Dr. Csilla Czeglédi
Dr. Csilla Czeglédi has over 18 years' experience in higher education. Since 2019, she is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education and Psychology and Institute of Research on Adult Education and Knowledge Management, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Hungary. She participates in Visegrad Fund research projects and in teacher and staff training mobility programmes. Her research interests are broad and cover Human Resource Management, Career Management, Educational Assessment, and Higher Education. She is the author and co-author of several research papers and books and is a member of ERENET - EntREpreneuship NETwork since 2017.
Dr. Paul Delnooz
Dr. Paul Delnooz is the founder of the Innovation Academy. He is a specialist in research methodology and pedagogy. Within these topics he is specialized in increasing the practical relevance of research and the problem-solving skills of people. During his career he worked in the Netherlands but also abroad to support the accreditation of schools; increase the level of their research; and guide PhD students. He also guides and evaluates pedagogical experiments within schools that have the aim to increase the motivation to study and the problem solving skills of pupils and students. Dr. Paul Delnooz teaches; writes books; publishes articles and is a frequently asked keynote speaker on conferences.
Elsabè Diederichs has 35 years' experience in adult education and development facilitation and coaching. She co-founded her family business the Ethics and Leadership Institute (ELI) in South Africa with her husband. Her fields of expertise are ethics and character development, with over 30 years of training experience in life (soft) skills. She is a member of the Ethics Association of South Africa, COMENSA (the professional body for coaching and mentoring in South Africa), a coalition member of Character Counts!, and a registered assessor and moderator with the South African Qualifications Authority. Currently, she works as a qualified personal coach and author. Elsabe’s key advisory role is to inform on research needs and relevancy in the adult education, personal development, and ethical skills development fields.
Leon Diederichs started as a training and development practitioner in 1985 in South Africa, expanding Training and Development functions to 103 companies over a decade. He co-founded his family business the Ethics and Leadership Institute (ELI) in South Africa with his wife. ELI implements projects focussing on people and professional development, business management development, organisational development, and life (soft) skills training. He holds a BA degree in social sciences and is a registered human resource practitioner in the specialist category for training & development with the South African Board for People Practices. He manages a team of training specialists, that implement hard and soft skills programs and learnerships. Leon’s key advisory role is to inform on research needs and relevancy in the training and skills development field, as he is positioned as a trainer between employers and employees/youth.
Dr. Gabriella Horváth-Csikós
Dr. Gabriella Horváth-Csikós graduated as a teacher of English in 1997. Since then she has been teaching English and social subjects in English in Hungary, and abroad as well. Since 2008 she has been working and teaching full-time at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at Szent István University, Hungary. Her field of research is mentoring and peer-to-peer mentoring, particularly language mentoring at multinational companies. She has been participating in eTwinning projects for 3 years analysing soft skills and the requirements of the future labour market. She is mainly researching and examining the soft skills of university students, how they view this issue and what they consider important in today's labour market. In her PhD dissertation, she was dealing with the topic of language knowledge as a success factor in today's labour market. Besides being a lecturer, she is an international coordinator at the university. She is passionate about teaching and supporting students.
Dr. János T. Füstös
Dr. János T. Füstös is a professor at the Computer Information Systems and Business Intelligence Department at Metropolitan State University of Denver, U.S.A. His teaching assignments are in the business computing field, including web development and administration, and information systems security. He has taught several business computing courses at universities in Germany and Hungary and written several books on web development, edited conference proceedings, published numerous research articles, and conference papers. He participated in advisory roles in learning management system (LMS) selections and migrations. Dr. Füstös is a program evaluator for information systems and cybersecurity programs at the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) which is accrediting college and university programs in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels. He contributed to model curriculum development at ACM creating guidelines for cybersecurity programs in the U.S.A. He has a wide range of industrial experience, and also worked as an R&D research fellow at the UNESCO supported National Center for Educational Technology in Hungary.
Prof. Dr. Judit Hidasi
Prof. Dr. Judit Hidasi is a Japanologist, Professor Emerita of Communication at Budapest Business School, Hungary, and a visiting Professor of Sapientia University in Cluj, Romania. From 2001 to 2006 she was a Professor of Communications at Kanda University of International Studies in Japan. Her research and teaching expertise focuses on issues of intercultural communication and management, and on the interrelationship of culture and society.
Dr. Niël A. Krüger
Dr. Niël A. Krüger is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. His primary research focus has been in risk management and its interaction with SMMEs. He chaired and worked with the Young Entrepreneurship Business Organisation at North West University, South Africa, for three years which focused on the development of essential soft skills for students and potential entrepreneurs. As a lifelong learner himself he has a vested interest in professional development and the role of human capital in the ever more automated economy.
Philip Saxon is an experienced university teacher, Philip works as a course co-ordinator, English as a Foreign Language teacher, dissertation supervisor and proofreader at Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. He also teaches Business English to students at Budapest Business School and pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes to UK summer school students. A member of IATEFL-Hungary, he maintains a keen interest in continuous professional development and teaching with technology. He is also a strong believer in both experiential learning and reflective practice. Now working as a volunteer for GiLE, he hopes to help spread the message that soft skills training is of the essence in an increasingly automated world.