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From the Board

By Ron Jacobs, President

AHRD Board Meets in Chicago

The AHRD Board meets face to face twice per year: once at the annual Conference in the Americas and a mid-year meeting. This past October, the Board gathered together for two days for its mid-year meeting at the Ewald Consulting offices near O’Hare Airport. As president, I challenged the Board to use the time to reflect on issues, policies and our various initiatives, and then to bring forward ideas on how we address the lingering issues and make whatever we’re doing now better. By meeting as a group face to face, we had the opportunity to discuss in-depth a range of topics without the usual constraints of a conference call. Among the discussion points were membership categories, the conference design, and the relationship with the journals. For each point discussed, I was careful to allow the discussion to continue until we seemed to reach some consensus on what action should be taken. We will share the details of the discussion and the outcomes at the membership meeting in February.

Perhaps the Board spent the most time discussing the Asian Chapter conference that had been scheduled for Macau in early November. Through some unfortunate events, we had to cancel the conference, even after manuscripts had been submitted and some letters of feedback had been sent back to authors. The decision to cancel the conference and the subsequent decision on how to provide suitable options to authors consumed much time from the middle of September through late October. Through many email exchanges and telephone calls — I was in China during much of this time — the Executive Board and a few others collectively came up with some acceptable options that seem to work in a pinch. The Board extended its gratitude to Mesut Akdere, coordinator of the Asian Chapter, for his involvement in solving some sticky problems and to the conference team supporting the Conference in the Americas. The Board extended a special thanks to Jason Moats for making it possible to have at least a dozen or so papers from the Asian Chapter conference to be included in the Conference in the Americas.

The Board discussion about the Asian Chapter conference focused specifically on what we learned from this unfortunate experience, and what we should do going forward. From this discussion, the Board reaffirmed its commitment to supporting a conference in the Asia region. However, the Board recognized that the management structure that had first been implemented by AAhad Osman-Gani and used with success for 15 years would not be sustainable for the future. Thus, the Board is now investigating how AHRD might engage in a formal partnership with an academic entity in Asia as a means to provide a more stable and reliable platform from which to plan and manage conferences and other initiatives in support of HRD scholars in that part of the world. We hope that by February, we can announce the details of the partnership, effective for the 2017 AHRD Conference in Asia. We are excited to use this opportunity to help build a stronger and more beneficial AHRD presence in Asia. Again, I want to thank all those who helped make the Asian Chapter conferences a success in the past — AAhad especially and Mesut — and to let them know that without their foundational efforts, we could not move forward to a new management structure that we hope will last at least another 15 years.

I look forward to seeing all of you in Jacksonville in February. It’s shaping up to be another great conference.


News about the 2016 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas

Join us in Jacksonville! Conference registration is now open!

The conference is February 19-21 (with pre-conference activities February 17-19). There are many exciting developments emerging for the conference.

We are so excited to share with you all the news about the conference events — we think you’ll agree that it’s shaping up to be a conference you won’t want to miss! Just a few things to entice you:

  • Provoking keynote address featuring Laurie Bassi, internationally renowned HR analytics expert.
  • Stimulating Town Forum exploring Theorizing, Knowledge, and Community: Exploring the Hidden Connections hosted by Susan Madsen and Julia Storberg-Walker and featuring leading scholars involved in theory-building.
  • Two learning-filled pre-conferences:
    • Nurturing Emotionally Intelligent Organizations through Action Learning with Dave Rude & Edie Williams on Wednesday, February 17.
    • Focus Group Design, Facilitation, and Integration with Quantitative Research with Ann Gilley & Jessica Brown on Thursday, February 18.
  • Graduate Research Doctoral Colloquium (February 17-18) that is a tremendous opportunity for doctoral students and advanced Master's students focused on research to engage with well-regarded scholars, peers and academic coaches to support student research and dissertation development.
  • Exciting new Professional Development Workshop entitled Scholar Practitioner 101: Bridging Theory & Practice and fostering scholarly Practice within the Academy. This is a tremendous opportunity for those new to AHRD and Master's-level students to connect with each other and focus on the ideas and skills needed as a foundation for scholarly practice.
  • River Cruise: On Thursday evening (February 18) after our opening reception, experience the scenic areas along the St. Johns River, the Jacksonville skyline and major city attractions from the water (additional cost that is not a part of registration, but it will be an evening to remember).
  • New mobile app (EventMobi) that will help conference attendees easily navigate the conference and connect with colleagues throughout the conference.
Jacksonville, Florida boat cruise for AHRD conference attendees.

Updates & Reminders on Submissions for the Conference

Decisions on both refereed and non-refereed submissions went out on October 20, 2015.

If you have not received the results, please contact Angela Titi-Amayah (

A few critical reminders for authors who have accepted submissions:

  • It is critical that all authors make contact with their respective track chairs to ensure that their updates are uploaded in the system properly. Revised manuscripts should be in the system no later than November 16, 2015. Authors must allow enough time for the track chairs to review and possibly conduct another round of revisions before December 4.
  • All submitting authors of refereed full manuscripts, regardless of whether accepted with revisions or outright, must complete the author attestation form <in the system. If you have questions about this, please contact your track chair.
  • All submissions must be submitted “camera ready” by December 4. Missing this deadline will result in delays publishing the proceedings and may result in submissions being omitted from the proceedings entirely.

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities

Does your organization (or one you know of) want to reach leading national and international scholars and practitioners in HRD? If so, check out the opportunities AHRD provides for exhibitors and sponsorship at Conference Central and/or contact Carissa Wolf ( directly.

Moving Corporate Learning from Good to Great

International 1-day Seminar
23 November, 2015 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
University Campus Belval, Luxembourg

Various national networks on Learning & Development in Corporate Organizations are cooperating with the European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) to set up a new European initiative to move forward the field of Corporate Learning. More specifically, our aim is to tackle trending challenges that companies are facing with regard to Organizational Learning and Development. We strongly believe that our hands-on approach, accompanied with a close cooperation between research and practice, will bring Corporate Learning to the next level.

On November 23, the 1-day event “Moving Corporate Learning from Good to Great” will be organized at the University of Luxembourg, Belval Campus. Representatives from large international companies, such as Danone (France), Bosch (Germany), Rentokil Ltd (U.K.), BGL BNP Paribas (Luxembourg), CPD Standards Office (U.K.), and KPMG (Luxembourg), will present a business challenge and will search for specific solutions and action points with the audience. The following labs are organized:

  1. What is a truly integrated learning approach and how could it be implemented?
  2. How can an improved approach to the provision of learning opportunity as CPD transform the mind-set and requirements of regulators and internal corporate risk management?
  3. How to support business transformation by enabling various co-creation practices?
  4. How can a workplace re-organization accelerate a company’s corporate strategy?
  5. How can entrepreneurial learning and entrepreneurship programs enhance a company’s performance and its adaptability to changes in the economic environment?
  6. To what extent do social media practices of "Generation Y (digital natives)" lead to new forms and practices of management and leadership?

All participants are invited to attend 2 labs, next to a keynote session by the Group Learning & Development Director and Global Head of Danone Academy, Mr. Thierry Bonetto, a plenary closing discussion and various networking activities (i.e. coffee breaks, lunch break, a networking reception, and peer group debrief sessions).

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The Current and Incoming Editorial Teams at HRDQ Encourage AHRD Members to:

  • Check Out HRDQ’s Early View
  • Why? Get access to forthcoming articles well in advance of the print copy and publisher’s deadlines so that you can be more informed about compelling HRD research as well as cite it in your research.

To access Early View:

Go to the Wiley online site in support of HRDQ:
Then, on the left tool bar, under Journal Menu, click on Early View
Here, you will find forthcoming content (qualitative, quantitative, Forum articles, and media reviews).

Early View of Content for Volume 26 Issue 4:

Talent Management and Organizational Diversity: A Call for Research [Editorial]
Maura Sheehan, Napier Edinburgh University
Valerie Anderson, University of Portsmouth

Employees’ Perceived Use of Leader Power and Implications for Affect and Work Intentions
Drea Zigarmi, Ken Blanchard Companies and San Diego State University
Taylor Peyton Roberts, Ken Blanchard Companies and San Diego State University
W. Alan Randolph, Robert G. Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore

The Impact of Ethical Leadership on Employees’ In-Role Performance: The Mediating Effect of Employees’ Psychological Ownership
Cho Hyun Park, Samsung SDS
Woocheol Kim, Korea University of Technology and Education
Ji Hoon Song, Han-Yang University

Organizational Attitudes as Precursors to Training Performance
Sungjun Kim, Korean University Business School
Huh-Jung Hahn, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development, University of Minnesota
Jinkyu Lee, Korea University Business School

Developing and Applying a New Instrument for Microanalysis of The Coaching Process: The Coaching Process Q-Set
Tatiana Bachkirova, Oxford Brookes University
Jonathan Sibley, JS Coaching & Psychotherapy
Adrian Christopher Myers, Oxford Brookes University

Early View Content Available and Forthcoming for Volume 27 Issue 1

Moving On and Moving Upward: Final Reflections and Farewell [Editorial] [Forthcoming on Early View]
Andrea D. Ellinger, The University of Texas at Tyler

Personality Traits and Career Satisfaction in Training and Development Occupations: Toward a Distinctive T & D Personality Profile
Eric D. Sundstrom, University of Tennessee
John W. Lounsbury, University of Tennessee
Jason L. Huang, Michigan State University

To Reveal or Conceal? Managers’ Disclosures of Private Information during Emotional Intelligence Training
Kathryn Thory, Strathclyde University

Education as a Response to NHRD Gaps in Developing Economies: A Case Study of l’Ecole de Choix / The School of Choice (Haiti), as Critical National Human Resource Development
Julie Gedro, SUNY Empire State College
Laura P. Hartman, Boston University

Diversity Training Programme Outcomes: A Systematic Review
Hussain Alhejji, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
Thomas Garavan, Edinburgh Napier Business School
Ronan Carbery, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
Fergal O’Brien, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick
David McGuire, Edinburgh Napier Business School

Media Review of A Comprehensive Guide to the Field of Human Resource Development
Sunyoung Park, Louisiana State University

Media Review of The Routledge Companion to Human Resource Development
John Dewar Wilson, Director, Developing Performance Potential

Forthcoming HRDQ Content Soon to Appear in Early View for the next issues of Volume 27:

Making the Invisible Visible: A Cross-Sector Analysis of Gender-Based Leadership Barriers
Amy B. Diehl, Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
Leanne M. Dzubinski, Biola University

No Place Like the Frontline: A Qualitative Study on what Participant CEOs Learned from Undercover Boss
Denise M. Cumberland, University of Louisville
Meera Alagaraja, University of Louisville

Boredom at Work and Job Autonomy: An Exploratory Case Study within the Catering Sector
Chin-Ju Tsai, Royal Holloway University of London

Media Review of Organizational Climate and Culture: An Introduction to Theory, Research, and Practice
Douglas A. Hummer, North Carolina State University

An Analysis of Award Winning Refereed Articles from the Journals Sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development [Forum Article]
Sunyoung Park, Louisiana State University
Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, Drexel University
Gertrude I. Hewapathirana, Ashford University
Karen R. Johnson, The University of Akron
Mauvalyn M. Bowen, Ashford University

We also suggest that you check out Special Features below Early View. This section contains links to freely accessible electronic issues that feature articles from the Silver Anniversary Volume 25, as well as award winning and highly commended HRDQ published articles.

Thank you! Please continue to send your high quality submissions to HRDQ, and to support the journal through your service as a reviewer. The AHRD Community is pivotal in helping our field’s journals reach their full potential and have impact within and beyond the HRD field.


Author Podcasts

Human Resource Development Review (HRDR) is pleased to share our September 2015 issue author podcasts! Podcasts are recorded in collaboration with Sage Publications and can be accessed on the HRDR website at Author Podcasts (
This issue’s podcasts feature:

The Meaning of Organizational Learning: A Meta-Paradigm Perspective: A Conceptual Review and Research Agenda

Author Irina V. Popova-Nowak discusses her article which explores a largely uncharted route of looking at organizational learning through the lenses of several research paradigms and developing a meta-paradigm framework of this construct.

Emotionally Intelligent Mentoring: Reconceptualizing Effective Mentoring Relationships: A Conceptual Review and Research Agenda

Authors Rose Opengart and Laura Bierema discuss their article on how emotional intelligence affects the mentoring relationship and influences its effectiveness for both the mentor and protégé.

International HRD and Offshore Outsourcing: A Conceptual Review and Research Agenda

Author Valerie Anderson discusses her article, which argues that robust IHRD research into offshore outsourcing contexts is required that challenges the dominant “headquarters perspective” taken in existing accounts of the global trend to offshore outsourcing.

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Call for Authors for Korean Women in Leadership

The Korea SIG (Special Interest Group) of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) is working on a book proposal on Korean Women in Leadership (Co-editors: Yonjoo Cho and Gary N. McLean) with the publisher Palgrave Macmillan. The book will provide a comprehensive understanding of authors’ (or co-authors’) perspectives, including status, barriers and challenges, and opportunities for women leaders in Korea. Additionally, we will cover sector and international perspectives, and discuss convergence and divergence in practice, sector, and international perspectives.

This book has critical implications for the development of women leaders in Korea, providing insights into developing the potential of highly qualified women in organizations set in a rapidly changing nation where traditional cultural expectations and modernized values co-exist. Our discussion will open the possibility to see what has not been exposed from a dominant western perspective on women in leadership and will identify lessons learned from a uniquely Korean perspective. Each chapter will present a comprehensive perspective of the topic, which will typically be a review of the literature. We are not soliciting empirical articles that are more appropriate for submission to a journal.

We are inviting you to express your interest in participating in this book project. Please email both of us by November 20, midnight EST time, at and

If interested, provide us with a prioritized list of no more than three (3) chapters in which you have interest and expertise. This will give us flexibility in ensuring that we have authors for every chapter. By submitting three, this does not mean that you are interested in writing three chapters. If you want to co-author a chapter, please indicate who the team will be. Also, please provide us with a paragraph of no more than 150 words of your expertise to participate in writing a chapter. No abstracts are required at this time. We will then make a decision, no later than November 22, of the participating authors and their chapters. At that point, we will invite you to submit an abstract that we can include in our proposal to the publisher.

The estimated deadline for the submission of the book chapters is summer 2016. You may contact either of us if you would like more information. We are so excited to work on this project and look forward to working with many of you in the successful completion of the project!


Yonjoo Cho, Associate Professor
Instructional Systems Technology
University of Indiana

Gary N. McLean, President
McLean Global Consulting, Inc.
Professor Emeritus
University of Minnesota

Korean Women in Leadership
Book Chapters Outline

Editors: Yonjoo Cho and Gary N. McLean
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

OPENING: The Status of Women Leaders in Korea (Yanghee Kim and Yonjoo Cho)


Chapter 1: Family Roles
Chapter 2: Cultural Constraints
Chapter 3: Career Development/Success


Chapter 4: Policies/Legislation
Chapter 5: Educational Opportunities
Chapter 6: Collaboration/Partnerships


Chapter 7: Corporate Sector (Yonjoo Cho and Hye Young Park)
Chapter 8: Family Business
Chapter 9: Entrepreneurs
Chapter 10: Government Sector
Chapter 11: Education Sector
Chapter 12: NGO Sector


Chapter 13: Korea in an Asian Context
Chapter 14: Korea in a Non-Asian Context

CLOSING: SYNTHESIS — Convergence and Divergence: Practice, Sector, and
International Perspectives (Gary N. McLean and Yonjoo Cho)


AHRD Board Member Featured on Local NPR Station

Dr. Holly Hutchins was recently interviewed about her research on imposter phenomenon by Marty Moss-Coane on her show Radio Times, WHYY (NPR affiliate in Pennsylvania).

AHRD Members Edit New Book

Realising Critical HRD: Stories of Reflecting, Voicing, and Enacting Critical Practice is edited by Jamie L. Callahan, Jim Stewart, Sally Sambrook, Clare Rigg, and Kiran Trehan.

This book contends that the project of Critical Human Resource Development (CHRD) is to effect change/transformation, and that, as such, critical scholars must expose the injustices and inequities that can occur in current mainstream HRD practice. In other words, those that would change must first recognize that there is a problem worthy of being transformed. It is here that much of the CHRD project has plateaued; there is much theorizing on dominant ideology, hegemony, power structures, and other artefacts of a critical agenda, yet there are comparatively few empirical explorations of the CHRD project that would facilitate practical engagement. This book addresses that gap.

More information is available at:


By Robin Grenier, Digest Editor

For many, the fall semester is quickly coming to an end and the busy holiday season approaches. With so much going on, it is easy to forget the little things. If you’re like me, lists help me to maintain my sanity and remember those things that are easily missed. So here is my current list of reminders for November that you too may find useful:

  1. Renew your AHRD membership before it lapses.
  2. Buy extra cranberry sauce.
  3. Submit proposal to the UFHRD Conference by December 4.
  4. Grade!
  5. Be sure to book your flight and room for the AHRD conference in Jacksonville, Florida.
  6. Finish that manuscript!
  7. Be thankful for good colleagues, good health, and a life worthy of a moment of thanks.


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  • Ron Jacobs
  • Gary N. McLean

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