Professional Development Workshops (PDWs)
The Professional Development Workshops run on Friday and Saturday, from 8 am - 8 pm each day, with
additional All-Academy Theme Workshops scheduled on Sunday. In
contrast to the refereed scholarly program that has
standardized time blocks and formats, the PDWs include a wide
variety of session formats with various session durations. These workshops include Doctoral Consortia and Junior
Faculty Consortia that are organized by the Academy's Divisions, Interest
Groups and Committees. All the divisions, interest groups and committees have
designated PDW Chairs to manage the session selection procedure. Many of these
sessions incorporate the conference theme.
Before submitting, please think about the following five
questions as they pertain to a Professional Development
- Does the workshop offer a high quality and high level learning
experience that has a significant positive impact on the
professional development of the participants?
- Does the workshop provide participants with clear "take away"?
(e.g. learn a new skill; develop a new research plan)
- Does the workshop have a theme and a group of participants that
will draw a strong audience regardless of competing sessions or
- Does the workshop encourage multi-way conversation and
interaction among participants from multiple divisions,
disciplines, regions, career stages, or demographic
- Is the workshop creative and innovative in all of its
William L. Dougan of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has provided an additional resource in the form of A Guide for Creating and Managing a Good Professional Development Workshop.
• Submitters do not need to be members to submit a proposal to the Annual Meeting.
• If a proposal is accepted, participants must register to attend the Annual Meeting.
• All participants attending the Annual Meeting must be AOM Members and registered for the Annual Meeting.