The Student Paper Presentation
- 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. For instance, 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 is chosen from each year’s pool of submissions.
- The winning paper(s) will be presented in a specially-designated professional forum at Conference 2010 in New Orleans, and the winning authors will be acknowledged at the OD Network’s annual Awards Breakfast there.
- Winning paper(s) are then published in the OD Practitioner.
- Graduate students interested in submitting a paper to the SPP should follow the 2011 guidelines