Call for Papers - SPS 6th Research Conference



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The School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) at the Adventist University of Africa (AUA) is pleased to announce the 6th International Research Conference© with the theme: "Re-engineering the Future of Work in a Post-COVID-19 Era." The 6th International Research Conference will continue in the excellence of previous Conferences at the University with this important theme.

The Covid-19 era has profoundly disrupted economies and societies. This dramatic change accelerated migration to digital technologies across sectors and sparked radical shifts in people's lives and work. Workplace productivity and engagement have been affected. Looking forward, leaders need to respond to and recover from these social and cultural currents. They need to proactively define what the 'new normal' means for work, the workforce, and the workplace. Hence, the need for organizations to reset work for growth beyond the coronavirus pandemic. Positive response to the pandemic can leverage organizations to mitigate challenges associated with the pandemic and help countries rebuild. Now is the time for leaders, researchers, and other stakeholders to navigate to thrive as they re-engineer to rebuild the operations of their establishments to sustain competitive advantage. Thriving is not the absence of challenges and disruptions. It is adapting, prioritizing, and creating resilience to manage through instability. It is embracing new insights and capabilities that Covid-19 has accelerated to reimage the future altogether. This Conference will present and examine the latest research findings and strategies integral to reengineering or rebuilding the workplace post-Covid-19 era.

We invite and welcome conceptual, theoretical, and empirical papers from scholars, practitioners, and students on the future of work after the Covid-19 pandemic. All papers should be in accordance with the Conference theme: "Re-engineering the Future of Work in a Post-COVID-19 Era." Sub-topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

1. Re-shaping education
2. Enhancing transportation services
3. Technology and innovation
4. Mental health and wellness
5. Working from home
6. Violence in the workplace
7. Vaccination
8. Fostering organizational resilience
9. Returning to work
10. Organizational Stability
11. Organizational financial viability
12. Organizational HR competencies
13. Entrepreneurship and creativity
14. Work-life balance
15. Lessons learned
16. Economic stability
17. Leadership & governance challenges
18. Change management
19. Crisis and recovery strategies
20. Reimagining the office and work-life after COVID-19

Conference Details

The 6th International Research Conference offers a blended model for an online and in-person experience. It will be held from Thursday, August 18 to Saturday, August 20, 2022, virtually and at the Adventist University of Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

Important Dates

1. Abstract submission (approximately 250 words): March 15, 2022
2. Accept/Reject notification: April 20, 2022
3. Full paper submission: July 07, 2022
4. Conference: August 18 – 20, 2022

Abstract Submission Guidelines

The abstract must include the following:
1. Title of the paper
2. Complete names of author(s)
3. Institution affiliation (+ city and country)
4. Email address and cell phone number
5. Abstract (one paragraph, approximately 250 words) submitted in MS Word (.doc or.docx) document

Once you prepare your abstract according to the above guidelines, use the subject line "International Research Conference" and email your submission to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Once you prepare your abstract according to the above guidelines, use the subject line "International
Research Conference" and email your submission to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Publication Opportunity

All abstracts and papers will be reviewed for acceptance and presentation online or in person. The Conference Committee will recommend selected papers from the Conference for further consideration for publication in any of the two Pan-African Journals (, subject to the journals' blind
review process.

Registration Fees

1. Regular: $100
2. Student: $50
3. Group rate discount for five or more from the same institution or organization: $75 per person

For more details or inquiries, please email researchconference [at] We look forward to welcoming you to the Adventist University of Africa.

2022 SPS Admissions Open



The School of Post Graduate Studies offers programs that prepare students with the moral depth and intellectual intensity necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Find the new cohorts commencing in 2022 below:

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2022 Theological Seminary Admissions Open



The Adventist University of Africa Theological Seminary exists to provide sound theological erudition to pastors and church leaders in order to fulfill the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in this part of the Lord’s vineyard. We intend to start the following cohorts in 2022.


Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Program

  • ECD on AUA Campus (Specialty: Church Leadership & Administration August-October 2022)
  • SID (Venue Yet to be decided) (Specialty: Chaplaincy August-October 2022)
  • WAD on Babcock University Campus (Marriage and Family June-August 2022)


Master of Arts Biblical and Theological Studies (MABTS) All specialties - (OT, NT, ST, CH)

  • AUA (September 2022)
  • Babcock University (June-August 2022)
  • SID Cohort based at Solusi University (February -April 2022)


Master of Arts in Missiology (June-August 2022)

  • AUA (African Traditional Religion)


Master of Chaplaincy (MChap) Health Care

  • WAD on Babcock University Campus (June-August 2022)
  • SID (Venue yet to be decided) (June-August 2022)


Master of Divinity (MDiv) Program All specialties

  • ECD Cohort on AUA Campus (August-October 2022)
  • WAD Cohort on VVU Campus (June-August 2022)
  • SID Cohort based at Solusi University (Tentative February-April 2022)
  • *Angola Campus (*August 2022)


PhD Biblical-Theological Studies Enrollment top-up. All specialties

  • AUA Campus (February-April, August-October 2022)


*Tentative Schedule

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The Adventist University of Africa uses cutting-edge virtual conferencing platform to host its fourth theological seminary conference


The Adventist University of Africa hosted its fourth theological seminary conference using the latest in virtual events technology. The conference, which was held from 22nd to 25th September 2021, was organized in response to the critical membership loss faced by the church despite its statistical growth. It was felt that it is high time for scholars to collaborate and contribute to the church’s core mission of disciple-making which deserved an in-depth exploration from a biblical, historical, and missiological perspective.

It is in light of this much-needed collaboration that the Adventist University of Africa sought to be a technological leader by using cutting-edge technology as far as hosting virtual events is concerned. Although the attendees were not able to meet face to face, the platform delivered deep attendee engagement and a rich online experience.

It featured an intuitive and easy-to-use web interface where attendees were able to interact with conference speakers through built-in live sessions where they experienced real-time activities and content in event sessions. To add to that, the platform recreated an in-person event experience with meeting rooms for one-on-one private meetings. Furthermore, audience engagement was facilitated through live chats, event feeds, and virtual meetings. The platform also provided sponsors and exhibitors with a unique virtual booth space to display their products and services. To help build meaningful experience, the virtual event also included break-out sessions rooms where attendees would select a research paper presentation or event track to attend.

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