Organization Development & Change (ODC)
Virtual Doctoral Consortium
Saturday, August 8, 2020
NEW Application Deadline: June 8, 2020
David Bright (Wright State University) and Janina Klein (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
We are pleased to invite doctoral students with organizational development and change-related research to participate in our 2020 Virtual Doctoral Consortium. If you are looking for a vibrant and welcoming research community, excellent networking opportunities, and access to great scholars, this is the place for you!
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 ODC Virtual Doctoral Consortium will be held virtually on Saturday, August 8th, 2020 as part of the pre-conference program of the Academy of Management meetings. This year's event has been modified to accommodate the limitations we are all experiencing. The schedule is found at the end of this document.
To apply, send an email to David Bright (email@example.com) with the documents listed at the end of this document by June 8, 2020. Please apply as soon as possible.
This event is for doctoral students who focus on topics on any aspect of organizational development and change. We seek students who are at any stage of work on their dissertations.
The consortium will provide opportunities for community building, structured discussions and informal interactions between doctoral students, new faculty members and senior faculty mentors. You will hear perspectives on research, publishing, career development, and other early career questions. In small group coaching sessions, participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their dissertation research. Faculty mentors will give helpful feedback, focusing on how to achieve publishable results. Participants will also discuss the transitions of a successful academic career. In sum, the consortium is a great opportunity to meet prominent scholars from around the world and to network with early-career peers.
Examples of relevant topic areas include any aspect of OD and change at the individual, group, organizational, and/or field level such as:
Participating faculty include the following (subject to modification):
John Amis, U. of Edinburgh, UK
Rob Blomme, Nyenrode Business University, Netherlands
David Bright, Wright State U., USA
Stephen Cummings, Victoria U., NZ
Charles Fenner, State U. of New York, USA
Jeffrey Ford, Ohio State U., USA
Ron Fry, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve U., USA
Mel Fugate, Mississippi State U., USA
Claudia Gabbioneta, U. of Newcastle, UK
Maria Gondo, U. of Mississippi, USA
Richard Hall, Monash U., Australia
Bob Hinings, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada
Quy Huy, INSEAD, Singapore
Jim Ludema, Benedictine U., USA
Amit Nigam, Cass Business School, UK
Cliff Oswick, Cass Business School, UK
Markus Perkman, Imperial College, UK
Linda Rouleau, HEC Montreal, CA
Patrice Rosenthal, Fielding Graduate U., USA
Richard Stackman, U. of San Francisco, USA
Sonja Sackmann, Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany
Michael Smets, Said Business School, UK
Inger Stensaker, NHH, Norway
James Vardaman, Mississippi State U., USA
Julie Wolfram Cox, Monash U., Australia
Richard Woodman, Mays Business School, USA
Danielle Zandee, Nyenrode Business U., Netherlands
Application Materials. Please send the following to David Bright (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note: If accepted for the consortium, your one-page bio and summary of your dissertation project will be distributed among consortium faculty and participants in advance of the August session.
Please direct any questions you may have about this consortium to David Bright (email@example.com).
Welcome (Joint Session) – Impromptu Networking
How to Improve Journal Submissions through Honest, Caring, and Constructive Feedback
Finding Success in the Post-Coronavirus World
How to Build Your Career Identity as an ODC Scholar
Nasty Realities - You Can't Have It All?
How to Make Decisions about Career and Work-life Balance
Finding your Niche as an Emerging Scholar
How to Advance your Research on Change and Changing: Challenges and Opportunities
Finding Your Support Network (joint session)
How to request and receive feedback to build a community of ODC scholars
Think Tank: Our Moment of Punctuated Equilibrium (joint session)
A community building opportunity for all consortia participants to think beyond the practice-scholar divide and stimulate 'collaborative' research.