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2014 Submission Info

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The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD, or "The Academy”) is the leading professional association for advancing HRD through research and the application of research to practice. The Academy is celebrating its 21st annual conference in 2014 in Houston, Texas from Thursday, February 20th to Saturday, February 22nd. AHRD is an inclusive organization and invites all those who are interested in the field, no matter where they are on the scholarly journey. The conference program promises to include leading scholars and senior-level practitioners reporting their cutting-edge research, providing opportunities for all to learn and network. 

This year’s conference theme is "Leading the Human Resource Development Field through Research.” The theme represents the unique role of AHRD as the preeminent professional organization representing scholars and thoughtful leaders seeking to foster more effective learning and performance in the workplace. The program will be comprised of blind, peer-reviewed submissions that offer a diverse range of topics, perspectives, and research paradigms. In addition to the traditional peer-reviewed categories of papers, abstracts, and posters, this year the conference will include several research panels that bring together senior scholars to discuss their most recent work and thinking. The panels provide excellent opportunities for bringing together scholars to engage in both formal and informal interactions about topics of mutual interest.

Submission Tracks

The Academy of Human Resource Development welcomes submissions from researchers and scholar-practitioners in all academic fields and disciplines that focus on workplace learning, performance, change, and related issues and problems. The Conference tracks for this year are the following:

  • Workplace Learning
  • Organization Development and Change
  • International; Global & Cross Cultural Issues
  • Leadership and Career Development
  • Critical, Social Justice, Diversity Perspectives in HRD
  • HRD Performance and Strategy
  • Technology, E-Learning & Virtual HRD
  • Assessment and Evaluation

Track Chairs will play a leadership role to ensure the integrity and consistency of the tracks.

Submission Categories

Within each track, authors will assign their submission(s) to one of the following four categories:

  1. Refereed Full Manuscripts (8000 word maximum)
  2. Refereed Abstracts (2000 word maximum)
  3. Research Roundtables/Posters (2000 word maximum)
  4. Symposia (word count varies depending on paper or panel symposia submission)

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