|Student Paper Presentation Program (SPP)|
10th Annual Student Paper Presentation (SPP)
Inaugurated in 2001, the Student Paper Presentation (SPP) offers graduate students in both masters’ and doctoral programs an opportunity to practice key competencies as scholar-practitioners by writing a well-formulated, publishable paper and submitting it for professional review.
Papers may be written on any OD-related topic, and the range of possibilities is intended to be inclusive. Papers may focus on a review and integration of past streams of theory and research, a new synthesis of familiar theories and research results, reports of new research findings, or a reinterpretation of an existing theory based on newly-emerging perspectives.
Papers are reviewed by a committee of senior scholar-practitioners, and a winning paper or papers are chosen from each year’s pool of submissions. The winning paper(s) will be presented in a specially-designated professional forum at Conference 2011 in Baltimore, and the winning authors will be acknowledged at the OD Network’s annual Awards Breakfast there. Winning paper(s) are then entered for editorial review with the OD Practitioner. (Papers may need editing and revision to be considered eligible for publication.)
To be considered, papers:
Papers submitted for the Student Paper Presentation will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Recognition of an OD Challenge or Opportunity (20%).
Well researched; Draws on documented theory and/or practice.
Critical Thinking (25%)
Presents ideas, experiences, and learnings that advance the theory and practice of OD; Logical and well-thought out; Utilizes critical analysis.
Unique Perspective (25%)
Writing / Style (10%)
Writing / Mechanics (5%)
Student Paper Presentation Evaluation Team for 2011:
Papers are due on Monday, June 27th, at midnight Eastern Standard Time.