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#CPED23 Convening Call for Proposals & Registration Details

Innovation and Education:  Identifying and working to address problems of practice embedded in a variety of organizational settings 

The Carnegie Project for the Education Doctorate (CPED) is pleased to invite faculty membersprofessional practitioners, and EdD doctoral students/candidates to the in-person 2023 Convening to exchange ideas, research, best practices, and challenges associated with the identification, examination, and resolution of complex problems of practice found in diverse organizational settings.  

In its first 16 years, CPED partnered with faculty members and community partners to differentiate the EdD from the PhD, highlighting the unique educational needs and professional goals of future scholarly practitioners. The 2023 Convening expands on this differentiation, considering the differences between the problem of practice, which drives scholarly practitioner research, and traditional, hypotheses-based research.   

We encourage the submission of proposals that highlight the role of the problem of practice in shaping doctoral education and facilitating research-driven performance improvement in both traditional and non-traditional organizational settings. Exchanges, guest speakers, and student presentations will explore the ways in which member institutions have operationalized the problem of practice, focusing on best practices and lessons learned as we continue to learn with and from one another.  

CPED and the University of West Florida are pleased to announce plans to include a student-track at the 2023 convening, providing exchanges and collaborations targeted specifically towards students and recent graduates of CPED inspired degree programs. To support this plan, we strongly encourage learning exchange proposals from EdD students and graduates. 


We invite CPED members to submit convening proposals that explore the ways in which member institutions have operationalized the problem of practice.  All CPED member faculty and EdD students are invited to submit a learning exchange proposal. Those who participate in a CPED Improvement Group (CIG) may submit an exchange proposal that applies the convening theme to the topic of the CIG (see info below).    

Small Group Exchanges 

Small Group Exchanges are presented concurrently in breakout rooms. Exchanges can be facilitated by an individual or done collaboratively across departments or institutions.  To promote the interactivity and engagement of participants, several types of small group exchanges are available (see formats below).  

CIG Sponsored Small Group Exchanges open to CIG members 

CIG Sponsored Exchanges will capture the spirit and focus of the CIG’s work and/or the convening’s theme as they relate to the CIG. CIG leaders develop the call for these exchanges and will be involved in reviewing proposals. New convening attendees are welcome to join CIG exchanges as part of their more general welcome to CPED.  

Find descriptions of each CIG’s call for exchanges here.

CPED is committed to providing interactive ways for its members to engage with and learn from each other in concurrent breakout learning exchanges and large group sessions. Convening evaluations have told us members want to avoid sit-and-get sessions and instead engage in active professional development that enables them to walk away with materials and/or ideas that they can use. To accomplish this, proposals are strongly encouraged to use the ideas in the chart to develop highly engaging exchange sessions.   

Type of Exchanges   

Examples of activities   
Learning and Innovation   
These sessions most resemble past exchanges. They are presented and planned presentations among one or more CPED members using multimedia and providing opportunities for facilitated learning about programs and selected topics. They are presented concurrently with other exchanges.   
  • Workshopping ideas    
  • Program case study   
  • Flipped learning session   
  • Panel presentation   
  • Ignite session  


These sessions involve the facilitation of discussion and dialogue among attendees. The session may be highly organized or make room for spontaneous discussion and activities. These sessions are presented concurrently with other exchanges.   
  • Roundtable    
  • Fishbowl    
  • Jigsaw   
  • World cafe   
  • Film screening & discussion   
  • Challenge room  
  • Speed dating   
  • Book/article discussion   
  • Networking    

Team building and Creation   
These sessions facilitate the development of relationships among CPED members through the creation of plans, resources, research, and other materials. These sessions are presented concurrently with other exchanges.   
  • Research pitch activity   
  • Writing pitch activity   
  • Collaborative syllabus development   
  • Collaborative material creation (program policy or documentation; assignments; assessment rubrics)    
  • Arts-based activity   
  • Team/trust-building activity   



Submit proposals by the deadline online here: LINK.   

In no more than 2 pages (approx. 1000 words), proposals should include the following information: 

  1. Name(s), institutions, and email addresses of all presenters 

  1. Title of the Learning Exchange 

  1. Description of the content, format, and activities that will take place during the session 

  1. Theoretical or practical knowledge in which this session learning will be grounded 

  1. Overall learning goals and any takeaways that participants will receive 

  1. Association with a CPED CIG (if necessary) 

Proposals are double-blind, and peer-reviewed by CPED member faculty and CPED staff. Selections are made to provide an engaging, interactive learning experience for our diverse community. Space at the convening is limited, so we may not be able to accept all proposals.    


Proposals are due: May 15, 2023. 
Notifications of acceptance: late June/early July. 

NoteAll exchange presenters are expected to register for the convening. Exchanges take place on every day of the convenings (Wednesday, Oct 4th at 1 pm through Friday, Oct 6th at 4 pm). We cannot give preference for a day. By submitting an exchange proposal, you agree to be available for all days.

Convening Registration information can be found HERE.   


As a membership organization, we look to our member faculty to ensure continued quality programming. A great way to support your understanding of CPED and EdD (re)design is to review convening exchange proposals.    

We are particularly interested in ensuring that the exchanges have an active learning/experiential/engagement component in them, and hope that reviewers can assist us with this process.  If you are interested in getting involved, please fill in this FORM by May 15 


The agenda is currently being finalized. More details coming soon!

Tues Oct 3  Weds Oct 4 Thur Oct 5  Fri Oct 6
TBD 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Board of Directors Dinner
  • 8 am - 9:45 am: Delegate meetings
  • 10 am -12 pm: Workshops
  • 1 pm: Convening Opening
  • 2 pm - 4 pm: Learning Exchange A
  • Keynote 
  • Learning Exchanges B, C, D, E
  • Lunch
  • Evening Reception
  • Keynote 
  • Learning Exchanges B, C, D, E
  • Lunch
  • 4:00 pm END


The early bird deadline is September 8, 2023.

  • Early Bird Registration: $400
  • Student: $150
  • Regular Registration: $450

Registration fees include access to Convening, breakfast lunch and dinner on Thursday, and breakfast and lunch on Friday.

Register for #CPED23 Convening

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