This will be a presentation of the findings of my dissertation. The dissertation’s topic was leadership and the needs of leadership in the 21st Century. The Four Pillars of Leadership established in this research provides a foundation for 21st Century Leadership that can adapt to the current models of leadership.
Research Paper Breakout
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In the research paper break out session, attendees learn about the results of a qualitative and/or quantitative research study related to the research agendas of the Research Centers, Research Fellowship funded projects, grant-funded projects supported by the Office of Scholarship Support, or campus-based research. Each research paper breakout sessions provide attendees an opportunity to learn about 2-4 research studies in a similar area, being conducted at UOPX and/or by your UOPX peers. Join us to hear their methods, learn about new findings, and discuss what this means for the fields, next steps, and practice.
In January 2017 a special training, called the Entrepreneur Series, was launched to help members of the community to launch their business. The program, based on a workbook journal created by a local University of Phoenix Alumni business consultant, provided step by step processes and action items for participants to launch a business. Entrepreneurship is booming in this local market. Business incubators and new business funding has expanded exponentially.
What differentiates ecosystem builders? Are great entrepreneurial ecosystems truly built bottom-up, entrepreneur-led as Brad Feld (2012), Startup Genome (2018) and others argue persuasively? Given the near-absolute policy dominance of the triple helix and clusters before that, a focus on the inherent connectivity of ecosystems is imperative. In particular, the practitioner community argues for the centrality of connecting and thus connectors. This project is part of a larger effort to understand the nature of the critical connectors in entrepreneurial communities.
Social media is being used to identify information about job seekers as part of the hiring process. The problem with using information found on social media websites to assess a candidate during the hiring process is the potential for discrimination and bias to influence hiring decisions. This qualitative case study examines how social media is used by external recruiters to assess the cultural fit of a candidate. The commonalities between a candidate’s interests, values, and personality with those of the company and current employees is cultural fit.
Educators play a significant role in the formation of learner ethical perspectives and models; however, the ethical effects of the use of robots in education leave unanswered questions. Questions arise related to how ethical standards are determined and what model is used to emulate human ethics. Therefore, the purpose of this qualitative summative content analysis was to examine how the emulation of human ethics programmed in robots used in educational settings is perceived. A content analysis was used to explore this qualitative study.
Bullying is an age-old problem. The problem strengthened in both frequency and intensity with the growth of digital communication. Cyberbullying among students has attracted much attention, but students are not the only targets. Preliminary research suggested between 12% and 34% of faculty have also been targeted by student cyberbullying, despite the power differential between students and faculty.
Adult day care facilities represent a holistic approach to the challenges of Alzheimer’s Disease and offer appropriate care and socialization to both patients and caregivers. The qualitative study identified the needs of Adult Day Care programs in each of the ten counties in the San Francisco Bay Area and illuminated issues related to providing services. This research was designed to serve county, state, and national leaders who formulate senior mental health policies.
This study is being conducted to establish awareness of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC), Renal Cancer. For the purposes of this study the Researcher will use a Qualitative Autobiography Case Study approach to educate individuals on RCC and to advocate RCC, and support based on a lived-experience; the Researchers’ own experience. In the current era, because of the prevalence of sonography, computed tomography (CTs), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs); RCC usually can be detected in the early stages (Kuang-Shun, Hsin-Chih, & ChingChia, 2013).
This qualitative exploratory case study investigated preceptor’s successful training strategies in their pursuit of transferring knowledge to their Surgical Technologist (ST) students in basic skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills in an ambulatory surgery center. Using semi-structured and open-ended interview methodology, the study probed various assessment strategies utilized by preceptors. The study explored their preferred teaching style, secondary teaching methods, attributes and skills that were used while working in the field.
The problem of poor critical thinking skills has been identified in students and adults. Although many remedies have been explored, no research has investigated the relationship between different types of meditation, duration and frequency of meditation, and critical thinking skills. This program will introduce and illustrate several types of meditation, offer the opportunity to synthesize research about meditation and critical thinking, and share significant results from our correlational study - in certain cases, meditation is correlated with critical thinking skills.