Vlad Vaiman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Professor

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Dr. Vlad Vaiman is professor of international management at California Lutheran University in the USA and is a visiting professor at several top universities around the world, including Aalto University School of Business and Hanken School of Economics (both in Finland), Danube University of Krems and Management Center Innsbruck (both in Austria), Reykjavik University (Iceland), ISEG (France), etc. 

He holds a PhD degree in International Management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and has received his MBA in Strategic Management and Human Resources at the School of Business of the University of Wyoming, USA.  His professional experience included working on various consulting assignments for a number of major organizations throughout the world, including USA, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, and some other European countries.  Dr. Vaiman is a long-time member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants and a highly sought-after speaker on topics of talent management and cross-cultural communication and negotiations.

Dr. Vaiman has published three very successful books on managing talent in organizations – Smart Talent Management: Building Knowledge Assets for Competitive Advantage (with C. Vance), Talent Management of Knowledge Workers: Embracing the Non-Traditional Workforce, and Managing Talent of Self-initiated Expatriates (with A. Haslberger). 

Dr. Vaiman’s academic work has appeared in several top academic journals including Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and others.  He is also a co-founder and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of International Management (EJIM), an ISI/SSCI indexed publication (www.ejim-global.org).