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Darren Short, AHRD Board MemberIn Absentia
Darren Short, President Emeritus

Preface by Tomika W. Greer
The 2019 Research Conference in the Americas has concluded and many long-time attendees may have noticed the absence of some people that we have come to expect every year. I, for one, noticed the absence of Darren Short, a past president of AHRD and a charismatic supporter of scholarly practice in HRD. The 2019 conference was his second absence in the 23 years since his first AHRD Conference. So, I reached out to him to see if he had anything to say in absentia. And if you know him, you know he had a few words for us. Here’s what he had to say:

I am honored to have this opportunity to write the Board column for this month’s Digest. Having sat on the Board for ten years, served as President, and having been a member of AHRD for over 20 years, it’s nice to have an opportunity to pause and reflect, and to share a few of those thoughts.

Over the years, I have written a lot — many would argue too much. If I’d have spent less time writing, and more time reflecting on why I write, I would probably have written few words but more words that others now read. So, perhaps now is the time to change my ways, and to go for a more minimalist approach.

Here I am: 53, at a laptop at 9 pm, a glass of wine by my side, at a time of life when I find myself asking, what matters? You are no doubt wiser than I am, and so have figured this out well before me. It appears that the answer is family and friends. That’s why AHRD matters to me. It’s my professional family, and the source of many of my friendships. Of course, I value the journals, the awards, website, the SIGs; but I also value Netflix, warm socks on a cold night, and a full tank of gas. At the end of the day, Netflix doesn’t fill my soul, but AHRD does renew my professional soul.

I could write more, much more; and a younger version of me would have done so. But I think I’ve made a point, and it’s now your turn to either reflect on it, or to click back to whatever fills 99.9% of your day and forget all about this. My only ask is that you don’t forget about it for long, as your AHRD professional family and friendships will matter more than that 99.9% in the end. You can take my word for it… and, if you don’t, I’ll just have to write a ten thousand word journal article to prove my point.

With love and a professional hug,

Darren


AHRD Board Changes

The AHRD Board Members express deep appreciation for the contributions of two board members who have completed their terms as of February 2019: Yonjoo Cho and Thomas Reio.

Yonjoo Cho

Yonjoo Cho
Indiana University
Thomas Reio

Thomas Reio
Florida International University
AHRD Board of Directors Service
Terms Ending February 2019

The AHRD Board Members welcomes two new Board members who began serving their terms in February 2019: Thomas Garavan and Katherine Rosenbusch.

Thomas Garavan

Thomas Garavan
Edinburgh Napier University
Katherine Rosenbusch

Katherine Rosenbusch
George Mason University
Newly Elected AHRD Board Members
Terms Beginning February 2019

News for Members

2019 AHRD Conference in Louisville Concludes

The Academy of Human Resource Development held its 26th annual conference in Louisville, Kentucky, from Wednesday, February 13, 2019 to Saturday, February 16, 2019. This year’s conference theme focused on the future of HRD through a transdisciplinary lens.

Check out official photos from the Louisville conference here. And, mark your calendars for the AHRD Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, to be held February 26-29, 2020!

Thank you to the Conference Program Committee and the Track Chair Editors for their dedication to ensuring a high quality conference program!

    Conference Chair:
    Laura Bierema, University of Georgia

    Program Chair:
    Sunyoung Park, Louisiana State University

    Proceedings Editor:
    Sarah Minnis, Western Carolina University

    Associate Proceedings Editor:
    Karen Johnson, University of North Texas

    Conference Committee Members:
    Joshua Collins, University of Minnesota
    Brad Shuck, University of Louisville

    Track Chair Editors:

  • Assessment and Evaluation
    Jie Ke, Jackson State University
  • Critical, Social Justice, Diversity Perspectives in HRD
    Katsiaryna Matusevich, Barry University
  • International, Global and Cross Cultural Issues
    Dae Seok Chai, Colorado State University
  • HRD Performance and Strategy
    Kibum Kwon, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • Leadership and Career Development
    Katherine Yeager, Abilene Christian University
    Rebecca McPherson, Texas A&M University-Central Texas
  • Organizational Development and Change
    Michael Kirchner, Indiana University Purdue University – Fort Wayne
  • Research Methods and Foundations in HRD
    Rose Opengart, HRDOC
  • Technology, E-learning, and Virtual HRD
    Eunjung Grace Oh, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Workplace Learning
    Caleb Seung-Hyun Han, University of Georgia
  • Non-refereed Submissions
    Rita Kowalski, Work Life Consulting LLC
    Deepika Pandita, Symbiosis International University

AHRD Awards

The AHRD Awards Ceremony was held in Louisville during the conference on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Thank you to the award committee chairs for overseeing the selection processes. Congratulations to all the 2018 Academy Award Winners!

Cutting Edge Awards
Sunyoung Park, Committee Chair

    A Pedagogical Approach for Addressing Racism and Building a Foundation for Human Relations in the Workplace
    Marilyn Y. Byrd, University of Oklahoma

    Compassionate Leader Behavior: An Emerging Framework for Consideration in HRD
    Brad Shuck, University of Louisville
    Meera Alagaraja, University of Louisville
    Jason Immekus, University of Louisville
    Maryanne Elliott, George Washington University
    Denise M. Cumberland, University of Louisville

    The Multi-Level Effects of HR Practices and Paternalistic Leadership on Organizational Commitment
    Dae Seok Chai, Colorado State University
    Shinhee Jeong, Louisiana State University
    Baek-kyoo Joo, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

    Impacts of the Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Quality on Employees’ Outcomes
    Jiwon Park, Korea University

    Reliability Generalization of Transfer of Training
    Junhee Kim, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Hyeon-Jin Kim, Nuclear Training and Education Center
    Youngsup Hyun, Kyungpook National University

    Examining the Impact of Psychological Safety on Transformative Learning in the Workplace
    Chang-kyu Kwon, University of Georgia
    Seung-hyun Han, University of Georgia
    Aliki Nicolaides, University of Georgia

Esworthy Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year Award
Tomika W. Greer and Sehoon Kim, Committee Co-Chairs

R. Wayne Pace Book of the Year
Joshua C. Collins, Committee Chair

Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award (HRDQ)
Thomas Reio, Committee Chair

Elwood F. Holton III Research Excellence Award (HRDR)
Jia Wang, Committee Chair

Human Resource Development Review 2018 Best Reviewer of the Year

    Valerie Anderson, University of Portsmouth, UK

Monica M. Lee Research Excellence Award (HRDI)
Jessica Li, Committee Chair

Advances in Developing Human Resources Outstanding Issue Award
Marilyn Y. Byrd, Committee Chair

Early Career Scholar Award
Mesut Akdere, Committee Chair

    Sunyoung Park, Louisiana State University

Laura Bierema Excellence in Critical HRD Award
Tonette Rocco, Committee Chair

    Kimberly Osborne, Independent Scholar

Outstanding HRD Scholar Award
AAhad Osman-Gani, Committee Chair

    Monica Lee

Journal Editors Service Recognition

    Michael P. Leimbach, Advances in Developing Human Resources
    Carole Elliott, Human Resource Development International
    Valerie Anderson, Human Resource Development Quarterly
    Kim Nimon, Human Resource Development Quarterly
    John Werner, Human Resource Development Quarterly

AHRD Foundation Grants

    Jihye Oh, Texas A&M University
    Melika Shirmohammadi, Texas A&M University
    Shinhee Jeong, Texas A&M University


Call for Nominations: Associate Proceedings Editor for 2020 AHRD Conference in the Americas

The Associate Proceedings Editor is a critical leadership and volunteer position within the Academy of Human Resource Development. This position requires a three-year commitment that includes advancement to a position of increased responsibility in each successive year. The effective term for this position is March 2019 through March 2022. The first year of the term is spent as the Associate Proceedings Editor for the 2020 Conference Proceedings of the AHRD Conference in the Americas. The second year is spent as Proceedings Editor for the 2021 Conference Proceedings. The third year is spent as the Program Chair for the 2022 Conference.

The Associate Proceedings Editor will have the primary responsibility of working with the Proceedings Editor to manage the peer review process and is the primary contact with the authors during the Cutting Edge Award submission and review process. This is a critical position within the conference team and will require up to 15 hours of work per week, especially in the timeframe from July 2019 through January 2020. The position requires strong writing and editing skills, because the finished product has to pass through many steps before it reaches the conference proceedings. The conference team manages the development process of the conference proceedings, including managing manuscripts, scheduling individual conference sessions, coordinating with the conference planning team and ensuring the timely and accurate creation of the International Research Conference Proceedings. The Associate Proceedings Editor plays a significant role in the management of the review process by coordinating with the ten track chair editors.

The requirements for this position are:

  • Have published in a proceedings for an AHRD affiliated conference (i.e. the AHRD Conference in the Americas, the UFHRD Conference in Europe, or the AHRD Conference in Asia).
  • Have been a reviewer or Track Chair for an AHRD affiliated conference.
  • Have experience in project management.
  • Hold AHRD membership and maintain membership for the duration of the position.
  • Academic or educational institution affiliation preferred but not required.

The preferred skills for this position are:

  • General computer knowledge: Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative, flexible, a good listener.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work with a close deadline.

The duties of this position are:

  • Become expert at using the computer submission and management system for proceedings.
  • Assist in determining the relevance and appropriateness of submissions for the conference proceedings.
  • Assist the proceedings editor in carrying the overall responsibility for the quality of published content.
  • Work in collaboration with the track chairs and authors.
  • Work with proofreaders in order to ensure a correct text and style.
  • Copy-edit contents of the works done by authors.
  • Work closely with the program chair to ensure an effective design of the proceedings.
  • Provide editorial help for specific sections or articles.
  • Participate in meetings and other events related to the conference.

Applications or nominations, in the form of a CV and a cover letter specifying interest and qualifications as related to the role, should be sent to the AHRD Office at office@ahrd.org by February 28, 2019.

The Conference Team began reviewing applicants at the AHRD 2019 Annual Conference in the Americas and will continue until they recommend a suitable candidate for AHRD Board approval. Questions about the expectations of the Associate Proceedings Editor may be directed to:


Vietnam Will Host 2019 AHRD International Research Conference: Save the Date!

Welcome to Hanoi in the world’s fifth fastest growing economy, Vietnam, for the 2019 AHRD International Research Conference! Mark your calendars now for November 5-8.

Foreign Trade University (FTU), the leading university in Vietnam, is delighted to invite you to attend the 18th Asian 2019 Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference (AHRD 2019 Vietnam). The conference is supported by some of Vietnam’s large corporations, including Viettel, FPT, and others.

You will have the opportunity to explore Vietnam, with numerous top tourist attractions and rapidly growing businesses. The theme will be Human Resource Development: Innovations and Evolution in the Digital Era. AHRD 2019 Vietnam will open the venue for sharing thinking and practices on HRD foundations to unfold human resources in the promising land of Vietnam in particular and Asia, as well as globally.

The conference will be an important platform to discuss and evaluate how global digitalization and so many other factors impact HRD practices for organizational learning, performance, and sustainable development.

Given Asia’s increasing importance in the world and Vietnam’s emerging market in Asia, this HRD research conference will navigate HRD research and practices, with innovations, change, and performance laying the groundwork for further discussion of national HRD. Such foundations include training and development, learning and performance, diversity and inclusion, leadership development, digitalization development, and education.

These foundations are reflected in the ten conference tracks: 1) national, regional, and international HRD; 2) HRD and sustainable development; 3) leadership development; 4) workplace learning and training and development; 5) career development; 6) organization development and performance; 7) HRD and education; 8) corporate social responsibility and ethics in HRD; 9) information and communication technology and HRD; and 10) emerging issues and innovations in HRD (such as critical HRD, diversity and inclusion, gender, cross-cultural HRD, theory development, and so on).

The conference agenda will include pre-conferences, plenary sessions (including keynotes and a Vietnam NHRD panel), concurrent presentations, networking activities, a cultural tour, a gala event, and so on. All have been designed to create conditions for HRD scholarship and practice to take roots in Vietnam and Asia and provide a forum for participants to discuss HRD innovations and evolution in the digital era; at the same time, effectively linking HRD research to practice.

To be held in Hanoi, the capital city, also a political and economic hub in Vietnam, which is surrounded by satellite economic centers, the conference provides participants with extra activities, including exchanging information and networking with international experts, local governmental officials, and leaders of international and local corporations. Charming Hanoi has aged well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments, and colonial architecture, while facilitating modern development. Additionally, the conference serves as an excellent opportunity for all participants to explore a dynamic culture and a rich history of the capital city that will celebrate its 20th anniversary of being recognized as a City for Peace by UNESCO.

As a part of the agenda, there will be a visit to Ha Long Bay in the Gulf of Tonkin, also a UNESCO world heritage site. There are over 1,600 islands and islets, many of which are almost uninhabited and unaffected by human presence. Ha Long Bay presents a spectacular landscape that can be comfortably accessed within a few hours from Hanoi.

Keep an eye out for the call for papers that will be posted on the AHRD website soon. Questions can be directed to Gary McLean, AHRD liaison, at garynmclean@gmail.com.

20th Anniversary UFHRD 2019 International Conference Doctoral Symposium

Submitted by Dr. Fotis Mitsakis

The University Forum of Human Resource Development (UFHRD), Nottingham Business School (NBS), and the Centre of People, Work and Organisational Practice are delighted to host a Doctoral Symposium (Monday, 24 June 2019) for PhD/DBA students in conjunction with the 20th Anniversary UFHRD Conference held at NBS, Nottingham Trent University.

The UFHRD 2019 Doctoral Symposium offers a great opportunity to join a vibrant community of PhD/DBA students in order to initiate an invigorating and thought-provoking dialogue through various networking events and workshops with academics and other doctoral students across the globe. It is a unique vantage point to share your work with active living researchers and professionals from around the world, as well as to explore beyond established, taken-for-granted assumptions about research and knowledge in a supportive and friendly environment.

Participants are welcomed to submit their abstract & poster by visiting our Ex Ordo submission system (set up an account first): https://lnkd.in/gZbArQH.

For additional information:

Key deadlines:

  • Abstract submission: 28 April 2019
  • Poster submission: 3 June 2019

AAACE Membership Discount Code

AHRD members are eligible for a 10% discount off AAACE membership with this Promo Code: “AHRDMemberPartner

Visit the AAACE membership page here: https://www.aaace.org/page/Membership


SIG Spotlight

Faculty Learning and Development SIG Overview

Submitted by Katie Rosenbusch

As we return from the AHRD Conference in Louisville, the Faculty Learning and Development (FLD) SIG would like to highlight some of the accomplishments over the past year. During the conference, we were proud to host two sessions focused on faculty learning and development.

Our FOCUS Session, entitled “The Changing of the Guard: Transforming the Way We Respond to Challenges in Academia” highlighted the Advances in Developing Human Resources journal issue that will be published in early 2020. Six papers with various challenges in academia were discussed and the participants engaged in a roundtable discussion regarding solutions. We hope that many AHRD members will see the value of this special issue in the upcoming year.

Our second session was a professional development workshop. “How to Break into Academia: Unlocking the Code to Get an Academic Position” was well attended by early career scholars, hoping to start their academic careers. Katie Rosenbusch and Marie Valentin (FLD SIG chairs) highlighted their experience and provided tips and tools to make this transition easier.

In addition to the conference sessions, the FLD SIG has promoted our blog on faculty advice and Facebook page to share resources and information with each other. We also partnered with the Mentorship Project and sponsored a webinar in November 2018.

There are many more things to come for this SIG. We hope that you will engage and share your knowledge, expertise, and challenges with one another.

Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/AHRDFLD/
Follow our blog on: https://ahrdfld.wordpress.com/
Follow us on Twitter at @AHRD_FLDSIG

We hope to connect with you!


Journal News

Advances in Developing Human Resources (ADHR)

Marilyn Y. Byrd, Editor-in-Chief

Advances in Developing Human Resources Seeks Associate Editor

ADHR invites applications for the position of Associate Editor (AE). The successful applicant will have a terminal degree in HRD or a related field and currently work in an HRD role in education, business, government, or community sectors. In addition, applicants must have previously served as an Issue Editor of ADHR; served as a member of the ADHR Editorial Board or another HRD-related journal; and/or have other comparable editorial leadership experience. Preference will be given to applicants who have editorial leadership experience and have served as an Issue Editor of ADHR. Applicants should be an active member of the Academy of Human Resource Development.

Responsibilities include:

  • Soliciting proposals for ADHR
  • Reviewing proposals and manuscripts submitted to ADHR for publication, as assigned by the Editor-in-Chief
  • Participating in the policy-making process for ADHR
  • Assisting with the ADHR Best Issue award selection
  • Attending the ADHR Editorial Board meeting at the annual AHRD Conference and participating in virtual team meetings called by the Editor-in-Chief
  • Recruiting candidates for the ADHR Editorial Board
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the ADHR Editor-in-Chief

An ADHR AE will not serve as an Issue editor during his/her tenure, but may contribute an article to an annual volume during his/her tenure. The AE reports to the ADHR Editor-in-Chief.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of application addressing how the desired qualifications are met along with a current CV by March 15, 2019 to:

    Marilyn Y. Byrd, PhD, Associate Professor/Human Relations
    Editor-in-Chief, ADHR
    University of Oklahoma
    601 Elm Ave, Room 704
    Norman, Oklahoma 73019

    or email: Marilyn.Byrd-1@ou.edu (preferred)


Human Resource Development International (HRDI)

Jessica Li, Editor

HRDI

Special Issue Call for Papers: Gender Hegemony and its Impact on HRD Research and Practice

Awareness of the complexity of gender and gender hegemony places an onus on HRD to recognise the significance of gender and diversity in organizations, and to question HRD’s role in perpetuating or misrecognising gendered power relations in theory and practice.

We welcome contributions to this special issue that adopt a variety of perspectives and which are located in a diversity of empirical locations or theoretical genres. Potential topics include:

  • Explorations of how HRD has contributed to and sustained structures that are rooted in gender inequity;
  • Analyses of the ways in which HRD professionals are resisting gender hegemony through their work;
  • Examinations of intersectional identity work encompassing the hegemonic manifestation of gender in relation to other marginalized identities (e.g., race, sexual orientation, elderly, differently abled);
  • Considerations of non-binary gender identities;
  • Critiques of the weaponized subversion of feminism (e.g., "toxic" feminism, as opposed to toxic femininity; Fourth Wave feminism; neo-feminism);
  • Theoretical reconceptualizations of hegemonic gender constructions (e.g., can we negate the categorization that accompanies "gender"? Are there ways to consider "being", instead of "doing" or "performing"?);
  • Methodologies for studying the complexities of gender and gender hegemony;
  • Reflections on the ways in which mechanisms of popular culture can be applied toward challenging gender hegemony and resisting its reproduction;
  • Evaluations of HRD’s role in reproducing or resisting gender hegemony in total institutions (e.g., military, prisons, higher education institutions, nursing homes, oil platforms, temples) and in different organizational sectors (e.g., high tech organizations, financial firms, fashion and beauty).

Potential Timescales

Deadline for submission of full papers:

  • Paper submission: 15 April 2019 (submit via journal’s website by following all format requirements and clearly mentioning/selecting this SI)
  • Reviews to be completed by: 15 July 2019
  • Resubmissions: 15 September 2019
  • Paper Selection: 15 January 2020

Instructions for Authors

https://www.tandfonline.com/action/authorSubmission?journalCode=rhrd20&page=instructions

Guest Editors

Professor Carole Elliott
University of Roehampton, UK
Carole.Elliott@roehampton.ac.uk

Professor Jamie L. Callahan
Northumbria University, UK
Jamie.Callahan@northumbria.ac.uk


Human Resource Development Quarterly (HRDQ)

Thomas G. Reio, Jr., Executive Editor

New HRDQ Editorial Team

Please take a moment to welcome HRDQ’s new Editorial team: Thomas G. Reio, Jr., Editor; Trevor Brown, Andreas Gegenfurtner, Sewon Kim, Regina Mulder, Robert Yawson, and Seung Won Yoon, Associate Editors. Tara Fitzgerald is the new Managing Editor. Contact us at hrdq@fiu.edu.

Special thanks are in order for the past Co-Editors, Valerie Anderson, Kim Nimon, and Jon Werner, and their excellent team of Associate Editors, Travor Brown, Claire Gubbins, Sewon Kim, Thomas Reio, Maura Sheehan, and Seung Won Yoon. Dr. Heather Short was the former Managing Editor.

Call for Methods Submissions for HRDQ

To extend the previous co-editors' call for Research Methods submissions, authors are encouraged to submit papers that demonstrate or discuss a quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method with relevance to human resource development and related fields. For more information, view our general call for submissions.

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Final Thought

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

Tomika GreerIt’s been two days since I returned from the 2019 AHRD Conference in the Americas. I am exhausted from an action-packed week that began with an AHRD Board Meeting on Tuesday afternoon and ended with the Presidential Banquet on Saturday night. In between, I connected with graduate students in the Graduate Student Colloquium, engaged in multiple opportunities to explore transdisciplinarity, met with colleagues to plan several research projects for the upcoming year, and attended some of the best poster sessions and symposiums that I’ve seen at AHRD. It was an amazing conference experience for me!

I have been a member of AHRD since I was a graduate student in 2009. While I have long considered the AHRD Conference to be one of the highlights of my academic year, this Louisville experience stands out as a favorite. There was a fresh vibe of collegiality, hospitality, and excellence in the air. It seems that we are on the cusp of new heights of ingenuity and greatness in AHRD. I have no doubt that a big part of this vibe is the many new faces that I saw at the Louisville conference, all of which I hope to see for many years to come.

In these days after the conference, I am renewed and invigorated…excited to continue leading HRD through research, honoring the wisdom of our past and encouraging the new voices in our future. If you’re reading this, I sincerely hope you feel the same. This is such an exciting time for the Academy of Human Resource Development!

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  • Fotis Mitsakis
  • Katherine Rosenbusch

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