Conferences, Connections and Advancing Understanding of Careers
In January 2019 DCU Business School hosted the prestigious Academy of Management 3rd HR Division International Conference bringing some 220 delegates to Dublin. One of Professional Development Workshops showcased the EU Research, Innovation & Staff Exchange (RISE) Funded project, GETM3 Global Talent Management 3. A cohort of GETM3 secondees were funded to attend the conference, contributing to a successful and well-attended workshop.
On the back of this presentation, GETM3’s PI Alison Pearce, was invited to submit a chapter to The Handbook of Research Methods in Careers by editor Dr Wendy Murphy who was also in attendance at the conference. The outcome is a recently published GETM3 collaborative chapter entitled “Managing a mega-project to explore and enhance careers: insights from Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management 3”.
Reflecting the scope of the project the chapter authors are drawn from 10 organisations in 5 countries (UK, Ireland, Slovenia, Poland and South Korea) ranging from Professors, through HE and SME managers, to PhD students. DCU is well represented in the chapter content with contributors including faculty Brian Harney, Janine Bosak, John McMackin and PhD students (at the time) Julie Brückner and Szu-Hsin Wu.
The experience is a timely reminder of the importance of international mobility and conferences for fostering new relationships leading to knowledge exchange and transfer.
GETM3 is funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 734824.