Vlad Vaiman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor, Interim Program Director, EMBA/MBA/MSM

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Email: vvaiman@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3892


  • Smart Talent Management
    This speech is dedicated to the number one issue for most US and international managers -- the issue of managing talent in their organizations. The speaker will discuss the problem at hand and address a multitude of techniques aimed at attracting, motivating, developing, and retaining individuals with high levels of human capital consistent with the strategic directions of the organization in a dynamic and highly competitive environment.

  • Cross-cultural Communication and Negotiations
    The aim of this speech are twofold (1) to raise individual awareness to culture-specific issues, and (2) to increase participants' understanding of how to use cross-cultural differences to their advantage in everyday business activities, including inter-cultural communication and negotiations.

  • Doing Business in Russia
    This speech is dedicated to a multitude of intricacies involved in doing business in Russia, including but not limited to a country's history, traditions, business regulations, cultural values and perceptions, business etiquette, communication, negotiations, and useful tips for those thinking of engaging in mutually beneficial relationship with the Russian business partners.

  • Bridging the Gap between Higher Education, Labor Market Imperatives and Government Policy
    A stark reality of today's labor market is the widening gap between the skills of those available for employment and the requirements of unfilled positions. Companies in other nations and regions report similar gaps, often attributed to an inappropriately skilled domestic population. Leading universities have responded with curriculum changes and modifying the relevance of their programs for domestic and international students, alike. However, there remains a disconnect between available global, highly-skilled labor and government policies that restrict labor mobility. Under these conditions, individual nations and the overall global society are artificially restrained from accessing a pool of highly-trained, globally-aware, and critically-skilled talent. This speech will demonstrate the models and practices that already exist to address the labor -employment-policy gap and will provide prescriptions for their expansion.

Vlad Vaiman is an Associate Dean and Professor at the School of Management of California Lutheran University and a visiting professor at several premier universities around the world.  Previously he held academic and administrative positions at Reykjavik University in Iceland and FH Joanneum University in Austria.  He received his PhD from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and his MBA at the University of Wyoming, USA. 

Having published more than 90 academic papers, book chapters, and editorials, Dr. Vaiman is widely regarded as one of the leading international scholars in the field of talent management.  Dr. Vaiman has also published five very successful books on managing talent both in organizations and at a country level, as well as a number of academic and practitioner-oriented articles in the areas of talent management and international HRM.  His work has appeared in such well-respected academic outlets as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and others.  He was also a founding editor-in-chief and is currently the Chief Editorial Consultant of the European Journal of International Management (EJIM), an ISI/SSCI indexed publication (www.ejim-global.org).  

Dr. Vaiman is a founder, organizer, and a leading co-chair of the EIASM (www.eiasm.org) Workshops on Talent Management, where in 6 short years, he has been able to build a strong global community of scholars and practitioners working in the area.  His 20-year consulting practice comprises projects in talent management, expatriate selection, strategic international management, and leadership development in a variety of organizations across the industries and national boundaries.  Dr. Vaiman is a highly sought-after speaker – he is often invited to speak on both professional and academic matters to a number of global corporations and highly acclaimed universities around the world.

A native of Russia, Dr. Vaiman has left his home country at the age of 21 and since then live, studied, and worked in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, and Iceland, before coming back to the US in 2013.  His first-hand international experience is helping him in his professional work as well as everyday life.

Contact: vvaiman@callutheran.edu    http://www.linkedin.com/in/vladvaiman