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WFED Students and Recent Graduates Present Peer-Reviewed Papers at Human Resource Development Conference

Five students and two recent graduates of Penn State’s Workforce Education and Development doctoral program, along with Associate Professor Judith Kolb, made presentations at this year’s Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference, held Feb. 18–22 in Washington, D.C.

DSC00833.jpgby Joe Savrock (March 2009)

Five students and two recent graduates of Penn State’s Workforce Education and Development doctoral program, along with Associate Professor Judith Kolb, made presentations at this year’s Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference, held Feb. 18–22 in Washington, D.C.

“All papers for this conference are peer reviewed, so getting their papers accepted was an honor for our students,” said Kolb.

Titles of the presentations made by the Penn State contingent were:

Hyung Joon Yoon (two presentations)

  • Integrative career planning model to adult career development: The ICIP approach
  • Triangulated training needs assessment: What on earth should a Part Leader do?


Jin Gu Lee

  • Impacts of learning culture and employees' knowledge sharing and conceptualizing practices on gaining of organizational knowledge.


Jinyong Kim

  • Beyond the learning process toward the knowledge creation process: Linking learning and knowledge in supportive learning culture.


Judith Kolb (with alumni Ji Hoon Song and Sungmi Jin)

  • Important tasks and primary challenges identified by experienced small group facilitators: Implications for teambuilding and OD.


Hong Min Kim

  • The moderating impacts of individuals' individualistic-collectivistic orientation on the relations between interpersonal trust and cooperation in Korean organization contexts.


Muhammad Al-Alawneh

  • Perceptions toward vocational education and training: The case in the Middle East.


Kolb also was honored as winner of a Cutting Edge Research Award for a paper she co-authored at last year’s conference.