UFHRD Conference Information
HRD in Turbulent Seas - Continued Global Economic Uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities
5th to 7th June 2013 | Brighton Business School, University of Brighton
Call for papers: 6th July 2012
Final date for abstract submission: 2nd November 2012
Decision on abstracts: 14th December 2012
Final date for full paper submission: 31st January 2013
Registration deadline for presenters: 22nd April 2013
Conference registration closes: 29th May 2013
UFHRD 2013: 5th to 7th June 2013
Conference Website: www.brighton.ac.uk/bbs/ufhrd2013
For further information: www.brighton.ac.uk/bbs/ufhrd2013/callforpapers.html
UFHRD Announces the 2013 Teaching and Learning Prize
The University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) and the UFHRD Programme and Qualification Activities Committee is delighted to announce a prize of £500 for the best contribution to the UFHRD Teaching & Learning Resource bank. The Teaching & Learning Resource Bank is a web-based facility that exists to support UFHRD members and to promote excellence in the teaching of HRD. Contributions to the Resource Bank can include case studies, designs for teaching and learning activities, reusable materials and more. Please see the full announcement including submission guidelines on the Conference website.
We think it is important to examine HRD in the context of continued global economic uncertainty and volatility. The implications of this global economic climate for researchers, practitioners, and both private and public sector organisations will be examined.
The chosen theme, HRD in Turbulent Seas - Continued Global Economic Uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities, reflects the location of the conference – Brighton, a popular seaside town - and the anticipation of continued global economic volatility and turbulence. It also reflects the forecasted general global slowdown in growth - including within the BRIC countries and economic stagnation and an increasing probability of a return to recession in key countries such as the US, the UK and Japan.
Call for Abstracts:
"HRD in Turbulent Seas - Continued Global Economic Uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities”
This theme reflects the location of the conference, Brighton, a popular seaside town, and the anticipation of continued global economic volatility and turbulence. It also reflects the forecasted general global slowdown in growth, including within the BRIC countries and economic stagnation, and an increasing probability of a return to recession in key countries such as the US and Japan (the UK has already slipped back into recession).
The key issues that we propose below address these many challenges:
- What are the trends in HRD and talent management expenditure by public and private sector organisations?
- How has the emphasis currently given to reduce government budget deficits in countries such as the US, UK, Ireland, Spain and Japan affected state intervention in the provision and subsidisation of HRD in the public and private sectors?
- What is the extent of opportunities for HRD and talent management in BRIC and other emerging economies, such as Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Thailand, and Turkey and within multinational corporations (MNCs)?
- How can HRD contribute to firm and national level innovation?
- What is the extent of opportunities for HRD and talent management in emerging industries such as green technologies?
- What are the additional implications of rising retirement ages for the provision of HRD and talent management initiatives for older workers?
- How will the profession be affected by these trends, challenges and opportunities?
With regards to the implication of rising retirement ages, we also propose a stream on the emerging topic of ‘Training and development and retaining the talent of older workers’. Across the globe workforces are ageing, partly as a result of demographic changes, but also because of policies to extend the working life, such as age discrimination legislation. This represents a challenge for many organisations, which have paid insufficient attention to training and developing their older staff. Finally, in response to ongoing economic and financial challenges, the EU has prioritised innovation as a key source of competitive advantage for the region. The conference has responded to this by introducing the stream ‘Innovation, Sustainability & HRD’.
- Action Learning – research and practice
- Comparative and cross-cultural dimensions of HRD
- Critical, theoretical and methodological issues in HRD
- Diversity issues in HRD
- Doctoral workshops
- Employee engagement & HRD
- HRD evaluation & learning
- HRD: identity, community, profession
- HRD in BRICS and Multinational Corporations (MNCs)
- Innovation, sustainability & HRD
- KM, learning organisations and organisational learning
- Leadership and management development
- Scholarly practitioner research
- Technology enhanced learning at work
- Training and development, and retaining the talent of older workers
- VET and workplace learning
- Workplace conflict
All papers submitted to the conference will also be reviewed for publication in the journal Action Learning: Research & Practice.
In addition, best papers from Streams 6, 9, and 10 will have the opportunity to be considered for publication in special issues of Journal of Workplace Learning, Human Resource Management (Warsaw), and European Journal of Training and Development respectively.
Abstracts should stress and sum up the paper’s importance, theoretical base, research purpose, research question, implications for practice, and conclusions.
All abstract submissions should be in English, and can take one of the following formats:
- Refereed papers: 1250 words max.
- Working papers: 750 words max.
- Doctoral workshop: 500 words max.
- Poster sessions: 500 words max.
Each submission should be in Arial 12 and have a separate front sheet containing the following information:
- Name of author(s)
- Organisation affiliation/position(s)
- Email address
- Submission type
Please submit abstracts electronically to: www.brighton.ac.uk/bbs/ufhrd2013/upload.php
- Final date for abstract submission: 2nd November 2012 (extended)
- Decision on abstracts: 14th December 2012
- Final date for full paper submission: 31st January 2013
For further information: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/bbs/ufhrd2013/callforpapers.html
Alternatively contact the conference administrator at: UFHRDConference@brighton.ac.uk
Professor Wayne F. Cascio holds the Robert H. Reynolds Chair in Global Leadership, is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Colorado Denver and is a Senior Editor of Journal of World Business. The working title of his keynote lecture is: "Creating Value from HRD in Times of Economic Uncertainty".
Professor Stephen McNair has formidable policy and research experience in the area of training and older workers, and is Director of the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce at the National Institute for Adult Continuing Education. The working title of his keynote lecture is: "Work and learning in later life: does training work?".
Ms Kathryn Mountford is the change/HR manager at the Money Advice Service (MAS). She is currently leading the people change work stream of the MAS' ambitious transformation programme to enhance people's lives by enabling them to take control of their money, as a matter of course. Prior to this role, Kathryn, worked as the Head of HR for the Pensions Regulator in Brighton and in various OD, L and D and generalist HR roles in a range of organisations. The working title of her keynote lecture is: "Leadership, HRD and organisational change".
Professor Aleksy Pocztowski is the Chair of Human Capital management at Krakow and has published widely in the areas of strategic and international HRM; training and development; and talent management. The working title of his keynote address is: "Strategic HRM and HRD in emerging economies".
Conference chair: Maura Sheehan
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Conference administrator: Chris Matthews
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