Colorado State School of Education Professor is President-Elect of Academy of Human Resource Development

Jerry W. Gilley, professor in the School of Education at Colorado State University, is the new president-elect of the Academy of Human Resource Development. The results of the election were announced recently during the annual AHRD International Conference in Austin, Texas.  

The AHRD has more than 600 members throughout the world and was formed to encourage systematic study of human resource development theories, processes and practices; to disseminate information about human resource development; to encourage the application of research findings; and to provide opportunities for social interaction among individuals with scholarly and professional interests in the field. Currently, the academy has chapters in the United States, Europe, Asia and South Africa.

As president, Gilley’s role will include guiding change within the AHRD and throughout the field of human resource development as well as building partnerships between the academy and practitioners. Additionally, the president is responsible for organizing three international conferences in the United States, Europe and Asia. The 2005 International Academy of Human Resource Development Conference will be held February 23-26 at the Estes Park Convention Center in Estes Park.

Gilley also serves as the program chair of organizational development at Colorado State. Previously, he was the vice president in charge of organization and professional development for Mercer Human Resource Consulting (formerly known as William M. Mercer Inc.), the world’s largest compensation, benefits and human resource consulting firm. Gilley is the editor of two book series: "New Perspectives in Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change" and "The Manager As…"

He has authored 16 books on performance management, organizational development and strategic human resources. His publications include "Strategically Integrated HRD;" "Organizational Learning, Performance, and Change: An Introduction to Strategic HRD," which was the AHRD Book of the Year in 2000; "The Performance Challenge;" and, "Stop Managing, Start Coaching," one of the Top 30 best business books for 1996.

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