LHRD Students & Faculty Attend the 2020 AHRD Conference


Atlanta, GA - The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development had a strong presence at the 27th Annual Academy of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Conference in the Americas in Atlanta, Georgia, from February 26-29, 2020, presenting refereed posters, a focus session talk, and refereed manuscripts.

The conference was attended by LHRD faculty members Dr. Oliver Crocco, Dr. Shinhee Jeong, Dr. Sunyoung Park, and Dr. Erin Richard. LHRD graduate students, Julia Bachman and Susan Karimiha, was also in attendance.

The 3-day conference was comprised of blind, per-reviewed presentations and invited talks on a diverse range of topics, perspectives, and research paradigms in HRD. The conference also included focus sessions for conference participants on a range of HRD topics and challenges.

Dr. Oliver Crocco presented a refereed manuscript titled "Educating the Southeast Asian Workforce: Higher Education in the Association in Southeast Asian Nations" He also sered as the co-track chair for Critical, Social Justice, Diversity Perspectives track at the conference.

Dr. Shinhee Jeong presented refereed manuscripts titled 'Assessing Adult and Continuing Education Needs in South Korea Metropolitan areas using a Borich's Needs Assessment Model: A focus on Degree Programs at Universities" and "The Link between HRD Professionals' Social Capital and Career Adaptability: A MOderated Mediation Analysis of Social Network."

Dr. Sunyoung Park presented three co-authored refereed manuscripts titled, "Unlearning in the Workplace: Review and Summary", "Mindfulness Training int he Workplace: Exploring its Scope and Outcomes," and "Exploring Contextual Antecedents of Job Crafting: Key Questions and Future Directions.'"

Dr. Erin Richard presented a refereed poster titled, “Developing Leaders’ Interpersonal Emotion Regulation: The Role of Reflective Journaling.” The poster described an assignment from an online leadership course. Each day, the adult learners wrote about a specific leadership situation in which they had to manage the emotions of another person that day. Dr. Richard analyzed comments from an online discussion board where students wrote about the journaling assignment. Comments suggested that journaling increased learners’ attention to others’ emotional cues during later situations, helped them become more self-aware of their own tendencies, and helped them better understand the effects of emotion on work behavior. According to Dr. Richard, “I love that the conference allows the presentation of works in progress. It allowed me to bounce ideas off others who have done work in this area and also meet potential collaborators for future projects.”

Collaborative projects in the school included a refereed manuscript by doctoral students Michael Climek, Rachel Henry and Dr. Shinhee Jeong, titled, “Integrative Literature Review on Employee Turnover Antecedents across Different Generations: Commonalities and Uniqueness.” A co-authored refereed poster titled, “Mixed Methods Research in Human Resource Development: Applications, Advantages, and Potential,” was presented with Dr. Crocco and graduate student, Julia Bachman and co-authored poster, “Measuring Adult Development in Human Resource Development: Applications of the Subject-Object Interview,” with Dr. Crocco and Anna Field.

Drs. Park and Jeong also co-presented a refereed poster titled, “What Makes Older Employees Stay? Exploring Antecedents of Their Turnover Intention.”

Susan Karimiha, presented a refereed poster titled, “A Qualitative Assessment of the Impact of Worker Perception on Turnover Intention within the Global Trucking Industry, with co-author Rose Baker from the University of North Texas. Susan Karimiha described her experience at the conference, “I was inspired by the conference and through being surrounded by so many great minds that our pushing our field in the future.”

The conference proceedings are available here.

About the Academy of Human Resource Development

AHRD is a global organization made up of, governed by, and created for the Human Resource Development (HRD) scholarly community of academics and reflective practitioners. The Academy was formed to encourage systematic study of human resource development theories, processes, and practices; to disseminate information about HRD; to encourage the application of HRD research findings; and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in HRD from multiple disciplines and from across the globe.

About the School of Leadership and Human Resource Development

The mission of the School of Leadership & Human Resource Development is to enhance the development of individuals, organizations and workforce systems through research that advances the creation and application of new knowledge; innovative teaching that prepares scholars, researchers, and professionals to meet the organizational and human capital needs of a dynamic, interconnected, global society; and service and outreach endeavors that connect the School with the local, national, and international community.