Diamonds in the Rough

It's the 6th Annual Diamonds in the Rough!!!

 The Diamonds in the Rough (DIR) consortium provides junior faculty members and senior doctoral students with an excellent opportunity to hear about the paths that senior faculty have taken in studying cognition, to receive personalized feedback about managing their own research stream, and to build connections with other emerging as well as seasoned scholars studying cognition in organizations.

DIR is run on Saturday afternoon. The afternoon will be dedicated to addressing a variety of topics including: forging a research identity, crafting your research stream, career pitfalls and concerns, and managing multiple obligations. Topics will be further divided between brief panel discussions by the facilitators, providing food for thought and insight for discussion, and roundtables. DIR roundtables will provide a forum for personalized feedback with a ratio of one facilitator per every three participants. After the roundtables, participants will be encouraged to further their connection-building at MOC’s “Think About It” event, which follows right after.

Facilitators include:

Markus Baer (Wash U. in St Louis), Raina Brands (London Business School), Amy Colbert (Iowa), Patricia Hewlin (McGill), Sucheta Nadkarni (Cambridge), Mandy O’Neill (George Mason), Kevin Rockmann (George Mason), Pauline Schilpzand (Oregon State), David Sluss (Georgia Tech), Herman Tse (Monash), Tim Vogus (Vanderbilt), Batia Wiesenfeld (NYU Stern)

DIR welcomes junior faculty who are in their first three years on the job, and doctoral students who are in their final two years.

Please send application requests to: by June 15, 2018. You will receive an acknowledgement of your request within 48 hours.
Your application request should include:

- Your current vita

- An overview of your research stream or streams, outlining major topics and different methodologies that you have used or plan to use. Please limit this to no more than 3 pages, double-spaced.

- Two questions about professional development. We want this workshop to address pressing issues for its participants, and will look for patterns in participants’ concerns or needs at this point in their career. To this end, please draft two questions you would most like to hear addressed by senior scholars.

- The names of six or more facilitators with whom you would like to be matched. Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will matched with these facilitators, but we will do our best.

Acceptance notices will be sent out by June 30, 2018. We look forward to receiving your applications!