University Forum for Human Resource Development

Welcome to the University Forum for Human Resource Development. The UFHRD is an international association for universities, reflective practitioners, and learning oriented organisations. The Forum’s mission is to create, develop and inform leading–edge HRD theories and practices by promoting professionally-focused qualifications, co-operative research initiatives, consultancy interventions. It seeks to promote wide discussion and debate about human resource development from a range of perspectives: individual, group and organisational. Elsewhere on the web site there is information about membership, our work within the fields of HRD research and practice and various links to partner bodies and sources of information news and events.

2018 Conference, Northumbria University, UK





Dates for your diary

5th International EDO Congress (CIEDO) – Leadership & Management of Talent in Organisations, Barcelona 9-11 May 2018
Call for Papers: Anniversary Special Issue of Management Learning – Celebrating 50 years of Management Learning: Historical reflections at the intersection of the past and future. Deadline for submissions: June 01, 2018 – click for details
The 10th Conference of the ESREA Network Between Global and Local: Adult Learning and Communities (BGL-ALC) on “Education 2030 & Adult Learning: Global Perspectives and Local Communities – Bridges or Gaps? Agendas, praxis and research” Opatija, Croatia from 7 to 10 June 2018.
10th Biennial Gender, Work & Organisation conference, Sydney Australia – 13-16 June 2018
Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ECRM 2018) – 12-13 July 2018
Irish Academy of Management Conference, University College Cork – 3-5 September , 2018
ECER 2018, Bolzano 3-7 September 2018
EARLI SIG 14 Learning and professional development –  12-14 Sept 2018 

Forum Highlights

Teaching & Learning Resource applications – closing date April 2018 – click for details
Special edition HRDI – Learning in SMEs – click here for details
International Journal of HRD: Practice, Policy and research welcomes new editorial board member, and announces latest journal article and up-coming special issue
Power and Possibility: Unleashing the potential of HRD – UFHRD Annual Conference 2018, Northumbria University – submissions for Practitioner stream still open (15 Mar); submissions for doctoral symposium still open (9 April). For information – click here
Pre-conference workshop: Theorising HRD – an event sponsored by the UFHRD Research Activities Committee – 5th June, 10:30-15:00, Newcastle University. For information, click here



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