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When: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
12:00 -1:00 PM EST
Where: United States

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Theorizing Leadership in HRD: Which Way Forward?

Julia Storberg-Walker, PhD
Wednesday, Oct 19th @ 12:00 -1:00 PM EST

This webinar will explore new ways to theorize leadership for sustainability, social change, and peace. Building off of the work of sociologist Richard Swedberg (2012), the session will introduce "relationally reflexive theorizing" (Hibbert, Sillince, Diefenbach, and Cunliffe, 2014) as a way to overcome the typical suppression of generative theorizing that occurs in the academy.

After primers on theorizing (Swedberg, 2014) and relational reflexivity (Hibbert, et al, 2014), the presenter will pose several questions for the audience to consider regarding sustainability, social change, and peace. This part of the webinar will be interactive, generative, and reflexive. Audience members will engage in dialogue to explore how HRD can/should contribute to leadership theorizing on the global stage.

It is hoped that new ideas, new collaborations, and new directions for leadership scholars and scholar/practitioners will emerge from the session. Future interactive webinar sessions to support this work will be scheduled as needed.

Audience members are encouraged to review the two articles below prior to the session:

Hibbert , P., Sillince, J., Diefenbach, T., & Cunliffe, A.L. (2014). Relationally reflective practice: A generative approach to theory development in qualitative research. Organizational Research Methods, 17(3), 278-298. DOI: 10.1177/1094428114524829

Swedberg, R. (2012). Theorizing in sociology and social science: Turning to the context of discover. Theory and Society, 41, 1-40. DOI 10.1007/s11186-011-9161-5

About the Presenter

Julia Storberg-Walker is an Associate Professor at George Washington University and Co-Director of the Executive Leadership Program, responsible for marketing and recruiting. She currently serves as the Editor of Human Resource Development Review, and is affiliated with the Taos Institute as well as the Global Women's Institute at GW. Her research interests focus on theorizing leadership for women and girls, and she has delivered theorizing workshops around the world for students and faculty. Most recently, she was recognized for her scholarly contributions by the Women and Leadership Affinity Group of the International Leadership Association and was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Scholar Award.

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