Journal of applied thought leadership in operation, process improvement, people development, and mindful social change

Next publication date: November, 2016

Call for paper

The “International Conference on Interdisciplinary Research Studies” will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Building, Veterans Plaza, Downtown Silver Spring MD, (two metro stops from Washington DC) USA,March 23 - 26, 2017. The theme for the Spring ICIRS 2017 conference is

 “Scholar practitioners: generating new knowledge and improving practice” featuring full research papers, a doctoral symposium, panel discussions, and workshops in the areas of:

  • Business, Management, Leadership, Marketing, Human Resources
  • Education, Counseling, Higher Education Administration
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Public Health, Health Sciences, Health Administration
  • Science, Technology, Engineering  
  • Public Policy, Public Administration,
  • International Relations, Environmental Science, Sustainability 
  • Religious Studies, Conflict Management, Diversity
  • Project Management

 This global conference will serve as a meeting place for scholar practitioners, researchers, policy makers, and students engaged in research to exchange ideas relative tothe challenges, opportunities, emerging trends, best practices, and innovative ideas in their field.The submission deadline is January30, 2017 for abstracts, and paper submission. Conference proceedings and full papers (concurrently peer-reviewed for publication) will be published in the “International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Business, Technology, and Education (ISSN 2333-5981); Journal of Applied Thought Leadership in Operation, Process Improvement, People Development, and Mindful Social Change (ISSN 2377-9721), or Journal of Leadership and International Development (ISSN 2377-9691).

The power and significance of attending this unique interdisciplinary conference is to draw international thought leaders and scholars from a variety of academic disciplines to create a comprehensive learning experience. It also emphasizes critical thinking and creative problem solving with the understanding that the most complex world problems are interdependent and are solved across multi-disciplines.  The goal of the ICIRS conference is to facilitate this interdisciplinary and scholarly interaction. The guidelines for manuscript submission, registration, and other relevant information is available on the ICIRS conference web page.


Conference Chairs

Walter McCollum, PhD, New York University

Darrell Burrell, DHEd, Florida Institute of Technology

DerejeTessema, PhD, Maryland Global University