• Update from Kim Gower, Chair

    Dear MED Members:

    We hope this email finds you healthy and happy in this strangest of times.

    Many of you will be getting emails from various sources about the way this year’s virtual AOM 2020 will work.

    The executive board wants to assure you that we have been discussing this option for a couple of months and have a strong plan, as the MED division, moving forward.

    Since we have been planning, we were able to offer suggestions to the AOM Executive Board-some they used and some they did not:).

    We were only first informed of some of their choices last Friday, May 15, hence this email to keep you up to date.

    There are many moving parts to this, but we had an excellent executive board meeting last week where we started to put our plan into motion.

    We see this as an excellent opportunity to showcase MED outside of the usual constraints of choosing which PDW or which Paper Session to attend, and we are excited about bringing the MED enthusiasm and level of achievement to the entire Academy in a way that was never before possible.

    Alan Eisner, as Program Chair, and Gerard Beenen, as PDW Chair, have their work cut out for them as the challenges we face lie largely in their areas. We will ask for your help in communicating MED’s program throughout the Academy!

    Additionally, Kathleen Barnes will still be running our Writer’s Workshop, and we will still have our Saturday Night Social!:) Please be open to assisting with these as needed, in our usual MED fashion.

    Finally, if any of you have mad technical skills, would you please reply separately to me ( if you are willing to be our digital guru(s). By now we all seem to feature some pretty good abilities, and AOM is offering a technical help group, but it would be helpful to MED to have our own “go to” people so we know our program is getting done! At this stage we are incorporating ZOOM, YouTube, and a Google tool for papers and PDW’s. We will also be asking our Chinese constituents to help us with whatever platforms we can use effectively in their country.

    Thank you all so much for everything you do, as we continue to be a leader in Management Education and Development, and collegiality!

    All the best,
    Kim Gower, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia

  • Reminder - Active Diversity Learning: Redesigning Diversity Training to Enhance Skill Development We

    Active Diversity Learning: Redesigning Diversity Training to Enhance Skill Development Webinar,

    with Quinetta M. Roberson, Ph.D.



    While diversity training and education programs have proliferated in organizations, the effectiveness of such programs has been called into question given unconvincing evidence of their actual and lasting impact on employee learning and transfer to the work environment. This talk will review existing research findings on the effects of diversity training and highlight potential issues with current training designs, as well as a new, learning-centered approach.


    Roberson is the Fred J. Springer Endowed Chair in Business Leadership at Villanova University. Her research focuses on developing organizational capability and enhancing effectiveness through the strategic management of people, particularly diverse work teams.

    Sponsors: Management Education and Development (MED) division; Kim Gower (U. of Mary Washington; MED Chair); Murray Dalziel (Dean, Merrick School of Business, U. of Baltimore)


    Apr 16, 2020 12:30 – 1:30 PM Eastern Time


    Registration is free, just click here You receive instructions and a dedicated Zoom link to join the event.

  • MED's at the Fairmont Waterfront at the Annual Conference

    Folks, MED's location for the conference will be focused at the Fairmont Waterfront in Vancouver
  • SAGE Opportunity

    SAGE Publishing Wants to hear from you!

    We are looking for qualified instructors to help up shape and build our Business course materials by providing valuable feedback. Please complete the quick survey via the link below to get started.

    If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Panella at


  • Nominate our future!

    Hi folks, just a reminder that we are seeking your nominations for MED Officers.
    The roles that will be open this time around (for terms commencing at end of 2020 conference) are:
    · Program Chair Elect (5-year leadership succession role)
    · Membership Coordinator Elect (Takes coordinator role at end of 2021 conference)
    · Research Coordinator Elect (Takes coordinator role at end of 2021 conference)
    · Secretary
    · Representative at Large (1 role, 2 years – one current R-a-L has a second year to follow)
    When you sign on to your AOM Account you can go to this page.

  • Reviewers for MED Submissions

    Folks, just a reminder that we ourselves control the quality of our MED program.  Please consider signing up to review MED submissions so that we can maintain MED's quality?
  • Time to Nominate!

    From Paul Hibbert:

    Dear friends,


    The formal process for nominations for MED elected roles will open at the end of the month; as Past Chair, it’s my one remaining responsibility to coordinate nominations and elections.


    Now is a good time for you to think about nominating colleagues – or even standing yourself, if there are new roles that you wish to consider – so that we have a good selection of candidates. As you know, the future of the division depends on our team!


    The roles that will be open this time around (for terms commencing at end of 2020 conference) are:

    ·         Program Chair Elect (5-year leadership succession role)

    ·         Membership Coordinator Elect (Takes coordinator role at end of 2021 conference)

    ·         Research Coordinator Elect (Takes coordinator role at end of 2021 conference)

    ·         Secretary

    ·         Representative at Large (1 role, 2 years – one current R-a-L has a second year to follow)


    I hope that you will be able to think of (and encourage!) some great candidates, so that when nominations open we are ready to go...


    In the meantime, let me wish you a happy new year and a gentle start to the semester!

  • A PDW Collaboration Opportunity for Vancouver - If Interested respond to

    I have a presentation entitled “Engaging Students with Relevant Case Study from Open Education Resources” and am looking for opportunities to join colleagues who share similar interests to organize a panel session at either TLC@AoM or in the MED division of AoM at the AoM Vancouver Conference in August 2020. Below is a brief introduction to my presentation. A full version can be provided upon request via email. Thanks for your attention.
    “I have been using the story of Rick Rescorla as a case study in my graduate and undergraduate management classes around September 11 every fall since 2016. Rick Rescorla was a true American hero in both the Vietnam War and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack. As the security director of Morgan Stanley in the World Trade Center South Tower, he led a successful evacuation of 2,700 employees of Morgan Stanley out of the South Tower with his great judgement and leadership, but got himself killed when trying to assure every employee has left the building. President Trump just accounted on September 11, 2019 that he would award Rick Rescorla the Presidential Citizens Medal.
    As a corporate executive as well as a hero, Rick Rescorla perfectly displayed those leadership characters and skills we want our students to learn in management classes – predicting and preparing for the future, crisis leadership, professionalism and commitment to the employees, upholding his right judgement against the authority’s wrong call to say put, and so on. Every time we discussed the case all my students were deeply moved – most of them have never heard of him. But after the case study some students said that they would recall Rick Rescorla whenever they hear about September 11, 2001 from now on.
    Rick Rescorla’s story cannot be found in any Management textbooks or commercial case banks. Thus I used his biography in Wikipedia ( and the video Rick Rescorla DVD ( on Youtube for the case study and asked the students to read and watch the materials before class discussion.
    In my presentation, I will introduce to the audience not only the Rick Rescorla case as an illustrative exemplar, but also (and more importantly) several pedagogical considerations of using relevant case study from open education resources to engage students – how to identify “relevant” cases, where to find information about the case from reliable open resources, how to organize case study in classroom or online, and so on.
  • A collaboration opportunity for MED members

    Dear Colleague,
    We are currently editing a book on “Women in Leadership in the 21st Century”. This book aims to collect discussions of current case studies on opportunities and obstacles women face in achieving institutional leadership roles. The book is aimed at a general audience and graduate students in business management programs. 
    Our request for chapter abstracts has resulted in many more abstracts than we can include in the book. Seeing how we can only include a limited number of these abstracts submitted, we are looking at extending the typical number of external reviewers per submission in order to enhance fairness in the selection process, as well as to receive the input from diverse groups in a variety of disciplines, as they are all relevant to the content.
    We respectfully ask you to help us evaluate an abstract from this collection. We are simplifying the process and taking an anonymous approach by offering a quick and reduced review process. You will be paired with a randomly selected abstract, asked to read through the information provided by the authors, then answer a few questions about the applicability of that work. A couple of demographic questions will be accessed to ensure reviewers have the appropriate qualifications for the work requested. 
    The abstracts were limited to 500 words and up to four references for inclusion in our selection process. A review should take you no more than 20 minutes to complete. If you could please find the time, in the next two weeks to complete this quick review it would be greatly appreciated. 
    Please go to the following link to see to review your abstract:
    We appreciate your help and support. 
    For additional information about the editors and scope of book, please contact Dr. Nicole Cundiff at, referencing in the title “Women in Leadership in the 21stCentury”. Note we are currently not accepting additional submissions for this work.
    Best regards,
    Nicole Cundiff PhD
    Associate Professor and Program Director - Business Administration
    Director Northern Leadership Center
    Co-Chair UAF Curriculum Review Committee
    University of Alaska Fairbanks
    School of Management
    Phone: 907-474-5401
  • The MED Division Call for PDW's Is Open

    Here's the link
  • The MED Division Call for Papers Is Open!

    Here are the links to submit your work.
  • Details for the Richard Boyatzis meeting on 21 November at 1:00PM

    Dear Colleagues,


    The Management Education and Development (MED) division of the Academy of Management is delighted to invite you to our next interactive video webinar.


    Hosted by the Merrick School of Business at University of Baltimore, these webinars bring together academics and practitioners from around the world to discuss the latest topics in management learning and education. Participants who are new to the field are most welcome and the webinar will help them get engaged and up-to-date.


    All are welcome, and we are particularly keen to involve doctoral students, junior faculty and international scholars and practitioners who may not have easy access to the Academy annual meeting. The webinar is free, and you can participate using any electronic device (computer, tablet, phone, etc.) when you install Zoom (also free) 




    Title: The Science of Effective Coaching


    Session Description:


    Great coaches move us. They move us through a basic human process-
    our emotions. The effective coaches establish a deep emotional connection with others called resonance. They are literally, in tune with others around them. They create and nurture these resonant relationships through mindfulness, hope, compassion, and playfulness. In coaching, the combined effect of vision based coaching and resonant relationships with the client results in dramatically more effective coaching experiences.


    Unfortunately, most coaches are too focused on problems and specific remedial goals and lose their effectiveness over time. Because of the cumulative effect of the damage from chronic stress and a preoccupation with problems and measurement. This pattern activates neural networks that are useful in problem solving but suppress neural networks needed for being open to new ideas, people and moral concerns. To be effective and sustainable in coaching, a person must develop facility with both major neural networks and develop techniques to reverse the effects of stress and revive themselves, neurologically, hormonally, and emotionally. These renewal experiences help a person become more cognitive, perceptually and emotionally open, innovate and learn, and motivate others to learn, develop, and innovate – which is the ultimate purpose of coaching.


    Based on decades of his own and colleague’s research into emotional intelligence competencies and coaching, including dozens of longitudinal studies as well as hormonal and neuroimaging studies, Professor Richard Boyatzis will lead the audience through examples of what effective coaching feels like, as well as understanding the neural processes that foster or inhibit it.


    This session will address the following:


    1. A process for developing sustainable improvement on EI, resonant relationship and the central role of compassion in it.


    1. Understanding the psycho-physiological role of the Positive Emotional Attractor and the Negative Emotional Attractor in motivating change or encouraging the status quo regression.


    1. Perceiving how coaching with compassion is effective in helping people change in sustainable ways, but coaching for compliance is not. And why it is crucial to the sustainability of the leader (i.e., the coach) as well.


    1. Understanding the neural activations involved in these two forms of coaching and why one prepares a person to consider change and learning and the other closes their minds.


    1. How to coach others to develop EI, resonant leadership, and to sustainably change.




    Speaker: Richard Boyatzis (Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University)


    Richard E. Boyatzis is Distinguished University Professor of Case Western Reserve University, Professor in the Departments of Organizational Behavior, Psychology, and Cognitive Science, HR Horvitz Professor of Family Business, and Adjunct Professor in People/Organizations at ESADE. He has a BS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT, a MS and Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University.


    Using his Intentional Change Theory (ICT), he studies sustained, desired change at all levels of human endeavor from individuals, teams, organizations, communities and countries, specifically has been researching helping and coaching since 1967. He was ranked #9 Most Influential International Thinker by HR Magazine in 2012 and 2014. He is the author of more than 200 articles on leadership, competencies, emotional intelligence, competency development, coaching, neuroscience and management education. His Coursera MOOCs, including Inspiring Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence has about a million enrolled from 215 countries. His 9 books include: The Competent Manager; the international best-seller, Primal Leadership with Daniel Goleman and Annie McKee; and Resonant Leadership, with Annie McKee, and Helping People Change: Coaching with Compassion or Lifelong Learning and Growth with Melvin Smith and Ellen Van Oosten. He is Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

    Sponsor: Management Education and Development (MED) division; Kim Gower (U. of Mary Washington; MED Chair) 

    Host: Murray Dalziel (Dean, Merrick School of Business, U. of Baltimore)


    When: Nov 21, 2019 (Thursday) – 1:00 – 2 p.m. Eastern Time




    How to join:

    • Registration is free, just click here to provide your name and email address. If you so wish, the form also provides space for you to indicate areas of interest and advance questions for the presenter.
    • If you do not have Zoom already installed in your computer or mobile device, before the webinar, please click here to download this free app. It is a very reliable, user-friendly and intuitive videoconferencing platform.
    • One week before the event we will send you full instructions and a dedicated Zoom link, specific to this webinar. Just click that dedicated link to join the event.


    If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Stickney or Eusebio Scornavacca.


    We look forward to welcoming you to this vibrant community of scholars and practitioners! 


  • MED/SAGE Social Monday Evening - See you there!

    Folks, hope to see you at the MED Member Social on Monday Evening right after our meeting at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Room: Constitution Ballroom B

  • See you at the MED Member Meeting and Member Recognition Ceremony

    Folks, a reminder that MED's Member Meeting and Member Recognition Awards will occur on Monday, 12 August, at 6 PM at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Room: Back Bay Ballroom B

    Hope to see you there!