The 13th International Conference on Human Resource Development Research and Practice Across Europe: to be held from 23rd to 25th of May 2012, and hosted by Universidade Lusíada de Famalicão and CLEGI (Centro Lusíada de Engenharia e Gestão Industrial) in Portugal. The theme of the conference is “The future of HRD – 2020 and beyond: challenges and opportunities”.
STOP PRESS!! The deadline for all submissions has been extended until 13 January
Please go to http://hrdconference.fam.ulusiada.pt/ for full details.
Next Meeting: The next Council meeting will take place on 19th January in Coventry. This will be followed by a workshop – further details will be provided in the early new year.
An item for discussion at the Council meeting is a proposed one day conference “Leading Change During the Economic Downturn” to be hosted by the University of Southampton Management School in April. See UNISp3884 Leading change.1.6 for more details
Research Honorarium: A call for proposals for the Forum’s Research Honorarium has been issued. Additional monies are available this year courtesy of the HRD SIG / BMAF. These monies will be used specifically for research linked to the teaching and learning of HRD. The full call is available here: Research Honorarium 2012 call for proposals
Martin McCracken and Haydn Bennett have recently completed their Honorarium funded project: ‘Understanding the Skills Challenge in Effectively Managing Change in Public Sector Organisations’. Their summary report, together with a paper presented at the BAM conference is available here: McCracken and Bennett
Teaching and Learning Resource Bank: A proforma has been agreed for the submission of teaching and learning resources onto the UFHRD web site. It is hoped that over the course of 2012 a useful bank of resources can be developed for use by Forum members. Submissions are encouraged from all aspect of HRD teaching e.g. Strategic HRD; Leadership and Management Development, Experiential Learning, Diversity, Workplace Learning etc. The proforma can be downloaded here: The UFHRD Teaching and Learning Resource Bank . Please submit to Rick Holden email@example.com or Paul Tosey P.Tosey@surrey.ac.uk
The International Federation of Training & Development Organisation: Global Awards entries.
The Forum has reciprocal membership with IFTDO. It has been announced that the last date for receipt of entries for the 2012 HRD awards has been extended to February 29, 2012. There are two categories where submissions can be made. These are:
- Best HRD Practice: A submission showing best practice in the areas of Human Resource Development or Organisation Development. The submission should be able to demonstrate how their initiative contributed to business growth through the use of HRD systems and strategies.
- Improved Quality of Working Life: A submission which has a societal level focus which describes an initiative that has improved the quality of working life for any group using training/development as a primary tool for successful implementat. We will be particularly please to welcome entries which focus on developing countries.
See IFTDO-Global HRD Award 2012-Rev for further details
UKCES: Demand Led Learning and Development
Employers should be offered the opportunity to step up and develop the training their business needs for growth, according to a report published by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills. The proposals would see employers given more freedom to design and deliver training including apprenticeships and work experience, working with their employees and training providers and supported by government investment. The report, Employer ownership of skills, recommends in the long-term employers should be funded directly for apprenticeships and incentivised to provide work experience. It also advises that employer investment in adult training should be promoted by moving from qualification-based provider funding to employer-based investments and loans, and that public funding for skills development should complement investment by employers and employees.
The full reporcan be downloaded here: employer-ownership-of-skills
Supported and promoted by Bizmedia Ltd, an independent media company, the 2011 E Learning Awards have been announced.
Entries were received from nearly 20 countries across 16 award categories, such as produced a record 39 winners and showcased the astonishing range and quality of e-learning. Some of the winners included:
Excellence in the production of learning content – public sector
Gold Winner: Epic and the BBC
Editorial judgement is a crucial skill for BBC staff. Get it wrong and literally thousands of people will besiege the phone lines with complaints while thundering denunciations are issued in parliament. So when revising its editorial guidelines last year, the BBC decided to find a better way of making its 400-page volume of guidelines stick in staff minds. The result is an inspirational set of 20 manageable and memorable e-learning modules that have raised editorial standards and minimised business risk. Between eight and 20 minutes long, the modules use real-life dilemmas to help encourage impartiality, accuracy and sensitivity in reporting.
Excellence in the production of learning content – private sector
Gold Winner: eCom Scotland in partnership with Howden
Engineering company Howden runs three-week classroom-based courses to help its graduate recruits develop rapidly into their new job roles. But with too much time being spent on topics that were neither job-related nor deeply technical, it decided to introduce pre-programme e-learning to increase the efficiency of the face-to-face course. eCom Scotland accordingly developed 39 modules, adding video to the content to help explain such phenomena as vibration, with a clip of the notorious Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse. Animation is also deployed extensively to illustrate many engineering principles. Learners can see graphs moving and items flexing and control the animations to explore the theories being imparted. The channelling of some of what used to be classroom content into the e-learning has freed up 30% of the classroom schedule to focus on job-related skills that are costly or difficult to replicate in e-learning. Some 90% of Howden’s line managers say new engineers now become more effective more quickly.
E-learning industry award for outstanding achievement – corporate
Winner: Sky in partnership with Brightwave
Sky partnered with Brightwave to reshape its e-learning from top to bottom. A custom-built staff learning management system called Development Studio has been made available via an intranet. It hosts all the company’s e-learning courses, downloads, books and training. All new recruits to Sky’s contact centre are given access to the interactive pre-learning portal before they join. Five e-learning modules were developed to help Sky advisers understand the company’s broadband and talk products and services. The Sky team built the cityscape wrapper that allows all modules to report and track independently, and Brightwave developed the individual modules. A full development curriculum was created for Sky News, with e-learning, 50 bespoke video clips and a custom video player. Other e-learning developments around compliance include a data protection module, an immersive 3D health and safety course for Sky managers, and a module for resolving customer dispute escalations.
For more details of all winners see: http://www.elearningage.co.uk/winners/citations.aspx
Newsletter for European Research in Learning and Work
The latest edition of the L&W Newsletter focuses on transnational research activities in the field of human resource development (HRD) and vocational education and training (VET), centred on major categories: conferences, networks, programmes, projects and publications. Particularly worth noting in this edition are the calls for papers related to three major conferences to take place in 2012, the outcomes of several network events in 2011, a questionnaire by the VET and Culture Network, the new edition of the Directory of Masters programmes and updates on two major European projects.
The next edition of the Newsletter will appear in early February 2012. You are invited to submit short pieces of news (text of 100 to 200 words, without attachments, but including links to web resources) – please by 31 January 2012 at the latest! http://www.b.shuttle.de/wifo/educ/news1112.htm
The final e-Newsletter from the Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance Network has been produced. BMAF closes on 31st December 2011. The newsletter provides information on how their work will be carried on in future by the Higher Education Academy, the Association of Business Schools and others. Download the newsletter here: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/bmaf/documents/news/e-news-december-2011.doc
Read the latest thinking from Dave Ulrich HR’s Most Influential 2011, top-ranked international thinker. What is Leadership? A seemingly simple question, to whose answer Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood bring many years of experience. In this exclusive eBook for HR magazine they discuss their unique solution – follow four principles and great results will emerge from great leaders.
University of Leicester:
A reminder that, following similar competitions during the 2010-2011
academic session, the School of Management is delighted to be able to offer
a PhD studentship, worth up to £18,072 per year over three years. This
studentship is for full-time study only and will commence in April 2012. It
will cover tuition fees (at the UK/EU rate only) and include a stipend of
£13,590 each year. The successful candidate will also receive a Research
Training Support Grant worth £750 each year.
Research Areas: Applications are welcomed from those interested in the critical re-thinking of management, business and organization – especially in the areas of organization studies, finance, human resource management, marketing and related fields.
Eligibility: Suitable applications are encouraged from both UK/EU students and from
international students (outside the EU). However, please note that the award
covers the UK/EU tuition fee rate only: an international student would need
to pay the difference between this and the international tuition fee rate
themselves. Further, applicants need to specify on the University
application form that they are applying for a PhD Studentship in Management.
More details at: http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/management/postgraduate/research/fees
Manchester Business School:
Manchester Business School provides a thriving research environment, and the opportunity to work with the top international scholars in the full range of business and management disciplines, accounting and finance, and information systems. We normally have a range of studentships and bursaries available for students commencing their doctoral studies. We seek exceptional students who will both benefit from, and make a contribution to, our research community.
Funding opportunities for 2012 include:
* ESRC Doctoral Studentships and ESRC Collaborative (CASE)
* Studentships as part of ESRC Northwest Doctoral Training Centre (NWDTC)
* Manchester Business School Doctoral Studentships
* Manchester Business School Doctoral Bursaries
* EPSRC Doctoral Training Account (DTA) Studentship
* University of Manchester Alumni ‘Research Impact’ Studentships
Candidates who wish to be considered for funding in 2012 under any of the schemes listed above are advised to submit their application with complete supporting documents as soon as possible. Enquiries to: Anusarin.firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:Anusarin.email@example.com>
CONFERENCES, CALLS FOR PAPERS ETC
Universities Challenged: Shaping the Future of Higher Education – 8th February 2012, London
In recent years, the UK’s higher education sector’s world-class standing has been put under considerable pressure by the impact of fewer resources and the accelerating standards of, and investment in, higher education globally. At a time of enormous change in the sector, this timely symposium provides a valuable opportunity for higher education institutions to:
- Examine the future of higher education in England and discuss how to maintain and promote world-class quality and standards
- Consider how to secure a competitive edge through high quality teaching, improved accessibility and value for money
- Explore how to better equip students with transferable skills and work more closely with employers to increase student employability
- Discuss, debate and share best practice with colleagues from across the higher education landscape
For further details about the symposium see Universities Challenged
39th ACADEMY of INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS (UK and IRELAND) ANNUAL CONFERENCE; MARCH 29th-31st 2012, LIVERPOOL, UK
SPECIAL TRACK on CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES in INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT
The Special Track will comprise of two plenary sessions and three regular paper sessions. All papers should be submitted to the AIB-UK and Ireland 2012 Main Conference, through the link on the conference website, www.liv.ac.uk/aib2012. Please indicate if you wish your paper to be considered for the Special Track on CPiIB/M, and whether you intend to participate in the open-theme or thematic sessions. The deadline for submissions is Monday 16th January 2012.
All further details about conference registration, as well as accommodation and travel details, are available through the conference website. Please note that registration will remain open until March 15, 2012.
Innovation in challenging times- the ABS Learning & Teaching conference in association with HEA; 24/25th April, Manchester
The ABS has partnered with the Higher Education Academy to deliver an academic conference around learning and teaching in business schools. It will involve a similar mix of workshops, keynotes and discussion papers and hopes to continue the good work of previous BMAF and HLST subject centre conferences.
The call for abstracts is on the website with a deadline of January 20th:
Workshop on Research Advances in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management; Université Paris-Dauphine, DRM ; May 22 to 24, 2012
Kathleen Bentein (UQAM)
Neil Conway (Birkbeck, University of London )
Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro (London School of Economics)
Robert Liden (University of Illinois at Chicago)
David Patient ( Católica School of Business and Economics, Lisbon)
Patrice Roussel (University of Toulouse1- CRM)
Lynn Shore (San Diego State University)
Topics : work motivation, workplace commitment, organizational justice, organizational trust, diversity, social exchange theories, employment relationships, leadership, compensation management, and socialization…
11th World Congress of the International Federation of Scholarly Associations of Management (www.ifsam2012.org); University of Limerick from June 26th to June 29th, 2012.
IFSAM 2012, under the theme “Management Re-imagined” will bring together 8 Distinguished Keynote Speakers, along with 22 Thematic Tracks, 8 Regional Forums, a Doctoral Consortium and an Early Career Consortium, all of which are being convened by a cohort of over 80 scholars from around the world.
Extended abstracts of up to 2000 words are now invited via the conference website www.ifsam2012.org until January 31, 2012 .
Inaugural EIASM Workshop on Talent Management, Brussels on April 16-17, 2012.
The workshop is intended to provide a forum for academic debate on the field of talent management. Talent management has gained a central position in managerial practice and is some which occupies a significant amount of managerial time and resources. However, the academic community has been somewhat slower to embrace the idea of talent management and academic study of the topic lags behind practice. For more information, paper specifications, and submission guidelines, please refer to http://www.eiasm.org/frontoffice/event_announcement.asp?event_id=845
Best Practices in Organizational Governance: University of Texas, 30 – 31 May
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: February 15, 2012
Conference Theme Tracks:
Best Practice Ethics in Organizations
Best Practice Governance Mechanisms
General Best Practice Tracks:
Managing Human Resources
Marketing and Consumer Behavior
Finance and Accounting
Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Family Business
Management of Information Technology
Other Innovative Topic Areas
See: CMME Call for Abstracts for details
Please find attached the Call for Papers for the 2012 Ethnography Symposium, which will be held at the University of Liverpool’s Management School, 29-31 August, 2012. Please note the deadline of 10 February 2012 for the submission of abstracts. The theme for this year’s Symposium is Ethnographic Horizons in Times of Turbulence, and we encourage papers that look at ethnographies of organisations, groups, cultures, and individual lives in transition, or which engage with the wider current economic and political context. Call for Papers: Ethnography Symposium
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology
Special Issue Call for Papers: Age in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities
Initial draft of papers due: March 31, 2012