Professional Development Symposia (PDS)

Professional Development Symposia (PDS) offer the opportunity for creative, multi-way conversations, and have the potential to offer a positive impact on the professional development of participants from different regions, SIGs, chapters, career stages, or demographic backgrounds. The PDS chairs encourage anyone interested in organizing a PDS to submit a proposal, including SIGs, Chapters, and Colleges. Proposals involving cross-SIG dialog or collaborations are encouraged. Proposals can be quite brief, but should provide an outline sufficient for the PDS chair to make a recommendation on its applicability, likelihood of drawing an audience, and suitability. Some indication of likely authors and presenters would be helpful.

TIMELINE:

  • April 25, 2017: Last day to submit proposal
  • May 1, 2017: Notification of acceptance

PRESENATION FORMATS:

PDS sessions will allow for a wide variety of formats or forums, including:

  • Debate, where a number of people would attend and put forward remarks from different points of view
  • Roundtable discussion, where several participants would prepare and present abstracts around a particular issue
  • Interactive panels, where a group of panelists engage with topics of general interest
  • Presentations, where track chairs have identified a group of papers that may not fit the track theme but that go well together and would contribute to the professional development of participants
  • Cross-SIG dialog or collaboration, where speakers from different SIGs utilize debate, roundtable discussion, interactive panels, or presentations, to address a common theme or topic from different SIG perspectives

SUBMISSIONS:

Proposals can be quite brief, but should provide an outline sufficient for the PDS chairs to make a recommendation on its applicability, likelihood of drawing an audience, and suitability. Some indication of likely authors and presenters would be helpful.

 

Questions

If you have any questions about Completed Research papers, please contact the program co-chairs or track chairs:

Paul D. Witman, California Lutheran University, pwitman@callutheran.edu

Chris Njunge, California Lutheran University, cnjunge@callutheran.edu