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AHRD 2016 Conference in Jacksonville Florida

Join us in Jacksonville, Florida at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel from February 18-20, 2016.

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Keynote

Dr. Laurie Bassi CEO McBassi & Company, AHRD Keynote Speaker 2016

HR Analytics: Why, What, How, So What

Is HR analytics just another HR “flavor of the day” — or is it here to stay? And just what is it anyway? How and why are firms using it? And what does it mean for you and our profession? These are the topics that Laurie Bassi will be tackling in her lively and provocative keynote address at the AHRD conference.

with Laurie Bassi, CEO, McBassi & Company

Dr. Laurie Bassi is the CEO of McBassi & Company, a leading human capital analytics firm that helps clients use people analytics to drive better business results.

Prior to McBassi, Laurie served as VP for research at the ASTD, director of research at Saba Software, director of two U.S. government commissions, and a tenured professor of economics and public policy at Georgetown University.

Laurie is a sought-after speaker – having spoken on every continent, with the exception of Antarctica. As a still-recovering academic, she is also a prolific author, with over 90 published papers and books.


Pre-Conference Workshops

Nurturing Emotionally Intelligent Organizations through Action Learning

with Dr. Edie Williams and Dr. Dave Rude

For decades, private companies and public sector entities have leveraged research-based decision making through action learning. The research on action learning has shown that, overall, it is viewed as an effective business strategy intervention – proving its value as an action-oriented process for working through challenging problems. The connection between emotional intelligence and action learning, however, has not been researched.

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Focus Group Design, Facilitation, and Integration with Quantitative Research

with Dr. Ann Gilley and Jessica Brown, MBA

A focus group is a structured group interview and one of the most widely used methods of qualitative research. Focus groups gather participant opinions, attitudes, perceptions, and beliefs about a concept or topic. Although surveys are effective for collecting large quantities of information and may answer ‘what’ or ‘how many,’ focus groups allow for a deeper understanding of the topic and reveal ‘why.’ Thus, focus groups are an effective method to gather qualitative information and/or complement quantitative studies

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Optional Jacksonville Tours

Join us on the Foxy Lady II yacht to enjoy the sights of downtown Jacksonville on a two hour cruise.  Along the trip, you’ll also see the Times Union Performing Arts Center, Jacksonville Landing, Friendship Fountain, the Port of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Sports Complex – where Everbank Field boasts the largest scoreboard in the U.S.

Jacksonville Boat Cruise

Date: Thursday, February 20
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm.

Join us on the Foxy Lady II yacht to enjoy the sights of downtown Jacksonville on a two hour cruise. Along the trip, you’ll also see the Times Union Performing Arts Center, Jacksonville Landing, Friendship Fountain, the Port of Jacksonville and the Jacksonville Sports Complex – where Everbank Field boasts the largest scoreboard in the U.S.

The yacht will feature an upper or lower climate-controlled salons and two open-air decks. A variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres will be served. Cocktails, beer and wine are available at one of the full-service cash bars.

Cost: $55.00 per person (includes a two hour hors d’ oeuvres boat cruise).

Boarding time is at 6:45 pm. The cruise will depart promptly at 7:00 pm from River City Brewing Company at 835 Museum Circle, Jacksonville FL which is a 15 minute walk from the hotel. Cruise will go rain or shine. No refunds will be provided in the event of rain.

Jacksonville Brewery Tour

Date: Friday, February 19
Time: 6:30 – 10:30 pm.

The Jacksonville area is fast becoming a major player in the American Brewery Scene! With the addition of Aardwolf Brewery in January 2013, the Jacksonville area boasts 6 acclaimed breweries ranging from the heavy weight Anheuser-Busch to the smaller craft beer producers Engine 15 & Green Room Brewing. In addition to our breweries Jacksonville has been blessed with a wealth of top notch gastropubs & brew pubs. Bill Tabone from Play Harder Tours will be your tour guide to explore the first class brew scene that Jacksonville has to offer.

Cost: $25 per person (includes transportation and tour guide tip). Food and beverages purchases will be on your own.

Limit of 35 attendees. Registrations for this event must be received by Friday, February 12, 2016. Event will be cancelled if less than 25 participants sign up. A refund will be provided in the event of a cancellation.


AHRD Town Hall 2016

Theorizing, Knowledge, and Community: Exploring the Hidden Connections

Featured Hosts: Susan Madsen, Ph.D. & Julia Storberg-Walker, Ph.D.

Invited Panelists: (in alphabetical order): Drs. Ken Bartlett, Laura Bierema, Lyle Yorks, and Rajashi Ghosh

This year’s Town Hall Forum (THF) aims to inspire the HRD community to engage in meaningful, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research and theorizing that will make a difference in the world by focusing on the relationship between theorizing and actionable knowledge, and the role of community as the critical factor in that relationship.

Featured Hosts:

Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. She is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lancaster Leadership Centre in the U.K

Susan R. Madsen is the Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business at Utah Valley University. She is also a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Lancaster Leadership Centre in the U.K, a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), and a Fellow of The Leadership Trust Foundation in Ross-on-Wye, England. Dr. Madsen has been heavily involved for the last decade in researching the lifetime development of prominent women leaders. She has personally interviewed a host of women university presidents, U.S. governors, and international leaders, and has a host of books and articles published on her results. Susan has conducted related research in the U.S., the six Arab Gulf countries, China, and in Eastern Europe. She has published nearly 100 articles, chapters, and reports and presents often in local, national, and international settings. She has been an invited speaker at the New York Times and in NGO sessions at the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Susan is the founder of numerous successful networks, including the International Leadership Association’s (ILA) Women and Leadership Affinity Group. She has received numerous awards for her teaching, research, and service. She is a co-editor of the Women and Leadership Book Series. She received her doctorate from the University of Minnesota in human resource development.

Julia Storberg-Walker is an Associate Professor in the Executive Leadership Program of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University

Julia Storberg-Walker is an Associate Professor in the Executive Leadership Program of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington University, and an Affiliate Faculty at George Washington’s Global Women’s Institute. She is also an Associate at the Taos Institute.

Julia a recognized scholar of women and leadership theory building research and has published and presented globally on theoretical and conceptual development for applied disciplines. She adopts a feminist lens and incorporates a variety of research strategies to her theorizing projects.  The theorizing framework Julia is currently developing combines research literature, emotion, intuition, conversation, reflection, values, and aspirations. The framework initially emerged through a collaborative research project with several other women academics, and is built from an appreciative perspective. The framework at its core stands for integrative knowledge generation and opposes all claims of knowledge based on rationality alone. Julia is currently focused on theorizing as a catalyst for social change and seeks to de-center male-normed processes for generating new knowledge.

Julia is currently working on an edited volume, due out in mid-2016 from Information Age Publishing in collaboration with the International Leadership Association, titled Theorizing Women & Leadership: New Insights & Contributions from Multiple Perspectives.  She was also the 2015 recipient of the International Leadership Association’s Women and Leadership Affinity Group’sOutstanding Scholar Award.


About the Hotel

The Omni Jacksonville Hotel, situated in the heart of downtown, connects you with Jacksonville’s most popular cultural and business districts. Steps from the St. John’s Riverwalk, this premier hotel pairs southern hospitality with contemporary luxury. Modern, elegant guest room accommodations provide travelers with the comforts of home. Relax poolside with dramatic views of the river and skyline or at the newly renovated J Bar and Juliette’s. With convenient access to Everbank Field, Times Union Center, Memorial Arena, Jacksonville Landing, and other popular attractions, Omni Jacksonville puts you in the midst of the excitement of the River City.

More about Jacksonville & Hotel Information

Reserve your room online: http://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/jacksonville/meetings/academy-of-human-resource-development


2016 Conference Rates

2016 Early Bird

On or before January 15, 2016

2016 Regular Rates

On or after January 16, 2016

Wednesday Pre-Conference

Nurturing Emotionally Intelligent Organizations through Action Learning

Member $200 $250
Non-Member $275 $325

Thursday Pre-Conference

Focus Group Design, Facilitation, and Integration with Quantitative Research

Member $200 $250
Non-Member $275 $325

Graduate Research Doctoral Colloquium

Member $110 $160
Non-Member $160 $210

Conference

Member Full

$360 $410
Student Member Full $275 $325

Non-Member Full

$580 $630
Member, One Day (Thursday, Friday or Saturday) $215 $265
Non-Member (Thursday, Friday or Saturday) $310 $360
Student Member (Thursday, Friday or Saturday) $150 $200
Guest, Dinner & Reception $80 $80
Guest, Thursday Night Reception $60 $60

Student nonmembers pay nonmember rate or may join AHRD to take advantage of the student member rate for all events.

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