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Call For Submissions

2015 AHRD International Research Conference in the Americas

February 19-21, 2015 in St. Louis, MO



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Call for Submissions now closed.

» Download the 2015 Conference Call for Submissions for complete information (PDF)

» Presenter Guidelines (PDF)

» Breakout Session Schedule

The Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) exists to encourage the systematic study of Human Resource Development (HRD) theories, processes, and practices; to disseminate information about HRD; to encourage the application of HRD research findings; and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe. AHRD’s vision is "Leading Human Resource Development through Research.”

The conference program promises to 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 offer 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 those who are interested in the field, no matter where they are on their scholarly journey.

2015 Conference Theme “HRD Research: Gateway to New Frontiers”

St. Louis, Missouri is home to the internationally renowned Gateway Arch. The Gateway Arch is a monument that recognizes the pioneering spirit of those who ventured into the Western part of the United States in the early-1800’s. In the shadow of the Gateway Arch, conference participants will come together to engage in their own discovery and exploration of the frontiers of HRD.

Frontiers are the “outer limits in a field or endeavor, especially one in which the opportunities for research and development have not been exploited” ( Frontiers offer us the opportunity to move beyond traditional constraints and towards creativity and generativity. They beckon for pioneers to venture into the unknown to open up new areas of thought, research, and development.

Conference submissions that are aligned with this theme will contribute to the shared expedition of HRD scholars and scholar-practitioners and will explore unchartered areas in need of research/theorizing, unanswered questions, and unaddressed opportunities and challenges. Submissions that are spotlighted as highly relevant to this year’s conference theme will pull us towards conversations and scholarship that are important for the territories that lie beyond and/or ahead as related to workplace and organizational learning, performance, and change. And, in doing so, help us to envision greater things.

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

Submission Tracks

Conference tracks for this year are:

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

Track Chairs serve a critical leadership role to ensure the integrity and consistency of the tracks.

Important Notes, Dates and Deadlines

September 8, 2014 Final (NO EXTENSIONS) submission deadline for manuscripts
October 20-24, 2014 Decision notifications to authors
December 1, 2014 Camera-ready submissions due (note new due date, as of October 29)
January 5, 2015 Call for Session Chair volunteers
February 19-21, 2015 Conference Dates (with pre-conference activities February 17-19)

Presentation Schedule

Authors must be able to present at any time during the conference (February 19-21, 2015). The presentation schedule as well as presentation guidelines will be available on the Conference Central website approximately six weeks before the conference.

Attestation Form

All authors who submit refereed full-paper manuscripts must attest that the submission complies with articles outlined in the Representation of Authorship and Agreement as to Publication of Materials (PDF) form. Authors will complete this form as a part of the submission process when they submit materials for consideration via the on-line system, and it is provided here as a reference for authors.

Online Conference registration will be available in October/November!

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