School of Leadership & Human Resource Development Assistant Professor, Park, Receives 2014 AHRD Cutting Edge Award


LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) assistant professor Dr. Sunyoung Park received the 2014 Academic of Human Resource Development (AHRD) Cutting Edge Award at the organization’s International Conference in Americas in Houston, TX.

The AHRD Cutting Edge Award is awarded to seven outstanding scholarly papers from those published in the AHRD Conference Proceedings in 2014. Dr. Park’s paper, entitled “The Impact of Organizational Learning Culture, Goal Orientation, Managerial Effectiveness, and Psychological Empowerment on Employees’ Workplace Learning,” was one of the seven recipients.


“I'm so glad to receive the award as a lead author and an LSU professor,” Dr. Park, who came to the university in 2013, said. “This award is a recognition of my scholarly effort and an encouragement to become a better scholar in my field. At the award ceremony, I was so happy to see LSU’s name as well as my own on the huge screen, which makes LSU more visible in the academic world. I really appreciate this award and will keep striving to become a better scholar.”


AHRD was founded on May 7, 1993 to encourage the systematic study of Human Resource Development (HRD) 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.


Dr. Park has been a paper reviewer and a presenter for AHRD since 2006. In 2014, she served as the international track chair and a session host, and presented 3 papers about workplace learning, adult learning, and great places to work.


The LSU School of Leadership & Human Resource Development (SLHRD) offers programs dedicated to producing world class practitioners, leaders, and instructors in two areas of focus: Agricultural Education and Leadership and Human Resource Development.


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