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Conference in Europe | 7-9, June 2017

The deadline for submission of full papers for the Lisbon conference has been extended to April 21.

Conference in Asia | 8–10 November, 2017

Two Pre-Conferences Offered on November 7.

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From the Board

Darren Short

By Wendy E.A. Ruona, AHRD President

How Will We Respond?

The 2017 International Research Conference in the Americas has come to a close and, judging from the feedback of many we heard from, it was a stimulating and learning-filled time for many AHRD members and conference participants. Another huge “thank you” to all of those who dedicated their talents, energy, and time to creating this experience for us!

By tradition, the President of the AHRD provides an annual report to members at the time of the International Research Conference in the Americas. In this report, my Board colleagues and I provide an overview about AHRD Finances, Membership, Special Interest Groups (SIGS), Communications, Journals, Conferences (in the Americas and internationally), Professional & Academic Program Development, the Awards program, and other key aspects of AHRD. If you weren’t able to be at the AHRD Business Meeting during the conference, we encourage you to review the President’s Report to the Membership, 2017 available on the AHRD website.

As you will note in the President’s Report to the Membership, 2017, the Board is currently engaged in development of a strategic plan that can be implemented over the next 4+ years (with the commitment of Julie Gedro, Incoming President, to continue the strategy). Our work involves evaluating what we’ve accomplished during the past few years, studying the current dynamics affecting AHRD and HRD more generally and working to determine the most critical actions that we can all do to ensure a thriving future for AHRD.

I’ve challenged the Board to take up the idea of “rigor and relationship” and integrate that into our strategic thinking. We’re working to clearly understand and explicate the needs of AHRD members and translate those into implications for what can be done to continually improve the experience, engagement, and development of our members. We’re working to amplify the ways that AHRD can foster strong relationships between members and even outside our membership through strategic partnerships. And, we’re doing all of this for the express purpose of creating a community that is deeply committed to knowledge sharing and working together to continually improve our collective rigor so that AHRD members can generate high quality scholarship and facilitate excellent scholarly practice.

All of this is leading us to eight areas of strategic focus (see Figure 1), and strategic goals for each area will be articulated throughout this Spring and Summer. All of the Board Members and I invite your questions, concerns, ideas, and input about the current and future state of AHRD anytime — Just reach out to any of us (our e-mails are on the website) and make sure your vital voice is heard!

In addition, I hope that each of you who calls AHRD your professional home will quest to find the areas of AHRD that you can personally contribute to in order to make this organization all we wish it to be—both now and in the future. If you don’t feel like you know what that role is yet or you’re ready to increase your engagement with AHRD, please contact any Board member and/or me and we’ll help to figure out how you can be a contributor to this important community and our collective aims. We are actively seeking members to serve in key leadership roles in each of the eight strategic focus areas (Figure 1) and we need your active support! We appreciate each of you for being a member of the Academy of Human Resource Development and we hope you continue to find many reasons to be involved in AHRD for many years to come!

Figure 1

Figure 1

Conference 2017 Wrap Up

2017 Conference photos

Congratulations to all the 2017 AHRD Conference in the Americas Award Winners!

Cutting Edge Awards

  • Jason Moats, Chair

Community Policing: Using Needs Assessment to Gain Understanding Before Implementing
Eric Doane & Denise M. Cumberland, University of Louisville

Assessing Student Retention Using Appreciative Inquiry: A Mixed Method Case Study
Elizabeth Abraham & Stephanie Pleasant, University of Minnesota

The Relationship Between Work Engagement and Organizational Commitment: Proposing Research Agendas Through a Review of Literature
Woocheol Kim, Jiyoung Kim, Hye Jung Woo, Junghyun Jo, Sang Hoon Park, Se Yung Lim, Korea University of Technology and Education & Jiwon Park, The Pennsylvania State University & Jung Woo Kim, HRD Service of Korea

Employment Lookism in Chinese Job-Hunting Television Show: A Media Content Analysis of Fei Ni Mo Shu
Yuanlu Niu, Tingting Liu, Cynthia Sims, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

A Longitudinal Canonical Correlation of Work-Family Balance and Work Satisfactory Outcomes
Sunhee Jang & Yunsoo Lee, Pennsylvania State University

A Longitudinal Examination of the Causes and Effects of Burnout Based on the Job Demands-Resources Model
Yunsoo Lee & Sunhee Jang, Pennsylvania State University

The Mediating Role of Emotional Resilience and Work Values on the Relationship Between Perceptions of Workplace Incivility and Employee Well-being
David McGuire & Gillian Mauchline, Edinburgh Napier University, Marie-Line Germain, Western Carolina University, Indravidoushi Dusoye, University of Mauritus, Sudhir Saha, Memorial University of Newfoundland

A 7R Framework: A Tool to Discover and Resolve Ethical Issues in Organizational Changes in Thailand
Nopparat Phaopat, Chee Wai Mak & Thiri Kyaw, Graduate School of Human Resource Development, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand; and Darlene Russ-Eft, Oregon State University

Organizational Knowledge and its Component Parts
Coronda Ziegler & Susan A. Lynham, Colorado State University

Esworthy Malcolm S. Knowles Dissertation of the Year

  • Sewon Kim, Chair

Second Runner-Up: William A. Kurtz, Ph.D., George Washington University
Dissertation Title: Under the Balaclava: A Case Study Examining Habits Within the Identity of Elite Counterterrorists
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Ellen Scully-Russ

First Runner-Up: Nana K. Arthur-Mensah, Ph.D., University of Louisville
Dissertation Title: Developing the Future Workforce Through Apprenticeships: A Case Study of an Industry-Education Partnership
Dissertation Advisor (Co-Chairs): Dr. James Stone and Dr. Meera Alagaraja

Winner: Deidre H. Carmichael, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Dissertation Title: Understanding Learning Transfer as a Journey of Individual Behavior Change: Stages, Transitions, and Influences
Dissertation Advisor: Dr. Wendy Ruona

R. Wayne Pace HRD Book of the Year Award

  • Judy Sun, Chair

On the Nature of Human Resource Development
Monica M. Lee

Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award

  • Jon Werner, Chair

Social Competence in Small Firms—Fostering Workplace Learning and Performance 27(3)
Thomas Lans, Frans Verhees, and Jos Veretegen

Elwood F. Holton III Research Excellence Award

  • Jia Wang and Toby Egan, Co-Chairs

The Persistence of Working Poor Families in a Changing U.S. Job Market: An Integrative Review of the Literature
HRDR 2016 Volume 15, Issue 1

Richard J. Torraco, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

HRDR 2016 Best Reviewer of the Year

  • Jia Wang and Toby Egan, Co-Chairs

Russell Korte, Colorado State University

Monica M. Lee Research Excellence Award

  • Carole Elliot, Chair

Team Creativity Versus Team Learning: Transcending Conceptual Boundaries to Inspire Future Framework Building. HRDI, Vol. 19 (1)
Anne Boon, Katrien Vangrieken and Filip Dochy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

ADHR Outstanding Issue Award

  • Marilyn Byrd, Chair

Current and Emerging Trends in Leadership Development: New Needs for New Leadership?
Issue Editors: Kristina Natt och Dag, Steven Manderscheid, and Alexandre Ardichvili; 18(3)

Outstanding HRD Scholar Award

  • AAhad Osman-Gani, Chair

Tonette S. Rocco, Florida International University

AHRD Excellence in Scholarly Practice Award

  • Sarah Minnis, Chair

Flipping the Corporate Training Classroom: Challenging the Norm in Legal Technology Training
Crystal L. Fernandes-Harris, Learning & Development Specialist II, Day Pitney LLP
Carrie E. Kirby, Learning & Development Manager, Day Pitney LLP
Robin S. Grenier, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership; University of Connecticut

AHRD Service Award

  • Darren Short, Chair

Paul Roberts, The University of Texas at Tyler

Laura Bierema Excellence in Critical HRD Award

  • Joshua C. Collins, Chair

Susan R. Madsen, Utah Valley University

Hall of Fame

Darlene Russ-Eft, Oregon State University

AHRD Board Member Service

  • Holly Hutchins (2011-2016), University of Houston
  • Jeff Allen (2014-2016), University of North Texas

Conference Program Committee

Conference Chair
Julie Gedro, Empire State College / State University of New York (SUNY)

Program Chair
Jason Moats, Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service

Proceedings Editor
Robert Yawson, Lender School of Business Quinnipiac University

Associate Proceedings Editor
Sunyoung Park, Louisiana State University

Track Chairs

  • Diane Chapman, North Carolina State University
  • Jie Ke, Jackson State University
  • Marilyn Byrd, University of Oklahoma
  • Joshua Collins, University of Minnesota
  • YeonSoo Kim, University of Nevada Las Vegas
  • Dae Seok Chai, Western Michigan University
  • Gertrude Hewapathirana, San Diego State University
  • Kori Whitener-Fellows, KWF Solutions, LLC
  • Sarah Minnis, Anthology Consulting, LLC
  • Catherine Kyeyune, Jackson State University
  • Barbara Eversole, Indiana State University
  • Meera Alagaraja, University of Louisville
  • Marie Line Germain, Western Carolina University-University of North Carolina
  • David Huang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Eunjung (Grace) Oh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Karen Johnson, University of North Texas
  • Sanghamitra Chaudhuri, University of Minnesota

Token of Appreciation for Your Service

If you served in any of the volunteer leadership positions listed below during 2016 and either weren’t at the Research Conference in the Americas or were there and didn’t get a note and small token of AHRD’s appreciation from Dr. Ruona, President of AHRD, please contact her at and provide her your mailing address so she can drop a little something in the mail to you.

  • Research Conference in the Americas Conference Team
  • Research Conference in the Americas Track Chairs/Co-Chairs
  • Journal Editor or Editorial Team (Co-Editors and Associate Editors)
  • SIG Chairs/Co-Chairs
  • Award Chairs/Co-Chairs

News for Members

Call for Associate Proceedings Editor and Conference Track Chairs

Associate Proceedings Editor

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 2017 through March 2020. The first year of the term is spent as the Associate Proceedings Editor for the 2018 Conference Proceedings of the AHRD Conference in the Americas. The second year is spent as Proceedings Editor for the 2019 Conference Proceedings. The third year is spent as the Program Chair for the 2020 Conference.

The Associate Proceedings Editor will have the primary responsibility of managing the peer review process and is the primary contact with the conference track chairs during the 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 August 2017 through January 2018. 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: document editing software, like Microsoft Word.
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative, flexible, a good listener.
  • Be able to multi-task and to work with a close deadline.


  • Assist in determining the relevance and appropriateness of submissions for the conference proceedings.
  • Assist the proceedings editor in carrying the overall responsibility for the published content.
  • Work in collaboration with the track chairs and authors.
  • Work with proofreaders in order to ensure correct text.
  • Copyedit contents of the works prepared by authors.
  • Work closely with the proceedings editor to ensure an effective design of the proceedings.
  • Provide editorial help for specific sections or articles.
  • Participate in meetings and other events.
  • Develop and facilitate training of track chairs and others.

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 by March 31, 2017.

The Conference Team will review and recommend a suitable candidate for AHRD Board approval. Questions about the expectations of the Associate Proceedings Editor may be directed to Dr. SunYoung Park, current Proceedings Editor, at or Dr. Robert Yawson, Program Chair, at

Track Chairs for 2018 AHRD Conference in the Americas

The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) solicits applications or nominations for Track Chair positions for our 2018 Conference in the Americas. There are ten Track Chair positions. The Conference Track Chairs play a strategic leadership role in providing a rewarding conference experience for attendees.

AHRD Conference Track Chairs serve key leadership roles by ensuring that the content and the design of the refereed and non-refereed sessions are supportive of their respective tracks. Track Chairs perform the following key functions: 1) Manage the process of reviewing, selecting, and organizing scholarly papers, 2) Initiate, organize, and when possible facilitate invited symposia or panel discussions, and 3) Actively encourage and provide feedback to individuals submitting proposals for sessions. Track Chairs collaborate with the Conference Program Chair, the Conference Planning Team, and related SIG leaders to ensure the highest quality experience for conference attendees.

Track Chairs are responsible for assembling and managing a team to support their efforts, including the possible designation of one or more Associate Track Chairs. Track Chairs should be recognized as productive researchers in their own right and have project management, leadership, and communication skills. This is a nine-month renewable position, effective June 2017 through the conclusion of the 2018 AHRD Conference in the Americas. Former Track Chairs, SIG leaders, and leading scholars/practitioners are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Tracks for the 2018 AHRD Conference in the Americas are:

  1. Workplace Learning
  2. Organization Development & Change
  3. International; Global & Cross Cultural Issues
  4. Leadership & Career Development
  5. Critical, Social Justice, Diversity Perspectives in HRD
  6. HRD Performance & Strategy
  7. Technology, E-Learning & Virtual HRD
  8. Assessment & Evaluation
  9. Research Methodology
  10. Non-refereed Submissions

Applications or nominations, in the form of a CV and a cover letter specifying the interested track, should be sent to the AHRD Office at by April 15, 2017.

The Conference Team will review and recommend a slate of Track Chairs for AHRD Board approval.

Questions about the expectations of the Track Chair may be directed to the Dr. SunYoung Park, Proceedings Editor, at or Dr. Robert Yawson, Program Chair, at

Thank You to Our Board

The AHRD Board would like to express our deep appreciation for the contributions of two board members who have completed their terms as of this month: Holly Hutchins (2011-2016) & Jeff Allen (2014-2016)

Thank you, Holly and Jeff.

And, we’d like to welcome to the Board (for three-year terms that began this month): Marilyn Byrd, Rajashi Ghosh, and Kimberly McDonald. See the AHRD website to learn more our new Board Members!

Welcome Marilyn, Rajashi, and Kimberly

Open Call for Two Associate Editors for Human Resource Development Review

We are pleased to announce that the editorial team of Human Resource Development Review, a Sage publication in collaboration with the Academy of Human Resource Development, is seeking nominations for two three-year Associate Editor terms.

Human Resource Development Review (HRD), published quarterly in collaboration with the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) and Sage Publications, is a theory journal for scholars of human resource development and related disciplines. HRD publishes non-empirical articles that make contributions to theory development, foundations of HRD, theory building methods, and integrative reviews of the literature, as well as addressing philosophies of HRD, historical foundations, definitions of the field, conceptual organization of the field, and ethical foundations. In the 2016 Journal Citation Reports, HRDR’s impact factor was .659 in the highly competitive Management category.

Job Description
The primary role of Associate Editor will be to:

· Review all manuscripts and associated peer reviews;
· Draft recommendation letters with feedback for each manuscript within an agreed-upon time frame;
· Evaluate review quality for each reviewer;
· Direct the Elwood F. Holton, III, Outstanding Journal Article of the Year Award process to identify the winner;
· Select the Outstanding Reviewer of the Year Award winner;
· Assist authors with questions about revisions;
· Provide support to the Editor as needed for ad hoc requirements (e.g., surveying the Board members or scrubbing the reviewer database);
· Participate in Editorial Board meetings.

It is possible that Associate Editors may be asked to write editorials or other thought pieces in support of the journal and will be asked to promote the journal at national and international conference venues and at other events. Associate Editors will be required to participate in conference calls among the editorial team as well as attend (if possible) the Editorial Board meeting held at the Academy of Human Resource Development Conference in the Americas.

The appointment to the Associate Editor position is a 3-year term that will accompany the incoming Editor’s term, beginning July 1, 2017 and ending July 31, 2020. Associate Editors may be invited to serve a second (but not to exceed a second) 3-year term and are also eligible to apply for the Incoming Editor position as part of the succession plan for the journal.

Although the official start date of the position will be July 1, 2017, successful candidates should expect that training and immersion into the role will commence prior, at a time mutually agreed upon.

Qualifications for the Position
Applicants should possess a notable record of scholarly publications within the HRD community and related fields of study, have interest and previous experience in diverse content domains relevant to HRD, and have a record of service as reviewer and/or track chair, special issue editor, or editorial board member of one or more major journals. While not required, we strongly recommend that the applicant negotiate some type of institutional support (e.g., course release, stipend, graduate assistant) and include confirmation of such support with the application materials.

Self-nominations are encouraged and should include a letter that fully describes the candidate’s capability, experience, and commitment to serve in an Associate Editor role based upon the position requirements, as well as a full curriculum vita.

The submission deadline is April 5, 2017. The decisions will be announced in late April, 2017. Please submit all applications to

2017 Asia AHRD Conference in India on Nov 8-10, 2017: Pre-Conferences

Conference Website:

Please note that we will have 2 Pre-conferences on Nov 7:

  • Pre-Conference workshop on Academic & Research Writing by Gary McLean

  • Pre-Conference workshop on Developing the Leadership Pipeline: Structured On the Job Training by Ron Jacobs

Academic & Research Writing by Gary McLean

One-Day Workshop

In today’s academic environment, especially in Asia, faculty members are facing more and more pressure not only to publish research, but also to publish that research in highly ranked peer-reviewed journals. Most of these journals are published out of the United States or the United Kingdom. The standards and expectations of academia in Asia appear to be very different from those expected by international journals, making it difficult for Asian faculty members to get published in these journals.

The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to explore such differences in expectations across the two cultures. Through interactive, hands-on work, participants will be able to apply the principles and processes used by international journals to improve their writing. Ultimately, the goal of the workshop is to help participants understand why they face difficulties in getting published in highly ranked international journals and what they need to do to meet the expectations of these journals. With this outcome, they will improve their possibilities for promotion requirements of research and dissemination.

Workshop Agenda

Why Do Research?

Why Publish?

  • Should I Present at a Conference?

How Do I Choose the Right Journal?

What Are Citation Indices and Ranking Systems? Are They Important? Why?

Tips for Novice Authors

What Is Plagiarism and How Do You Avoid it?

What Are Common Mistakes Authors Make?

  • How Can You Improve Your Writing Mechanics for International Publication?

  • What Journal Style Should You Use?

How Should You Structure Your Articles?

Registration Fee

Included in the registration fee will be a set of handouts and worksheets.


Dr. Gary N. McLean, president, McLean Global Consulting, teaches in the PhD, HROD, program, NIDA (National Institute for Development Administration) in Thailand and in a Master’s program, Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. He was Senior Professor, Texas A&M University, and is professor emeritus and co-founder of the HRD program, University of Minnesota. He has supervised 104 doctoral students to completion. He was President, Academy of HRD and International Management Development Association. He is former editor of several peer-reviewed journals: Human Resource Development Quarterly (Associate Editor and Editor), Human Resource Development International (General Editor), Journal of Education for Business (Executive and Consulting Editor), Transnational Management Development Journal (North American Editor), HROD NIDA Journal (Associate Editor), and editor of several issues of Advances in Developing Human Resources. He authors or co-authors an average of ten peer-reviewed journal articles a year, more than half of which are published in SSCI-ranked journals. He has authored or edited over 20 books, including an award-winning text, and contributes chapters regularly to edited issues. He is currently co-editor of a book series and five books on Asian Women in Leadership. As a result of his scholarship, he has been installed in two halls of fame and has received an honorary Ph.D. His research interests focus on organization development and national and international HRD.

Developing the Leadership Pipeline: Structured On-the-Job Training (S-OJT) by Ron Jacobs

One-Day Workshop

Current global economic challenges require that companies make wise decisions on how they train their employees and develop their managers and leaders. This highly interactive workshop introduces structured on-the-job training (S-OJT) and describes how to design, deliver, and evaluate this training approach. By the conclusion, participants should have sufficient information to decide how they might use S-OJT in their own situations to build leadership pipeline.

S-OJT was first developed by Dr. Jacobs in the 1980s to help organizations respond to demands for greater productivity. S-OJT has since become one of the most frequently used training approach for many companies. Today, S-OJT is especially well suited to help companies address an emerging human resource issue: How to reduce the cost of training without affecting training effectiveness. During the past 30 years, Dr. Jacobs and his colleagues have conducted numerous research and development projects on S-OJT, which have shown the following benefits:

  • Reduced training times

  • Lower training costs

  • Improved quality rates

  • Increased development opportunities for employees and leaders

Workshop Outcomes

By the conclusion of this highly interactive workshop, participants will:

  • Understand how changing employee competence requirements has promoted the use of S-OJT;

  • Understand what is meant by S-OJT and how it differs from OJT;

  • Understand the outcomes that have been achieved through S-OJT;

  • Understand how S-OJT has been implemented in global organizations to develop leaders;

  • Understand the theory and research implications and opportunities of S-OJT for HRD scholars.

Registration Fee

Included in the Registration fee will be a set of handouts and worksheets. A limited number of English-language versions of the book, Structured on-the-Job Training: Unleashing Employee Expertise in the Workplace (2003) will be available for sale at the workshop.


Ronald L. Jacobs, Ph.D., is professor of Human Resource Development, University of Illinois, USA. Dr. Jacobs has written over 100 journal articles, book chapters, and four books on human resource development topics. Dr. Jacobs is particularly known for introducing the training approach, structured on-the-job training, in 1987. He is the author of the book, Structured On-the-Job Training: Unleashing Employee Expertise in the Workplace (2003, 2nd edition), which has become the standard guide to help implement this training approach in organizations.

Since 1980, Dr. Jacobs has been responsible for the graduate training of over 300 HRD professionals. More than 30 of his Ph.D. graduates now teach HRD-related subjects in universities globally. Dr. Jacobs has been an invited speaker and instructor at numerous conferences and universities in Europe and Asia.

In 1994, he received the instructional technology research award from ASTD. In 1995 he was recognized for his scholarly contributions by the Academy of Human Resource Development. From 1998-2001, Dr. Jacobs served as the editor of the Human Resource Development Quarterly, the major scholarly journal of the human resource development field.

Dr. Jacobs has extensive consulting experience, having worked with numerous national and international organizations, including companies in the Gulf Middle East, China, Taiwan, and Korea.

UFHRD Teaching & Learning Prize 2017

The University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) is an international association for universities, reflective practitioners and learning-orientated organisations. The Forum’s mission is to create, develop and inform HRD theories and practices through research, learning and teaching, and practitioner-informed inquiry. More information about the forum is available on the Website:

The UFHRD Programme and Qualification Activities Committee is delighted to announce a prize of £500 for the best contribution to the UFHRD Teaching & Learning Resource Bank.

The Teaching & Learning Resource Bank is a web-based facility which exists to support UFHRD members and to promote excellence in the teaching of HRD. Contributions to the Resource Bank can include case studies, designs for teaching and learning activities, reusable materials and more.

The prize will be a cheque for £500 made payable to the winning contributor (or the first named contributor in the case of multiple contributors).


  • Whilst we are open to many types of submission, all Resources must use the template provided as a cover sheet.
  • Submission of a Resource does not guarantee acceptance for the website or eligibility for the prize. The UFHRD reserves the right to require editorial changes.
  • Supplementary materials, if provided—whether text-based, audio, video or other material—must be in a format suitable for hosting on the UFHRD website’s Teaching & Learning Resource Bank.
  • Those submitting resources are responsible for obtaining any copyright clearance that may be required and will be asked to confirm this in writing.
  • Submissions do not need to be anonymised. Submissions can be received and (subject to acceptance) posted on the Teaching & Learning Resource Bank at any time of year up to the deadline.

For examples of previous submissions see:

Please submit resources to Dr. Tricia Harrison (Chair, Programme and Qualification Activities Committee), Liverpool Business School, Liverpool,

The last date for submission of a Resource in order to be eligible for the 2017 prize is Friday, 7 April 2017.


The prize will be awarded to the Resource that, in the opinion of the judging panel, meets the following criteria most strongly. All of the criteria detailed below are of equal value and they are not weighted. Members of the judging panel will take the criteria in the round:

  • Accessibility (clearly explained, usable by teachers and learners);
  • Innovation (creative and/or imaginative);
  • Enhances or has potential to enhance the student learning experience;
  • Draws from and/or focuses on professional practice;
  • Makes a contribution to the theory of teaching and learning in relation to HRD;
  • Supported with evidence (e.g., through evaluations);
  • Presentation (including readiness for posting on the UFHRD website).

All Resources received by the deadline will be reviewed in the first instance by the Programme and Qualification Activities committee. The committee will nominate a short list of up to six Resources for consideration by the judging panel, comprising members of UFHRD Council. The Chair of UFHRD will announce the title and contributor(s) of the winning Resource at the conference and the President of UFHRD will present the prize to the winning contributor(s). More information about the 18th International UFHRD Conference 2017 is available at

The UFHRD Teaching and Learning Resource Bank

Resource Title

What is it? (max 1 sentence)


Names and affiliation of those who developed/designed the Teaching & Learning Resource

Key Words

Up to eight key words (e.g. Diversity; Strategic HRD; Experiential; Case Study)


Course/Programme/Module within which the Resource operates.
Detail here should include level, i.e. 1st year undergraduate; professional/postgraduate; part-time students; distance students; full-time students; work-based learners.


(Up to two sentences) explaining the main aim/purpose to which Resource is directed

How it works

Explain here in detail how the Resource works. Include all the guidelines a tutor would need to enable them to run the initiative, including resources needed, timings, supporting documentation (see also Appendices below), links to reading, web sites, etc. As a guideline, this section should be 150-300 words (use appendices if you need to include more information).


(Optional) Include here any feedback or evaluation data that relates directly to the initiative.


Include any supporting documentation referenced above, e.g. brief issued to student; full assignment brief.

Announcement of the Editors for the 2020 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education

The mission of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) is to provide leadership for the field of adult and continuing education by expanding opportunities for adult growth and development; unifying adult educators; fostering the development and dissemination of theory, research, information, and best practices; promoting identity and standards for the profession; and advocating relevant public policy and social change initiatives.

In order to satisfy this mission, every ten years since the 1930s, AAACE has produced an edited handbook that engages contemporary issues, research, and practices in the field of adult and continuing education. The editors of this text are selected through a competitive bidding process. Working in partnership with Stylus Publishing, AAACE is pleased to share that the editors of the 2020 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education are:

Tonette Rocco, Florida International University
M Cecil Smith, West Virginia University
Robert C. Mizzi, University of Manitoba
Lisa Merriweather, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Josh Hawley, The Ohio State University

The editorial team is a highly diverse group of editors, consisting of U.S. and international scholars whose individual disciplines—adult education, human resource development, educational psychology, and economic and workforce development—represent much of the social, philosophical, theoretical, and methodological diversity of AAACE itself.

The editors plan to develop a handbook for the field that will emphasize current and emerging theoretical perspectives, philosophies of practice, broad interdisciplinary, epistemological, and methodological approaches to adult and continuing education, and identification and descriptions of adult learner populations that have been previously invisible, unexamined, or marginalized by policymakers and educators. Interested authors should consult the Call for Chapters (article below) for further information.

Please join us in congratulating this editorial team on their successful bid!

Call for Proposals for Chapter Authors

Dear Colleagues,

The time has come to consider submitting a proposal for a chapter in the 2020 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education to be published by Stylus.

As one of the foundational texts in the field of Adult and Continuing Education, the Handbook will document ways in which Adult and Continuing Education contributes to preparing adults to become informed, globally-connected, critical citizens who are knowledgeable, skilled, and open and adaptive to change and uncertainty. While due attention will be given to foundational theories and models of practice in the field, the 2020 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education will emphasize emerging theoretical perspectives, philosophies and locations of practice, broad interdisciplinary, epistemological, and methodological approaches to adult and continuing education, and identification and description of adult learner populations that have been previously invisible, unexamined, or marginalized by policymakers and educators.

Download the complete Call for Proposals for Chapter Authors (PDF)

Journal News


The 2016 Winner of the Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award for the best paper in Human Resource Development Quarterly is:

Thomas Lans, Frans Verhees, and Jos Verstegen. Social Competence in Small Firms—Fostering Workplace Learning and Performance, 27(3), 321-348.

See the full announcement for all of the five other finalists.

The latest issue of HRDQ appeared on March 16. It includes an editorial by Rob Poell, a feature article on transfer of training by Tim Baldwin, Kevin Ford, and Brian Bloom, plus three empirical articles pertaining to training transfer.
Rob Poell—Editorial: Time to “Flip" the Training Transfer Tradition: Employees Create Learning Paths Strategically

Timothy Baldwin, J. Kevin Ford and Brian Blume—The State of Transfer of Training Research: Moving Towards Consumer-Centric Inquiry

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Michna, A., Kmieciak, R. and Burzyńska-Ptaszek, K. (2017). Job Preferences and Expectations of Disabled People and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Poland: Implications for Disabled People's Professional Development. Human Resource Development Quarterly. doi:10.1002/hrdq.21280

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Our March issue is now available! This issue features the following work:

An Integrative Framework for Problem-Based Learning and Action Learning: Promoting Evidence-Based Design and Evaluation in Leadership Development
Kimberly S. Scott

Conceptual Review of Underrepresentation of Women in Senior Leadership Positions from a Perspective of Gendered Social Status in the Workplace: Implications for HRD Research and Practice
Gaeun Seo, Wenhao Huang, and Seung-Hyun Caleb Han

Pragmatism and Human Research Development: Practical Foundations for Research, Theory, and Practice
Russell Korte and Zachary A. Mercurio

Managing Diversity Through Triple-Loop Learning: A Call for Paradigm Shift
Chang-kyu Kwon and Aliki Nicolaides

Debate and Dialogue
Michael Kroth

HRDR Celebrates its 15th anniversary!

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Virtual Special Issue now available!

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“HRD Beyond Organizations: Collaborative Research for Social Justice” is now available through April 2017.

We are pleased to share with you this latest compilation of themed articles from Human Resource Development Review’s archives.

The focus of this selection is on ways that HRD theoretical and conceptual research can support a quest for social justice through the practice of HRD. The articles selected highlight HRD’s role in several important issue areas, including workforce development for the working poor, workplace interventions for working mothers, and research, policy and practice for a non-binary gendered workforce.

These areas are increasingly viewed as critically important from a variety of different practice perspectives, including labor policy (See Smith and Halpin), maternal health and wellness (See Traister), and workplace policies extending from employees to customers to communications (See Ehren).

All of the articles selected for inclusion in this virtual issue focus on one or more of the profound changes facing the United States in its larger economic, social, political, and environmental context. These larger forces are impacting the workplace and workforce and suggest that HRD scholars should extend their research beyond organizations to create interdisciplinary collaborations with public policy, gender, and public health researchers. When HRD scholars develop these types of sustained research conversations with others, HRD’s reach and impact on the workforce and on employees could exponentially increase.

We hope you enjoy this issue’s selections.

Julia Storberg-Walker, Editor

Virtual Issue Author Feature: Ciaran McFadden, Maynooth University

Ciaran McFaddn

Ciaran McFadden’s work is featured in our current virtual issue, “HRD Beyond Organizations: Collaborative Research for Social Justice” released in January. Mr. McFadden is a doctoral student at Maynooth University in Kildare, Ireland. His research centers on workplace and career experiences of LGBT workers and hopes to help inform policy through research.

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We extend our congratulations to the HRDR award winners and finalists recognized at the Academy Awards at AHRD International Conference in the Americas in San Antonio, Texas!

Elwood F. Holton III Research Excellence Award Winner
“The Persistence of Working Poor Families in a Changing U.S. Job Market: An Integrative Review of the Literature”
Richard Torraco, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Deconstructing the Privilege and Power of Employment: Issues of Inequality for Management and Human Resource Development”
Brad Shuck, Joshua C. Collins, Tonette S. Rocco, & Raquel Diaz

“Work Engagement: Toward a General Theoretical Enriching Model”
Eliat Elder

“The Impact of Team Learning Behaviours on Team Innovative Work Behaviour: A Systematic Review”
Andreas Widmann, Gerhard Messmann, & Regina H. Mulder

Reviewer of the Year
Russell Korte, Colorado State University

Barbara Eversole, Indiana State University
Thomas Garavan, University of Limerick
Rajashi Ghosh, Drexel University
David Hamilton, University of Nebraska
Rob Poell, Tilburg University

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Final Thoughts

By Robin Grenier, Digest Editor

If you attended the Town Hall Meeting at the 2017 Conference in San Antonio, you heard panelist Marilyn Byrd discuss the idea that some people cannot simply “lean in” to an organization; instead, they must be “invited in”. #InvitedIn quickly began to trend on AHRD’s social media sites and was used by many speakers and presenters throughout the weekend.

To honor the idea of #InvitedIn, I ask you to think about who you might invite in to the AHRD community. Do you have a colleague who is searching for a professional home? Invite them to see what AHRD has to offer and how a AHRD membership can help them be a part of leading the field of HRD through research.


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