Academy of Management - Save the Date
The 2012 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management will be held from August 3-7 in Boston, Massachusetts. Many ELP students and alumni will be attending. If you'd like to join them, you can register through http://aomonline.org/. We'll also be holding our annual ELP gathering on Saturday, August 4, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Brasserie Jo, 120 Huntington Ave, Boston 02116. It is in the Colonnade hotel. See you there!
OLKC 2013 - Save the Date
The Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities Conference (OLKC) 2013 will be hosted by The George Washington University in Washington, DC, in April, 2013. Detailed information regarding the Call for Papers, registration, program, logistics and schedule can be found on our website: www.olkc2013.com. We look forward to seeing you in April, 2013!
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in Leadership Development
The Executive Leadership Program is offering a four-course Certificate in Global Leadership in Teams and Organizations that is designed to increase
the learning, leadership and change capacity of individuals and
organizations with global emphasis in Human Resource Development.
The program is focused on developing global competencies and
assisting individuals and organizations to expand awareness of
their societies, cultures and environments that impact the workplace.
Theory, research and practice are balanced throughout the program
in order to enable students to develop and implement strategies
that increase organizational development and learning.
The certificate distinguishes itself by offering a global and
international perspective throughout every course. The program
allows you either to pursue a certificate or to take courses as
electives. The program takes place at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus
in Ashburn, VA, and affiliate sites in Asia, Europe and
South America. Contact Zeynep
Ekmekci or call 703-726-8396 for more information on this
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ELP regularly features guest speakers to present as part of classes covering a variety of topics and
interests. The objective is to create a culture of research at
ELP, and to expose our students to the work and perspectives of
researchers from our own department, other departments of GWU,
and other Universities, on related research topics.
The ELP guest speaker series is offered in conjunction
with classes for cohort-members only.
Dr. Rob Stones (Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology)
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University of Essex, U.K.
Dr. Russ Vince (Associate Dean: Research and Professor of Leadership and Change)
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University of Bath, U.K, School of Management
Mary Jo Hatch (Professor Emerita)
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University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce
Michel Alhadeff-Jones (Adult Learning and Leadership)
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Columbia University Teachers College
Laura Morgan-Roberts (Organizational Behavior)
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Harvard Business School
Dr. Fernando Olivera (Organizational Behavior)
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Richard Ivey School of Business
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Among Top Schools of Education
GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development has once
again been ranked in the top 35 graduate schools of education
by U.S. News and World Report. GSEHD ranks 32nd overall and 11th
among private institutions.
Among individual programs, Rehabilitation Counseling is ranked
sixth. Visit the U.S.
News website for detailed information.
HRD Academic Program of the Year
GWU's HRD Program was awarded Outstanding HRD Academic Program
of the Year by the Academy of Human Resource Development
in March, 2004.
This award is given to an outstanding human resource development
academic program based on a continuous record of excellence.
The award criteria include:
* Number of faculty who identify themselves as HRD faculty
* Depth of HRD courses
* Progressive/innovative curriculum and courses
* Publications by faculty and graduate students
* Reputation of the HRD program and its ability to attract high
* Placement of students in leadership roles
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Casey Appointed to Editorial Board
Dr. Andrea Casey, Associate Professor of Human and Organizational
Learning, has been appointed to the editorial board of the UK
journal, Management Learning.
Casey Selected as Outstanding Reviewer for AoM’s MOC
Dr. Andrea Casey has been selected as one of the Outstanding
Reviewers for the 2008 MOC Division of the Academy of Management.
Nearly 250 full-time faculty members reviewed for the MOC Division
this year, and only 18 of the reviewers have been selected to
receive this honor.
There were multiple criteria used to determine this year’s
outstanding reviewers. The Academy looked at the timeliness, content,
and clarity of the reviews. In addition, the Academy and the MOC
Division gave submitting authors the opportunity to assess the
quality of the reviews that their submissions received. Among
the outstanding reviewers are those who received some of the highest
scores on this feedback.
Burley Vice Chair of ACM SIGCAS
Dr. Diana Burley, Associate Professor of Human and Organizational
Learning, has been elected as Vice Chair of the Association for
Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Computers and Society
(ACM SIGCAS). With nearly 100,000 members, ACM is the largest
international association for computing professionals. SIGCAS
is the ACM Special Interest Group that addresses the social and
ethical consequences of widespread computer usage. More information
can be found at www.sigcas.org. Dr.
Burley’s three year term began July 1, 2008.
Casey Honored for Leadership and Service at AoM Conference
At the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
in August, 2007, Dr. Andrea Casey, associate professor of human
and organizational learning (HOL), completed a three year term
on the Board of Governors and received a plaque/award for leadership
and service. AoM, which was founded in 1936 and now has over 17,700
members from 102 countries, is a scholarly professional association
"dedicated to creating and disseminating knowledge about
management and organizations". Dr. Casey also received a
2007 Best Reviewer Award from the Managerial and Organizational
Cognition Division of the Academy of Management. She was one of
only 19 out of 275 reviewers selected to receive this honor.
Cseh Elected to AHRD Board
Dr. Maria Cseh, Assistant Professor of Human Resource Development
and coordinator of the Human and Organizational Learning (HOL)
Doctoral Program, was elected to the Academy of Human Resource
Development (AHRD) Board of Directors by the AHRD membership and
will serve a three year term from 2007 to 2010. The mission of
the AHRD international professional organization is 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. For more information, visit
and Beatriz Coningham Receive AHRD Award
Dr. Maria Cseh, assistant professor of human resource development
and coordinator of the Human and Organizational Learning (HOL)
Doctoral Program, and HOL doctoral student Beatriz Coningham received
the Cutting Edge Award at the 2007 International Academy of Human
Resource Development Conference for their paper, “Consulting
Across Cultures: Trails in Organization Development and Change.”
This award is given to the authors of the ten outstanding scholarly
papers published in the previous year’s conference proceedings
and is based on new knowledge contribution to the human resource
development profession, theoretical and/or practical importance
of the problem, appropriateness of approaches and/or methods used,
extent to which the results justify the conclusions, and quality
of the reporting.
Noted for Action Learning
Dr. Michael Marquardt has been selected as President of the World
Institute for Action Learning, a nonprofit center dedicated to
promoting action learning around the world and certifying action
learning coaches. See www.wial.org.
is Highly Commended Winner at the Emerald Literati Network
Dr. Maria Cseh’s paper co-authored with Dr. David McGuire,
faculty member at Napier University, Scotland, has been selected
as a Highly Commended Winner at the Emerald Literati Network Awards
for Excellence 2007. The paper entitled: “The development
of the field of HRD: A Delphi study” was published in the
Journal of European Industrial Training. As described by Emerald,
“each journal published by Emerald is invited to selecting
a winner of the 'Outstanding Paper' award and up to three 'Highly
Commended' awards from the last year's volume. As these are often
chosen following consultation amongst the journal's editorial
team, many of whom will be eminent academics or managers, the
winning authors will know that their paper was one of the most
impressive pieces of work the team will have seen throughout last
year.” Dr. Cseh is a faculty member in the Human and Organizational
Learning (HOL) program and coordinator of the HOL doctoral program.
and Goodman Receive Award from AHRD
Dr. Neal Chalofsky and Dr. Patricia Goodman were recognized as
contributing one of the Top Ten Cutting Edge Conference Papers
of 2005 by the Academy of Human Resource Development. Dr. Goodman
is a member of ELP Cohort 10.
Dr. Maria Cseh an Excellence in Research-to-Practice
Dr. Maria Cseh, assistant professor of human resource development,
received an “Excellence in Research-to-Practice” citation
in the Partnership category from the American Society for Training
and Development (ASTD) in recognition of her collaborative work
with Mr. John Baaki, owner/manager of Impact Performance, LLC,
of Hazel Park, Michigan. The pair presented, “The Road Toward
Creating a Business Unit in a Large Organization: A Case Study
of the Change Process,” at the ASTD 2005 International Conference
Resource Development Quarterly Names Dr. Neal Chalofsky to
Congratulations to Dr. Neal Chalofsky, associate professor and
director of the Human Resource Development Program, for being
offered a position on the Editorial Board of the Human Resource
Development Quarterly (HRDQ), a prestigious position that serves
in advisory capacity to the editor of the HRDQ and votes on publication
issues. Dr. Chalofsky will serve a two-year term.
Khilji is Elected to Academy of International Business and
Dr. Khilji was elected to the Executive Board of the Women in
the Academy of International Business (WAIB) as Secretary/ Treasurer.
Established in 2001, WAIB, an organization within the Academy
of International Business (AIB), is the leading association of
scholars and specialists in the field of international business,
with more than 3000 members in over 65 countries. For more information,
visit http://cibs.tamu.edu/waib/, or email email@example.com.
Chalofsky Appointed Chair of Academy of Human Resource
The newly established Commission on Standards and Accreditation
for the Academy for Human Resource Development (AHRD) has appointed
Dr. Neal Chalofsky, associate professor of Human Resource Development,
as its first Chair.
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New Horizons Research Conference
October 8 - 9, 2010
What: 2-day interactive research forum for the scholarly practitioner to share new horizon ideas about emerging theories and research in the areas of change, leadership, and learning. Find more details in the Conference Program, and see selected presentations on our wiki.
When: Friday October 8th, 2:00pm – Saturday October 9th 5:00pm
Where: GWU’s Virginia Science and Technology Campus, Ashburn VA (20101 Academic Way, Research 1 Building, 20147). Nearby hotels are the Spring Hill Suites or Marriott Courtyard. http://cwp.marriott.com/iadtc/gwu/. See driving directions. Please note that the $50 registration fee can be paid at the door in cash or check only.
Contact: Sue Simmons, 703-726-3788
Practitioners:Building an International Community of Scholar-Practitioners
Through the Executive Doctorate
The George Washington University Executive Leadership Doctoral
in Human and Organizational Learning held a discussion on August
14, 2009, on the topic of:
Building an International Community of Scholar-Practitioners Through
the Executive Doctorate
Over the last thirty years, the Executive Doctorate has seen
significant growth in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific. As we enter
our third decade, and in the context of a larger national dialogue
on the state of doctoral education, we are engaging in a conversation
about the role of the Executive Doctorate in educating reflective
practitioners as the leaders of 21st century organizations.
Dr. Diana Burley, Director of the GW Executive Leadership
o Dr. David Schwandt, The George Washington University (Ed.D.
Human and Organizational Learning) - Moderator
o Dr. Scott Bernard, Syracuse University (DPS Information Management)
o Dr. Mark Jenkins, Cranfield University (DBA Management)
o Dr. Annie Green, George Washington University
o Dr. Lyle Yorks, Columbia University (Ed.D. Adult Education &
Dr. Anne Huff, Founding Director of the Advanced Institute
of Management Research and former President (1998-1999) of the
Academy of Management
Social Entrepreneurship (ASE) Conference:
How Technology is Knocking
Down Doors and Fueling Social Innovation
Individuals of all ages, from all walks of life are turning to
their computers, the Internet, their PDAs, anything they can get
their hands on to stay connected.
The goal – to leverage this connectivity to enable individuals
to find opportunities for service and to spur social change. On
May 4, 2009 at George Washington University, leaders of all facets
of the American Social Sector joined together for this one-of-kind
event. The common element: technology – the role it is already
playing in social innovation and where it will take us. In addition
to plenary sessions and keynote speakers, conference attendees
chose breakout sessions that best fit their background and further
their own professional development. The conference was held in
Washington, DC and simulcast to Hampton Roads, Virginia –
using the Old Dominion University TeleTech Network. For more information,
Program Hosts National SRIF Conference
The Human & Organizational Learning Program hosted the 14th
Annual Conference of the Society for Research on Identity Formation
(SRIF) at GW’s Virginia Campus, March 22-25, 2007. Based
at Florida International University in Miami, SRIF is a multidisciplinary,
international organization that promotes the advancement of knowledge
and understanding about identity issues through research and knowledge
and Leadership Conference
The Executive Leadership Program in collaboration with Clemson
University and the Center for Creative Leadership hosted an invitation-only
conference on Leader-Complexity on November 6 - 8, 2005. Papers
from this conference will result in two upcoming special journal
issues, including a 2006 special issue of The Leadership Quarterly
and contributions to a volume in Leadership Horizons: The Series.
See http://www.hehd.clemson.edu/complex/ for more
details on the conference.
The fifth annual research conference on human and organizational
studies was a great success, with about 120 people attending the
presentations. This conference celebrated sixteen years of learning
for the Center and the ELP.
Conference highlights included a keynote guest speaker, Mr. William
Spenla, Manager of Leadership Learning and Development from DuPont
Corporation. Mr. Spenla addressed the conference attendees on
leadership development in a globalizing firm. Additionally, the
conference included over 30 presentations in the form of symposia,
panels, and concurrent sessions. Among the presentations were
15 from ELP alumni, many of whom discussed aspects of their dissertation
findings. Topics of the sessions provided insights in such areas
as change, leadership, culture, research methods, teams, adult
learning and organization theory. Thanks to our guest speakers
and all of the volunteers who assisted with registration and check-in.
Review presentation topics from the Fifth Annual Research Conference
on Human and Organizational Studies held on November 7 and November
8, 2004, at George Washington University.
Organizational Learning Related Conferences and Special
Calls for Papers
See a list
of HOL-related conferences and special calls for papers.
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