Organizational Training & Performance Division

Welcome to the Division of Organizational Training and Performance!

Division Mission

The Division of Organizational Training and Performance strives to bridge the gap between research and practice, facilitating communication, collaboration and sharing between academics, students and practitioners across multiple disciplines interested in applying current theory and research to training and performance improvement initiatives

 Division Initiatives

OTP brings a variety of initiatives into fruition every year:

  • The division offers annual awards for both research and practice endeavors.

  • Division-sponsored webinars are hosted throughout the year featuring relevant and timely organizational training and performance topics.

  • OTP members submit proposals every year to the AECT International Convention to share and showcase their research, best practices, knowledge on trends and issues, workshops, and other relevant work.

 2022-2023 Division Board Members

  • Jenny Bauman - President and Conference Planner

  • Nancy Hastings - Representative to AECT Board

  • Mohan Yang - Past President

  • Melissa Jones - President-Elect

  • Samantha Goldstein - VP of Communications

  • Kristy Bloxham - Secretary

  • Johnny Fortune - Representatives to OTP Board

  • Evangeline Schepper - Representatives to OTP Board

  • Annetta Dolowitz - GSA Rep

Join Us!

Current AECT members can click here (direct link: to join the Division of Organizational Training and Performance; when the page loads click the Sign Up icon to join.

If you are not a member of AECT then you can join today by visiting the AECT home page (direct link: and clicking Join Now in top, right corner of the screen. Once you are a member of AECT, visit the Division of Organizational Training and Performance to join the division. Access the division page by going to the AECT home page ( After the page loads, click on the About Us heading; then click on AECT Divisions. Scroll through the alphabetized list until you find the Organizational Training & Performance and click on the text. You have now located the OTP page!

For additional information please contact OTP President Jenny Bauman at


2023 OTP Meeting Schedule

Division Meetings will be held the 4th Wednesday of each month. 5:00pm Eastern time.

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