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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!

Schedule a Visit

Please call or email to schedule an informal visit during a cohort weekend. You'll have the opportunity to sit in on a class, talk to students, and learn about the program.

Virginia Science and Technology Campus
44983 Knoll Square, Suite 147
Ashburn, VA 20147

703-726-8396 or elpnow@gwu.edu.

Graduate Certificate 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 program.

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If you have any questions, please contact Marge Niedzwicz at mniedzwicz@va.gwu.edu or 703-726-3784.

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Guest Speakers

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.

ELP Guest Speakers

The ELP guest speaker series is offered in conjunction with classes for cohort-members only.

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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

Dr. Mary Jo Hatch (Professor Emerita)

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University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce

Dr. Michel Alhadeff-Jones (Adult Learning and Leadership)

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Columbia University Teachers College

Dr. 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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ELP Newsletters

ELP Newsletters
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GSEHD Remains 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.

Outstanding 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 quality students
* Placement of students in leadership roles 

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Faculty Awards 

Dr. Andrea 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.

Dr. Andrea 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.

Dr. Diana 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.

Dr. Andrea 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.

Dr. Maria 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 www.ahrd.org.

Dr. Cseh 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.

Dr. Marquardt 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.

Dr. Cseh 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.

Drs. Chalofsky 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.

ASTD Awards 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 and Exposition.

Human Resource Development Quarterly Names Dr. Neal Chalofsky to
Editorial Board

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.

Dr. Shaista Khilji is Elected to Academy of International Business and
Executive Board

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 skhilji@gwu.edu.

Dr. Neal Chalofsky Appointed Chair of Academy of Human Resource
Development Commission

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 Conference

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

Panel Discussion - Reflective Practitioners:Building an International Community of Scholar-Practitioners Through the Executive Doctorate

The George Washington University Executive Leadership Doctoral Program
in Human and Organizational Learning held a discussion on August 14, 2009, on the topic of:

Reflective Practitioners: 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.

Opening remarks:
Dr. Diana Burley, Director of the GW Executive Leadership Doctoral Program

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 & Organizational Learning)

Closing remarks:
Dr. Anne Huff, Founding Director of the Advanced Institute of Management Research and former President (1998-1999) of the Academy of Management

Accelerating 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, visit: www.aseconference.org

HOL 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 dissemination activities.

Complexity 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.

CHAOS '04 Research 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.

Human and 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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