The 2024 UFHRD Conference theme is "Human Resources Development in a digital age" and there are 9 streams.
Talent and Leadership Development
Deborah has worked in senior academic posts across a number of UK and international higher education establishments for over 16 years and is based in the School of Leadership and Organisational Development within Liverpool Business School. She is an experienced academic having held senior positions in both the private and public sectors. As senior lecturer in Leadership her research is practice-based and is positioned around an individual’s understanding of the leadership they are experiencing and implications for practice and their organisations. Her transition into the theory, post-graduate teaching and research of leadership was in parallel to her doctoral research into what constitutes ‘effective’ leadership. It is her belief that leaders have a social, ethical and educational responsibility. Her current research interests draw upon critical approaches which provide ways of thinking about behaviours and leadership activities that individuals undertake and the resources they draw upon in workplace settings in order to be effective leaders.
Dr. Kesiena Ebenade is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the National College of Ireland. She is also the Capability, Learning and Development Manager with BT Sourced. Her current research interests include the learning organisation, career development, workplace learning, coaching and mentoring. She has published an award winning paper in the Kybernetes journal and has numerous conference presentations in Europe, Africa and the United State. Kesiena is an experienced researcher using action research methodologies to solve real organisational problems.
With more than 20 years of career, in various sectors of activity, including Banking and Insurance, Restoration, Civil Construction and Consulting, currently, she is Human Resources Director at Renascença Multimedia Group, which includes Renascença, RFM and Megahits Radio and the Genius Y Meios and Intervoz companies, accumulating with the Pedagogical Directorate of Renascença Digital Academy.
PhD in Social Sciences, with specialization in Organizational Behavior (UL), Master in Economic and Organizational Sociology (UNL ), Degree in Sociology (UNL), Postgraduate in Management and Strategic Development of Human Resources (UE), in Consulting Business Law (ISLA) and Labor Law (UC), she also has specialized training in Management (PBS) and Business Management (AESE).
Carla Caracol is a university professor (ISCTE-IUL , ISCTE Executive Education and ISCSP-UL), researcher and author of articles in scientific and specialty journals in the fields of Resource Management Humans and Organizational Behavior and speaker at national and international.
She is currently vice-president of APG-Portuguese People Management Association-, and of DCH Portugal – International Organization of Human Capital Directors – where she is co-president of the Innovation and Digitalization Commission and also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center of Women's Leadership, and is also a guest member of Technical Committee 260, Human Resources Management – ISO.
In 2022 she was awarded for Best Human Resources Director <45 years old (Magazine Human Resources Portugal), Best Human Resources Communicator (DCH Portugal) and Best Teacher of the Executive Master in Strategic People Management and Leadership (ISCTE executive education).
This year’s UFHRD 2024 conference theme of “HRD in a Digital Age” resonates strongly within the Coaching and Mentoring stream.
This stream focuses upon how coaching and mentoring may be delivered in the Digital Age and the challenges and opportunities the digitalisation of coaching and mentoring might manifest. This ranges from the possible democratisation of these human resource development interventions and their practice, to dealing with the digital divide and the furious pace of technological advances. This is particularly timely and important considering the shift to digital coaching in organisations that occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic (PWC, 2020). A myriad of terms is being used to refer to the digitalisation of coaching, such as e-coaching (Geißler, 2022; Ribbers and Waringa, 2015), digital coaching (Isaacson, 2021), online coaching and AI coaching (Clutterbuck, 2022). Digital coaching is an umbrella term for all technology-mediated tools and platforms used to support the coaching process, such as matching, management and administration, data analytics, tools for coaching conversations and robot coaches (Isaacson, 2021).
We hope that contributions to our stream will address some of the theoretical, empirical, and practical dilemmas of coaching and mentoring in the digital age and we welcome empirical, conceptual, and literature review-based contributions. Whether you are a master’s or doctoral student, a practitioner, a new career academic or an experienced professor, we look forward to receiving your abstract for our consideration. We warmly encourage submissions from a range of employment and national contexts. The following topic areas provide an idea of submissions that would be relevant to this stream:
• Creating clarity around the terminology of the digitalisation of coaching and mentoring
• The value of digital education, training and development in coaching and mentoring
• The effectiveness of digital coaching and mentoring tools and models across sectors and contexts
• The ethical challenges of digital and AI coaching and mentoring
• Widening access to coaching and mentoring through digital tools and platforms
• Handing over coaching and mentoring to the technology developers – promises and perils
• Digital leadership - managerial and workplace development
• Digital coaching and mentoring readiness
• The automation of coaching and mentoring using AI
• The impact of AI and digital practices on coaching and mentoring relationships
• The digital leader-coach
• Coaching the team/group digitally
Please note that this list is not exhaustive, and we would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about a possible submission to our stream.
Judie is Director of Doctoral Programmes in Oxford Brookes Business School at Oxford Brookes University. Her research and teaching interests include organisational approaches to coaching and mentoring, specifically the social and political issues around coaching and mentoring programme development and delivery. She has attended UFHRD conferences for the last six years (prior to Covid). In 2019 she was recognised for her contribution to the world of mentoring by the EMCC,as the Winner of a Global Mentoring Award. She writes and reviews for several high profile HRM, HRD, organisation and management journals and is Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Evidence based Coaching & Mentoring based in the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies at Oxford Brookes University. Judie can be contacted via @doctorjudieg and email@example.com
Duminda Rajasinghe, PhD is a Senior Lecturer in HRM and OB at Nottingham Business School. He is an author and researcher in learning and development, coaching and leadership. Prior to Nottingham Business school, he worked for Northampton, York, and Salford Business Schools. Duminda has been engaging with UFHRD community since 2015 and his current research focuses on coach development, entrepreneurial learning and development and leadership. He is a former HR practitioner who worked in few different multinational organisations. He continuously engages with practitioner communities to promote learning, research development and to create impact.
Dr Karine Mangion-Thornley is a senior lecturer in Organisation Studies at the University of the West of England (UWE). She delivers a range of executive education programmes in coaching, mentoring and leadership development. She has a 15-year experience in leadership coaching and mentoring. Her clients include managers and organisations such as Barclays, HSBC, Citigroup, as well as the UK Cabinet Office, HM Treasury, and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. She is passionate about contemporary dance, and she loves listening to people stories about their career and life trajectories. Her research focuses on the role of coaching in talent management, digital coaching education, and the intersectionality between aesthetic leadership and coaching.
Vasco Santos holds a PhD in Business Sciences with specialization in Marketing (Fernando Pessoa University, Portugal), a PhD in Tourism (Seville University, Spain), a Post-Doc in Innovation Management applied to Sustainable Luxury Tourism (Aveiro University, Portugal), an Habilitation in Management (European University, Portugal), an MSc in Marketing and Tourism Promotion and a BA in Hospitality Management (Higher School of Tourism and Maritime Technology, Polytechnic of Leiria). Coordinator of the Master Degree in Business Management at the Higher Institute of Management and Administration of Santarém (ISLA Santarém). Coordinator of the Degree in Commercial Management at the Higher Institute of Management and Administration of Santarém. Full researcher in GOVCOPP (Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability Research Group), University of Aveiro. Effective and founding member of PNT - National Tourism Platform. Author of scientific papers and book chapters. Research areas: luxury tourism, sustainable tourism, ethical marketing, wine marketing, wine tourism, and employer branding.
Marta Correia Sampaio holds a PhD in Management (University of Évora), MSc in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (European University) and BA in Human Resources Management (ISCTE-IUL).
Is currently an adjunct professor at ISLA Santarém and takes on the coordination of a higher professional technical course. At the same time, assumes the Human Resources Direction of a multinational in the Portuguese Chemical Industry.
Her main research interests are human capital, knowledge management, gamification, innovation, and employer branding, being author of several scientific papers and book chapters about these themes.
Global, comparative and cross-cultural dimensions of HRD
Professor Thomas Garavan is Professor of Leadership Practice in CUBS, UCC and Visiting Research Professor, National College of Ireland, Dublin. He was recently listed in the Stanford University ScienceWide author citation indicators 2020 as one of the top 2% of academics in Economics and Business. In addition, he was ranked the top Irish Business and Management Researcher in Ireland by Research. com and 471 of 1500 business and management researchers worldwide in February 2022. He is a world leading expert in leadership development, learning and development and HRD. He published 185 journal articles, 16 books, 26 book chapters and 6 monographs. He has published extensively in the leading HRD journals including HRDQ, HRDR, ADHR, HRDI and HRDI. He has also published extensively in the top four HRM journals: HRM (US) HRMJ, Personnel Review and IJHRM.
In addition, he has published extensively in management journals including: International Journal of Management Reviews. European Management Review, Journal of Business Research, Tourism Management, Information Technology and People, International Small Business Journal, Thunderbird International Review, Journal of Sleep Research and Business Ethics: A European Review. His most recent book publications include Learning and Development in Organizations: A Systems-Informed Model of Effectiveness (Palgrave), Strategic Human Resource Management (Oxford University Press), Handbook of International Human Resource Development (Edward Elgar) and Global Human Resource Development (Routledge). He is co-editor of European Journal of Training and Development and Associate Editor of Personnel Review and is a member of the HRDQ, HRDI, HRDR, ADHR, HRMJ, International Journal of Training and Development and International Journal of Human Resource Management.
He has extensive teaching experience with undergraduate, post-graduate and post experience students in addition to executive education and leadership development. He was elected to the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Human Resource Development, USA in 2021 and has won numerous awards for publication and journal editing.
The focus of this stream is Employee Engagement. This topic is a vital area of research of the HRD field given the importance of Training and Development in fostering a vibrant and inclusive culture in organisations, where employees feel energised and engaged. We hope that contributions to our stream will help to showcase current research in the area and illustrate how organisations can enhance their culture and encourage employees to fully engage in all aspects of their work. We welcome contributions of full papers or development / working papers. Empirical, conceptual, and literature review based contributions will all be welcomed. Whether you are a Masters or doctoral student, a practitioner, a new career academic or an experienced professor, we hope you will submit an abstract for our consideration. We encourage submissions from a range of employment and national contexts. The following topic areas give an idea of submissions that would be relevant to this stream.
• Innovative Employee Engagement Initiatives in the workplace
• Assessing and measuring effectiveness in Employee Engagement (links to productivity and job satisfaction)
• Understanding Employee Engagement and its relationship to organisational culture
• Employee Engagement and links to inclusive workplaces
• Understanding how technology and digitalisation impacts Employee Engagement
Please note that this list is not exhaustive and we would be delighted to answer any questions you may have about a possible submission to our stream.
Martin McCracken is Research Director and Professor of Work and Employment at Ulster University, N. Ireland. Prof McCracken has research interests in the fields of “Human Resource Management Restructuring”, “Employee Engagement”, “Public and Voluntary Sector Change”, “Performance Management” and “Graduate Recruitment and Retention”. Since 2010 he has acted as the Editor in Chief of Education and Training (now in its 64th year of publication) and is Associate Editor of Leadership and Organisational Development. He has published research findings in several leading HR journals including HRMJ and WES (over 50 outputs), conference proceedings (and policy reports on skills development and employability issues and has attracted substantial research funding from prestigious organisations (including Advance HE and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Department for Education and Employment; Sector Skills Development Agency, Chartered Institute for Personnel Development and Leonardo Da Vinci (EU). From 2016 -2019 Martin was the PI on a longitudinal evaluation study of the Top Management Programme, which is designed to develop leadership capability for Senior HE leaders. He is currently working with colleagues from seven leading UK Universities on a UKRI funded project which is designed to measure impact of ESRC projects on UK business productivity and engagement. Internationally, Martin is respected in his academic field and is has been a Visiting Scholar at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada and is currently a Visiting Professor at Kempten University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
Adetola is a Senior Lecturer in HRM and Course Leader with management oversight of the CIPD accredited MSc Strategic People Management programme at the University of Suffolk. She was previously a Subject Lead HRM for the Creative Industries at University for the Creative Arts and has extensive experience in curriculum development and management of professional people management programmes at Higher Education level.
Prior to joining academia, Adetola worked in various capacities within financial organisations in the UK and Nigeria. She is passionate about employee engagement through employee development practices and provides advisory and training support to SMEs and senior business executives to facilitate ethical change management practices such as Co-Student Engagement Lead for a CIPD Branch Committee and external advisor for a regional theatre.
Adetola has active interest in collaborative industry Knowledge Transfer projects, working on UKRI Innovate UK, NHS and Local Council funded projects focused on agile mental wellbeing practices at work, leadership and change management and business growth support.
She is looking forward to engaging insights covering varying aspects of Employee Engagement practices on micro- and macro-organisational levels and encourages submissions to the Employee Engagement (EE) Conference Stream.
Critical, Social and Diversity Perspectives in HRD
Stefanos is a Principal Lecturer and the Deputy Head in the Department of Human Resource Management. His scholarly interests range from graduate recruitment, digital competencies and wellbeing to assessing wider diversity and equality issues in the workplace. He is particularly interested on the role of leadership development and learning in addressing diversity issues at social, organisational, and individual perspective using a postmodern approach. He supervises several PhD and DBA students in the areas of employee engagement, diversity management and informal learning. He also has a particular interest in childhood trauma and neurodiversity in the workplace. Stefanos has several edited book around HRD and hidden inequality. Stefanos had other academic roles throughout his academic career, including programme director, international coordinator, online programme leader, member of the academic board and employability ambassador. He is currently a member of CABS sub-committee on race equality and Associate Editor for Human Resource Development International.
Dr Andrea Subryan is a senior lecturer in the OB/HRM subject group in the Department of Management at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Andrea has worked at SHU since 2015 and since that time has been an active researcher. Alongside working her role at the University, Andrea also gained HR experience in the hospitality and health economics industries. Prior to joining academia, Andrea was a Solicitor for over 10 years, specialising in Family Law. Andrea has recently been appointed the roles of Inclusivity Champion as well as the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) lead for the Department of Management.
Andrea’s particular research interest, which was also the focus of her doctoral thesis, includes emotional labour/emotion work, organisational behaviour, culture, conflict, professional identity, and employee engagement. Other teaching interests include Employee Relations and Diversity Management. The UFHRD conference is special to Andrea as this was the first conference she attended as a Masters student to present a co-written paper. She enjoys attending the UFHRD conferences due to the supportive nature of the attendees and organisers. Andrea is pleased to be involved in organising the conference which will be hosted by SHU in June 2022.
Nuno Nunes is Professor of the Schools of Applied Digital Technologies, and Sociology and Public Policies, and Researcher of the Centre for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES), in Iscte-University Institute of Lisbon. His scholarly interests are inequalities, collective action, well-being, sustainable development, and the digital society. He has published 20 articles, 5 Books, 26 Book Chapters, 13 Working Papers, and 7 Proceedings of Scientific Meetings, 28 of them with internationally recognized scope. His articles have appeared in European Societies, Journal of Civil Society, Education Sciences, Sensors, Portuguese Journal of Social Science, Sociologia, Problemas e Práticas, European Journal of Engineering and Formal Sciences, Sociologia On Line, and Sociologia. He is participating or have participated in 24 research projects, 8 of them international. His research has been funded by FCT – Foundation of Science and Technology, the European Union (Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020), the Spanish National Research Council, Portuguese foundations, Portuguese municipalities, and NGOs. He has participated in 141 conferences, 62 international and 44 as a keynote speaker.
Workplace learning, training and development
Dr Eduardo Tomé gained is PhD in Economics (2001), with a Thesis on the European Social Fund. Since then he has worked in several Portuguese private universities. He published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed Journals and presented 80 papers in international conferences. He also authored 7 book chapters, He was involved in organising and chairing 10 international Conferences which he also co-edited the Proceedings and edited four Specials Issues in EJKM, EJTD and IJKBD. Since September 2020 he has worked at Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon, Portugal. His main interests are Intangibles (Human Resources, Knowledge Management and Intellectual Capital), Social Policy and International Economics (globalization and the European Integration).
Dr. Pallvi Arora is Lecturer in Human Resource Management at The Business School, Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland, UK. Previously, she also served as a Senior Assistant Professor at International Centre for Cross Cultural Research and Human Resource Management (ICccR & HRM), University of Jammu, India. She is a PhD in management with focus on Cultural Intelligence (CQ). Her research interests revolve around cross cultural management, OB, HRD, entrepreneurship and innovation. She has publications with journals of national and international repute. She has been the recipient of the AIMS International Outstanding Young Management Teacher Award at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozikode, India. She has presented her research works at global institutions including University of Oxford, UK, Queen’s University, Belfast, UK, and various IIMs. She has also served as a Regional Mentor of Change for Atal Tinkering Labs, NITI Aayog, a Government of India initiative. For her extensive work in the domain of innovation and entrepreneurship in higher education institutions, she has also been recognised as an Innovation Ambassador for the Institution Innovation Council (IIC), Ministry of Education, Government of India. She has been an invited speaker at various national and international industry and academic forums.
Sociologist. PhD in Social Sustainability and Development (2019), Lisbon Open University, Master’s and Bachelor's Degree in Sociology (University of Coimbra), Portugal. Director of the School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Beja (IPBeja). Member of the Council for Evaluation and Quality and member of the Coordinating Council of Academic Activity of this Institute. Her research and scholarly interests are Sociology of Organizations, Public Policies, Sustainable Development, Education for Development and Entrepreneurship. Maria Inês Faria has published several articles, book chapters and Proceedings of Scientific Meetings and Conferences. She has participated in European and international research projects, EU funded programmes concerning active methodologies of co-creation in teaching-learning processes, digital tools for facilitation, and she is a facilitator in the Support system for the co-creation of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, Demola Global: Link Me UP-1000 ideas. She is a member of the Assembly of the Founders of LIDERE – Laboratory in Innovation, Regional Development and Entrepreneurship, Lages (Brazil) – Beja (Portugal) (2019), Coordinator for International Mobility of LIDERE and is currently a member of the Board of LIDERE (2023). She is a member of the Sustainable Campus Network of Higher Education in the working group "Teaching and Curricula for Sustainability" and of the “Network of Higher Education Institutions for the Safeguarding of the Mediterranean Diet, in the working group "Territory and Sustainable Development".
Dr. Thiago Meneghel is a professor at the brazilian Federal Institute of Santa Catarina – IFSC. He has a master's and doctorate in Engineering and Knowledge Management from the Federal University of Santa Catarina-UFSC. He is mainly dedicated to the study of knowledge management about organizations that form organizational identity and image. A university professor since 2006, he has served as Head of the Teaching, Research and Extension Department and as General Director of the Lages Campus of the Federal Institute of Santa Catarina. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Orion Technology Park. Member of the Regional Advisory Council of the Brazilian Society for the Progress of Science - SBPC-SC. Member of the SIGMO research group - Brand meaning, information and organizational communication (UFSC/CNPq). One of the directors of LIDERE - Innovation Laboratory in Regional Development and Entrepreneurship (IFSC/IPBeja/Orion/CNPq). Author of several articles and book chapters. He works mainly on the following topics: Knowledge Management in and about organizations, Entrepreneurship and General Systems Theory.
Heather has many years of experience as an SME owner-manager and consequently has numerous friends and acquaintances who own, manage and work in these fascinating and varied small businesses. The research for her PhD (The Hidden World of e-learning in SMEs) involved ethnographic research in a variety in SMEs. Since 2015 she has taught HRD and related subjects, initially at the University of Portsmouth, UK, and more recently at the UK Open University. She has been presenting papers about learning in SMEs at UFHRD since 2012 and initiated the UFHRD Learning in SMEs stream in 2017. She has guest-edited a Special Issue of HRDI on Learning in SMEs and published papers about this in HRDQ and HRDI. She is interested in all aspects of learning in SMEs.
Michael Mustafa holds a PhD in applied psychology from the University of Nottingham. Currently, Michael’s research interest include focusing on HRD issues within SMEs and in particular family business. He is particularly interested in how leaders develop in family firms and how entrepreneurial ventures can encourage the proactive behaviours of their employees through investing in their development.
Associate Professor of Economics with Habilitation, UBI. PhD in Economics (2004), UBI; Habilitation in Technological Change and Entrepreneurship (2017), IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
Director of the UBIExecutive, Business School. Vice-coordinator and full researcher of the NECE, Research Center in Business Sciences, UBI. Collaborator researcher at the CEG-IST - Centre for Management Studies of Instituto Superior Técnico & Associate researcher of the ICS - Instituto de Ciências Sociais, University of Lisbon.
President of the Associação Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Regional (APDR), Portuguese Section of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA). Member of the Strategic Council of the Ordem dos Economistas. Senior member of the Ordem dos Economistas, College of Business Economics and Management.
Editor of the Springer Book Series: Studies in Entrepreneurship, Structural Change and Industrial Dynamics (ESCID), indexed in SCOPUS; and Business Model Research (BMR). Member of: the MIT Technology Review Global Panel, a community of business professionals; the EIT Food RIS Policy Council; and the EIT Food South Experts.
Learning and Education and Practitioner Research
Western Carolina University
I am a practitioner researcher with a passion for integrating effective practice and applied research to develop people and build more supportive and impactful organizations. I am an Associate Professor of Human Resources at Western Carolina University where I center ethical practice of HRD in my teaching and scholarship.
I have a wealth of career advising and organization development experience in higher education, non-profit organizations, and traditional corporate entities including more than 15 years specializing in military veterans’ civilian reintegration and employment. My ongoing research and practice to provide support for employment communities to better understand the value, and more effectively utilize the skills, of veterans has been published and presented in journals and workshops nationally and internationally.
Through a lens of ethical and equitable practices, I specialize in organization development and career development to help organizations build on their strengths to support growth and capability throughout. I present and speak regularly on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice issues, leadership, disability and accessibility, and how to balance employee and employer needs in turbulent times. I previously served as the Program Chair for the AHRD conference and chaired the AHRD Scholar-Practitioner Special Interest Group. I am currently a member of the UFHRD Learning and Education Committee.
I am an assistant professor of organizational leadership in the Department of Technology Leadership and Communication in the Purdue School of Engineering and Technology at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Before joining the IUPUI campus, I spent eight years at the University of Louisville. Prior to my roles as a university faculty member, I worked in various training and development areas including executive education and small business development. I completed my doctorate from the University of Arkansas in 2012. I am active in organizations such as the Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD), American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE), and the Association for Talent Development (ATD). I currently serve on the board of directors of AHRD.
My research focuses on understanding and improving the lives of people at work, with emphasis on constructs such as organizational citizenship behaviors, leadership, and engagement. I have published in Human Resource Development Quarterly and Human Resource Development Review, among other scholarly outlets. My research has been recognized with various research awards as well as in the popular press. My current research interests include dysfunctional leadership and other workplace interpersonal dynamics; issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion for employees; and developing strong academic programs to serve adult learners. I currently teach courses in Global Leadership; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Organizational Leaders; and Managerial Training and Development.
I am a Principal Lecturer in the Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University where I have held a number of leadership and management roles including programme leadership, Associate Director for the Centre for Excellence in Promoting Learner Autonomy (CPLA), Director of Sheffield Business School’s Centre for Pedagogic Research and Innovation (CPRI), Sheffield Business School Assessment Lead and Subject Group Leader for the Languages and Cultures Subject Area. I am currently leading on a project relating to developing the assessment literacy of culturally and linguistically diverse students. I also co- lead the University’s Assessment for Applied learning Forum and lead its Advance HE Principal/ Senior Fellow Network.
As a Principal Fellow of Advance HE, I am committed to leading and supporting the development of colleagues in Learning and teaching and pedagogic scholarship/ research both within and outside the University through leadership roles in professional subject associations and international research networks.
I am an active researcher, practitioner, and contributor to local, national and international research networks relating to the development of learner/ teacher autonomy within formal educational contexts and assessment. I have presented papers at both national and international conferences, and published articles in refereed publications in these areas since the mid 1990s.
I am a practitioner turned academic and currently work at Huddersfield Business School as a Senior Lecturer in Management and Human Resource Development.
I have worked in training, education, and development for over 20 years. In industry I was a lead internal verifier and area manager for a work-based training provider before moving into specific training and development roles. As a people development specialist, I worked in field based and head office roles designing and delivering change management programmes, operational training, onboarding, and management development programmes.
I moved into HE in 2014 and have held numerous leadership and management roles such as the MBA Director and CMI Programme Director. I was the course leader for a work-based learning and development programme and am currently the course leader for undergraduate level apprenticeships. I have taught learning and talent development on CIPD accredited programmes and currently teach Human Resource Development in the UK and Hong Kong.
My research interests lie specifically in the transfer of training. I have presented papers at international conferences and published on the subject in international journals. I am currently working with apprenticeship learners as data subjects to research the impact of this work-based learning intervention on their job role.
Human Resource Development (HRD) plays a crucial role in helping organizations adapt to and thrive in the digital era. The term "transformational HRD" refers to a strategic approach that goes beyond traditional HR practices and embraces innovative methods to develop employees, foster a culture of continuous learning, and drive organizational success in the digital age.
Transformational HRD in a digital era involves a holistic approach that combines technology, cultural transformation, data-driven decision-making, and a focus on continuous learning and development.
In this regard this stream main topic is: Transformational HRD in a Digital Era, and the sub-topics are (but not limited to):
• Technologies for Workplace Digitalization
• Augmented Reality in the HRD
• Artificial Intelligence in HRD
• Employees Data Security
• Data Analytics in HRD
• Corporate digital Health Programs
• Corporate digital learning
• Digital transformation of HRD
We seek empirical and conceptual contributions by those involved in researching practice in public and private organisations.
For more information about the stream, please contact:
Maria José Sousa: firstname.lastname@example.org
Javad Shahreki: email@example.com
Isabel Pinto dos Reis: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maria José Sousa
Maria José Sousa
Maria José Sousa (PhD in Management with Habilitation in Management and Public MAnagement) is Pro-Rector for the Development of Distance Learning and a professor and a research fellow at ISCTE/Instituto Universitário de Lisboa. She is also an expert in digital education and digital skills, as she has assumed a post-Doc position from 2016-2018, researching that field, with several publications in journals with high impact factor (Journal of Business Research, Journal of Grid Computing, Future Generation Computer Systems, and others). Worked as an expert, in a project of the European Commission for the creation of a new category regarding digital skills to be integrated with the European Innovation Scoreboard (EIS). She was a member of the Coordinator Committee of the Ph.D. in Management at Universidade Europeia. She was also a Senior Researcher at GEE (Research Office) in the Portuguese Ministry of Economy, responsible for Innovation, Research, and Entrepreneurship Policies, and a Knowledge and Competencies Manager at AMA, IP, Public Reform Agency (Ministry of the Presidency and the Ministers Council). She was also a Project Manager at the Ministry of Labor and Employment, responsible for Innovation, and Evaluation and Development of the Qualifications Projects. Her research interests currently are public policies of Innovation and Education. She is a best seller author in Research Methods, ICT and People Management and has co-authored over 100 articles and book chapters in high-level journals (as the European Planning Studies, Information Systems Frontiers, Systems Research, and Behavioral Science, Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, Future Generation Computer Systems, and others), and is the guest-editor of more than 5 Special Issues from Elsevier and Springer. Is the former President of the ISO/TC 260 – Human Resources Management, representing Portugal in the International Organization for Standardization. She was/is the coordinator of several European projects of innovation (funded by programs as Erasmus +, Horizon Europe, and ICMPD) and is also External Expert of COST Association - European Cooperation in Science and Technology.
MMU / MY
Isabel Pinto dos Reis
Isabel Pinto dos Reis
Head of Training at SPathys, Associate Professor at ISLA Santarém, teaching subjects such as Knowledge and Innovation Management, Change Management, People Management, Performance Management, among others, member of scientific and pedagogical councils, Specialist Professor in Management and Administration, Master in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management and PhD student in Management, with a thesis on Employer Branding in the Digital Age. Since ever passionate about people management. Extensive experience in HR techniques and management. Researcher concerned with Talent Management issues, focused on Attracting Talent, and communicating with the new work generations.