In this 45th conference year and with a new name, the Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society encourages members, both long-standing and brand new, to engage in active reflection on our roots as we think about and discuss the future of management education and the Society. As always, MOBTS continues to foster a collaborative environment where management educators can engage in dialogue about their ideas, challenges, and best practices to facilitate effective teaching and learning experiences. As in any discipline, a reflection on past successes and failures can help us better understand what could be on the horizon for future innovations in the field. For this reason, our vision for this conference is that participants will harness our heritage to reshape management education.
With this in mind, MOBTS invites participants to submit a proposal to the 2018 MOBTS conference at Coastal Carolina University. We will continue our tradition of interactive and experiential sessions, and encourage you to submit your proposals that share best practices in management education, encourage discussion and dialogue of relevant issues in management education, and/or facilitate effective teaching and learning. These can be in the form of interactive exercises or cases on a specific topic, round table discussion sessions that encourage dialogue about an issue in management education, or presentations of best practices in management education.
We are not asking that all proposals explicitly articulate a connection to the conference theme of Reflective Reinvention; we simply want participants to focus on engaging in interactive dialogue that promotes effective practices in management education. However, we do encourage participants to consider submitting proposals that do purposefully address the theme of Reflective Reinvention: Harnessing our Heritage to Reshape Management Education, which we hope will result in a track of themed sessions at the conference. For example, Reflective Reinvention focused submissions that may include the sessions that do the following:
- Create a forum for discussion of what management education of the future looks like
- Discuss the progress made in management education over time
- Present classroom exercises that have stood the test of time and are still relevant and exciting
- Generate dialogue around what learning is and how learning has changed over time
- Demonstrate tools that help educators navigate predicted future classroom challenges
Again, we hope that if your submission targets the Reflection Reinvention theme that you will let us know that you would like to be a part of the themed track. But in the end, we want you to submit the ideas, exercises, cases, activities, discussions, and forums that you are passionate about and that you think will energize others as well. Sessions should be interactive and experiential and may be 30, 60, or 90 minutes long. All submissions are blind reviewed. Conference submission will open on October 20th, 2017; see MOBTS.org for details.
Coastal Carolina University is located in Conway, South Carolina, just outside of Myrtle Beach. We are excited to invite you to enjoy our beautiful campus and new living spaces, and to experience the excitement of beach-living while you are here.
Join us in June 2018 to harness our 45-year heritage to reshape the future of management education!