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The Kenneth E. Clark Research Award

The Center for Creative Leadership is sponsoring the Kenneth E. Clark Research Award, an annual competition to recognize outstanding unpublished papers by undergraduate and graduate students. The winner of this award will receive a prize of $1,500 and a trip to the Center to present the paper in a colloquium. Submissions may be either empirically or conceptually based. The contents of the paper should focus on some aspect of leadership or leadership development.

Submissions will be judged by the following criteria:

  • The degree to which the paper addresses issues and trends that are significant to the study of leadership
  • The extent to which the paper shows consideration of the relevant theoretical and empirical literature
  • The extent to which the paper makes a conceptual or empirical contribution
  • The implications of the research for application to leadership identification and development. Papers will be reviewed anonymously by a panel of researchers associated with the Center.

Papers must be authored and submitted only by graduate or undergraduate students. Entrants must provide a letter from a faculty member certifying that the paper was written by a student. Entrants should submit four copies of an article-length paper. The name of the author(s) should appear only on the title page of the paper. The title page should also show the authors affiliations, mailing addresses, and telephone numbers.

Papers are limited to 25 double-spaced pages, including title page, abstract, tables, figures, notes, and references. Papers should be prepared according to the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Entries (accompanied by faculty letters) must be received by September 6, 2002. The winning paper will be announced by November 8, 2002. Entries should be submitted to Cynthia McCauley, PhD, VP Leadership Development, Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, P.O. Box 26300, Greensboro, N.C. 27438-6300.

 

Seymour Adler ScientistPractitioner Doctoral Dissertation Grant

The ScientistPractitioner model represents the application of sound and professional theory and research to solve real-world problems. Dr. Seymour Adlers 25-year career in I-O psychology has been an outstanding example of the successful application of the ScientistPractitioner model. In recognition of this fact, Aon Consulting (formerly ASI) has established The Seymour Adler ScientistPractitioner Doctoral Dissertation Grant. This annual grant, in the amount of $5,000, shall be provided to the PhD candidate whose dissertation proposal best exemplifies a sound balance of rigorous, theory-guided academic research and practical business application. The dissertation can be conducted in either a laboratory or field research setting as long as the results are applicable to actual business situations.

Requirements:

  • Each applicant must submit two copies of a two-page application that includes the following:
  • Title of dissertation
  • Name
  • Affiliation
  • Complete mailing address, e-mail address, and daytime phone number
  • Abstract of the dissertation (not to exceed 400 words)
  • The applicants dissertation chair must submit a signed cover letter indicating why the proposed dissertation is appropriate for consideration for the Seymour Adler ScientistPractitioner Doctoral Dissertation Award.
  • From the applications received, the top three applicants will be invited to submit their complete dissertation proposals for review. Proposals must be submitted in standard APA format. The winning proposal will be chosen from among these three.

Judging Criteria:

A committee of experienced, professional I-O psychologists representing both academia and industry will review the applications and proposals and ultimately determine to whom the grant is awarded.

The primary criteria to be considered are:

  • Quality of research (soundness of methodology and analyses, consideration of relevant literature and theory, innovativeness)
  • Application value (implications for business practice, potential impact of findings)

The committee reserves the right to withhold the award if no submission clearly meets the grant requirements.

Submission:

The application and cover letter should be sent to Brian J. Ruggeberg, PhD, Grant Committee Chair, Aon Consulting, 780 Third Ave., 6th Floor, New York, NY 10017.

All applications must be received by June 28, 2002 to be considered. Those applicants selected to submit their complete proposals will be notified by the committee no later than August 2, 2002. Complete proposals must be received by September 13, 2002. The winning proposal will be announced by October 18, 2002 and awarded the $5,000 research grant immediately thereafter.

 

The Academy of Managements New Doctoral Student Consortium

All first and second year I-O psychology doctoral students are invited to attend the AOMs New Doctoral Student Consortium on August 10, 2002, in Denver, Colorado.

The New Doctoral Student Consortium (NDSC) is organized and run by doctoral students for doctoral students! It is your opportunity to learn about succeeding in the doctoral program, entering the academic profession, doing qualitative and quantitative research, publishing, teaching, consulting, networking with your peers locally and internationally, and generally getting the most out of the Academy of Management experience. This 1-day interactive session includes presentations and discussions by leading management scholars, and active panel discussions by both senior doctoral candidates and practicing academics.

This 2002 NDSC agenda includes:

  • Managing and Getting the Most Out of Life as a Doctoral Student
  • Building Effective Networks, Locally and Internationally
  • Doing Exemplary Research and Publishing
  • Careers in Teaching and Consulting

The NDSC is proving to be one of the major preconference events for doctoral students attending the Academy of Management Conference. However, attendance is limited to 150 participants, so you are strongly encouraged to register early by accessing the AOM Web site beginning March 1, 2002. For more information regarding times, agenda, and other details visit www.aom.pace.edu/ndsc or contact Tyrone S. Pitsis at tyrone.pitsis@uts.edu.au.

TPMJ Call for Papers: Special Issue on Organizational Learning

The Psychologist-Manager Journal (TPMJ), a publication of the Society of Psychologists in Management, abstracted in Psychological Abstracts, announces a call for papers for a special issue titled Organizational Learning and the Bottom Line. Since the publication of Peter Senges (1990) book The Fifth Discipline, much has been written about organizational learning. However, the focus has been largely on the processes that create or stimulate organizational learning rather than outcomes that are achieved by it. Senges five disciplines are a good example. Other concepts associated with organizational learning such as mental models, action mapping, ladders of inference, dialogue, questioning assumptions, experimentation, risk taking, and the like all have a process focus.

CEOs, vice-presidents, and directors of both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations are asking the questions: How does organizational learning benefit my organization? What is the specific connection between organizational learning and outcomes that we use to measure the success of our organization?

The intent of this special issue is to demonstrate as clearly as possible how developing the capacity for organizational learning can be shown to contribute to outcomes important to organizations. Some examples of outcomes would include profitability, expense reduction or containment, the quality of patient care, the speed of client recovery, employee retention, and the like. Articles may be empirical studies, case studies, or theoretical pieces.

Manuscripts should be submitted as soon as possible, but no later than June 1, 2002. Submit manuscripts to Thomas Kramer, Special Edition Editor, TPMJ, Department of Psychology, Saint Louis University, 3511 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103-2010. Submit two copies and an electronic copy readable in Word 98 for PCs. Tom Kramer can be reached by telephone at (314) 977-2286, or e-mail at kramertj@slu.edu to discuss suggestions for manuscripts.

International Association of Facilitators Conference 2002

Register for The Art and Mastery of Facilitation, The Quest for Transformation Conference, May 2326 in Fort Worth, Texas to expand your facilitation skills and meet facilitators from around the world. The conference hopes to explore:

  • Ways we can help others respond to uncontrolled change
  • Techniques to prepare us for advanced globalization
  • Methods to resolve disputes, promote tolerance, and encourage collaboration
  • Tools to enhance our contributions as facilitators

Conference Overview:

  • Over 100 stimulating conference sessions and workshops
  • Leading-edge presenters offering the best of the best in facilitation
  • Facilitation masters sharing competencies
  • Sessions in English and sessions in Spanish
  • Pre- and post-conference sessions
  • Community service facilitation of local community organizations
  • Sessions and activities for the family
  • Participatory opening and closing events
  • Celebration dinner and entertainment
  • Renewal and reinvigoration for both participants and presenters
  • Networking opportunities

For more information about the conference or to register online, visit the Conference 2002 Texas Web site at www.iaf2002.org or contact the IAF office at (952) 891-3541.

 Research in Social Psychological Aging Workshop

Nationally recognized experts in research methodology related to social psychological aging will lead a workshop specifically designed for social psychology faculty. The overarching goal of the workshop is to expand the pool of social psychologists engaged in conducting research on aging. The workshop will be held at the Essex Inn preceding the APA Convention in Chicago on August 1921, 2002. Participants will also have the opportunity to maintain contact with the workshop faculty and with the NIA staff during the intervening year and attend a follow-up workshop prior to the 2003 APA Convention. Food, lodging, and travel support will be provided for twelve applicants selected to participate in the program. Please visit program Web site: http://www.css.edu/socialPsyAging/ for additional information. For more details and application materials, please contact Chandra M. Mehrotra, Director, Social Psychological Aging Workshop, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811 or via e-mail at cmehrotr@css.edu. Application deadline is May 1, 2002.

 

Call for Papers:

The 7th Conference on International Human Resource Management

June 4th6th, 2003, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. Building upon the work of the earlier conferences (Singapore, 1987; Hong Kong, 1989; Ashridge, 1992; Gold Coast, 1994; San Diego, 1996; and Paderborn, 1998), the theme of the 2003 conference in Ireland will be International HRM: Exploring the mosaic, developing the discipline. IHRM 2003 will seek to present a complement of academic and practitioner papers dedicated to exploring the multidimensional and dynamic nature of the field of IHRM. Contributions are invited in all areas of international and comparative human resource management including areas such as:

  • Current state of the field of IHRM
  • Regional variations, convergence and divergence in HRM
  • HRM in the multinational enterprise
  • HRM strategy and performance
  • Contemporary issues in core functions of HRM
  • The labour market and HRM (e.g. equality, legal issues, industrial relations and employee representation, flexible work practices
  • Integrating information communication technologies and HRM
  • Contemporary issues in IHRM (e.g., expatriation, repatriation, international careers, dual careers, knowledge management)

For details on how to submit an abstract for consideration as a full paper, a poster or symposium, visit the IHRM conference Web site at www.ihrm2003.com.

 

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