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Leadership Opportunities

AHRD Leadership Opportunities

(1) Annual Conference in the Americas

Contact information:

Carroll M. Graham, Program Chair |
Khalil M. Dirani, Proceedings Editor |
Jia Wang, Associate Proceedings Editor |
Scott E. Franzmeier, Operations Director, AHRD Main Office |

Track chair

  • Contact the conference program chair
  • Recruits paper reviewers
  • Makes decision of whether to accept papers for the conference

Paper reviewer

  • Contact track chairs (varies every year)
  • Read papers for the conference via blind review

Symposium chair

  • Contact program chair
  • Leads discussion in sessions of other people’s papers


  • Contact program chaired an informal discussion at breakfast or lunch
  • Can have a panel discussion

Pre conference

  • Contact program chair
  • Lead a full day or half day session
  • Use a panel

Special sessions

  • Contact program chair
  • e.g., speed dating; meet the authors; etc.

(2) Award committees – contact committee chairs

12 Awards (e.g., HRDQ best paper, Dissertation; Conference cutting edge, etc.)

(3) AHRD Board

  • Contact the AHRD office at
  • Volunteer to run for the board
  • Submit a personal statement to the AHRD office


  • Contact AHRD office or SIG chair
  • Join any SIG
  • Volunteer for leadership in the SIG

(5) Webinar

  • Contact AHRD office
  • Operate a 60 to 90 minute live web-based lecture or discussion
  • Use a panel

(6) AHRD Journals

Paper reviewer – contact journal editor:

Journal board – contact journal editor

ADHR special issue

  • Propose special issue – contact ADHR editor
  • Create a call for papers

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