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CT Human Resource Academic/Practitioner Conference


Friday, May 18, 2018


8:00 am - 5:00 pm


CCSU Main Campus, New Britain, CT 06050


To Be Determined


$See Below

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Course Description

The 1st annual Connecticut HRM/OB conference aims to; encourage the application of Human Resource Management and Development systematic findings and best practices; provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRM/HRD/OB research and practices from multiple disciplines; encourage the building of a sustainable Connecticut workforce.



The conference will be organized around sub-themes that reflect the interests and experience of academics and practitioners throughout the state of Connecticut.  We welcome the submission of abstracts from faculty members, doctorate students, researchers, and business practitioners. We also encourage independently-conducted research papers by undergraduate and Masters Students.

 Undergraduate and Masters Students can submit a full-length paper to be considered for Best Paper, and/or, submit a poster presentation.


Presentation topics of interests, but are not limited to:


  • Demographic/cultural changes in CT workforces

  • Team building

  • Social media in the workplace (HRM focused topic)

  • Recruitment strategies for today’s marketplace

  • Attraction-Selection-Attrition for today’s marketplace

  • Rewards and motivation

  • The ethical workplace

  • Diversity and inclusion

  • Organizational change

  • Workplace violence/Bullying behaviour

  • Career identity/Career Development

  • Case studies on best practices in HRM/HRD

  • Challenges, issues, bottlenecks and gaps preventing HR practitioners from adopting research findings

  • Examples of what industry practitioners would like from researchers

  • Practical challenges that have potential for research

  • Cultural differences in collaboration (industry needs versus academic approaches)


 Workshop proposal

The main idea of the workshop is to bring both practitioners and researchers together to exchanges ideas on particular topics of importance. Workshop proposals should be Practitioner-interest driven.


The one-day conference will allow adequate time for presentations and discussions ensuring the transference of knowledge and understanding and networking opportunities among participants. As this is a knowledge sharing and networking conference we also encourage non-presenting HR practitioners, academics and students to attend the event.


Faculty, doctoral students, and business practitioners interested in presenting empirical research or case study material should submit a 2000 word abstract. Submissions should follow to the Abstract Manuscript Template which can be found TBD.

Submission deadlines: February 28, 2018


All submitted abstracts will be double blind peer-reviewed.

 HR practitioners who are interested in submitting a workshop proposal should submit a 1000 word abstract that outlines the HR topic/issue you would like to have workshopped.


Submission deadline: March 28, 2018


Undergraduate and Masters students can submit a full-length paper to be considered for Best Paper. Submissions should follow the Paper Manuscript Template which can be found TBD here.


Submission deadline: April 20, 2018


All submitted papers will be reviewed and the Best Paper awards will be decided upon by a three-university HRM/OB faculty committee.

 Undergraduate and Masters students can alternatively/in addition too, submit interest in a poster presentation during the conference.

 Interest for Poster Presentation should be submitted by May 1, 2018

 Submissions for all categories should be sent to


Early Bird Registration:


Faculty, Doctoral Students, Practitioners                    April 5, 2018           $55

 Undergraduate/Masters                                             April 5, 2018           $20


Late Registration:


Faculty, Doctoral Students, Practitioners                                                    $75

Undergraduate/Masters                                                                              $35


The conference website will be updated on a regular basis with additional information as needed. Please check back regularly.


 For further information please contact the conference organizers at


 We look forward to seeing you at the Connecticut HRM/OB Academic and Practitioner Conference!




Instructor Information

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A Teacher for this course will be selected soon.

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