assoc. prof. dr. roziah mohd rasdi

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Roziah
Mohd Rasdi


[Keynote Speaker]


Head of Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education Faculty of Educational Studies Universiti Putra,

Speech Title :“Generational Work Values and its Implications for Practice”

Roziah Mohd Rasdi (PhD) is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Development and the Head of Department of Professional Development and Continuing Education, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Her current research revolves in the areas of Career Development and Human Resource Development specifying on redesigning the framework of work competencies for organizations in embracing the world of artificial intelligence. She is also leading several research projects related to Human Resource Development including a national study on training assessment of Malaysia One Health University Network signature training activities, a US-funded investigation in strengthening One Health Workforce policy on environment and stakeholder engagement; and a study examining career decision making among women professionals in Malaysia. Other collaborative efforts have included research and consultancy works with the Ministry of Education Malaysia, the Fisheries Development Authority of Malaysia, the International Institute of Knowledge Management, Sri Lanka, and other public agencies and NGOs. She has published widely in both local and international academic journals. She sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of the European Journal of Training and Development, International Journal of Training and Development, Human Resource Development Review, and Human Resource Development Quarterly.


prof. marie grace

Prof. Marie


[Plenary Speakers]


The University of the Philippines,

Speech Title : “Fostering Resilience among Children in Times of Uncertainties”

Marie Grace A. Gomez is a professor at the Counselor Education Area, College of Education, University of the Philippines in Diliman. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, a Master of Arts in Guidance, a Doctor of Philosophy in Guidance and another doctorate in Special Education, all from the University of the Philippines-Diliman.   She has worked as  classroom teacher,  guidance counselor, and  school administrator in both basic and tertiary education settings. Her community extensions in the realm of counseling and psychotherapy involve services for drug surrenderees, sexually abused and human trafficked children, psychological first aid, counseling and psychotherapy for persons affected by COVID-19 and patients affected by terminal illness. She has published Values Education textbooks that have activities that are geared towards self-help. She has published local and international researches in the fields of counseling issues of the regular and special populations, assessment and program development.

dr. shirin abbas

Dr. Shirin Abbas


[Plenary Speakers]

Academician, Consultant, Gender & Child Expert,


Speech Title : “Deprivation & Disease: The impact on Covid 2019 on Children from economically weaker sections in India. (Case studies and Analysis of Findings from various agencies)”

Dr. Shirin Abbas is a Researcher, Academician and Consultant/ Speaker on issues related to Media, Women & Gender and Child Rights.

A British Chevening Scholar, having studied at the UK’s top media school, University of Westminster’s School of Communication, Design & Media, Dr. Shirin Abbas has over 30 years’ teaching , consultancy and industry experience. She has received several international research awards in Media and Communication, Development Journalism and Gender Issues. Her Ph D is on Mobiles for Social and Behavioural Change in rural context.

Dr Shirin Abbas is a Media, Women and Gender Studies expert including working on Underpriviliged  Children with some key agencies involved in working for Child Rights. She was one of the three key researchers on a primary study on changes brought about by interventions in 100 government primary schools around Lucknow, commissioned by the U.P. State Primary Education Department and conducted by the Lucknow Management Association of which she is a Life Member.