How will Proposals be evaluated?
Proposals will be reviewed by Track Chairs and their selected committee. While the evaluation process is non-‐refereed, it is a highly competitive due to the limited number of Innovative Sessions that will be offered. Sessions will be selected according to the criteria below as well as to optimize the innovativeness and diversity of the sessions (topic and type) within the tracks and across the conference.
Proposals (and the accompanying up to 2000-‐word submission) will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Relevance of the session (as related to key trends in HRD, AHRD’s vision, connection with
- AHRD SIG’s strategy/initiatives, and/or the theme of the conference).
- Theoretical and practical significance.
- Innovativeness/provocativeness (extent to which the session offers new perspectives and/or stretches thinking about key issues in innovative ways).
- Provides content of value for session participants.
Session is designed to (a) effectively achieve purpose/aims of the session and (b) actively engage participants.
Timeline for the Innovative Session Submissions
Proposals for Innovative Sessions must be sent to Wendy Ruona (email@example.com) no later than
Monday, October 7, 2013 (midnight PT).
Proposers will receive decisions and feedback from the editorial team in late-‐October.
Final (2000 word) submissions for accepted Innovative Sessions will be due no later than
November 11, 2013 (midnight PT).
If you have any questions about Innovative Sessions, please contact the Innovative Session
Coordinator, Wendy Ruona, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 Call for Proposals for Food N’ Though Sessions
If you missed the deadline to submit a paper on one of the tracks scheduled for the 2014 AHRD conference you still have an opportunity to dialogue with scholars and practitioners who may have a mutual interest in your topic. Submit your proposal on a scholarly topic in a category listed below. You will have access to all conference participants and an opportunity to get immediate feedback to further your personal research agenda.
Food N’ Thought (FNT) sessions are 1-hour informal brown bag sessions where participants dialogue about a scholarly topic of interest. We will be holding our FNT sessions first thing in the morning, giving you an opportunity to plant some seeds in our attendees as they start their day.
The purpose of the FNT session is two-fold. One purpose is to encourage scholarly dialogue on topics important to the field of HRD. The second purpose is to build a sense of community by helping to ensure that no participant at the conference should have to eat alone. For that reason, we always look for an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere at our FNT sessions.
In the past, FNT topics have included globalization, leadership, organizational learning, spirituality, book reviews, and more. FNT call for proposals includes three types of FNT sessions:
·Research & Practice: Scholars from research and practice team up to offer their perspectives on a scholarly topic
·Research Horizons: Any innovative dialogue on a topic of current or future research interest in AHRD
·Book Club: A review and dialogue on a recent book of interest to members of AHRD
·500 word (maximum) proposal and a 150-200 word abstract in one WORD file
·Identify the type of FNT session (Research & Practice, Research Horizons, or Book Club)
·Preferred day (Friday or Saturday) of session
·Complete contact information (Title, Position, Institution, contact info)
·Submit electronically to Tracy Pakornsawat at email@example.com
·Deadline for proposal submission is December 4, 2013 with anticipated notification of 12/20/13
Submissions are reviewed for innovative opportunities for field growth in both theoretical exploration as well as implications for practice.
I look forward to receiving your proposals!
North Carolina State University
Chair of the AHRD Food N’ Thought Committee