included a link so that you can access a recent HRDQ article that has been featured on the ATD Science of Learning Blog.

We have also included free links to access two Electronic Issues.

Lastly, we have also included a guide that you can follow so that you can register to ensure that you receive HRDQ Table of Contents Alerts through Wiley Online. Please kindly share this guide with your colleagues and students so that the content of HRDQ can be widely disseminated.

With our best wishes, Andrea D. Ellinger, Editor, Mary Lynn Lunn, Managing Editor, Valerie Anderson, Claire Gubbins, Kim F. Nimon, Maura Sheehan, and Jon M. Werner, Associate Editors

Forthcoming Content in 26(3), 26(4), and Volume 27

Volume 26 Issue 3:

Improving the Rigor of Quantitative HRD Research: Four Recommendations in Support of the General Hierarchy of Evidence [Editorial]
Kim F. Nimon, The University of Texas at Tyler
Marina Astakhova, The University of Texas at Tyler

Learning Transfer in Practice: A Qualitative Study of Medical Professionals’ Perspectives
Myungweon Choi, Ajou University
Kathryn Roulston, University of Georgia

Measuring the Business Impact of Employee Learning: A View from the Professional Sector
Shahron Williams van Rooij, George Mason University
Jerusalem Merkebu, George Mason University

The Invisible Learning Ceiling: Informal Learning Among Pre-School Teachers and Assistants in a Norwegian Kindergarten
Vidar Schei, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Ida Nerbo, NHH Norwegian School of Economics

Psychological Capital Intervention (PCI): A Replication and Extension
Silvia Dello Russo, ISCTE-IULl
Petya Stoykova, ISCTE-IUL

Volume 26 Issue 4:

Employees’ Perceived Use of Leader Power and Implications for Affect and Work Intentions
Drea Zigarmi, Ken Blanchard Companies and San Diego State University
Taylor Peyton Roberts, Ken Blanchard Companies and San Diego State University
W. Alan Randolph, Robert G. Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore

The Impact of Ethical Leadership on Employees’ In-Role Performance: The Mediating Effect of Employees’ Psychological Ownership
Cho Hyun Park, Samsung SDS
Woocheol Kim, Korea University of Technology and Education
Ji Hoon Song, University of North Texas

Organizational Attitudes as Precursors to Training Performance
Sungjun Kim, Korean University Business School
Huh-Jung Hahn, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, University of Minnesota
Jinkyu Lee, Korea University Business School

Developing and Applying a New Instrument for Microanalysis of the Coaching Process: The Coaching Process Q-Set
Tatiana Bachkirova, Oxford Brookes University
Jonathan Sibley, JS Coaching & Psychotherapy
Adrian Christopher Myers, Oxford Brookes University

Forthcoming Articles for Volume 27

To Reveal or Conceal? Managers’ disclosures of private information during Emotional Intelligence training
Kathryn Thory, Strathclyde University

Education as a Response to NHRD Gaps in Developing Economies: A Case Study of l’Ecole de Choix / The School of Choice (Haiti), as Critical National Human Resource Development
Julie Gedro, SUNY Empire State College
Laura P. Hartman, Boston University

Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Hussain Alhejji, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
Thomas Garavan, Edinburgh Napier Business School
Ronan Carbery, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
Fergal O’Brien, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
David McGuire, Edinburgh Napier Business School

HRDQ Article Appearing in the ATD Science-of-Learning Blog –

Please check it out here. Free access to the original HRDQ abstract and article are available as PDF and enhanced HTML versions.

Free Access to Two HRDQ Electronic Issues

We are delighted to announce two “Electronic Issues” have been developed and are now freely available on the Wiley Online website

The first “E-Issue” is our “Silver Anniversary Edition – Celebrating 25 Years of HRD Scholarship.” This issue contains all of the invited editorials and featured articles commemorating our anniversary. Clicking on this link will give you direct access, or you can visit the main site above and go to the left tab, Journal Menu, and select from the listing of options in the Special Features tab.

The second “E-Issue” is our “Award Winning and Highly Commended HRDQ Articles in 2013-2014.” This issue contains the award winning and highly commended articles in HRDQ during 2013-2014. 

The content of these “E-Issues” will be available for free for a period of time. We hope that these “E-Issues” will be useful resources to you. Please forward these links to your students and colleagues.

How to Register to Receive TOC HRDQ Content Alerts

Would you like to receive automatic alerts when new Human Resource Development Quarterly (HRDQ) articles are available online? This instruction guide provides the steps for quickly registering for email alerts from Wiley Online Library (WOL). HRDQ readers, authors, and reviewers, who are WOL registered users, can register to receive alerts about new HRDQ articles available online in Early View (EV) and to receive the detailed table of contents each time a new issue of HRDQ is published online. 

Following are the four easy steps for registering for Content Alerts:

  1. Go to the HRDQ homepage on WOL.

On the HRDQ homepage, click on “How to Register for New Content Alerts” under the Special Features menu on the bottom left-hand side of the webpage.  (A screen shot of the Special Features menu is shown below in Figure 1.)  The steps (the same as steps 2-4 below) for registering for new content alerts will be displayed.

  1. Log into Wiley Online Library (at the upper right-hand corner of the screen). If you are not a WOL registered user, you can create your profile at Registration is free.
  2. Select “Get New Content Alerts” from Journal Tools on the top of the left-hand side menu. 
  3. Submit your preferences and you are done. With this simple registration process, you will now receive an email alert each time a new Early View article(s) or new issue of the journal is posted online. 

There is a second option for setting up and revising Content Alerts. After creating a WOL profile, users can also choose “Alert Manager” from the “My Profile” menu (see highlighted in screen shot below in Figure 2). To register for new content alerts or revise existing journal content alerts, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the HRDQ homepage on WOL.
  2. Log into your WOL user account at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  3. Select “My Profile” at the top right-hand corner of the screen.
  4. Select “Alert Manager” at the bottom left-hand corner of the screen.

On this screen, you can then select additional journals under “Publications” and “Browse by Subject” from the menu bar at the bottom of the screen, or you can remove content alerts under the “Content Alerts” section of the screen.

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We thank you for your continued support of HRDQ as submitting authors and reviewers, and those of you who serve on our Editorial Board. 

Please do continue to submit your high quality research to the journal, consider performing high quality reviews, and ensure that articles published in HRDQ get disseminated to colleagues so that we can continue to generate impact for the HRD field.

Kind regards,
Andrea D. Ellinger, Editor, Mary Lynn Lunn, Managing Editor, and Associate Editors Valerie Anderson, Claire Gubbins, Kim Nimon, Maura Sheehan, and Jon Werner

ADHR Editorial Team Changes and Call for submissions

By Michael Leimbach

Advances in Developing Human Resources (ADHR) announces changes to the Editorial team. Michael Leimbach is assuming the role of Editor-in-Chief and Jason Moats will be joining Marilyn Byrd, David McGuire, and Martin Kormanik as Associate Editors. In addition, Jeremy Clark, joins the team as Editorial Assistant.

Thank you to Kim McDonald for her service as the outgoing Editor-in-Chief and for her work in continued improvements and strengthening of ADHR journal. Also, thank you to Emily Meller as she completes her service as the Editorial Assistant.
ADHR is also seeking quality proposals for special issues of ADHR. Specifically, there is interest in an issue on military veterans’ transition to the workforce. If your research interests involve work with veterans and you have an interest in being part of an author team, please feel free to contact either Michael Leimbach ( or Sarah Minnis ( And if you have other topics in mind for an issue of Advances, please review the proposal submission guidelines or contact the Editor-in-Chief ( for more information.


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Assistant Professor of Adult Education and Human Resource Development (1 of 2 positions)

Location: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University's Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR), in the College of Education and Human Development, seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Adult Education and Human Resource Development, tenure track. This individual will assume the duties typically expected of an Assistant Professor on tenure track at a Research-Extensive, Tier I University. Read more

Assistant Professor of Adult Education and Human Resource Development (2 of 2 positions)

Location: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University's Department of Educational Administration and Human Resource Development (EAHR), in the College of Education and Human Development, seeks to hire an Assistant Professor of Adult Education and Human Resource Development, tenure-track. This individual will assume the duties typically expected of an Assistant Professor on tenure track at a Research-Extensive, Tier I University. Read more

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Darren Short

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