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Jason MoatsAHRD 2043—Positioning the Academy for its 50th Anniversary
By Laura L. Bierema, President-Elect and Chair of 2020 AHRD Conference in the Americas

AHRD 2043—Will you help us get there? When the Academy of Human Resource Development celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018, conversations were held about what would sustain our organization for the next 25 years—until 2043. Our members desired to create a more multi and transdisciplinary future where we forge alliances and collaborations with synergistic partners. We are still making meaning and developing strategy for that vision.

In the meantime, what else do we need to ensure that we continue to fulfill our mission of Leading Human Resource Development through Research for the next 25 years and beyond? The obvious answer is we need YOU—to continue contributing rich scholarship and model practice to our exciting field. We also need your help to put AHRD in a more stable position for the long term.

AHRD is a nonprofit organization and our health and vitality depends not only on our creative scholarship and reflective practice, but also on the health of this organization. To ensure that we continue to thrive for the next 25+ years, AHRD needs to develop an endowment to protect its ability to operate and serve its members so that we are not almost solely dependent on the conference as a source of income, as we are today.

AHRD exists to provide a scholarly community to academics and reflective practitioners who are committed to the systematic study of human resource development theories, processes, and practices, and the application of HRD research findings. AHRD is making impact in the professional lives of its members with recognized high quality journals, collaborative opportunities, and recognition of our members’ contributions to the field. AHRD also provides a vital network for practitioners, faculty, and students to connect across multiple disciplines from across the globe.

AHRD had modest beginnings in 1993 and little money. At one point in our early history, a founding member loaned AHRD money so we could continue operating. Although AHRD is a long way from that destitute moment in our first years of operation, our reality is that it costs money to support our members with international conferences, awards, webinars, program excellence network, special interest groups, website, administration, and publications.

Here is how you can help. AHRD needs your financial support. To be frank, AHRD’s budget has been operating with an approximate $20,000 shortfall for the past few years, and this is not a sustainable financial picture. As President-Elect, I am committed to leading a fund raising initiative to help bridge this shortfall. I am proud to donate to AHRD personally and ask each of you to donate what you can in honor of our 25th anniversary and next 25+ years. Would you donate $25, $250, $2500, or $25,000 as your budget allows to help us move AHRD into a more stable financial position? My long term dream is to one day have an endowed fund that fully covers AHRD’s operational expenses.

How can you donate?

AHRD 2043—join me in ensuring that the Academy of Human Resource Development is thriving on our 50th anniversary!

AHRD Board of Directors Approves Code of Conduct

The Academy of Human Resource Development Code of Conduct is part of AHRD’s ongoing efforts to improve civility and inclusion at AHRD-sponsored programs. This statement sets expectations for virtual and in-person treatment of each other while engaging in AHRD programs. This statement is intended to compliment the AHRD Standards on Ethics and Integrity, which speak more broadly to the profession.

The AHRD Code of Conduct is published here on the AHRD website.

News for Members

Last Chance to Make Your Submission for the 2020 Conference!

Call for Submissions to 2020 AHRD Research Conference in the Americas

The 27th International Research Conference in the Americas will be held February 26-29, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. The submission system is now open!

The 27th AHRD annual conference will include leading scholars and practitioners reporting their cutting-edge research and theorizing. The program will be comprised of blind, peer-reviewed submissions that offer a diverse range of topics, perspectives, and research paradigms. In addition, the conference will include several types of non-refereed sessions that provide excellent opportunities for bringing together conference participants to engage in generative learning through both formal and informal interactions about topics of mutual interest. AHRD is an inclusive organization and invites all who are interested in the field, no matter where they are on their scholarly journey.

In addition to the information contained in this Call for Papers, important details can be found on the Conference Central page. The Conference Central site will be your go-to location for news about conference updates, pre-conference workshops, hotel and travel information, access to the program (available January 2020), and registration. Information about the benefits of AHRD membership —including journals, online networking, Special Interest Groups (SIGS), professional development, awards, and other events, including the conferences in Europe and Asia–MENA—can also be found on the AHRD website.

Review the Call for Submissions (PDF) for full details. Submissions will be accepted until September 3, 2019 (11:59 p.m. PDT).

2020 Conference Tracks

The Academy of Human Resource Development welcomes submissions from all academic fields and disciplines that focus on workplace and organizational learning, performance, change, and related issues and challenges.

Conference tracks for the 2020 Conference include:

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

2020 Submission Categories

Submission categories for the 2020 Conference include:

  • Refereed full manuscript
  • Refereed poster and poster session
  • Refereed symposium
  • Non-refereed FOCUS session
  • Non-refereed professional development workshop
  • Non-refereed HRDtalk session

Refer to the Call for Submissions (PDF) for complete information on each category.

AHRD Awards Submissions Now Open

The "Academy Awards” is the distinguished awards program in the Human Resource Development profession that is sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). These awards are for scholarly professionals who have made significant contributions to the vision of leading the profession through research.

The deadline for awards submissions is Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00pm ET. There will be no extensions on the submission deadline this year. The board presents all the awards at the annual AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas.

Awards Include:

The Laura Bierema Excellence in Critical HRD Award
Honors a critical HRD scholar or practitioner who has demonstrated research and activism with impact in HRD.

Human Resource Development Cutting Edge Award
Awarded to ten outstanding scholarly papers from those published in the AHRD Conference Proceedings in the same year.

AHRD Excellence in Scholarly Practice Awards
The awards are given for excellence in applying scholarly HRD theory and research to practice in a manner that brings measurable improvement to an organization and/or has the potential to advance the field of HRD.

Esworthy Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award
Awarded for the outstanding HRD doctoral dissertation in a given year.

Advances in Developing Human Resources Outstanding Issue Award
Awarded for the outstanding issue among the ending year's volume.

Monica M. Lee Research Excellence Award
Awarded for the outstanding Human Resource Development International article in each annual volume.

Early Career Scholar Award
Awarded to an outstanding HRD scholar in the early stages of his/her career who has made identifiable and significant contributions in scholarly research to the field of HRD.

R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year
Awarded for the outstanding HRD book that advances the theory and/or practice of the profession.

Elwood F. Holton III Research Excellence Award
Awarded for the outstanding Human Resource Development Review refereed article in each annual volume.

Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award
Awarded for the outstanding Human Resource Development Quarterly refereed article in each annual volume.

HRD Scholar Hall of Fame
Presented to scholars in human resource development and related disciplines who have made enduring contributions to the Academy’s vision of leading the human resource development profession through research.

Outstanding HRD Scholar Award
The Outstanding HRD Scholar Award (formerly the HRD Scholar of the Year Award) is presented to an outstanding human resource development scholar who has demonstrated a continuing record of scholarly productivity and influence in the profession.

View the Academy Awards page for more information and submit a nomination.

Call for International Host Location and Conference Coordinator for the 2021 AHRD International Research Conference in Asia

Submitted by Dr. Rajashi Ghosh, Chair of AHRD Global Committee

I am writing to invite AHRD members to engage with their respective contacts in the Asian region to consider hosting the 2021 AHRD International Research Conference in Asia; and to serve as the coordinator of the conference on behalf of the AHRD, representing AHRD in the planning, implementation, and evaluation processes.

We have had many successful international conferences in Asia, including the most recent one, the 17th AHRD International Research Conference in Asia, which was hosted by the National Institute for Development Administration (NIDA), Bangkok, Thailand. Gary McLean served in the role of AHRD conference coordinator. The upcoming 2019 conference will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the 2020 conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

We are hopeful that, through this call, we will identify AHRD members who may not have been involved in the process previously and who have institutional contacts in the region to have the opportunity to step forward and express their interest in AHRD serving in this important leadership role. Identifying and confirming the host location requires a formal agreement between the institution and AHRD. The agreement specifies that joint conference coordinators be identified.

The following are the responsibilities of the Conference Coordinator serving as liaison between the AHRD board and the host coordinator(s):

  • Assist in developing a management plan (timelines, roles, committee responsibilities, resource needs) with the local Conference Committee to implement the pre-conference, keynotes, and the refereed and non-refereed sessions of the Conference.
  • Provide assistance to the local Conference Committee on issues that arise throughout the implementation of the management plan.
  • Assist in managing the paper review process and identifying track chairs, reviewers, and proceedings editors.
  • Provide formal updates to the AHRD Board on the progress of the management plan and any issues that need to be addressed by the Board.
  • Ensure that marketing information about the Conference is developed and scheduled for publication in the AHRD Digest, the AHRD and host conference websites, and other conferences, especially the AHRD conferences in Europe and in the Americas.
  • Assist in promoting the membership of AHRD and the HRD scholarly community to participate in the Conference.
  • Facilitate the Best Paper Awards review process in coordination with AHRD journal editors who attend the Conference.
  • Provide a final Conference Report to the AHRD Board, including Conference data, list of participants, lessons learned, and budget information.

We welcome you to share with us if you have connections with a university/institution in any country in Asia that would like to host our 20th AHRD International Research Conference in Asia in 2021. And please let us know if you would like to serve in the Coordinator role. The university/institution should have experience and resources in organizing research conferences, including the preparation of budgets to ensure sound financial practices and needed IT support.

As stated, AHRD has now established a formal process for engaging with global partners to organize a research conference, making the idea of proposing a conference or getting involved easier. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in the Academy and to be recognized for extending AHRD’s footprint internationally.

If you have interest and connections with a university/institution in Asia for hosting AHRD International Research Conference in Asia in 2021, please contact me at The AHRD Board plans to finalize the Conference Host and Coordinator for the 2021 AHRD International Research Conference in Asia by December 1, 2019.

Call for AHRD Board Member Nominations – Due November 1

Submitted by Dr. Jon Werner, Chair of AHRD Nominations & Elections Committee

If you are reading this, you have hopefully had a positive experience with, and connection to, the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD). In the June 2019 AHRD Digest, Board Member Jason Moats wrote: “We are in a moment of great opportunity and change.” Jason expressed his concern for the future of AHRD, as well as his hope that all connected to this organization would find ways to share their energy and expertise with the rest of us.

A strong Board is vital for any organization, including AHRD. To remain a successful, vibrant Academy, it is essential that we have a strong and diverse Board, whose members bring the energy, passion and vision needed to lead AHRD over the coming years. Each year, new Board opportunities emerge to provide members with the chance to serve at this high level within the organization, and the chance to guide, lead, and inspire their peers throughout AHRD.

This year, AHRD members will nominate and elect three Board members, and we need your help to find the best candidates for these important positions.

Board Member Nominations

Any member of the AHRD, including former Board members, is eligible to be nominated to serve on the Board. Self-nominations are also accepted. AHRD has a strong commitment to diversity in its general membership and to the diversity of the membership of its Board. Those considering having their names placed in nomination should recognize their time commitment for Board assignments. Board members are elected for a three-year term and are expected to attend the Board meetings during the annual conferences in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023, and one additional board meeting each year of the three-year term, which are scheduled in the fall and at various locations. Board members are expected to cover their own expenses for attendance at scheduled Board meetings.

Nominations Procedure

Whether you nominate yourself or someone else, all nominees must provide a written statement that includes both the candidate's biographical information and vision for the Academy, including how they would like to contribute in their role as a Board member. You are restricted to a total of 250-500 words for your statement, which includes both your biographical information and vision. If the statement exceeds this word restriction, sentences will simply be dropped from the end of the statement to fit the space limitation. Note that the use of flyers or the AHRD listserv for the promotion of candidates is prohibited.

Send nominations and nominee statements to Jon Werner (Chair, AHRD Nominations & Elections Committee) at The deadline for nominations is midnight Pacific on November 1, 2019. A reply email confirmation will be sent to you indicating that your nomination has been received. If you do not receive this confirmation within 48 hours, please re-send and contact

In November, all AHRD members will receive instructions for completing their ballot. The AHRD election process will be completed by mid-December, and new Board members will be announced in early 2020.

Call for Authors for Human Resource Development in South Korea: Theory, Research, and Practice

Submitted by Dr. Doo Hun Lim, Dr. Seung Won Yoon, Dr. Daeyeon Cho

We are planning to publish an edited book titled Human Resource Development in South Korea: Theory, Research, and Practice (Co-Editors: Lim, D. H., & Yoon, S. W., and Cho, D. Y.) for publisher Palgrave Macmillan via Springer Nature. This edited book will include various topical articles covering the theoretical foundations, current status, research, and practices on HRD in South Korea.

South Korea, officially the Republic of Korea, is one of frequently benchmarked developed countries representing the world's 11th largest economy. This country has been renowned for many facts: the world's most innovative country, a global leader in many technology driven fields, the highest ranking in the obtainment of tertiary education, globally influential pop culture called Korean Wave, etc., yet embracing various societal, political, and economical issues stemming from fast aging population, severe educational competitions in public educational settings, and complex political relationships with surrounding countries such as North Korea, China, Japan, and the U.S. In addressing various issues and collective goals, HRD has always been recognized and adopted by various stakeholders at the corporate, governmental, and national levels.

The purpose of this book is to introduce the history and overview of HRD, theories and practices of HRD, research agendas and trends of HRD in South Korean context. More specifically, the following topics are some possible issues to be included but are not limited to:

History and Overview

  • HRD History in South Korea
  • National HRD in South Korea
  • Corporate HRD in South Korea
  • Theoretical Disciplines Contributing to HRD in South Korea

HRD Theories and Practices in South Korea

  • HRD in Public Setting
  • HRD in Corporate Setting
  • HRD in Non-profit Setting
  • HRD in Higher Education Setting
  • HRD and Adult Education
  • HRD and Lifelong Learning
  • HRD and Multi- or Cross-cultural Education
  • Strategic HRD in South Korea
  • Career Development in South Korean Context
  • Organizational Development in South Korean Context
  • Leadership Development in South Korean Context
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Performance Management
  • Competency Management
  • Workforce and HR Analytics
  • Action Learning in South Korea

HRD Research in South Korea

  • Trends in HRD Research in South Korea
  • HRD Research Methodology

HRD Trends in South Korea

  • HRD and 4th Industrial Revolution
  • HRD and Neuroscience
  • HRD and Big Data
  • HRD and Artificial Intelligence
  • Gamification in HRD in South Korea
  • Aging Issues and HRD in South Korea

By addressing various issues of HRD in South Korea, we intend to provide resourceful information to academicians, researchers, students, and practitioners to utilize the knowledge from our book to pursue their academic, career, and professional goals. This book also can be adopted as a textbook for HRD academic programs in South Korea.

We invite you to express your interest in participating in this book project. Please email Dr. Doo Hun Lim, the lead editor, by October 15, 2019, at and provide an abstract of 150 words maximum to indicate your interested topic.

Please submit your abstract based on your interest, and, if selected, we will work together with our inputs as you move forward. We will allocate chapters in a manner that balances your interest with our need for providing a comprehensive coverage of the edited book. Our preference is to have each chapter co-authored to accommodate diverse perspectives. If you have preferred collaborators, please indicate their names and provide a short biography for each of you (about 100 words). If you want to participate, but do not have a partner in mind, please let us know. We will help match co-authors with similar interests. The book will be published in English. If you need assistance with your English writing, please hire a professional proofreader at your own or your institution’s expense.

To publish this book in a timely manner, please forward this information to those who may be interested in participation. We welcome perspectives from scholars and practitioners, and those from South Korea, Americas, and those in other countries. We will make final decision in November 2019 about the participating authors. At that point, we will invite you to submit your chapter. We strongly suggest limiting the length to 4,000-7,000 words including the references. The chapter will be sent out for review before it is accepted.

The deadline for the submission of the first draft of the book chapters is tentatively May 31, 2020. You may contact either of the co-editors if you need more information. We are excited to collaborate on this project and look forward to your active participation for the successful completion of the book!

Dr. Doo Hun Lim, University of Oklahoma,
Dr. Seung Won Yoon, Texas A&M University-Commerce,
Dr. Daeyeon Cho, Korea University,

Korea SIG International Research Grant Available

Submitted by Dr. Sehoon Kim


The Korea SIG’s International Research Grant promotes AHRD graduate students’ research collaboration on research that relates or contributes to Korea. This grant provides in total up to $1,000 to the awardees to reimburse them for research and dissemination expenses for one year only, with eligibility to apply for a subsequent year. Eligible expenses might include, but are not limited to, gifts for participants during data collection; software; data analysis assistance, such as transcribers or translators; AHRD membership; registration for any AHRD conference where the outcome of the award is presented; and travel and lodging while at the conference.


  • Graduate students who are members of AHRD.
  • A team of students, consisting of at least one Korean and one non-Korean, regardless of where they live, may submit one proposal. A faculty member may be part of the team in a mentor role, though he/she is not eligible to use the funds. The rationale for this eligibility criterion is our desire to expand international collaboration.
  • Students can find partners on the AHRD Facebook or LinkedIn pages, or contact the Korea SIG chair, Sehoon Kim (
  • Past recipients are eligible to apply in a subsequent year.

Application Process

Submit a proposal in electronic format using the Korea SIG Grant Template in Word format (not .pdf).

  • Proposals must not exceed 3 single-spaced pages, including:
    • Problem statement
    • Research purpose and questions
    • A brief review of the literature
    • Research methods
    • Anticipated outcomes and implications for HRD
    • Information dissemination plan
    • Research project timeline

Submission Deadline

  • Submit a proposal by December 1, 2019 to Sehoon Kim at
  • The Korea SIG Chair will form a three-person review panel.
  • The final decision will be announced at the 2020 AHRD Conference in the Americas.
  • For additional information, contact Sehoon Kim at

AAACE Membership Discount Code

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Visit the AAACE membership page.

Journal News

Advances in Developing Human Resources (ADHR)

Marilyn Y. Byrd, Editor-in-Chief

Advances in Developing Human Resources Special Issue Call for Papers

Topic: The Impact of Resilience in Developing Individual and Organizational Capacity to ‘Bounce Back’ from Challenges

Submission deadline: September 30, 2019

Guest Editors:

Dr. John Mendy (for inquiries email:
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, UK

Professor P. Matthijs Bal (
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, UK

Description: Stress, anxiety, depression, and similar emotional and psychological inhibitors may negatively impact employee well-being and dignity (Bal, 2017), quality of work-life (Morris & Madsen, 2007) and overall organizational performance. These inhibitors may be produced through events such as structural or procedural changes, tensions emanating from diminished work relationships, pressures related to the work itself, or other forces that may affect an individual’s capacity to function and perform well. In addition, perceptions of unfair treatment can impact an individual’s resiliency (Kurian, 2018). It is, therefore, crucial to gain insight as to the ways individuals, as well as the organizations they serve, may become more resilient and bounce back from these types of challenges (Lock & Janas, 2002).

ADHR is a thematic journal that features current and emerging topics of significance to the field of human resource development (HRD). The journal is highly relevant to both scholars and practitioners. The guest editors of this special Issue seek manuscripts that will inform scholars and practitioners about the application of resilience enhancing approaches to an individual’s well-being and the organization’s capacity to resolve intractable problems of development and performance. Possible topics for this special Issue include:

  • The impact of resilience in HRD’s quest for employee well-being and dignity
  • The impact of resilience in HRD interventions developing employees’ quality of life and work
  • New questions raised by HRD practitioners on the application of traditional resilience approaches and interventions for new organizational challenges and adaptations
  • Organizational change and intervention programs and the development of organizations’ and individuals’ capacity to be resilient
  • Building new leadership forms and their effects on HRD and employee and organizational resilience
  • Resilience enhancement characteristics and effects on HRD’s employee and organizational learning and development
  • Creating new methodological designs in HRD for workplace resilience building activities and interventions
  • Novel application and evaluation techniques in HRD and implications for employee and organizational resilience
  • Perceptions of unfair treatment and building resilience
  • Qualitative research approaches for studying resilience at the individual or organizational level
  • Theoretical frameworks for studying resilience and individual performance

In support of a move toward transdisciplinary approaches to research, ADHR welcomes contributions to this special Issue from a broad range of disciplines that complement HRD research and practice.

Submission Information: Full manuscripts of 4500 to 5000 words should include an abstract that is written in a 3-part format.

  1. Problem (that is being addressed and that relates to the topic of resilience)
  2. Solution (that resolves the problem)
  3. Stakeholders (the organizational members most directly affected by the problem).

Manuscripts, formatted in accordance with the APA Style Guide (6th Edition), should be submitted to:

For further inquiries, contact Dr. John Mendy:


Bal, P. M., & de Jong, S. B. (2017). From human resource management to human dignity development: A dignity perspective on HRM and the role of workplace democracy. In Dignity and the Organization (pp. 173-195). London: Palgrave Macmillan

Kurian, D. (2018). Organizational justice: Why does it matter for HRD. Journal of Organizational Psychology, 18(2), 11-22.

Lock, R. H., & Janas, M. (2002). Build resiliency. Intervention in School and Clinic, 38(2), 117-121.

Morris, M. L., & Madsen, S. R. (2007). Advancing Work-Life integration in individuals, organizations, and communities. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 9(4), 439-454.

Human Resource Development International (HRDI)

Jessica Li, Editor


Announcing the Latest Issue of HRDI

    The latest issue of HRDI, Volume 22, Issue 4 is available here.

Currently available online:

  • Rajashi Ghosh (2019) Inviting contributions on international HRD research in HRDI. Human Resource Development International, 22:4, 317-320, DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2019.1622262

  • Kelechi Ekuma (2019) Postcolonialism and national HRD: Understanding contemporary challenges to skills development in sub-Saharan Africa. Human Resource Development International, 22:4, 321-342, DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2019.1612651

  • Srikanth PB (2019) Developing human resource competencies: an empirical evidence. Human Resource Development International, 22:4, 343-363, DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2019.1605580

  • Piety Runhaar, Machiel Bouwmans & Marjan Vermeulen (2019) Exploring teachers’ career self-management. Considering the roles of organizational career management, occupational self-efficacy, and learning goal orientation. Human Resource Development International, 22:4, 364-384, DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2019.1607675

  • Mostafa Ayoobzadeh (2019) The impact of frequency of contact on protégé mentoring outcomes: The moderating effects of protégé general self-efficacy and face-to-face interaction. Human Resource Development International, 22:4, 385-404, DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2019.1615309

  • Joshua C. Collins (2019) A more radical human resource development: The time is now. Human Resource Development International, 22:4, 405-411, DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2018.1506649

Human Resource Development Quarterly (HRDQ)

Thomas G. Reio, Jr., Executive Editor

There was a joint Editorial Boards meeting at the University Forum for HRD (UFHRD), hosted by Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University, UK, on June 25, 2019. Much of the discussion centered on encouraging better quality submissions, journal rankings, Editorial Boards, and social media collaboration. Action items included mentoring PhD students in terms of methods choices and checking into translation services for non-English speakers, and encouraging the use of the AHRD mentor match program. Good news about the latest impact factor information was shared as well (#.0 for HRDQ).

The latest issue of HRDQ is available here.

HRDQ articles available on Early View.

Call for Methods Submissions for HRDQ

Authors are strongly encouraged to submit papers that demonstrate or discuss a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method with relevance to human resource development and related fields. Click here for more information.

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Human Resource Development Review (HRDR)

Jia Wang, Editor


HRDR June Issue

Our June 2019 issue will feature the following four articles:

Theory and Conceptual Articles

Talent Management and Employee Retention: An Integrative Research Framework
Anoopa Narayanan, S. Rajithakumar, & Manoj Menon
An Ecosystems Perspective on International Human Resource Development: A Meta-Synthesis of the Literature
Thomas N. Garavan, Alma McCarthy, & Ronan Carbery
Integrative Literature Review Exploring the Boundaries of Diversity and Inclusion in Human Resource Development
Torrence Sparkman
Vertical Trust Within Organizations and Performance: A Systematic Review
Jacob Guinot & Ricardo Chiva

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Job Postings

Assistant Professor, Learning Experience Design

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The School of Leadership and Human Resource Development at Louisiana State University announces an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The person hired for this position will contribute to the teaching and ongoing development of a BS program in Learning Experience Design and Innovation. This program prepares students to be leaders in the design, development, and implementation of web-based and e-learning technologies in today’s workplace that are user-friendly, contemporary and engaging.

This is a 9-month academic appointment with an anticipated start date of January or August 2020. Options for summer employment are available. Successful candidates must hold doctorate or be a doctoral student in the candidacy phase with graduation by January or August 2020. The School of Leadership and Human Resource Development houses a vibrant, interdisciplinary group of scholars whose teaching, scholarship, research, and outreach centers on the creation of positive change in people, organizations, and communities globally. Successful candidates will be collaborative team players who conduct high quality research and can contribute to the development and teaching of superior graduate and undergraduate courses. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The positions will remain open until filled.

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Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellow

College Station, Texas

Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program is a faculty pipeline initiative that connects those advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. The ACES Fellows Program is administered by the Office for Diversity at Texas A&M in partnership with the College of Education and Human Development. In recognition of Texas A&M University's Diversity Plan, the ACES Fellows Program is aimed at promoting the research, teaching, and scholarship of early career scholars who embrace the belief that 'diversity is an indispensable component of academic excellence' (Texas A&M, Commitment to Diversity). From this experience at Texas A&M, fellows should develop an understanding of the value of diversity and the power that it holds for students, faculty, and staff to enrich their lives.

As a Tier 1 research and land-grant institution, Texas A&M upholds its responsibility to accountability, campus climate, equity, and scholarship by maintaining a campus that affirms equity and fosters inclusion and belonging. Significantly, Texas A&M holds itself accountable to improved campus climate and equity goals through clear, accessible measures. ACES Fellows are afforded access to invaluable academic and professional development experiences to advance their careers as scholars. It is possible that some ACES Fellows will be hired as tenure-track faculty at the conclusion of the fellowship. ACES Fellows will benefit from: prescriptive mentoring, access to instructional best practices, a vast array of world-class research and productivity resources, and a robust network of renowned Texas A&M scholars from across disciplines.

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Assistant Professor Faculty Hire Number 20-07

Northridge, California

The Management Department’s curriculum and service goals strive to integrate theoretical knowledge and practical skills to solve problems facing organizations and institutions in our community and in society at large. The Department provides instruction for undergraduate management majors, students in other majors, and MBA students. The Department also provides non-business majors with a minor in management or human resource management. The successful candidate will take a role in the design and implementation of the HR program including development of curriculum recognized by professional organizations, in particular, for SHRM certification. In support of the College and University mission, the Department encourages activities that enhance student achievement; develop distinction; encourage partnership with other universities, colleges and departments; and, provide service to local business, government and social sector organizations. This includes seeking funding for special projects and new programs.

The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which he/she is housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

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Final Thought

By Tomika W. Greer, AHRD Board Member and Digest Editor

Tomika GreerI was recently asked what my favorite season of the year is. It was a hard question for me to answer. I knew immediately that I could eliminate winter from my list because I despise cold weather – but, I was born in February so, maybe winter isn’t all that bad. Then, I was certain I could disregard summer because I despise extremely hot weather – but, then I realized that the free spirit side of my personality enjoys the freedom of my more relaxed schedule during the summer months and I decided that maybe summer isn’t exactly the worst.

Eventually, when I turned my attention to thinking about spring and fall, I couldn’t decide which one to announce as my favorite. I love spring because it holds the promise of warmer weather and longer periods of daylight, which feeds my soul. I enjoy fall because it brings me back into focus, restores my routines, and allows me to walk outside without evaporating under the Texas sun of summer. So, my answer to that question was: “I don’t know. It’s probably a tie between fall and spring.”

Fall and spring are essentially opposite seasons of the year. We associate spring with new life. We associate fall with dormancy. And yet, I can’t decide which one is my favorite; not to mention, there are aspects of winter and summer that I really enjoy as well.

I believe the same to be true about our favorite seasons of life. There are good things and less-than-good things to be said about nearly every phase of our lives. We successfully navigate through these seasons of life by focusing on enjoying the positive aspects while working towards improving other areas of our life.

The organizational life of the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) is no different. It can also be divided into seasons. We are currently in a season of rebuilding, reorienting, and renewing. We are focusing on the positive aspects of this season while working towards improvements in all areas. We are planting and sowing seeds now in hopes of a full harvest during a new season in the not-too-distant future.

This August AHRD Digest contains ample opportunity to plant and sow these seeds into AHRD – from donating to our organization; to nominating and/or running for a position on the Board of Directors; to submitting proposals and attending the 2020 Conference in Atlanta. There are so many ways to get involved in planting and sowing seeds to ensure AHRD’s future harvest in the coming seasons. Just remember…we can only reap after we have sown.

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Contributors to this Issue

  • Tomika W. Greer, AHRD Board Member and Digest Editor
  • Laura L. Bierema
  • Rajashi Ghosh
  • Jon Werner
  • Doo Hun Lim
  • Seung Won Yoon
  • Daeyeon Cho
  • Sehoon Kim

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