Fast Facts

  • Workshop Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020
  • Registration Opens: February, 2020
  • PDW Organizer: Karen Lynden, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • Contact Info: k_lynden@uncg.edu

Who is This Event For?

Organized by AIB’s Teaching & Education Shared Interest Group, this workshop is for faculty seeking to expand their pedagogy through hands-on exposure to a range of experiential learning activities. Each activity will be directly demonstrated by an expert contributor to The Palgrave Handbook of Learning and Teaching International Business and Management. Workshop participants will also be instructed in the process of translating these activities into a variety of course projects, learning outcomes, and teaching topics. For further ease of implementation, attendees will also be provided with lesson plan examples and classroom resources.

How is This Event Structured?

The 5-hour workshop will have a morning and afternoon session, with lunch provided in between. It will be structured in the increments of 20-minute lesson plan activities.  Some activities will be technology-based and will require a laptop or cell phone use, while others will engage the participants in discussion, ideation, and reflection.

What are Some of the Planned Activities?

Opening remarks by The Palgrave Handbook of Learning and Teaching International Business and Management editing team
Vas Taras, UNC Greensboro, USA; Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, UniversidadEAFIT; Karen Lynden, UNC Greensboro
The workshop organizers will offer their welcome to all participants, provide an overview of the Palgrave Handbook project, and review all planned workshop activities

Supply Chain – Sorting it Out
Hinrich Voss and Matthew Davis, University of Leeds, UK
Participants are given an international supply chain problem and a set of cards that bear the actors relating to that supply chain. Teams sort and rank the cards according to which actor should know about the problem, which has responsibility to address it, and which have the power to intervene. Participants will gain insights into supply chain and market dynamics and discuss their reactions to the activity along with sharing ideas on classroom implementation.

CORE (Company Readiness to Export) GlobalEdge Activity
Eileen Daspro, University of San Diego, USA
Participants will experience a guided activity using the GlobalEdge CORE tool. This activity sets forth an experiential approach for assessing the global readiness of organizations utilizing global diagnostic tools. This could be replicated with small and medium sized firms around the world through an academic project or course experience.

Kiva Microfinancing
Karen Lynden, UNC Greensboro, USA and Leilani Baumanis, Johnson & Wales University, USA
Explore microfinance loan requests from entrepreneurs from around the world.  Using Bonus Bucks (no cost), in this session participants will select loans to fund a number of small business ventures -in real time during the session!  Includes an introduction to Kiva U to support lesson plan ideas.

Creativity Exercise
Irina Naoumova and Annette Rogers, University of Hartford, USA
Every person is creative!  In this activity participants will: discover how to support creativity; provide students the opportunity to develop an innovative business model different from already existing ones in an assigned country/industry; and learn how to guide students to perform a feasibility analysis.

The Environmental Cost of Fast Fashion
Swati Nagar, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Centered on a video clip highlighting the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry, this activity allows participants to bring their knowledge and experience to engage with the content. The activity is participant led and it encourages participants to engage with issues that concern the consumers and industry. The session concludes with a summary of the key points from the clip and Q+A discussion.

Cross-Cultural Communication Exercise
Daria Panina, Texas A& M University, USA
In the exercise participants will: experience complexity and frustration of communication with people who do not speak the same language; appreciate the utility and limitations of non-verbal communication; and explore the role of the personality in cross-cultural communication.

International Marketing Video Project
Ilan Alon and Massiel Henríquez Parodi, University of Agder, Norway
Social media have become a critical component of contemporary business marketing.  Through this activity students in the classroom gain real world understanding of the challenges associated with global branding and gain experience with the uses of technology.  In this activity, participants learn about the International Marketing Video Project and review segments of select student created videos. Once introduced to the project, attendees will participate in a small group activity to brainstorm adaptation possibilities for their own institutions.  This activity will conclude with overall participant idea sharing to learn from each other’s ideas and reflections.

Fireside Talks
Hinrich Voss and Giles Blackburne, University of Leeds, UK
The Fireside Talk strengthens the students’ understanding of and ability to apply theory. This is reinforced by an opportunity for students to interact directly with business leaders (often for the first time). Participants will engage in a sample representation of a Fireside Talk.

Setting the Scene – Matching Experiential Learning with Learning Theories
Amanda Davies, Charles Sturt University, Australia
The session will provide a brief outline of: a) the relationship between education theories and simulation-based learning, b) the process for creating constructive alignment of course content with experiential learning. Participants will apply their knowledge by completing a worksheet, requiring application of educational theory to a learning activity.

How Can I Apply to Participate?

Registrations will open in February, 2020. Due to the hands-on nature of all activities and demonstrations, only limited number of applications will be accepted for the PDW. The deadline for application for the PDW will be announced in Spring 2020.

Please note that the participants will need to register for the AIB Conference in order to participate in the T&E PDW.

Who is This Event For?

Organized by AIB’s Teaching & Education Shared Interest Group, this workshop is for faculty seeking to expand their pedagogy through hands-on exposure to a range of experiential learning activities. Each activity will be directly demonstrated by an expert contributor to The Palgrave Handbook of Learning and Teaching International Business and Management. Workshop participants will also be instructed in the process of translating these activities into a variety of course projects, learning outcomes, and teaching topics. For further ease of implementation, attendees will also be provided with lesson plan examples and classroom resources.

How is This Event Structured?

The 5-hour workshop will have a morning and afternoon session, with lunch provided in between. It will be structured in the increments of 20-minute lesson plan activities.  Some activities will be technology-based and will require a laptop or cell phone use, while others will engage the participants in discussion, ideation, and reflection.

What are Some of the Planned Activities?

Opening remarks by The Palgrave Handbook of Learning and Teaching International Business and Management editing team
Vas Taras, UNC Greensboro, USA; Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez, UniversidadEAFIT; Karen Lynden, UNC Greensboro
The workshop organizers will offer their welcome to all participants, provide an overview of the Palgrave Handbook project, and review all planned workshop activities

Supply Chain – Sorting it Out
Hinrich Voss and Matthew Davis, University of Leeds, UK
Participants are given an international supply chain problem and a set of cards that bear the actors relating to that supply chain. Teams sort and rank the cards according to which actor should know about the problem, which has responsibility to address it, and which have the power to intervene. Participants will gain insights into supply chain and market dynamics and discuss their reactions to the activity along with sharing ideas on classroom implementation.

CORE (Company Readiness to Export) GlobalEdge Activity
Eileen Daspro, University of San Diego, USA
Participants will experience a guided activity using the GlobalEdge CORE tool. This activity sets forth an experiential approach for assessing the global readiness of organizations utilizing global diagnostic tools. This could be replicated with small and medium sized firms around the world through an academic project or course experience.

Kiva Microfinancing
Karen Lynden, UNC Greensboro, USA and Leilani Baumanis, Johnson & Wales University, USA
Explore microfinance loan requests from entrepreneurs from around the world.  Using Bonus Bucks (no cost), in this session participants will select loans to fund a number of small business ventures -in real time during the session!  Includes an introduction to Kiva U to support lesson plan ideas.

Creativity Exercise
Irina Naoumova and Annette Rogers, University of Hartford, USA
Every person is creative!  In this activity participants will: discover how to support creativity; provide students the opportunity to develop an innovative business model different from already existing ones in an assigned country/industry; and learn how to guide students to perform a feasibility analysis.

The Environmental Cost of Fast Fashion
Swati Nagar, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
Centered on a video clip highlighting the environmental impact of the fast fashion industry, this activity allows participants to bring their knowledge and experience to engage with the content. The activity is participant led and it encourages participants to engage with issues that concern the consumers and industry. The session concludes with a summary of the key points from the clip and Q+A discussion.

Cross-Cultural Communication Exercise
Daria Panina, Texas A& M University, USA
In the exercise participants will: experience complexity and frustration of communication with people who do not speak the same language; appreciate the utility and limitations of non-verbal communication; and explore the role of the personality in cross-cultural communication.

International Marketing Video Project
Ilan Alon and Massiel Henríquez Parodi, University of Agder, Norway
Social media have become a critical component of contemporary business marketing.  Through this activity students in the classroom gain real world understanding of the challenges associated with global branding and gain experience with the uses of technology.  In this activity, participants learn about the International Marketing Video Project and review segments of select student created videos. Once introduced to the project, attendees will participate in a small group activity to brainstorm adaptation possibilities for their own institutions.  This activity will conclude with overall participant idea sharing to learn from each other’s ideas and reflections.

Fireside Talks
Hinrich Voss and Giles Blackburne, University of Leeds, UK
The Fireside Talk strengthens the students’ understanding of and ability to apply theory. This is reinforced by an opportunity for students to interact directly with business leaders (often for the first time). Participants will engage in a sample representation of a Fireside Talk.

Setting the Scene – Matching Experiential Learning with Learning Theories
Amanda Davies, Charles Sturt University, Australia
The session will provide a brief outline of: a) the relationship between education theories and simulation-based learning, b) the process for creating constructive alignment of course content with experiential learning. Participants will apply their knowledge by completing a worksheet, requiring application of educational theory to a learning activity.

How Can I Apply to Participate?

Registrations will open in February, 2020. Due to the hands-on nature of all activities and demonstrations, only limited number of applications will be accepted for the PDW. The deadline for application for the PDW will be announced in Spring 2020.

Please note that the participants will need to register for the AIB Conference in order to participate in the T&E PDW.