Awards

The Pasmore-Woodman Award

The Pasmore-Woodman Award honors and recognizes Dick Woodman for his contributions to the field of Organization Development and Change (ODC). The award also recognizes Bill Pasmore, a professor of Practice of Social Organizational Psychology at Columbia University. The award will be made to two or more colleagues who, over a sustained period of time, have managed to maintain a significant working relationship and have produced original and innovative ODC research.

NOMINATION PROCESS AND AWARD CRITERIA

The Pasmore-Woodman Award is presented annually. It is sponsored by Emerald Group Publishing, publishers of the ROCD series. The award has been established by the ODC Division in recognition of the contribution that Bill Pasmore and Dick Woodman have provided to the ODC field by creating the Research in Organizational Change and Development (ROCD) Annual series 25 years ago. Through this series these inspirational colleagues have created and nurtured a platform for sharing work by scholars and practitioners that has resulted in some landmark breakthroughs and insights and the triggering of new directions and streams of ODC research and practice.

In line with the spirit of Bill Pasmore and Dick Woodman’s work on the ROCD series, which has truly been a joint partnership, the award will be made to two or more colleagues who for a sustained period of time have managed to maintain a significant working relationship that has resulted in work that is original and innovative and that has informed ODC research and practice. The award can be made for work that is outstanding either in the sense of content or medium; that is the work could have been published in the form of traditional journal articles as well as monographs, edited collections, book series, ebooks, open access publications, films, etc.

Nominations should include a brief letter explaining the nature and extent of the nominee's contributions as they relate to the award criteria as well as examples of their work. To be eligible for consideration:

  • Only joint nominations can be considered that, in the opinion of the award committee, recognise the work of two or more people who, over a sustained period of time, have managed to maintain a significant working relationship.
  • The nominees’ work should have resulted in research that has made original and innovative contributions to the field of ODC.
  • Nominees’ work can be published in traditional journal articles as well as monographs, edited collections, book series, ebooks, open access publications, films, etc.
  • Award recipients will be required to participate in any media exposure reasonably requested by the Organization Development & Change Division or Academy of Management and will, if requested, provide a photograph of themselves for publicity purposes.

Recipients of this award will receive a certificate and share a $1000 prize generously provided by Emerald Group Publishing, publishers of the ROCD series. The award will be presented at the Annual ODC Division Business Meeting.

Nominations for Pasmore-Woodman Award will be assessed by a committee comprising the Chair-Elect of the Division, both Division Two-Year Representatives at-Large and one Previous Division Chair.

The Distinguished Educator Award

The ODC Division is delighted to announce calls for the inaugural ‘Distinguished Educator Award’.

Award Description

The Organization Development and Change Division Distinguished Educator Award will be used to honor an individual who has made exceptional contributions to organization development and change education scholarship and/or education practice. Examples of exceptional contributions should demonstrate significant and positive impact, such as the design of innovative ODC-related courses and methods of delivery and assessment, authorship of widely used texts or cases, or the creation of new diagnostic or intervention based approaches to change that have influenced practice and/or led to the development of new conceptual frameworks.

Nomination Process

Nominations for this award should be emailed to the ODC Division Chair-Elect, John Amis (john.amis@ed.ac.uk). Nominations should include a brief letter explaining the nature and extent of the nominee’s contributions as they relate to the award criteria as well as examples of their work (maximum 10 pages or equivalent). Statements of significant and positive impact should be supported with evidence.

Eligibility:

  • Only sole nominations can be considered. 

  • Self nominations will NOT be accepted. 


Each nominee will be asked to provide a brief portfolio including a short biography consent to be nominated, and a statement that s/he is a current member of the ODC Division of the Academy of Management.

Nominations for the Distinguished Educator Award will be assessed by the Awards Committee of the ODC Division Board. If there is no suitable nominee an Award need not be made.

Further Details

Recipients of this award will receive a certificate and a prize of US$1000.

The award will be presented at the Annual ODC Division Business Meeting and the award winner will be expected to attend the Meeting. Award recipients will be required to participate in any media exposure reasonably requested by the Organization Development & Change Division or Academy of Management and will, if requested, provide a photograph of themselves for publicity purposes.

The ODC Division Best Paper Award

The Division’s best paper award goes to a paper presented at the Annual Meeting that exemplifies overall quality; is novel and provides insightful theoretical and/or methodological contributions; is rigorous in logic, exposition, and/or research methods; and is of high relevance to the field of ODC.

The Rupe Chisolm Practical Theory Award

The Division’s best practical theory paper award goes to a paper presented at the Annual Meeting that demonstrates how theory informs practice and reflective practice enriches concepts and theories. This award is given in honor of Rupert Chisholm and contributes to his legacy of making theory relevant to practice.

The ODC Division Best Student Paper Award

This award is given to the best paper presented at the Annual Meeting that has been submitted by a current student or students. It exemplifies the Division’s emphasis on novelty or insight, logic, rigor and relevance. Papers written exclusively by students (individually, or with other students) should be clearly identified as such at the time of submission (please make a note on the title page, and also in the accompanying email indicating the award for which you want the paper to be considered).

The ODC Division Best Paper Based on a Dissertation Award

This award is given to the best sole-authored paper presented at the Annual Meeting based on a doctoral dissertation written within one year of dissertation completion. Papers based on a dissertation should be clearly identified as such at the time of submission (please make a note on the title page, and also in the accompanying email indicating the award for which you want the paper to be considered).

The ODC Division Best Action Research Paper Award

Awarded to the best paper presented at the Annual Meeting adopting an Action Research approach. Papers written about action research should be clearly identified as such at the time of submission (please make a note on the title page, and also in the accompanying email indicating the award for which you want the paper to be considered).

The ODC Best Reviewer Award

The ODC Best Reviewer Award recognizes the two best reviewers of papers and symposia submitted to the annual meeting. These reviewers receive special recognition for the extensiveness, quality and insight of their reviews.

The Susan G. Cohen Award

The Susan G. Cohen award in Design, Effectiveness, and Change, is jointly given by Center for Effective Organizations and the ODC Division of the Academy of Management. The award is offered in remembrance of Dr. Susan Cohen, who was a research scientist at CEO, in the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, from 1988-2006. The award provides research funding to a doctoral student whose research work is compatible with the work that captivated Dr. Cohen throughout her career and will make a contribution to both academic theory and management practice. The award is to be used to support the completion of dissertation research.

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