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2015 Agenda

2015 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas

February 19-21, 2015 in St. Louis, MO

 

 

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Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday | Friday | Saturday | Sunday



Tuesday, February 17


5:00 - 8:00 pm
AHRD Board of Directors Meeting

Wednesday, February 18


8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
AHRD Board of Directors Meeting

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops

The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: What it Means for You and Your Organization

With Jane Hart

  • In this workshop, Jane Hart will engage with participants to expand on and explore the theme of the keynote address she will deliver to conference participants on Friday of the conference.
    Jane will help workshop participants to deeply understand how the way we learn at work is fundamentally changing, in large part influenced by the Web, and how organizations at the leading edge are modernizing their approaches to workplace learning. In this workshop Jane will take you on a tour of the new learning initiatives that are taking place in the workplace today and the trends that emerging around these.

    Participants will gain guidance on how to implement them yourself (if you’re a practitioner), how to think about these trends and initiatives as related to your research agenda (if you’re a researcher), and/or the how to think differently about the capabilities students of HRD (and related) programs will need to be effective in organizations (if you’re a professor).
    Bring your laptops or tablet along as the workshop will be highly participative. Participants will also be able to download a copy of Jane’s e-book Beyond E-Learning: A Guide to the Modern Workplace Learning Landscape.
This workshop is co-sponsored by ATD St. Louis Chapter and AHRD

12:00 - 8:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop

The Writing and Publishing Process: Identifying decision points, recognizing the component parts of a manuscript, and using tools to improve writing

With Tonette S. Rocco, Sunny L. Munn, and Joshua C. Collins

Writing for publication is essential for students, academics, and consultants alike. The skills necessary to create a publishable manuscript are similar to the skills used to write effective memos, reports, and other work-related products.  In this workshop, designed to guide participants through the professional writing process, we will work with the writing skills participants possess to help them improve a manuscript for submission to a journal.  In this workshop, we will discuss: (1) decisions generally made prior to working on a manuscript, such as selecting a problem, framework, method, and publication outlet; (2) component parts of a manuscript and the relationship between those parts; and (3) helpful tools for creating polished manuscripts.  The workshop will conclude by providing participants with feedback on their work in progress.
This workshop is specifically designed for graduate students, former participants in the emerging scholars’ course, new graduates, early career academics, and academics wanting to jumpstart a dormant writing agenda.  Participants should send Dr. Rocco the manuscript they wish to focus on as an email attachment at least one week prior to the preconference.

Come to this workshop if you would like to:

  • Understand the writing, research and publication process
  • Increase the likelihood of creating a publishable manuscript
  • Improve your writing and publishing skills
  • Receive feedback on a project you are working on
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Program Excellance Network Meeting

Thursday, February 19


7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Program Excellance Network Meeting

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop

Intersecting Mixed Methods Research Techniques and HRD Research Topics: A Winning Combination

With Dr. Gerber and Facilitators Dr. Toby Egan and Dr. Rajashi Ghosh

Despite calls for pluralism, there have been few mixed methods studies conducted in HRD and even fewer published in AHRD sponsored journals. At the same time, HRD practitioners have encouraged the use of mixed methods approaches in organizations and HRD applications. Given this reality, this workshop addresses the need to foster Mixed Methods Research (MMR) in HRD by engaging HRD scholars and scholar-practitioners in the quest to discover how they can best apply MMR models and techniques in developing their scholarship.

As AHRD has begun to officially recognize the rigor of MMR (the 2013 Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award was presented to a Mixed Methods study) this workshop is a timely endeavor.

Come to this workshop if you would like to:

  • Understand the complexities and nuances of the mixed methods field.
  • Identify “what” kind of data is quantifiable and “why”.
  • Write Mixed Methods Research Questions.
  • Align mixed methods model with your research questions.

The workshop is specifically designed for:

  • HRD scholars and scholar-practitioners with varying knowledge about mixed methods and about HRD-related research methods.
  • Doctoral students who are working on framing their research questions for their dissertations.

The Modern Workplace Learning Landscape: What it Means for You and Your Organization (repeat session)

With Jane Hart

  • In this workshop, Jane Hart will engage with participants to expand on and explore the theme of the keynote address she will deliver to conference participants on Friday of the conference.
    Jane will help workshop participants to deeply understand how the way we learn at work is fundamentally changing, in large part influenced by the Web, and how organizations at the leading edge are modernizing their approaches to workplace learning. In this workshop Jane will take you on a tour of the new learning initiatives that are taking place in the workplace today and the trends that emerging around these.

    Participants will gain guidance on how to implement them yourself (if you’re a practitioner), how to think about these trends and initiatives as related to your research agenda (if you’re a researcher), and/or the how to think differently about the capabilities students of HRD (and related) programs will need to be effective in organizations (if you’re a professor).
    Bring your laptops or tablet along as the workshop will be highly participative. Participants will also be able to download a copy of Jane’s e-book Beyond E-Learning: A Guide to the Modern Workplace Learning Landscape.

This workshop is co-sponsored by ATD St. Louis Chapter and AHRD

The Writing and Publishing Process: Identifying decision points, recognizing the component parts of a manuscript, and using tools to improve writing (repeat session)

With Tonette S. Rocco, Sunny L. Munn, and Joshua C. Collins

Writing for publication is essential for students, academics, and consultants alike. The skills necessary to create a publishable manuscript are similar to the skills used to write effective memos, reports, and other work-related products.  In this workshop, designed to guide participants through the professional writing process, we will work with the writing skills participants possess to help them improve a manuscript for submission to a journal.  In this workshop, we will discuss: (1) decisions generally made prior to working on a manuscript, such as selecting a problem, framework, method, and publication outlet; (2) component parts of a manuscript and the relationship between those parts; and (3) helpful tools for creating polished manuscripts.  The workshop will conclude by providing participants with feedback on their work in progress.
This workshop is specifically designed for graduate students, former participants in the emerging scholars’ course, new graduates, early career academics, and academics wanting to jumpstart a dormant writing agenda.  Participants should send Dr. Rocco the manuscript they wish to focus on as an email attachment at least one week prior to the preconference.

Come to this workshop if you would like to:

  • Understand the writing, research and publication process
  • Increase the likelihood of creating a publishable manuscript
  • Improve your writing and publishing skills
  • Receive feedback on a project you are working on
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop
12:30 - 2:00 pm
ADHR Editorial Board Breakfast Meeting
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Conference Orientation Meeting
1:00 - 1:45 pm
Session Chair Training
2:00 - 3:45 pm
Welcome and Town Hall Forum
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Breakout Sessions
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Opening Reception at City Museum *transportation will be provided

Friday, February 20


7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open
7:00 - 8:30 am
HRDR Editorial Board Breakfast Meeting
7:15 - 8:15 am
Food 'N' Thought Sessions
8:15 - 8:30 am
Break
8:30 - 10:00 am
Breakout Sessions
10:00 - 10:30 am
Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm
Keynote Speaker with Jane Hart
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Lunch on your own
12:00 - 1:30 pm
AHRD Foundation Lunch
1:30 - 3:00 pm
HRDI Editorial Board Lunch Meeting
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
3:00 - 3:30 pm
Break
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
5:15 - 6:00 pm
Awards Presentation
6:30 - 9:30 pm
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour and Dinner

Saturday, February 21


7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Registration Desk Open
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open
7:00 - 8:30 am
HRDQ Editorial Board Breakfast Meeting
7:15 - 8:15 am
Food 'N' Thought Sessions
8:15 - 8:30 am
Break
8:30 - 10:00 am
Breakout Sessions
10:00 - 10:30 am
Break
10:30 - 12:00 pm
Breakout Sessions
12:00 - 12:15 pm
Break - Grab a lunch
12:15 to 1:15 pm
Annual AHRD Business Meeting
1:15 - 1:30 pm
Break
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
Reception and Cash Bar
7:00 - 9:00 pm
President's Banquet

Sunday, February 22


8:00 - 11:00 am
AHRD Board of Directors Meeting

Academy of Human Resource Development

1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252, St. Paul, MN 55114 USA
Phone: 1+(651)290-7466 • Email: office@ahrd.org
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