March 27, 2020

CARMA Virtual Global Classroom

In the upcoming months, we are excited to announce that CARMA will use a new format and registration fee structure for delivering 30 courses sponsored universities in four global regions: North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Unlike previous courses delivered in-person at host schools, our upcoming program will deliver the courses live on-line via the CARMA Global Virtual Classroom using Zoom. These courses will be offered using a synchronous approach, with instructors providing live (video and audio) lecture and Q&A sessions. Instructors will also lead assignment sessions, during which participants can choose to join breakout rooms to collaborate with a small group of course-mates (using screen-share, video/audio communication, and/or text chat. Unlike CARMA’s Webcast Program, which is based on group viewing, with our On-Line Short Courses only individual access and participation is allowed (no group viewing). More information on our CARMA Virtual Global Classroom and our live on-line Short Courses can be found at the CARMA website:

Our goal with our new on-line approach is to emulate as much as possible the in-person short course experience that we have used so successfully since 2001. We hope our on-line delivery will be more practical and economical for participants by allowing them to avoiding travel to locations beyond their community. For participants not familiar with use of Zoom, training will be provided at no-charge prior to the Short Courses. CARMA has considerable experience with live on-line events, and we look forward to extending our use of this delivery format through our Global Virtual Classroom to increase access to our highly-regarded Short Courses.

New Professional Association Discount

We have also changed the registration fee structure for CARMA Short Courses. For our upcoming Short Courses, we are excited to announce that CARMA will also be offering a 20% registration discount to members of the Academy of Management (AOM), Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and the Southern Management Association (SMA) who are NOT at universities participating in CARMA’s Institutional Membership Programs. The offering of a registration discount for members of AOM, SIOP, and SMA reflects ongoing collaborative efforts between CARMA and these organizations and recognizes that our CARMA instructors are active leaders in these groups. Other professional associations whose members receive this special 20% discount from Non-member fees include the Australia New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM), the Asia Academy of Management (AAOM) and the International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), as well the European Academy of Management (EURAM), European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), and Indian Academy of Management (INDAM).

Short Courses Overview

Each CARMA short course is typically a two or two and a half-day session on a research method or data analysis topic. CARMA Short Courses place an emphasis on hands-on experience and on the application of the methodology aimed at skills development through equal amount of lecture and lab-time. Instructors are leading methodological scholars recognized within the organizational studies and management areas as experts on their topics. Several are current or past editors of leading organizational journals. A list of CARMA Short Courses includes introductory and advanced training on quantitative and qualitative topics, including content that might not be readily available at your institution. In addition, our short courses provide students and faculty with the opportunity to network with leading scholars and other students/faculty in their areas of interest. More than 1,200 faculty and students from universities throughout the world have attended CARMA Short Courses since the summer of 2004. Past locations of these courses include Virginia and Michigan in the United States, as well as Canada, Peru, Brazil, Australia, India, The Netherlands, Singapore, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel, and China.

Upcoming Short Courses

We will be offering new Short Courses in our collection of upcoming courses, including quantitative courses on Theory, Methods, and Analysis for Research with Dyads, Questionnaire Design, and Open Science: Principles and Practices. Our other quantitative courses include sequences across both sessions on introductory/ advanced data analysis with R, introductory/advanced SEM, introductory/advanced multi-level analysis, big data and analysis of big data. Also available are courses that cover systematic reviews/meta-analysis, Bayesian-analysis, advanced regression polynomial/response surface methods, and web scraping.  Our qualitative offerings include new courses on crafting high-quality research via a phronetic iterative approach, video methods, and content analysis of text.   Other qualitative courses cover advanced methods for micro and macro management and grounded theory, mixed methods, and qualitative analysis for organizational change. See our website for specific courses and dates:

We hope our now live on-line Short Courses will help graduate students and faculty as they navigate these difficult times while pursuing their education and research.  Learning and the pursuit of new knowledge remain important even given the health, economic, and social challenges of now and the future. Please let us know if we can help in other ways, good luck in all you are involved with, take care and be safe.

Dr. Larry J. Williams, CARMA Director, on behalf of the entire CARMA Team