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Webcast: December 5, 2012

The Role of Reflective Practices in Building Social Capital in Orgs From an HRD Perspective



Social capital has been receiving increasing attention in the field of human resource development (HRD). However, little is known as to how social capital has been formed or has grown over time with HRD interventions. There is limited research and discussion on how reflective practices play a role in the development of social capital as individuals reflect together in interactive social contexts such as networking activities. We will introduce an integrative model of institutional social capital and reflective practices. In particular, we highlight how HRD interventions can help facilitate social capital building in organizations using some example of HRD interventions.



Yoshie Tomozumi Nakamura
Dr. Nakamura is a consulting faculty member and executive coach at Columbia University. She also works as an associate director of special projects at Columbia Business School where she is working on new initiatives across functions. Her areas of research interest include social capital formation, leadership development, and human resource development. She actively engages in the research on values leadership that is published as a business case. One of her publications, "The Role of Reflective Practices in Building Social Capital in Organizations from an HRD perspective” received an outstanding award by Academy of Human Resource Development. Her teaching work focuses facilitating social capital building in a strategy development and human resource development courses. She also coaches executives from small business owners to global organizational leader through Columbia Business School’s Executive Education program.

Dr. Nakamura received her doctorate in Adult Learning and Leadership from Columbia University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Literature; a Master of Arts in International Education; and a Master of Education in Adult Learning and Leadership.


Lyle Yorks
Lyle Yorks is Associate Professor in the Department of Organization and Leadership, Teachers College, Columbia University where he teaches courses in adult learning, strategy development as a learning process, human resource development, and research. He is also a lecturer in the Executive Master of Science Program in Technology Management at in the School of Continuing Education, Columbia University where he teaches a course in Strategic Advocacy. His expertise is in adult learning theory and practice as it applies to workforce development and executive education. Lyle has over 25 years experience working with organizations in diverse industries worldwide on projects involving training designs, strategic organizational change, and management development. Earlier in his career Lyle was a Senior Vice President of Drake Beam Morin, a human resources consulting firm, a Principal of Marshall-Qualtec a consulting firm working in the area of organization restructuring and strategic change, and was an internal consultant on the staff of the Corporate Systems and Methods Department, Travelers Insurance Companies. Lyle has also served as visiting faculty in various EMBA and Executive Education programs. In 1981 he was a Visiting Faculty Fellow at Yale University, School of Organization and Management.


Lyle was a co-researcher with Professor Schon Beechler on a three-year project on learning transfer and return on investment from Columbia Senior Executive Program, Columbia University School of Business. Additional projects include facilitating collaborative inquiry groups in the Leadership for a Changing World Program, funded by the Ford Foundation and the Advocacy Institute grants administered through the Wagner School, NYU and a collaborative participatory action research based study on reducing workplace stress and aggression to enhance individual and organizational performance involving ten sites in the U.S. Veterans Administration. He is currently involved with a colleague, Dr. Art Langer, in a study of successful transitions into the ‘C-Suite’ on the part of technology executives. Articles authored and co-authored by Lyle have appeared in the Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Education and Learning, California Management Review, Sloan Management Review and other scholarly and professional journals. Among his recent professional publications is a text Strategic Human Resource Development (South-Western Publishers, 2005), and chapters in Educating Managers through Real World Projects (2005), and University and Corporate Innovations in Life Long Learning (2008). His 2004 article "Toward a Political Economy Model for Comparative Analysis of the Role of Strategic Human Resource Development Leadership” in the Human Resource Development Review received the Outstanding Article Award. His article co-authored with Yoshie Nakamoura "The Role of Reflective Practices in Building Social Capital in Organizations: Implications for HRD Research and Practice” received the Elwood Holton III Research Excellence Award for the outstanding article in the Human Resource Development Review for 2011. Lyle earned master degrees from Vanderbilt University and Columbia University and his doctorate from Columbia University.


Princess Cullum, MBA, Ph.D. Student

Princess holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelor degree in Journalism from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Currently, she is working on a doctorate in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement (ATPI) at the University of North Texas.

Princess has taught for 14years at several colleges and universities in North Texas as an adjunct faculty member. For the past three years, she has been a Teaching Fellow in the Department of Learning Technologies teaching online classes in the ATPI undergraduate program.

She is the Senior Learning Specialist at International Capital and Management Company (ICMC) responsible for managing classroom training for Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Prior to working for ICMC, Princess worked for more than 15 years in marketing and management at world-class companies such as Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, and Hallmark Cards.

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