The Health Care Management (HCM) Division invites you to submit creative and innovative proposals for Professional Development Workshops (PDWs) for the 2022 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. HCM has a rich history of innovative and engaging PDW sessions. At this year's conference, PDW and Scholarly sessions may take place any day during the Annual Meeting, Friday, 5 August – Tuesday, 9 August. We seek proposals from AOM members who wish to organize a PDW session for either the Emerging Scholars Consortium (ESC) or the traditional, open PDWs intended for all HCM members.
At the ESC, experienced faculty will interact with doctoral students and junior faculty. Historically, discussion topics include dissertation preparation, finding the right first job, generating publications, the tenure process, achieving work-life balance, and the competing demands placed on emerging scholars. These sessions encourage networking, mentoring (both traditional and peer), and the development of new insights about career options and how to pursue them.
Traditional, open PDW sessions should have a broader appeal to conference attendees at various stages in their careers. The goal of these workshops is to give attendees the opportunity to make new personal and intellectual connections that can enhance their research, education, and practice. Examples of past PDW topics include theory building in healthcare management, innovative research methods, exploring new teaching methods, career development, grant writing, international research issues, effective publishing strategies, and mentoring.
We welcome new PDW session ideas and encores of successful sessions from years past. Additionally, we encourage sessions that incorporate the 2022 conference theme, "Creating a Better World Together." The most important selection criteria relate to participants' learning needs and an interactive, participant-centered format. Experiential learning and interaction must be promoted in every proposal. Additionally, clear and feasible logistical plans and firm commitments from all presenters are necessary proposal components. The standard session length is 1.5 hours; however, please indicate if you would like more or less time for your proposal. It is expected that 1.5 hours should generally suffice.
Individuals interested in organizing a session during either the ESC or the traditional, open PDW program are encouraged to contact HCM PDW Chair, Nick Edwardson (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 15th to discuss their ideas. PDW submissions must be submitted online through the Academy of Management online submission portal. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, 11 January 2022 at 17:00 (5pm) ET (NY Time).
Nick Edwardson, PhD, MS
School of Public Administration
University of New Mexico