Global business studies faculty, journal editor and author to be featured at RIT March 1

Workshop on globalization and learning open to campus and community participants

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George Washington University

Shaista Khilji

How can American organizations better compete in the science, technology and engineering arenas? What will it take to foster an even stronger entrepreneurial climate, especially in the face of a more interconnected, global economy?

Shaista Khilji, professor of human and organizational learning at George Washington University, will examine these questions during a workshop at 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, March 1, at the Vignelli Center located in the James E. Booth Building at Rochester Institute of Technology. Khilji will present “Globalization, Change and Learning,” and touch on global competition, transformation of values, global leadership mindsets, talent shortages and the importance of emerging economies.

Registration is underway and participants can sign up for the workshop by contacting event coordinators, Lori Harris, senior staff assistant, by email or Seth Silver, lecturer, by email The program is free for current RIT students, and $20 for RIT faculty and staff, as well as area professionals in business, human resource and human resource development and students in these disciplines from local colleges and universities. The workshop is sponsored by the Human Resources Development Program in the Department of Service Systems, part of RIT’s College of Applied Science and Technology.

Khilji is an international educator and author with a background in cross-cultural diversity and leadership issues with particular emphasis on emerging economies. She is founding editor-in-chief of the South Asian Journal of Global Business Research and is an affiliate faculty at several international and gender-based research centers at George Washington University, including its Sigur Center of Asian Studies and Global Gender program. Her book Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia was published in 2013 about bridging cross-cultural management issues and trends.

“This session will be a terrific opportunity to learn about, and discuss with colleagues, the effects of globalization and how we can better compete—whether our market is local or international,” said Seth Silver, lecturer in RIT’s Human Resources Development Program. “Also, this session will be great for networking and connecting with others who care about making their workplace more engaging and successful.”