Leadership is perhaps one of the greatest themes in the history of human endeavor. Be it the sciences, humanities or philosophy, leadership has been a matter of universal concern in the past and today. This is primarily so because leaders serve as a “creative minority” who initiate appropriate responses to the many challenges the universe throws at us.
Leadership role often involves interpersonal influence on individuals, groups and organizations to achieve some mutually desired goals. The interpersonal influences are often through active visioning, goal seeking, initiating, empowering, motivating, team building, communicating and resourcing.
Looking around we find leaders such as Bill and Melinda Gates who have not just changed the technological landscape but are also actively involved in fighting health care challenges such a polio and malaria. We also find social entrepreneur such as Mohammad Yunus who has developed a uniquely successful rural micro-financing program, a creative response, to the challenge of acute poverty. Then we have techno-educators such as Salman Khan who has revolutionized learning by bring the best practices of teaching and learning to the masses transcending the encumbrances of time, cost and space.
The leadership challenge today is to be such a “creative minority” who would develop appropriate responses to the many challenges in the fields of business, education and public health.
Conference Date: November 20-22, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline:
August 31, 2018
Full Paper Submission Deadline:
November 10, 2018
Early Bird Registration Deadline:
October 31, 2018
November 1-10, 2018
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Professionals Rate Within the Philippines Early Bird: P3,000 Regular: P3,500 International Participants Early Bird: $65 Regular: $75
Students Rate Within the Philippines Early Bird: P1,500 Regular: P2,000 International Participants Early Bird: $35 Regular: $45
The 19th AIIAS International Conference is organized by the Graduate School of the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS). AIIAS is a Christian graduate school operated by the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church based in Maryland, USA. AIIAS is recognized as a graduate education institution of international character by the government of the Republic of the Philippines, as certified by the Commission of Higher Education (CHED). AIIAS has been granted PAASCU Level III Accreditation.
NOTE: The deadline for abstract submission was on August 31, 2018. We are no longer accepting abstracts after this date.
AIIAS International Conference on Business, Education and Public Health invites papers that explore ‘The Leadership Challenge’ in Business, Education and Public Health. The presentations will address the following questions:
What does leadership mean in the 21st century? Does it need to be redefined?
Is there leadership crises in the world today? If so is it because good leaders are scarce or because leaders of today scare us?
What are the qualities and traits of effective leadership?
How can we foster and incubate leadership skills in our respective disciplines?
Are leaders dispensable or are they guilty of creating conditions that make them indispensable?
Can we identify and characterize the persona of ‘a transformational leadership’ in the areas of Business, Education and Public Health?
How can organizations and society incubate leaders who can be the “creative minority”?
Is there a different set of leadership skills needed to negotiate disruptions, turbulence, change and crisis in our times?
What are the emerging themes, discussion and debates in leadership research literature?
Can a new research agenda be fielded to address the present “Leadership Challenge”?
What may be the critical issues that leaders of today need to focus on?
Is there a Christian perspective to the idea of ‘leadership’?
AIIAS International Conference on Business, Education, and Public Health aims to help build proactive individuals and organizations that can create, embrace, and promote leadership.
The Conference is of particular interest to academics, researchers, educators, and practitioners from Business, Education, and Public Health. Conference activities include:
Presentations of new ideas, research findings, and recommended changes.
Networking opportunities with other participants
Interaction with international experts and well-known lecturers
The AIIAS International Conference is seeking research proposals, theoretical papers and posters for presentation. For full consideration, abstracts (100 to 150 words) must be submitted by August 31, 2018. Acceptance will be communicated within 2 weeks of submission. Blind review of abstracts will begin immediately. Full papers must be submitted by November 10, 2018 for consideration in the June 2019 issue of AIIAS International Forum Journal. Each abstract or paper submission must reflect the main theme of the Conference and identify which specific strand it explores. If it is a research study, the abstract should have the background, research design, research methods, research setting, participants, and summary of findings (or significance of the study for ongoing research). List of components that must be included in the Word document to be submitted include:
Title of the paper
Complete names of the presenter(s)
Institution affiliation (+ city and country)
Email address and cell phone number
Abstract (one paragraph, 100-150 words)
Short bio (one paragraph, 50 – 60 words)
Explanation of the strand where this abstract fits (50-100 words)
Recent photo 3.5X4.5 cm JPEG format
For Poster Session entry send poster proposal using downloaded template from iconference site. Final poster size is 42” wide X 42” tall (portrait)
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Leadership; Management; Governance; Social Entrepreneurship; Educational Administration; Teaching and Learning; Information & Digital Technology; Environment Issues; Philanthropy; Ethics; Volunteering; Poverty Alleviation, Corporate Social Responsibility; Sustainability; Civic Conscience, Community Service; Promoting Justice, Fairness, Equity and Advocacy; Health Promotion; Access to Health Services; Research Capacity Building; Social Media; Innovation
CONFERENCE POSSIBLE FOCI
BUSINESS: Leadership topics in accounting, banking & finance, operations, human resource management, marketing, business ethics, corporate governance, supply chain management, e-business, entrepreneurship, new venture creation, business strategy, organizational design & architecture, quality management, leading change, leadership during crisis, transformational leadership, leadership in the digital age, leadership in the social media.
EDUCATION: Leadership, educational administration; curriculum mapping, outcomes-based education (OBE; online & blended, massive open online courses (MOOC); governance; school board; change management; crisis management; conflict management; empowerment of educators; faculty development; strategic planning; leaders’ communication; educational human resource management; mentoring; accreditation; service learning; and community-based programs.
PUBLIC HEALTH: Leadership topics in health promotion & health education; health marketing challenges; disruption in health communication; health advocacy, health research, health and nutrition, global health issues, maternal health, community engagement, environmental sustainability, adolescent health, lifestyle management.