2018 Annual Research Roundtables

Continue the Mission
May 18, 2018

We are pleased to move forward with our “Continue the Mission” focus to reflect our commitment to Regent University’s mission of “Christian Leadership to Change the World.” This year, we are adding a fifth roundtable to address Strategic Foresight. The Regent University School of Business & Leadership invites you to attend and present your research, papers, concept discussions, and book or article review. We especially welcome papers written from an intentionally Christian worldview.

Call for Abstracts Deadline: March 1

Registration Deadline: April 18, 2018
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Regent University
Virginia Beach, VA

Cost: $250



Biblical Perspectives

Pauline Perspectives of Leadership

We explore, engage and extend the field of knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of leadership as found within the contexts of the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. We encourage diverse research relating to leadership constructs as depicted in the Pauline Corpus. Though the theme is “Pauline Perspectives of Leadership,” we welcome presentations of any manuscripts from a biblical perspective. Select papers from the roundtable will be recommended for the Fall 2018 edition of the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership.

Chair: Dr. Joshua Henson
Submit proposals to: joshhen@regent.edu

Servant Leadership

We Need More

We provide a venue where both scholars and practitioners can serve and learn from one another both critically and experientially by evaluating and developing research, investigating thematic concepts and framing ideas. This year’s theme is “We Need More” to represent the great need that exists in our world for servant leaders as we continue the call for all aspiring servants.

Chair: Dr. Kathleen Patterson
Submit proposals to: kathpat@regent.edu

Strategic Foresight

The Future of Exploring the Subject of What’s Next?

We offer a venue to catalyze critical thinking and collaboration among future studies scholars and foresight practitioners focused on emerging technologies that have the power to transform society. This years’ theme is “The Future of Exploring the Subject of What’s Next?” From artificial intelligence, smart cars and alternative food sources to anticipated shifts in the church and workplace, we’ll explore what the future is likely to look like over the coming decades and how these technologies will potentially change our lives.

Chair: Dr. Virginia Richardson
Submit proposals to: virgric@regent.edu

Coaching & Consulting

Break Through For the Client!

We provide a venue for practitioners and scholars to present their ideas, research and advances in coaching and consulting. Of particular interest for this roundtable is the integration of biblical perspectives and professional practices in understanding what is working for you and your clients in the processes of coaching and consulting. This year’s theme is “Break Through For the Client!”

Chair: Dr. Diane M. Wiater
Submit proposals to: dianwia@regent.edu

Transformative Innovation

Shaping the Future

We aim to have a singular goal – to inform and energize the conversation among Christians who use the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives, organizations and ultimately, the world. The theme for this year is “Shaping the Future.” Speakers are welcome to submit papers, conceptual talks and oral book reviews, all at the intersection of innovation and the Christian faith.

Chair: Dr. Gary Oster
Submit proposals to: garyost@regent.edu

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts Deadline: March 1, 2018

Submission Guidelines

Present a 300-500-word abstract of your proposed presentation to the chair of the
specific roundtable in which you are interested. Please contact the specific roundtable chairs for more

Notification of Acceptance: April 1, 2018
All accepted proposals will be notified via email by the individual roundtable chair.