Announcements

  • ODC call for PDWs

    Organization Development & Change (ODC)

    PDW Chair: Linda Rouleau, HEC Montreal, lindarouleau.odc@hec.ca

    Professional Development Workshop sessions will be held between 8 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2019 and 8 p.m. on Saturday August 10, 2019, immediately prior to the AOM scholarly program.

    A PDW provides Academy members with a unique opportunity for professional development. Though not required, we are seeking PDW proposals that relate to the Annual Meeting theme. This year, the theme is “Understanding the Inclusive Organization” and should be interpreted broadly. It encourages submissions that focus on organizations and environments that improve society by positively integrating individuals and groups dealing with physical, psychological or cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural and economic differences. 

    This year’s theme resonates with the orientations of ODC Division-related scholars and practitioners. The ODC division is deeply committed to designing inclusive change and doing research on the diversity of changing processes and practices that capture major trends in contemporary organizations. We are greatly interested in the development of perspectives, methods and practices that explore how to facilitate inclusive change and participation in open organizations. We encourage submissions that look at how to promote equity and human dignity as well as empowerment of each and every one through organizational change processes and practices.

    In keeping with this theme, we especially look for proposals from scholars, regardless of membership in our division, who explore themes related to inclusive change and development in organizations.  For example, related domains of research include, but are not limited to, social and community psychology, human resources management and open innovation, diversity studies, social issues in management, critical management studies, workplace studies, practice-based studies, and more.  Examples of related topics include collaborative leadership, information sharing and participative decision making, empowerment, commitment and shared sensemaking, equality and diversity, self-directed teams, impression management, open innovation and strategy, among others.

    The theme thus encourages PDWs that address questions such as the following:

    What are the implications resulting from recent research and practice that explores the theme of “inclusive and open organizations”? How does it improve our knowledge of change and changing?

    What theoretical frames, concepts and models are the most useful for understanding the inclusive change and changing organizations?

    How can change scholars and practitioners integrate the diversity of perspectives on inclusive and open organizations that exist across disciplines?

    What dimensions, dilemmas, and dynamics are at play when organizations enforce greater transparency and inclusion to inside and/or outside actors?

    What is the role of discourse, materiality and emotions in the construction of organizational policies and developmental activities that improve the capacity of individuals and groups to fully contribute to change and changing organizations?

    What research methods, both established and new, are especially appropriate for studying inclusive change?

    How might change practitioners integrate the diversity of perspectives that exist across teams, functions and units within an organization?

    What change and changing practioners’ initiatives hold great potential for developing inclusiveness at any level of the organization?

    What are the boundary conditions that empower broad participation and equity to promote individual and collective talents?

    How does the spread of business education, new social media technologies, and the rise of new ecological systems facilitate and constraint inclusive change and the development of open organization?

    How might diversity, inclusion and shared governance be achieved through participatory action research?

    What education, learning practices and skills facilitate the development of practitioners’ leadership that supports and is capable of encouraging unique contributions and differences towards organizational goals and outcomes?

    What are the opportunities and challenges of publishing research on inclusive change?

    How can one include research collaborators, participants, and assistants when disseminating academic results on inclusive change and changing organizations?  

    Successful PDW proposals are highly interactive, create an engaging environment, provoke new ideas and learning, integrate cutting-edge scholarly or applied ideas, connect people and build relationships, and encourage experimentation with new ideas, processes and practices. They should be inclusive and of interest to participants from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives around topics of mutual interest. Since ODC-related work is broadly interdisciplinary, we especially encourage PDWs that will facilitate interactions between ODC practitioners, ODC academics and members of other divisions. We also encourage submissions on research, teaching, and/or practice.

    Proposals for PDWs may address these or other issues that emanate from this year’s AOM theme. They may also focus on issues that are unrelated to the theme, but that align with the ODC Division domain statement. A doctoral consortium will be included in the program. In addition, we encourage the organizers of past, successful PDWs to submit PDWs again for 2019.

    PDW proposals may be submitted to only one (primary) division; however, we encourage PDW proposals that may be co-sponsored by other divisions or interest groups. Each potential sponsor should be listed on the proposal. Any co-sponsors will be determined after the submission is accepted.

    The submission deadline is January 15, 2019, 5 p.m. ET (NY Time). Early submissions are strongly advised. Please review the submission instructions before preparing your proposal.

    If you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss a possible proposal idea, please contact the ODC PDW Program Chair, Linda Rouleau at lindarouleau.odc@hec.ca  before December 15, 2018.
  • Reminder – nominate your favorite candidates for two prestigious ODC awards!

    ODC Awards Nominations

    Dear ODC members,

    I would like to remind you that there is still time to nominate candidates for two of our most prestigious awards, namely the 2018 Pasmore-Woodman Award and the 2018 Distinguished Educator Award. We are soliciting nominations for these two awards and hope that you will help us in suggesting worthy candidates. You find a description of both awards in our community forum.

    You can email your nominations for the two awards directly to me, the ODC Division Chair-Elect, Danielle Zandee (odc@nyenrode.nl). The deadline for these awards nominations is April 30th 2018.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me in case you have questions about the awards nominations. Thanks for your help!

    With kind greetings,

    Danielle Zandee

    Professor of Sustainable Organizational Development
    Nyenrode Business Universiteit
    odc@nyenrode.nl
  • Pasmore-Woodman Award: Nomination Process and Award Criteria

    THE PASMORE-WOODMAN AWARD: 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 27 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 for this award should be emailed to the ODC Division Chair-Elect, Danielle Zandee (odc@nyenrode.nl). Self-nominations are NOT accepted. Nominees need not be ODC division members.

    Nominations should include a brief letter explaining the nature and extent of the nominees’ 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, recognize 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, e-books, 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 the Pasmore-Woodman Award will be assessed by a committee comprising the Chair- Elect of the Division, the Division’s Representatives at Large, and one Previous Division Chair.

    The deadline for nominations is 30th April 2018. Please ensure that your nominations reach us by this date as late nominations cannot be accepted.

    PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS
    2015    Royston Greenwood and Bob Hinings
    2016    Mitchell L. Marks and Philip H. Mirvis
    2017    Marta Calás and Linda Smircich
  • ODC Doctoral Consortium 2018

    August 11th, 2018

    Organizers: Danielle Zandee, Nyenrode Business University and Katerina Gonzalez, City University of New York

    We are really pleased to be able to invite doctoral students involved in change-related research to our 2018 Doctoral Consortium. With great scholars to provide you with feedback on your work and career advice, excellent networking opportunities, and a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere, what’s not to like?

    The 2018 ODC Doctoral Consortium will be held on Saturday, August 11th, as part of the pre- conference program at the Academy of Management meetings in Chicago, Illinois.

    This Doctoral Student Consortium is for doctoral students interested in studying issues associated with any aspect of organizational change. We welcome and encourage students at all stages of their dissertation – those who are well advanced as well as those who are at an early stage of their dissertation.

    The consortium will provide opportunities for structured discussion and informal interaction between doctoral students and faculty concerning research, publishing, and early career issues. In small group coaching sessions, participants will have the opportunity to present and discuss their dissertation research with faculty members who will give feedback and help further advance participants’ work toward successful completion, publishable results, and smooth transitions into their academic careers. This is a great opportunity to meet prominent scholars in the field from around the world and to network with peers.

    Places are limited and applications to participate in the consortium will be assessed on a first come, first served basis - so you are advised to apply early. To apply, please send an email with the following three documents attached to Danielle Zandee (d.zandee@nyenrode.nl) by May 15, 2018.

    • A recommendation letter from your dean, department chair, or major advisor/supervisor that verifies your (a) status/progress and (b) year in your school’s doctoral program.
    • A one-page bio summarizing your contact information, research and teaching interests, and publications.
    • A 3-5 page (typed and double-spaced) summary of your dissertation project, including the research question, rationale, any hypotheses/propositions, proposed methods, and any results (if applicable).
    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 the consortium organizers:

    Danielle Zandee (d.zandee@nyenrode.nl)

    Katerina Gonzalez (katerina.gonzalez@baruch.cuny.edu)

    For a full description of topic and faculty participation, see our message in the community discussion section.
  • Calling all Doctoral Students!

    Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award

    We are delighted to be able to put forward a call for applications for the prestigious Susan G. Cohen Doctoral Research Award  offered in conjunction with the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. The deadline for applications is March 31 2018. 

    This $2500 award is intended to support doctoral research focused on issues that, broadly defined, include organization design, effectiveness and change.


    For more information, and to apply for the award, please click here.

    2018 Organization Development & Change Division Doctoral Consortium

    The 2018 ODC Doctoral Consortium will be held on Saturday, August 11th as part of the pre-conference program at the Academy of Management meetings in Chicago. This is your chance to interact with, and learn from, some of the world's leading scholars. 

    Please hold the date - more details to follow soon!

    Danielle Zandee
    Professor of Sustainable Organizational Development
    Nyenrode Business Universiteit

    Chair-Elect, Organization Development & Change Division
    odc@nyenrode.nl
  • ODC Board Election Reminder

    Dear ODC members,

    We recently reached out to you with a call to help us in our search for great candidates for the three positions that will become available on the ODC Division’s Executive Board. I want to remind you that you can still nominate your favorite candidates for: the ODC Five Year Position, the General Representative-at-Large and the Doctoral Student Representative-at-Large. You can submit your nominations here. You find more information about each position below.

    The nomination deadline is 28 February 2018. Don’t miss it!

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me in case you have questions about this election. Thanks for your help! It’s much appreciated.

    With kind greetings,

    Danielle Zandee
    Professor of Sustainable Organizational Development
    Nyenrode Business Universiteit
    odc@nyenrode.nl

    Chair-Elect, Organization Development & Change Division

     

    ODC Five Year Position
    This is a vitally important position on our Division leadership team. This person starts out as PDW Chair elect, and then rotates through the positions of PDW Chair (year 2), Program Chair (year 3), Division Chair-Elect (year 4) and finally Division Chair (year 5). If you know of somebody who has the academic and leadership skills that you feel would help move our Division forward, please nominate them here.

    General Representative-at-Large
    This is a three year position with the vital responsibility to act as a liaison with the Division membership. This person strengthens the communication with our members, represents their views at Executive Committee and Business Meetings and assists with other divisional and/or joint divisional activities. If you know of somebody who is well connected and has the academic and communication skills to make this contribution to our Division, please nominate them here.

    Doctoral Student Representative-at-Large
    This two year position is available for a doctoral student with a keen interest to represent the student voice on our board. This person acts as a conduit for communication with our Division student members and assists the Division Chair-Elect with our Doctoral Student Consortium. If you know of a promising and enthusiastic doctoral student who has the ability to make this contribution to our Division, and who will remain a student for at least one year following his/her appointment to this role, please nominate them here.
  • ODC Awards Nominations

    Dear ODC members,

    I am very pleased to draw your attention to two of our most prestigious awards, namely the 2018 Pasmore-Woodman Award and the 2018 Distinguished Educator Award. We are now soliciting nominations for these two awards and hope that you will help us in suggesting worthy candidates. You find a description of both awards below.

    You can email your nominations for the two awards directly to me, the ODC Division Chair-Elect, Danielle Zandee (odc@nyenrode.nl). The deadline for these awards nominations is April 30th 2018.

    Please don’t hesitate to contact me in case you have questions about the awards nominations. Thanks for your help!

    With kind greetings,

    Danielle Zandee
    Professor of Sustainable Organizational Development
    Nyenrode Business Universiteit
    odc@nyenrode.nl

    2018 Pasmore-Woodman Award

    The ODC Division is delighted to once again announce our call for nominations for the Pasmore-Woodman Award. This annual award was established by the Division in 2015 in recognition of the contribution which Bill Pasmore and Dick Woodman have provided to the ODC field by creating the Research in Organizational Change and Development (ROCD) Annual series 27 years ago. Through this series these inspirational colleagues have created and nurtured a platform for sharing work by scholars and practitioners. This has resulted in some landmark insights and breakthroughs 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 over a sustained period of time have managed to maintain a significant working relationship and who through this collaboration have produced original and innovative ODC research. 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, e-books, open access publications, films, etc.

    Nominations should include a brief letter explaining the nature and extent of the nominees’ contributions as they relate to the award criteria as well as examples of their work. Award recipients will receive a certificate and share a $1000 prize. Award nominees need not be ODC division members. The award will be presented at the Annual ODC Division Business Meeting.

    Nominations should be emailed to the ODC Division Chair-Elect, Danielle Zandee (odc@nyenrode.nl).

    For further information on the nomination process and eligibility, please click here.

    The deadline for nominations is April 30th 2018.

     

    2018 Distinguished Educator Award

    The ODC Division is delighted to announce our call for the Distinguished Educator Award, sponsored by the University of New South Wales Business School.

    This award is meant 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.

    The award will be presented at the Annual ODC Division Business Meeting and the award recipient will receive a certificate and a $1000 prize generously provided by the UNSW Business School.

    Nominations should be emailed to the ODC Division Chair-Elect, Danielle Zandee (odc@nyenrode.nl).

    Further details about this award and the nomination process are available here.

    The deadline for nominations is April 30th 2018.
  • ODC Executive Board Election Nominations

    Calling all ODC Members!
     
    We need your help! As you may have seen in recent Academy communications, the ODC Division is soliciting nominations for three positions on the Division's Executive Board. You can help us by nominating worthy candidates for each of the available positions. You find further information about the positions below. Don't hesitate to contact me in case you have any questions.

    With kind greetings,

    Danielle Zandee
    Professor of Sustainable Organizational Development
    Nyenrode Business Universiteit
    Chair-Elect, Organization Development & Change Division
    email: odc@nyenrode.nl

    ODC Five Year Position
    This is a vitally important position on our Division leadership team. This person starts out as PDW Chair elect, and then rotates through the positions of PDW Chair (year 2), Program Chair (year 3), Division Chair-Elect (year 4) and finally Division Chair (year 5). If you know of somebody who has the academic and leadership skills that you feel would help move our Division forward, please nominate them here

    General Representative-at-Large
    This is a three year position with the vital responsibility to act as a liaison with the Division membership. This person strengthens the communication with our members, represents their views at Executive Committee and Business Meetings and assists with other divisional and/or joint divisional activities. If you know of somebody who is well connected and has the academic and communication skills to make this contribution to our Division, please nominate them here

    Doctoral Student Representative-at-Large
    This two year position is available for a doctoral student with a keen interest to represent the student voice on our board. This person acts as a conduit for communication with our Division student members and assists the Division Chair-Elect with our Doctoral Student Consortium. If you know of a promising and enthusiastic doctoral student who has the ability to make this contribution to our Division, and who will remain a student for at least one year following his/her appointment to this role, please nominate them here

    Please note that for all three positions self-nominations are welcome! Nominees must be members of the ODC Division when nominated.

    Closing date for nominations is 28th February 2018.