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.


hosted by Nottingham Trent University





Dates for your diary

25th International Annual Coaching & Mentoring Conference, Dublin 2019 – first 25 people to buy 1 ticket get to take up to 25 guests with them – offer ends 31 Augustclick for details
Irish Academy of Management Conference, University College Cork – 3-5 September , 2018 – click for details
ECER 2018, Bolzano 3-7 September 2018 – click for details
EARLI SIG 14 Learning and professional development –  12-14 Sept 2018 – click for details
Nov 15: Call for paper for special issue, Culture and Organisation – Contested realities of the Circular Economy – click for details
Call for papers: special issue Human resource Management Journal – The role of HRM in refugee workforce integration: Full paper submission 1-30 April 2019 – click for details

Forum Highlights

HRD & Research Impact: Learning from REF 2014 and looking ahead to REF 2021 – one day URHRD research activities workshop, Wolverhampton Business School, 19 Octoberclick for details
November 2018 – new edited book on Positive Aging from UFHRD members Diane Keeble-Ramsay & Andrew Armitage, click for details
UFHRD Development Workshop:The role of HRD in creating the jobs of the future: Functions, implications and solutions – Friday 12 January – click for details
HRMJ Provocation from Dundon & Rafferty – The (potential) demise of HRM – click here to view
AHRD Digest available, including news from HRDQ and HRDR – click to access
19th Academy of Human Resource Development
26th International Research Conference in the Americas
February 13 – 16, 2019 | Louisville, Kentucky – for more detail, click here2019 Conference in the Americas

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