International Business Pedagogy Workshops



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IB PEDAGOGY WORKSHOPS 2023

 

TENTATIVE AGENDA

 

Wednesday | May 31, 2023

Noon – 1:00 P.M.    Conference check-in
1:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.  Welcome and introductions
1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.  Megatrends in Higher Education: Challenges Ahead, John Riesenberger
2:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Dialogue on Challenges in Teaching: Townhall with All Participants, Moderated by Attila Yaprak, Wayne State University

4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Refreshment break
4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Special Keynote Presentation, Tim Duvall, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer, International and Foreign Language Education, U.S. Department of Education
5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. Opening Reception – Special welcoming remarks by:  M. Brian Blake, President, Georgia State University and Richard Phillips, Dean, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Thursday | June 1

8:30 A.M. – 9:30 A.M. Teaching Effectiveness: What Does Research Show?: Laura Carruth, Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning, Associate Professor, Neuroscience Institute, GSU
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9:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. Designing the Introductory IB Course: Overview of the Global Business Environments at Indiana University, Roberto Garcia, Indiana University
The Global Business Environments is a required undergraduate introductory IB course which has been taught for over 10 years to thousands of students in sections of 180-240 students (over 3,000 students per year). This is the first in a sequence of 3 required IB courses for all Kelley School undergraduate students. This session will describe the context and will provide the structure of this introductory course. In addition, this session will cover the pedagogical approach and will provide a sample of the range of tools used to enrich the student experience and to maximize engagement in this typical ‘jumbo” course.
10:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Refreshment break
11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. Best Practice in Teaching: “I Do it my Way!” Ausrine, Attila, Cuneyt, Leigh Anne, Mourad, Nicole, Roberto
Master teachers display unique ways of organizing and delivering content in their classes. Similarly, they have refined approaches and pedagogical tools to inspire their students. How can we learn and be inspired from them?
12:30 P.M. – 1:45 P.M. Lunch & Group photo
1:45 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.  Keynote: Christos Pitelis, University of Leeds
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2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.  Incorporating Career-Focused Skills into IB curriculum, John Riesenberger, Gary Knight
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3:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Refreshment break
4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.  The Role of Inclusion Competencies in Global Leadership Development, Joanne Barnes and Brad Grubb, both of Indiana Wesleyan University
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5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Competitive Poster Session – This session allows all participants to share their innovative classroom teaching practices with others. Top three selections are recognized with a monetary award.

 

Friday | June 2

8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.  Student Engagement, Fernando, Salomao, Mourad, Cuneyt, Pinar B., Nicole, Gary, Roberto, Attila
Master teachers share what works best for them in stimulating class discussions, including in virtual sessions.
Refreshment break
10:20 A.M.  – 11:20 A.M.  Essential Finance Themes for Introductory IB course, Hakan Saraoglu, Bryant University
Most of us address key finance topics in the teaching of the introductory IB course. Hakan will review essential concepts and techniques we should all be familiar with, and also share teaching resources and tips so that we are better equipped as IB faculty.
11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.  Innovating Teaching for Making an Impact, Ausrine Silenskyte, University of Vaasa, Finland
Typically, faculty focus on outcomes, overlooking difficulties in innovation process and best practices. We may also refrain from innovating (institutional pressures, fear of failure, potentially bad student feedback, etc.). Ausrine will describe her experiences with teaching innovations and provide examples of classroom innovations.
12:30 P.M. –  2:00 P.M.  Lunch & Keynote Industry Keynote: Cuneyt Tekgul KORDSA
2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.  International Entrepreneurship: Teaching and Research, Manuel Serapio, University of Colorado-Denver, and Nicole Coviello, Wilfrid Laurier University
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4:00 P.M. – 4:30 P.M. Refreshment break
4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Innovations in teaching
Course enrichment with video cases, Nukhet Vardar, Elizi Communications
Virtual Exchange projects with international partners, Mourad Dakhli, GSU
Following brief presentations, Ausrine, Nukhet and Mourad will lead a discussion around teaching innovations and invite all participants to note down ideas they may have gained from this workshop and on how they intend to implement them.

6:30 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.  Reception & Closing Dinner – Presentation of Certificates and Poster Awards

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The International Business Pedagogy Workshop is a project of the Minority Serving Institution (MSI)Consortium, hosted by GSU-CIBER and sponsored by CIBERs at Florida International University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Loyola Marymount University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado-Denver, and University of Maryland. This program is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

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We are currently offering a series of FREE webinars designed to inform faculty, students, and the business community regarding IB pedagogy, research, and public policy given the current global health emergency. Registration for each of the webinars is free and open to all. Recordings of each session will also be shared on our website for on-demand viewing.

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Held since 1992 by a consortium of CIBERs (Centers of Excellence designated by the U.S. Department of Education), IB Pedagogy Workshops have trained over 1,000 faculties from around the U.S. and other countries. The workshops are designed to assist business faculty to improve their practical knowledge and classroom skills for teaching international business.

Location: Georgia State University Buckhead Center
Hosted by: Georgia State University, Center for International Business Education & Research

This is a unique professional development opportunity for those who: (1) have a passion for teaching international business; (2) are interested in learning about latest classroom innovations; (3) wish to update their skills and pedagogical toolbox; and (4) wish to meet and be inspired by seasoned educators who have excelled in teaching.

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Plenary workshops

  • Teaching Effectiveness: What Does Research Show?
  • Insights from Master Teachers (featuring seasoned IB educators)
  • Instructional Technology and Resources for Teaching International Business
  • Designing & Teaching the Introductory IB Course

Thematic workshops

  • Introduction to International Business
  • International Management
  • Essentials of International Finance for IB Educators
  • International Entrepreneurship
  • International Marketing

Special Topic Workshops

  • Research in International Business
  • Building Your Course Syllabus & Course Design

Competitive Participant Poster Session

  • Poster Session: This session allows all participants to share their innovative classroom teaching practices with others. Top three selections are recognized with a monetary award.
The International Business Pedagogy Workshop is a project of the Minority Serving Institution (MSI)Consortium, hosted by GSU-CIBER and sponsored by CIBERs at Florida International University, George Washington University, Indiana University, Loyola Marymount University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, University of Colorado-Denver, and University of Maryland as well as Emerald Group Publishing. This program is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education. 

 


Date: May 30- June 2, 2019

Location: Georgia State University Buckhead Center

Hosted by: Georgia State University, Center for International Business Education & Research

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Click to download 2019 IBPW Event Booklet 

The 2018 International Business Pedagogy Workshops were held May 31-June 3rd at the GSU Buckhead Campus in Atlanta, GA.

 

Hosted by: Georgia State University, Center for International Business Education & Research

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International Business Pedagogy Workshops are designed to help U.S. business faculty to bring international context into the classroom and to expand their classroom knowledge and skills.

Date: June 1-4, 2017

Location: Georgia State University Buckhead Center

Hosted by: Georgia State University, Center for International Business Education & Research

Plenary workshops

  • Insights from Master Teachers (featuring seasoned IB educators)
  • Designing and Teaching the Introductory IB Course
  • Instructional Technology and Resources for Teaching International Business
  • Teaching Effectiveness: What Does Research Show?

Thematic workshops

  • Introduction to International Business (Michael Pustay, Attila Yaprak)
  • International Management (Leigh Anne Liu, Liesl Riddle)
  • Essentials of International Finance for IB Educators (Hakan Saraoglu, Konstantinos Bozos)
  • International Entrepreneurship (Patricia McDougall, Manuel Serapio)
  • International Marketing (Erin Cavusgil, Emin Civi, Erkan Ozkaya)

‘Bonus’ workshops

  • Research
  • Pedagogy
  • Case Writing and Teaching
  • Cross-national Perspectives on Teaching International Business

Competitive Participant Poster Session

View the event booklet:

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The 2016 International Business Pedagogy Workshops were hosted by GSU-CIBER in Atlanta, Georgia June 2nd through June 5through June 5th. This year’s participants included over 85 faculty and doctoral students from 24 states across the nation and 14 countries. Photos from this year’s event can be viewed at our Photo Gallery

2016 FDIB

2016 Program at a Glance    2016 Detailed Program 

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FDIB Coverpage

As in the past, this annual event was sponsored by the Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Consortium composed of CIBERs at: Brigham Young University, Georgia State University, Indiana University, Michigan State University, Temple University, Texas A&M University, The George Washington University, The University of Texas at Austin, University of Colorado Denver, University of Maryland, University of Miami.

Keynote Speaker

Our keynote speaker this year from the business community was Mr. Rahm Sitaraman, The Coca-Cola Company (ret.). He provided the attendees with a unique industry perspective on globalization, employer expectations of business graduates, and future trends in the global economy. Sitaraman argued that companies should strive for building ‘survival advantage’ since ‘competitive advantage’ is no longer sufficient in a volatile environment and a highly connected and interdependent global economy. Sitaraman provided the attendees with a unique industry perspective on globalization, employer expectations of business graduates, and future trends in the global economy. He argued that companies should strive for building ‘survival advantage’ since ‘competitive advantage’ is no longer sufficient in a volatile environment and a highly connected and interdependent global economy. 

Workshops

For the first time this year, the FDIB included three plenaries on teaching excellence, instructional technology, and designing the introductory International Business (IB) course. These sessions gave the opportunity to all attendees to discuss and deliberate teaching philosophies, experiences, and best practice.plenaries on teaching excellence, instructional technology, and designing the introductory International Business (IB) course. These sessions gave the opportunity to all attendees to discuss and deliberate teaching philosophies, experiences, and best practice.

Ciber ConferenceThe first plenary featured a panel of experts who were asked: “What makes a good teacher?” The enthusiasm of each panel member provided a different perspective on what elements make a good master teacher, including ongoing exploration of how students engage with classroom materials (or not), using storytelling to encourage students to understand lessons, building on the innate curiosity in students, keeping energy in lectures, and giving students a true learning experience. Roberto Garcia from Indiana University opened the session with advice to draw on the world economy to help students understand processes in international business and remember that students are in fact interested in the professor him or herself, so it is important to find out what is relevant to millennial students. Fernando Doria, Georgia State University, said: “there’s good news and bad news, it’s good but bad.” Doria’s passion resonated as he spoke about how teaching models have basically been the same for years, and professors need to find tools to build on the students’ curiosity.

The second plenary presented instructional technology platforms and resources demonstrating how professors can use them to leverage classroom learning on and offline. Jacobus Boers from Georgia State University posed the question “as technology continues to grow and change every day, how will professors be relevant in 10 years?” Some of the tools featured by panel members varied from more traditional software such as Adobe Captivate to social networks such as Pinterest and Zaption (which allow teachers to use video to give the student an interactive experience). Attendees were given a crash course on each type of technology and how to effectively integrate the various tools into effective learning environments.

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The final plenary featured content and resources for teaching the introductory IB course. Topics discussed included: dynamic textbooks, experiential teaching, and how to keep student skill sets relevant, so the students are marketable in an ever-changing landscape. Michael Pustay, Texas A&M University, stated that one major challenge IB professors face today is that they now need to be an expert on many subjects of the world and provide millennial students with critical thinking skills as well as foundational knowledge of IB functions, world cultures, and country facts. This problem can be tackled via experiential teaching by using applied, participative involvement in a real world environment. John Riesenberger, a former business executive, and educator spoke about the most critical issue in business today: getting talented people to commit to jobs. According to a NACE survey on 1,000 companies, the most significant skills employers are looking for in today’s market is a person’s ability to work in a team environment, be able to effectively communicate, and have organizational and critical thinking skills.

Competitive Poster Session

Three of them w certificates_PosterAlso, new this year, a competitive poster session was held, allowing participants to showcase their classroom innovations and teaching resources. The first place winner was the first-year attendee Jim Blair from the University of Rhode Island. Blair received a $1,000 prize, sponsored by Emerald Press. Second place winner, Dina Frutos-Bencze from Saint Anselm College, received a $750 prize, and third place winner, Chinintorn Nakhata from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, was awarded $500. Both second and third place awards were sponsored by GSU-CIBER.

As in the past, five parallel thematic workshops were held, each led by expert faculty in the IB sub-disciplines. These breakout sessions included finance, management, marketing, introduction to international business, and supply chain management. Sunday morning ‘bonus’ workshops addressed such themes as pedagogy, research, case teaching, and cross-national perspectives in teaching IB.

View 2016 Program at a Glance 

View 2016 Detailed Program 

Selected Quotes from Participants

“Thank you for a wonderful session. It certainly reinvigorated me for teaching the class again next semester. The tips, ideas and advice were invaluable.”
– Reccia Charles, St. George’s University, West Indies

“A fantastic experience! You will walk away with so many ideas and resources that your biggest challenge will be figuring out which you want to utilize!”
– Shirley Stretch Stephenson, California State University, Los Angeles

“In addition to the instructor’s expertise and knowledge, I appreciated their contagious passion and willingness to share their best practices. I’m excited to bring that back to the classroom.”
– Jim Ryan, Bradley University

The takeaways from this year’s conference left attendees with new ideas of how to reach students in the classroom, how to adequately prepare them for the job market, and numerous new connections with other likeminded professionals in international business. The FDIB Workshops went beyond simply providing lectures; attendees were encouraged to mingle with one another at various lunches and coffee breaks throughout the event. The success of the year’s conference has Georgia State’s CIBER team looking forward to an even more effective and exciting symposium in 2017!

On June 4-7, 2015, Georgia State University's CIBER hosted the International Business Pedagogy Workshops for the first time. This is a signature event offered as a part of the MSI Consortium, consisting of eleven CIBERs and led by GSU-CIBER. Previously hosted by the University of Memphis CIBER, the Globalization Workshops are designed to help U.S. business faculty bring international context into the classroom and to expand their classroom knowledge and skills.

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Tamer CavusgilWe were so pleased to receive a record number of enthusiastic participants in this year’s event. Colleagues from both MSI and other universities made full use of the insights, experiences, and teaching tools and resources provided to them by their workshop leaders. Similarly workshop leaders expressed satisfaction with the level of genuine interest they saw from their respective participants. Workshop leaders are recognized leaders in international business education; they demonstrated excellence and creativity in classroom teaching and pedagogy.

GSU-CIBER is delighted to plan and host this signature event on behalf of 10 other CIBERs that make up the MSI (Minority Serving Institutions) Consortium. Our staff worked very hard in implementing this faculty development event, and we were delighted to receive so many eager educators who came from all over the country. We look forward to hearing their success stories in their respective universities in the months to come.

S. Tamer Cavusgil, Fuller B. Callaway Professorial Chair & GSU-CIBER Executive Director

Participants

The 2015 event saw over 75 participants, workshop leaders, and special guests from the U.S. and abroad, including Dr. Timothy Duvall from the U.S. Department of Education, Ed Baker, publisher of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, and Eric Joiner, vice chairman of AJC International, and featured welcoming remarks by Richard Phillips, Dean of GSU's J. Mack Robinson College of Business. GSU-CIBER was especially proud to not only reduce the registration fee from previous years (which included lodging and conference materials) but also be able to offer 28 Faculty Fellowship Awards to help defray participation costs for those faculty members from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), two-year colleges and institutions, and those with little or no professional development funds.

Ed Baker, in his traditional fashion, challenged attendees to look beyond the existing models of graduate business education. The MBA, he reminded participants, has become a commodity that is difficult to distinguish from one university to another. Therefore, it is our common responsibility to ensure that what we offer students is relevant, cutting-edge and closely tied to the needs of the business community.  As the Publisher of the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Ed has his finger on the pulse of Atlanta and Georgia businesses. For business schools to remain relevant, he argued, they must ensure that they build strong and sustainable ties with these businesses. He also emphasized entrepreneurship as a viable career alternative that should be championed by leading business schools.

Mourad Dakhli, Associate Professor & GSU-CIBER Faculty Director

Workshops

Since 1992, the Globalization Workshops have been sponsored by a consortium of CIBERs and have trained over 1,000 faculty members from around the U.S. and other countries. Each workshop is designed to facilitate an open dialogue among educators who share teaching interests and is led by one or two world-class educators in international business, who incorporate content, pedagogy, and resources for teaching in their courses.

The thematic workshops offered in 2015 were:

  • Introduction to International Business,
  • International Management,
  • International Financial Management,
  • Global Supply Chain Management,
  • International Marketing.

Additionally, participants were able to select from three-hour bonus sessions on:

    • Research in international business,
    • Teaching pedagogy,
    • Case writing for international business, and
    • Tools for Cultural Learning in Study Abroad (incorporating the Cultural Analysis Toolkit).

Download the 2015 agenda 

Selected Quotes from Participants

quotes-fdibThe event received much praise from the participants. Attendees expressed great satisfaction with the range of workshops offered, expert speakers, facilities, and overall hosting of the event. Here are some representative comments:

It is a humbling experience to learn from such experts. I am leaving Atlanta with lots of fresh ideas and resources to help educate my students on international management, global issues, strategy, organizational behavior and international marketing… and to entertain them, as with the newer generation of college students, the line between professor and entertainer is fading fast. As a new professor, I also welcomed the validation of some of my practices… it is always good to learn that some of our lecture practices are the "right stuff" to implement when teaching IB.

Juan-Maria Gallego, Lecturer, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Ben and Leigh Ann were both so inspiring and great workshop leaders. I came back to Florida with so much great information. And it was so great to be with a group of colleagues who sharing best practices.

Dr. Ann Langlois, Palm Beach Atlantic University

FDIB was a great learning experience for me, not only in the design/delivery of my new Global Management MBA course but also in my own personal growth and development.

Rana Haq, Assistant Professor, Laurentian University

The three things I appreciate most about the conference were the subject matter expertise and teaching styles of the workshop leaders, the specific pedagogical approaches to teaching IB, and the step by step knowledge and instruction offered during the workshops.

Anonymous MSI faculty and Fellowship awardee 


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