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From the Board

By Rajashi Ghosh

Do you want to experience mentoring at the AHRD?

What comes to your mind when you hear the word “mentoring”? The word reminds me of how important relationships can be for professional and personal growth. It is amazing how much we can learn from being a mentee or a mentor. That learning goes beyond the knowledge of a particular topic or a subject. We learn to build trust, develop awareness of our and other’s learning needs, grow our sense of compassion, and of course expand our knowledge network. Now, it seems like a no-brainer that all of us should try to benefit from mentoring. But, do we?

We struggle with finding time to invest in a mentoring relationship. Yes, time is a valuable resource that any relationship, especially a mentoring relationship requires. But, the very experience of being a mentor or a mentee or both teaches us how to manage time. If we can truly integrate the role of a mentor or a mentee in our professional lives, finding time becomes less difficult. Now, what do I mean by “integrating”?

When we seek mentoring from someone or think of mentoring someone, we need to first identify our learning needs that would be best served through mentoring. In other words, we should first engage in a “learning needs analysis.” Awareness of our needs will then help us justify the time investment that we need to make for starting and sustaining a mentoring relationship. And, this “learning needs analysis” applies to both mentor and mentee roles.

We often mistakenly think that mentees are the only learners in mentoring. Then why would mentors be interested to invest time? Yes, one would say that we all need to give back and develop others. But, helping others learn and finding ways to enhance your learning need not be mutually exclusive endeavors. There is always something that we can learn from our mentees. Identifying what that can be makes the experience of mentoring more fun and engaging.

On that note, AHRD launched a pilot faculty mentoring partnership program this year. Our intent is to offer an opportunity to our members to experience mutuality in mentoring. And hence, we are calling this a “partnership”. Can you be both a mentor and mentee at the same time in the same relationship? In other words, can you help others learn and also learn at the same time in a mentoring partnership?

Although, it is too early to say a definitive “yes” to that question, our 9 mentoring pairs have kick started their partnership with a Mentoring agreement that documents their “learning needs analysis”. We are hopeful that they will experience mutual learning and redefine our notions of what it means to be a mentor or a mentee.

In closing, I would like to thank Holly Hutchins, Linda Hite, Kevin Rose, and Matt Bergman for making this faculty mentoring partnership program possible. I am honored to be a part of this effort by the AHRD to find new frontiers in mentoring. We would welcome more participation from our members as we learn from the pilot program this year and expand the program in near future.

AHRD Announces Agreement with ATD to Provide Blog Summaries from AHRD Journals

By Darren Short

I am excited to share the news that our first blog posting just went live on the ATD Science of Learning blog. This is a result of our recent agreement with ATD to run a pilot period of two years where we provide monthly blog entries that highlight our journal articles. This first post was authored by Catherine Lombardozzi (copied) and is based on an HRDR article co-authored by Robin Grenier. Not only was Catherine able to get the entry posted early ... she and Carol were also able to negotiate with Sage for them to provide free access to the original HRDR article for a couple of months.

Please share the blog posting URL with your colleagues, neighbors, friends, etc.,


Submission System Now Open

The online submission system is now accepting submissions for the 2016 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas. Because this is a new system from the systems used in previous years, you will have to create a new account. Please ensure that the information you put into your account profile is accurate and complete. This will ensure that you are kept abreast of any changes or otherwise important information. Last year, we had several people who were not able to receive reports because of incomplete information. 

Reminder that all submissions/proposals for this conference are due by September 8, 2015 (11:59 p.m. PDT). Or, if you’d like to take advantage of the benefits of early submission, submit no later than August 24, 2015. See the Call for Submissions for full details. 

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 for manuscripts of original research that has 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 contribute 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-culture 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 in 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 from you a brief abstract 200-300 words of the research paper/work 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

AHRD Digest Submission Guidelines

This month, we’d like to offer a reminder about submitting to the AHRD Digest. The AHRD Digest is a monthly e-newsletter for AHRD members and serves as the main communication for the AHRD Board of Directors, AHRD members, and AHRD committees, SIGs, and affiliates. The Digest is used to distribute information about AHRD Board policy and action, meetings, and news, as well as articles, announcements, and information relevant to the membership.

The Digest is produced by the AHRD Board Communications Designee and the AHRD Office. All submissions, as well as questions about including articles or announcements in the Digest, should be directed to:

Where else can I post the information in my Article or Announcement?
There are several other ways besides the Digest to share information. You may post it to the AHRD Facebook page or on the AHRD LinkedIn page, or to an appropriate Community on the AHRD website.

Digest Submission Deadlines
Submissions are due by midnight Eastern Time the 10th of each month for inclusion in that month’s Digest. The Digest publication date is on or about the 15th of each month.

When will my article or announcement be available?
Each article or announcement received on or before the 10th of the month will be published in that month’s Digest assuming it meets the editorial guidelines. Any articles or announcements received after the 10th of the month will be published in the following month’s issue. Articles and announcements are reprinted in no more than one additional month and a request for reprint must be made by e-mail no later than the 10th of the month.

What kinds of articles or announcements are appropriate?

  • Information about AHRD and its meetings, committees, and affiliates.
  • Information about AHRD sponsored, supported, and or organized programs, events, or initiatives.
  • Information about the research and practice of HRD
  • Articles or announcements that celebrate the work and accomplishments of AHRD members. This might include a range of articles that highlight one member, group of members, or PEN institution.
  • Requests for research participants maybe announced, if the AHRD board approves it. See the policy on the AHRD website.
  • Job announcements – postings are free for PEN institutions, and for a fee for non-PEN institutions.

What kinds of articles or announcements are NOT appropriate?

  • Articles or announcements submitted by non-members.
  • Articles or announcements from, for, or about a business (including discount offers) unaffiliated with AHRD
  • Articles or announcements that are for-profit (such as book promotion or training events).

Submission Guidelines
Articles must be original works and not previously published, or copyrighted material. Articles and announcements must be edited for grammar and punctuation prior to submission. The order of articles and final editing is at the discretion of the Digest Editor and AHRD office.

Materials are to be submitted as an MSWord.doc. PDF files will not be accepted. Photos/images should be submitted as a separate attachment as a .jpg. Text and photos should be sent as attachments in an email to Please adhere to the following guidelines:

Headline – This will appear at the top of the article or announcement.
Author – This will appear at the top of the article or announcement and will link to the author’s email.
Main Text – The main body of your article or announcement should include all relevant details (i.e., Who, What, Where, When, Why, How). It is also helpful to include any related hyperlinks within the text to provide the reader with additional information and contacts. Please keep this section succinct and direct and limit the text to less than 500 words.
Image (optional) – Images make your article more engaging. Images may not be copyrighted (unless the author is the holder or has permission to reproduce).



The Human Resource Development Quarterly editorial team is pleased to present a preview of the content of 26(2) [Available on Early View] 26(3) [Most content available on Early View] and 26(4).  All of these issues should soon be available on Early View. 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. 

In addition, we are delighted to announce that 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 below 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.

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

Volume 26 Issue 2:
Embracing Translational HRD Research for Evidence-Based Management: Let’s Talk About How to Bridge the Research-Practice Gap [Editorial]

Claire Gubbins, Dublin City University
Denise M. Rousseau, Carnegie Mellon University

Factors Affecting Perceptions of Procedural Fairness of Downsizing: A Policy Capturing Approach
Jennifer Bragger, Montclair State University:
Diana Evans, Montclair State University
Gene Kutcher, Rider University
Ken Sumner, Montclair State University

Intra and Inter-organisational Learning Networks and the Implementation of Quality Improvement Initiatives - The Case of a Portuguese Teaching Hospital
Sara Mónica Moutinho Barbosa de Melo, Queen's University Belfast
Matthias Beck, Queen's University Belfast

(Mis)Interpretations of Organizational Socialization: The Expectations and Experiences of Newcomers and Managers
Russell Korte, Colorado State University
Samantha Brunhaver, Stanford University
Sheri Sheppard, Stanford University

Theoretical Constituents of Relatedness Need Satisfaction in Senior Executives
Marcus B. Mueller, Sacred Heart University, Luxembourg.
Geoff P. Lovell, University of the Sunshine Coast, Maroochydore, Australia

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

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

How to Register for HRDQ New Content Alerts

By Mary Lynn Lunn, Managing Editor, HRDQ

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. 

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

  1. Go to the HRDQ homepage on WOL using the following link:

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 using the link below. Registration is free.
  1. Select “Get New Content Alerts” from Journal Tools on the top of the left-hand side menu.
  2. 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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Social Media Campaign

HRDR initiated its social media campaign in September 2014 by joining like-journals in reaching out to colleagues through outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The effort has allowed HRDR to expand its ability to connect with researchers in various fields around the world. We look to increase the likelihood of scholars citing HRDR in their research by sharing weekly excerpts from past HRDR articles on #ThrowbackThursdays or popularly cited articles on #MostCitedMondays, as well as promoting authors’ work featured in popular media sources including Forbes Magazine and The Washington Post. Early evidence suggests that the outreach could be a significant boost for our journal: 65% of featured articles showed a 78% increase in article access since the campaign’s launch.

As part of the next phase of our social media campaign, we have created a social media guide, “Maximizing on Social Media”, for HRDR authors to be distributed later this month pending approval from Sage Publishing. This resource includes an overview of and guidelines for posting to social media outlets for optimal promotion of an author’s work. By providing authors with strategies to share their work with colleagues and driving traffic to their articles, our aim is to help scholars highlight their research for citation, and to connect their audience, ‘followers’, to additional resources HRDR has to offer.

This June we also released our first HRDR Podcast featuring Editor, Julia Storberg-Walker’s editorial, Increasing the Impact of HRDR Through Principled Pluralism. You can listen to Dr. Storberg-Walker’s conversation here: HRDR Podcasts. Each month HRDR feature authors from recent issues through an informal conversation, extending their ideas in their published work.

We look forward to expanding our social media presence and exposure in scholarly work with our authors joining the conversation.

We invite you to join the conversation! Follow HRDR on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram: @hrdrjournal. Please contact Managing Editor, Mari Campuzano at with any social media inquiries.

June 2015 Issue

Our second issue is now available online! Below is the table of contents; readers can sign up to received e-alerts at: HRDR e-alerts for all news and updates from HRDR.

Guest Editorial - Critical Human Development to Enhance Reflexivity, Change Discourse, and Adopt a Call-to-Action
Laura Bierema, The University of Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Careers and Human Resource Development: A Systematic Literature Review
Ciaran McFadden, Maynooth University, Ireland

A Conceptual Model for Eliciting Mental Models Using a Composite Methodology
Robin Greiner, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA
Dana Dudzinska-Przesmitzki, Federal Judicial Center, Washington, DC

Critical Action Research in Human Resource Development
Rod Patrick Githens, Drexel University, Sacramento, CA

The Problem of Transgender Marginalization and Exclusion: Critical Actions for Human Resource Development
Joshua C. Collins, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Ciarán McFadden, Maynooth University, Ireland
Tonette S. Rocco, Florida International University, Miami, FL
Mary Katherine Mathis, Independent Consultant, Houston, TX


It’s the start of summer, and whether you are staying close to home or off on grand adventures we’d like to remind you to stay safe, have fun, and keep your mind open to new learning opportunities!


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