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Social Media and HRD: Happy 15th Anniversary HRDR!

As a child, I loved getting mail from pen pals, summer camp friends, and relatives. As an adult, one of my favorite things to get in the mail is hard copies of academic journals I subscribe to, specifically Human Resource Development Review (HRDR). HRDR is the conceptual and theoretical backbone of the Academy of HRD […]

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Article Critique: Learning to Lead: Foundations of Emerging Leader Identity Development

October 15, 2016 Yeager, K. L., & Callahan, J. L. (2016). Learning to lead: Foundations of emerging leader identity development. Advances in Developing Human Resources, 1523422316645510. The Problem: Organizations face several challenges that stand poised to place a significant strain on the availability of qualified leaders. Flatter organization structures, the use of more teams, and impending […]

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Conference: ESRI 2016

April 28, 2016 Not too long ago we had the Educational Symposium for Research and Innovations (ESRI) here at GW, which is the student-led conference of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last two years in my capacity as proposal review board member, presenter, and all-around conference enthusiast. My friend […]

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Conference: AHRD 2016

March 2, 2016 What an amazing conference! Two weeks ago I attended the Association of Human Resource Development (AHRD) 2016 Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. I consider AHRD my professional home, and I thoroughly enjoyed the conversations and presentations throughout the week. I had the opportunity to present at the conference in three different formats. AHRD […]

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Beginning Year Two

It was a fantastic summer. Khai and I gallivanted around the US visiting friends and family, my brother was married in Portland to a wonderful woman, Emily, and I was able to work on some exciting academic projects. Alas, summer is ending and year two of my doctoral studies has begun. Here I am with […]

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Changing the Discourse in Human Resource Development

As a young scholar, I get hard copies of the academic journals I subscribe to. I like to read through the articles and get a better grasp of what’s going on in the literature. One of these journals is the Human Resource Development Review (HRDR), edited by Julia Storberg-Walker of George Washington University. My friend […]

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Conference: UFHRD 2015

Earlier this month I had the pleasure to attend and present at the University Forum for Human Resource Development (UFHRD) 2015 conference at University College Cork, Ireland. The conference meets in Europe annually but occurs in the UK every other year. Next year it will be in Manchester, England. The size of the conference was […]

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Course: International and Multicultural Issues in Organizations

As part of my role as a Graduate Research Assistant at GW, I had the privilege of being the teaching assistant for a course called International and Multicultural Issues in Organizations. This course, led by Dr. Maria Cseh, revolved around the European Human Resource Development conference at University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland. Ireland’s Cork […]

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Amazing Course in Ireland – Summer 2015

One of the great things about being at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) at The George Washington University is opportunities like this summer course: HOL 6747 – International and Multicultural Issues in Organizations. From June 1-5, I am going with my adviser Dr. Maria Cseh and a class of students to […]

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The Paradox of Control and Creativity in Organizations

One of the seminal texts of Human Systems Change is The Social Psychology of Organizations by Daniel Katz and Robert Kahn published in 1966 and again in 1978. In short, the book is about Open Systems Theory, which says organizations are open to being affected by their external environments and that the character of every organization […]

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