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December 2012 AHRD Digest


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From the Board
by Dr. Mesut Akdere

Consider the AHRD Foundation in Your End-of-Year Giving

Important Notice for AHRD Members

In the News

Member Spotlight
Rajashi Ghosh

Job Openings

Announcements and Accomplishments

Quicklinks


From the Board

Hello everyone,

What follows is a report on the 11th International Conference of the Asia Chapter and 2nd Conference of the MENA Chapter of AHRD in Istanbul, Turkey, that took place November 7-10, 2012. This year's conference was a joint conference with the 10th International Conference on Knowledge, Economy and Management Conference. More than 400 participants attended the joint conference from all over the world.

 

The conference began with two pre-conference workshops. The conference opened with a panel of professionals from Turkey and a keynote address. There was a dinner and cultural show in the first evening. An additional keynote address followed on the second day of the conference, along with a closing ceremony. On the final day, conferenceattendees participated in a boat ride on the Bosphorus with the incredible historical views as we were able to see both Europe and Asia from the boat.

 

There were 32 concurrent symposium sessions with 144 paper presentations. The Best Paper was awarded to "Antecedents of work-family enrichment among Malaysian employees," authored by Zaiton Hassan from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. The two Best Paper Award Finalists were "Creating an organizational culture of innovation from employees’ point of view: A case study of Japanese multinational companies in Thailand," authored by Wichuwan Satsomboon / The National Institute of Development Administration and Oranuch Pruetipibultham / The National Institute of Development Administration; and "Influences of individual-related factors and job satisfaction on workplace deviant behavior among support personnel in Malaysian public sector organizations," authored by Mazni Alias / Multimedia University, Roziah Mohd Rasdi / Universiti Putra Malaysia, Maimunah Ismail / Universiti Putra Malaysia, and Bahaman Abu Samah / Universiti Putra, Malaysia. The Best Paper Award was chosen by a panel of current and past AHRD Journal editors. CDs of the proceedings can be requested electronically at kongre@beykon.org.

We now turn our focus to the 12th International Conference of the Asia Chapter of AHRD, to be held in Taipei, Taiwan, November 5-8, 2013. The call for proposals may be found at https://m360.ahrd.org/event.aspx?eventID=67678&instance=0.back to top


Consider the AHRD Foundation in Your End-of-Year Giving

Please consider including the AHRD Foundation in your end-of-year giving. Any little bit helps us continue to support AHRD honorees for their work in advancing the field through research. You may support AHRD by going to http://www.ahrdfoundation.com/DONATE.html and following the instructions there. We are grateful for your contributions!

 

Many happy returns of the season,

Karen E. Watkins, President
AHRD Foundation Board

 

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Important Notice for AHRD Members: Deadline is December 20 to choose and pay for print journal for 2013

Since August, members have had both online access to all journals as well as print journals sent via mail.Please test your online access to journals now to ensure it is working correctly for you. Effective January 1, 2013, all members will continue to receive access to online journals (including back issues) as a part of the membership package.?? By December 20, all members need to decide if they want to receive print journals for an additional charge starting in 2013. Please follow the directions below based on your renewal date.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: AHRD membership dues have decreased with this change and will be reflected when you renew.

 

Please login to the AHRD website to confirm your renewal date and then make your journal selections using one of the options below, depending on your renewal date:

  • If your renewal date is between October 2012 and March 2013 and you wish to receive printed journals, you must renew and purchase your journalsby December 20, 2012. Please indicate which journals you would like to receive in print during the renewal process, HERE.

    HERE. Your invoice will be emailed to you, and will be based on the number of journals you request in print between January 2013 and your renewal date.

  • If your renewal date is between April 1 and September 2013, and you choose to receive printed journals, please go HERE. This will allow you to make your selection and request an invoice for print journals beginning January 2013 through your renewal date (April-September, 2013). Your invoice will be emailed to you, and will be based on the number of journals you request in print between January 2013 and your renewal date.

No printed journals will be sent until full payment is received, with a deadline of December 20, 2012. If payment is not received by December 20, we will consider your order cancelled and you will not receive the print journals.

 

Each year going forward, as a part of member renewal, you will be able to choose the print journals that you would like to receive for the year. This option will only be available at member renewal.

 

IMPORTANT LINKS:

If you have any issues accessing the journals online, please try the steps below. If that does not work, email office@ahrd.org for assistance.

  • Make sure you are logged into the AHRD website and that page is still open.
  • Make sure you have accessed the journal page from the AHRD website rather then typing the URL into the browser – it must be a transfer.
  • Clear out your internet cache and refresh the page (Control + F5)

If you have any questions, please email office@ahrd.org or call 651-290-7466.

 

Thank you.
Kathie Pugaczewski, CAE, CMP ?Executive Director ?AHRD

 

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In the News

Navigating the Promotion and Tenure Process: A workshop for early and mid-career faculty

Friday, February 15, 8:30 a.m.-noon (location TBA)

 

Academia has always held high standards for promotion and tenure. With challenges to the role of universities and the role of faculty in those universities, the route to promotion and tenure can seem mysterious, and at times overwhelming. So, what must an early career faculty member do to achieve promotion and tenure? After having achieved promotion and tenure, what must a mid-career faculty member do to attain the position of Full Professor?

 

The path to promotion and tenure can become even more difficult for women, given social expectations that they are the primary family caregivers and the challenges of balancing life and work. Should one stop the tenure clock? Opt out of service activities? Make teaching a lower priority? What might be the consequences? These issues become even more complex for dual-career couples who choose academic positions.

 

This interactive workshop focuses on key steps in working toward promotion and tenure and then promotion to Full Professor. While promotion and tenure expectations will differ among institutions, workshop participants will explore common challenges grounded in recent literature exploring factors that influence faculty success. Participants will also develop useful skills to achieving promotion and tenure at different career stages, learn tips on managing their time and handling stress, creating research partnerships, developing a research agenda and strategy, and navigating political issues associated with tenure and promotion. This is the first in a series of professional development opportunities focused on early and mid-career faculty sponsored by AHRD.

 

The workshop will be sponsored by the Faculty Learning & Development SIG and co-led by Laura Bierema, Professor at the University of Georgia and Holly M. Hutchins, Associate Professor at the University of Houston. Both facilitators have been actively involved in faculty development initiatives for several years, serving as mentors for early and mid-career faculty.

 

For those interested in participating in the workshop, please contact Holly M. Hutchins (hmhutchins@uh.edu) on/before February 1. Session materials will be sent to participants before the workshop date.

Presenters: The workshop will be co-led by Laura Bierema, Professor at the University of Georgia and Holly M. Hutchins, Associate Professor at the University of Houston.

 

Early Bird deadline is January 15, 2013

AHRD 20 years

Celebrating 20 years of Leading HRD Through Research

The Academy is celebrating its 20th annual conference in 2013 in Arlington, VA (DC Metro), from Thursday, February 14 to Saturday, February 16.

 

Conference Central and Registration

» Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities
» Visa Letter Request
» Call for Student Member Conference Registration Desk Volunteers
» Call for Student Member Conference Technology Volunteers

Conference Location

Marriott Crystal Gateway | Reserve your room
1700 Jefferson Davis Highway
Arlington, Virginia 22202 | USA
Phone: (800) 228-9209

Room block deadline: Monday, January 21

 

Call for Student Member Conference Registration Desk/Technology Volunteers

AHRD is calling for student member volunteers to assist with registration desk support and technology support. Volunteers will have their conference fees reimbursed in accordance with their work hours as follows:

  • 5 hours = $50 reimbursement
  • 10 hours = $100 reimbursement
  • 15 hours = Full reimbursement (Up to $260).

IMPORTANT: You must register prior to the early bird deadline of January 15 to receive full reimbursement for the conference. If you register after January 15, the maximum reimbursement will be $260.00, so this would not cover the late fee. For more information on these opportunities, please click here.Click here to submit a Visa letter request. Please be sure to allow plenty of time for processing. Visa applications take time and depend on your country of origin

 

Donate to the Silent Auction

Proceeds go to the AHRD Foundation. Please email Carissa Broderick with a description of the donation item and the value. You can also supply this information while registering for the conference.

 

Conference At-a-Glance

Wednesday, February 13

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Desk Open

8:00 am – 9:00 pm

Emerging Research in Human Resource Development

This intensive workshop is for Master’s and Doctoral students studying HRD (or a closely related field). An international team of noted HRD faculty team together to conduct the workshop. Students should contact their advisor to sign up for the correct course number in order to get credit.

More information here

1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pre-Conference Session (To Be Announced)

1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

AHRD Board of Directors Meeting

Thursday, February 14

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Conference Registration Desk Open

7:30 am – 12:00 pm

PEN Meeting

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibits

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pre-Conference Session: Mining for Gold: Translating and positioning the best of HRD theory and research to improve practice.

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pre-Conference Session (To Be Announced)

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Emerging Research in Human Resource Development

This intensive workshop is for Master’s and Doctoral students studying HRD (or a closely related field). An international team of noted HRD faculty team together to conduct the workshop. Students should contact their advisor to sign up for the correct course number in order to get credit.

More information here

10:00 am – 2:00 pmExhibitor Set Up
11: 00 amBreak
11:30 am – 1:00 pmSIG Leadership Meeting

12:00 – 1:30 pm

ADHR Editorial Board Lunch

12:00 – 1:30 pm

HRDI Board of Directors Lunch

12:30 – 2:00 pm

HRDQ Editorial Board Lunch

1:00 – 1:45 pm

Session Chair Training

2:00 – 3:00 pm

20th Annual HRD Conference Opening Program (please plan to attend this event and help kick off the conference)

2:00 – 5:00 pmExhibits Open

3:00 – 4:30 pm

Breakout Sessions

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Reception and Cash Bar

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Town Hall Forum

Friday, February 15

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Conference Registration Desk Open

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibits

7:15 am – 8:15 am

Food 'N' Thought Sessions

7:30 am – 8:30 am

HRDR Editorial Board Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Faculty Workshop Series:Navigating the Promotion and Tenure Process: A workshop for early and mid-career faculty

10:00 – 10:30 am

Break (Beverages and light snacks)

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

12:30 – 1:15 pm

Future Directions for HRD Research: Charting Our Way Forward

This is an all-conference session—anyone who is interested in developing a strategic research agenda for HRD is welcome! Pick up a lunch (information about the many to-go restaurants will be provided) and bring it with you to this working session. Coffee and tea will be provided.

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Break (Beverages and light snacks)

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

5:15 – 6:00 pm

Award Presentations

6:30 – 8:00 pmJournal Editors Meeting

7:00 pm

Networking Dinner with HRD Scholars

Brought back by popular demand, these dinners are held at various restaurants around the DC metro area. Sign up at the registration desk; the cost estimate will be provided on the sign up sheet. Transportation is usually organized—check with the conference staff if you have questions.

Saturday, February 16

7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Conference Registration Desk Open

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Exhibits

7:15 am – 8:15 am

Food 'N' Thought Sessions

7:30 am – 9:00 am

HRDI Editorial Board Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 pm

SIG Meetings

10:00 – 10:30 amBreak

10:30 – 12:00 pm

Celebration Keynote: To Be Announced

12:15 – 1:15 pm

Annual AHRD Business Meeting: All AHRD members welcome

Pick up a lunch and bring it with you to this important meeting.

1:30 – 3:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 – 5:00 pm

Breakout Sessions

6:00 – 7:00 pm

Celebration Reception

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Celebration Banquet


Thank you to Jossey-Bass, a Wiley Brand, for sponsoring the conference bags again in 2013!

Jossey-Bass

 

Thank you to K2 Corporate Moving Systems for exhibiting!

If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring at the 2013 conference, email carissab@ahrd.org.

2012 Exhibitors and Sponsors

  • ASTD-American Society for Training & Development
  • Emerald Group Publishing Inc.
  • Jossey-Bass, A Wiley Brand
  • North Carolina State University
  • Springer
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Houston/HDAS

Exhibitor/Sponsor information

 

2013 Emerging Research Course

8 am – 8 pm on Wednesday (February 13) and 8 am – 1 pm on Thursday (February 14)

This course, designed for students, will examine the role of research in HRD, emerging themes in HRD research, criteria for evaluating research in HRD, critique of past and future conference presentations, the role of professionalism and professional organizations in HRD. This course is offered in association with the annual conference of the Academy of HRD.

 

The class time required for this course is from early morning on Wednesday, February 13 thru late Saturday, February 16, 2013. Students are expected to attend all class meetings and attend the full conference—due to the experiential learning that occurs, there are no exceptions to this attendance requirement. Students must also arrange their own transportation and arrive in Arlington by the evening of Tuesday, February 12. For other important pre-conference logistics, please contact the course instructor at your institution.

Course RegistrationIf you are currently enrolled in an academic program that supports your participation in the Emerging Research course, contact the instructor. If you are currently not a member of an institution that is supporting the AHRD Emerging Research Course, you may either 1) contact a faculty member at your institution to determine if he or she would support your involvement in the course as part of a directed study or research-related project for academic credit OR contact one of the participating institutions to enroll in the course. If you need assistance with these issues, contact the AHRD Emerging Research Course coordinators, Dr. Laura Bierema, at the University of Georgia: bierema@uga.edu or Dr. Consuelo Waight, at the University of Houston: cwaight@uh.edu

 

Registerfor the Emerging Research class at the AHRD website—and be sure to register for both the full conference; and the Emerging Research course (a separate fee).

 

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Member Spotlight

David mcGuireRajashi Ghosh

Rajashi Ghosh is an Assistant Professor in the HRD program in the School of Education at Drexel University. Prior to joining academia, she worked in the corporate sector in areas of employee development and performance management. Her work experience inspired her to pursue research on different factors that can reinforce or hinder workplace learning and development. Toward that end, she has published several scholarly articles in different peer-reviewed journals including the ones sponsored by the AHRD. As a dedicated member of AHRD, Rajashi has served in different leadership roles as reviewer for the conference and scholarly journals sponsored by the AHRD, member of the Quantitative Research SIG, HRDR Editorial Board, Malcom S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year & Holton III Research Excellence Award Committees, as founding member and chair of the India HRD SIG, and co-chair of the Workplace Learning Track for the 2013 International Research Conference in the Americas.

 

Rajashi described two memorable experiences during her involvement with AHRD. The first is winning the 2011 Cutting Edge Research Award and the second is the recent honor of 2012 HRDR Outstanding Reviewer of the Year Award. She described these as great accomplishments motivating her to advance scholarly research in the field of HRD.

 

Currently Rajashi is reading a book titled Coaching and Mentoring: Practical Conversations to improve Learning edited by Parsloe and Leedham.





Job Openings

For additional information about job openings, check out the Career Opportunities page on the AHRD website.

 

Associate of Human Resource Development
Texas A&M University
Location: College Station, TX

 

Assistant/Associate Professor in Workforce Education and Development
The Pennsylvania State University

 

Assistant Professor - Adult and Lifelong Learning
University of Arkansas
Location: Fayetteville, AR

 

Assistant Professor
Colorado State University
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado

 

Instructor/Assistant Professor of HRM
Wayne State College
Location: Wayne, Nebraska

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Announcements and Accomplishments

The AHRD Board elections are now official.

The Nominations & Elections Committee certified that 179 valid ballots were cast, and the three AHRD members joining the Board in February are (in no particular order): Khalil Dirani, Rajashi Ghosh, and Seung Won Yoon. Congratulations to each and thank you to all who voted.

 

The 8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies

July 10-12 2013 | Sub-Stream Call for Papers

Critical HRD - The role of HRD in economic crisis: global (macro) and local (micro) perspectiveson HRD as co-conspirator, disinterested profession or facilitator of resistance.

Key Dates

  • Proposals in the form of abstracts (1,000 words maximum, A4 paper, single spaced, 12 point font) submitted to lead convenor by 31 January
  • Decisions communicated by 22 February 2013
  • Full papers submitted to lead convenor by 1 May 2013
  • Conference 10-12 July 2013

3rd International Managing Services in the Knowledge Economy Conference

The 3rd International Managing Services in the Knowledge Economy Conference (MSKE) will be held between July 17 and 19, 2013 at Lusiada University in Portugal. This international conference aims to address the importance of knowledge and its multiple facets in a changing and uncertain economy. MSKE’s purpose statement is to promote a multi-disciplinary approach to knowledge management, benefiting from the participation of scholars from all over the world and different academic backgrounds. The emphasis of MSKE is to have a unique conference based on publication opportunities, good networking prospects for future collaborative research, and a warm and friendly environment for scholarly exchange. For more information, please visit http://mske2013.fam.ulusiada.pt/.

 

If you would like to be a reviewer for MSKE2013 please get in contact with the conference chair: Elizabeth Real de Oliveira at (e.real@fam.ulusiada.pt).

 

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