Legacy Women Institute International conducts conference presentations at CIK
Dubai, U.A.E.; HULT International Business School Campus-Internet City
January 9-11th, 2014
The CIK Annual Conference was held at the HULT International Business School at Internet-City, Dubai U.A.E. This year the theme was: West-Meets-East: Exploring Sustainable Development, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Opportunities. The conference was co-sponsored by Bentley University, HULT International Business School, Southern New Hampshire University, Suffolk University, and Legacy Women Institute International.
The Art and Science of Predictive Modeling
Presented by: Gabrielle Bedewi, M.B.A., Ph.D.
To build an actionable predictive model, one needs to have both statistical expertise and industry domain knowledge. In general, there is a five step process to create a robust modeling solution: 1) Definition of business goals and implementation plans of model, 2) Exploration and manipulation of analysis/modeling data sets, 3) Model development and evaluation, 4) Model application & scoring, and 5) Reporting of insights and recommendations. The business objective and the implementation strategy for a predictive model need to be pre-specified and clear in order to develop the most appropriate type of modeling solution that will be actionable in addressing that objective. A modeling solution should be simple enough to implement, and the resulting predictive variables need to make business sense.
Social Capital Leadership
Enhance human potential and improve organizational outcomes by cultivating and harvesting social capital
Presented by: Melody A. Cofield, M.B.A., Ed.D
Social capital has an impact on the productivity of individuals, organizations, and communities. Within any community, social capital occurs through the time and effort spent providing support and socially exchanging information and resources to affect outcomes that improve social and individual conditions. These same features of social relations can be found both internally and externally within an organization. Dr. Cofield shares her qualitative research, which investigated the social capital formation process between intercultural pairings of community and business leaders after participating in a year-long intervention program. Her research study revealed how the dyads formed social capital and their effective outcomes. The results of her research study can be used to build sustainable relationships in diverse or multi-cultural communities, explore new avenues for community and economic development, and to design processional training programs that cultivate intercultural leadership, collaboration, and innovation competencies.