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At this year’s Annual Meeting in Anaheim the new initiative of the Academy of Management to serve its senior members, the Community of Academy Senior Scholars (CASS), will co-sponsor several events that members of this division are cordially invited to attend. CASS was created to provide programs and activities that are relevant and helpful for senior members of the Academy who are contemplating or in retirement from their primary career.
This year CASS is sponsoring or hosting two program activities. First, on Monday morning of this year’s Annual Meeting we will host a special CASS session that has two parts. The first part will be a strategic planning session, led by Myron Fottler, to discuss and organize how CASS can best serve all senior members of the Academy. The second part will consist of a discussion panel of past presidents entitled “To Retire or Not To Retire: That is the Question”. Moderated by Regina Greenwood and Julia Baker, these presenters will share the decision process they followed as they considered retirement. Panelists include Bill Starbuck, Mike Hitt, and Anne Huff with others scheduled to appear via SKYPE. Their experiences will frame an audience driven conversation about retiring, retirement, and finding new or encore careers. This two part session will start at 7:30 and a light breakfast will be provided. Please check the program for location.
The second activity will be a program co-sponsored with several divisions called “Then and Now”. This year’s offering, in a series that has included Gary Latham, Ed Locke, Fred Luthans, and Victor Vroom, we present the work of Sim Sitkin on Organizational Trust. The purpose of this session, chaired by Craig Crossley, is to spotlight a senior scholar’s contribution to the management body of knowledge by having that person discuss and describe how he or she got involved in this area and then developed it. To complement this distinguished scholar’s presentation, two recent scholars on this topic, Nicole Gillespie and Bart de Jong, will discuss how this original work has evolved. Please check your program for time and place.
CASS invites any member who might find the sessions sponsored by it to come and join us. We believe that there is a need in the Academy for an organized group of its senior scholars who wish to both socialize with and learn from each other the challenges and opportunities that senior scholars face.
Robert C. Ford
Community of Academy Senior Scholars
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