International Academic Conference on Social Sciences and Management

June 28-30, 2016 @ Bali, Indonesia




Bali Conference Program

Local host

Yonik Meilawati Yustiani
Department of Environmental Engineering
Pasundan University

Keynote Speech


Dr. Bob Barrett

School of Business, The American Public University, USA


Topic: The Three Cs of Virtual Engagement: Human Capital, Social Capital, and Virtual Capital

Can we continue to live in a world with education contained in one’s own culture and country?  Or can we learn how to engage the three Cs to connect globally, virtually, economically, and educationally? As each of us learn and grow through the years with the formation of our own self-referenced criterion of what is right or wrong, good or bad, or acceptable or unacceptable, according to the factors and people who impact our environment, we need to realize our views may not be global ones.  Thus, can we learn how to unlearn our way of thinking in order to gain a broad spectrum of learning and understanding?  Further, does this type of self-referencing limit our thinking, actions, and ability to help develop a stronger and more educated world?  How can we, as educators, break current patterns of thinking in our own culture and environment and learn how to learn more from others and to embrace other cultures, as well as appreciate, and perhaps assimilate, their valuable contributions to global learning and living?  Thus, this presentation will focus on the three Cs of virtual engagement in the areas of human capital (our people and workers), social capital (our ability to network), and virtual capital (going beyond email to another level of knowledge management). 

While each of three areas are important, there needs be a variety of stakeholders (players and gatekeepers), organizations, and policies/procedures that are involved in any successful venture or endeavor.  The purpose of this speech today is to help all of us understand how we can connect: 1) globally, 2) virtually, 3) economically, and 4) educationally.  While ecologists are busy with our environment and climate, the politicians are busy with the world and regional politics, and economists with the world’s economics ups and downs.  However, we have one very important group that does not receive enough of the spotlight or opportunities to let their voices be heard – our educators.  Today is our day to recognize the importance of these three Cs, as well as to reflect, discuss, and act upon each of these areas in our own environments to see if we can “build bridges”, “close the digital divide”, and “virtually reach the stars with our students in achieving endless dreams”.  Thus, this lead us to the summation of this entire speech today as to what we can achieve today and tomorrow to help our students, educators, politicians, economists, and virtual architects of learning strive and plan for the future?  We can make a difference – if we can value our resources at hand and envision our mission – create and nurture it for today in hopes for a better tomorrow.

Speaker Introduction:

Dr. Bob Barrett received his Ed.D. in the field of Human Resource Development from The George Washington University in Washington, DC. He has done additional studies at Gallaudet University (for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing) and USDA – Graduate School in Washington, DC, USA and University of Maryland – College Park.  He has been teaching online for the past fifteen years.  He is a Full Professor in the School of Business at the American Public University and teaching military students in the American Military University.  In addition, he is an adjunct instructor with other online MBA programs, as well as a being a course developer and online teacher and trainer.  His research interests include online learning, disability, teacher training, knowledge management, HRD Forensics, educational technology, and intellectual capital.  His specialization has been concentrated on human and intellectual capital, as well as knowledge management in the context of human resource management and human resource development.  While he has been focused on the education of both military and civilian students, he particularly enjoys the teaching of organizational consulting, human resource management, human resource development, and strategic management.  Dr. Barrett has worked in the both the private and public sectors, but he has been teaching online for the past fifteen years, in addition to teaching in the Face-to-Face (F2F) sector for several years prior to online teaching.  He has spoken extensively at various international conferences in Europe, South America, and Asia.   He has served on multiple international conferences in the areas of intellectual capital, knowledge management, human resource management, education and psychology, online learning, business entrepreneurship, educational technology, and management.   He has published several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals in the international context.  He is a progressive and forward-thinking professors who strongly believes in lifelong learning, serves as a disability advocate for disability rights in the workplace and education, as well as a strong supporter for a new educational movement for online learning progression.  He believes that education is right that all people should have access at all times to continue their lifelong learning quest.