As ISSIP BEP T-Summit Book Team, we are inviting scholars and professionals with expertise in all areas of T-shaped skills and knowledge for talent development to consider writing a short paper/chapter (around 2,500 to 3,500 words). As we face ever-increasing challenges and complexity in the public and private sectors, Interdisciplinary collaboration skills distinguish T-shape, “future ready adaptive” professionals who can navigate disruptive shifts in business, technology and society.
With this project, we envision to capture the latest thinking, experiences and results, and to publish a collection of practical, focused, easily digestible short papers in the increasingly important area of T-shape talent development.
The ISSIP BEP T-Summit collection aims to offer insights and practical wisdom that helps the development of T-shape “future ready adaptive innovators” and helps to close the gap between education and employment in the 21st century.
The ISSIP BEP series are intended for the professional education market and potential beneficiaries include executives and middle managers -professionals and practitioners who are seeking either to acquire new skills or refresh and update their knowledge of existing ones, and advanced business, MBA & EMBA students. These books are concise (between 75 to 100 pages), applied and reasonably priced ($20 for paper back and $5 for digital versions with ISSIP membership). BEP distributes books through Harvard Business Press, StudyNet, University Readers, Xanedu, Amazon, ISSIP and other providers.
We thank you, in advance, for your valuable contribution to the series.
ISSIP BEP T-Summit Book Team
Haluk Demirkan, Yassi Moghaddam, Phil Gardner, Jim Spohrer
Please send your article to [email protected]
Topics. We seek high-quality, original contributions on the following T-Summit short paper topics:
- What is a T-shaped professional? What institutions hire T-shapes? What institutions create T-shapes?
- How and why do T-shapes make the best adaptive innovators? The best entrepreneurs? The best life-long learners?
- Breadth and depth of knowledge, skills, and competencies, combined with 21st Century mindset, and knowledge of self and others in large co-creation networks
- Transformational change of education to create graduates and lifelong learners with T-shaped skills
- Project-based and experiential learning, with industry-academic-government-and-professional-association collaboration and badges
- 21st Century (Cognitive Era) mindset, how success is determined more by what we can do with our knowledge, than simply how much we know
- What is a T-shaped mindset? How does empathy, growth mindset, design thinking, systems thinking, service thinking combine in T-shapes?
- How early should education begin cultivating T-shaped mindsets in students? How best can it be done at different ages and skill levels?
- What simple and sophisticated faculty best practices can help students learn teamwork?
- What do industry practitioners need to do to help cultivate and mentor T-shaped students and peers?
- What public policy can help promote the transformation needed in education, industry, government, and professional associations to promote T-shaped development?
- What can students do to develop at T-shapes, and help their institutions and network better evolve towards and embrace the T-model?
- Other T-shaped related topics and questions.
Submission Guidelines. Interested authors are invited to submit an article that is around 2,500 to 3,500 words with no more than 20 references (with tables and figures counting as 300 words) (in 11-point and Times font with appropriate margins (fit into the text area of 4 3/4″ x 8″), inclusive of references, figures, tables and appendices). The article must include all of the authors’ names, affiliations, email addresses, and brief biographies (about 100-150 words). Only original (not published) articles will be considered. Authors will be asked to sign a copyright form for their accepted chapters. The authors will be asked to format their accepted final chapters according to BEP’s format according to the below schedule. Make sure to submit your chapter in Microsoft Word format to [email protected]. Authors will be notified according to the below schedule or sooner, if their short paper will be included or needs revision. Each chapter needs to have at least ABSTRACT (150 words), BODY OF ARTICLE, CONCLUSIONS AND REFERENCES sections.
Timeline. The planned tentative timeline for ISSIP BEP T-Summit Book is:
June 1, 2016 Deadline for short paper/full chapter submissions
August 1, 2016 First round of reviews provided to the authors
September 1, 2016 Deadline for submitting revisions of chapters
November 1, 2016 Second round of reviews provided to the authors
December 1, 2016 Camera-ready submissions submitted by the authors
- Topic is relevant to T-Summit track’s theme.
- Topics should be relevant to current practice and reflect established research findings.
- Objectives are clear and well-described.
- Paper is clearly written.
- Paper will draw an audience.
- Paper is well organized and flows logically.
- Literature review is appropriate.
- Evidence supports authors’ arguments.
- Title Selection – You may be inclined to use one that is catchy, thought-provoking, couched in a challenge or reliant on superlatives. We are not against catchy titles—but their catchiness must not interfere with their descriptiveness.
- Tone and treatment – Because BEP is not a journal or textbook publisher, we will not ask you to remove all personal opinion from your work. We need you to produce academically reliable, instruction-oriented content that includes your insight and opinion.