Csilla Czeglédi - GiLE

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. János T. Füstös - GiLE

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 - GiLE

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.


Philip Saxon - GiLE

Philip Saxon

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.


Dr. Yuliya Shtaltovna - GiLE

Dr. Yuliya Shtaltovna

Dr. Yuliya Shtaltovna is a lifelong learner and teacher with over 14 years of experience in Higher Education, Linguistics and Communication Skills. She currently serves three Berlin Applied Science Universities (ISM, XU and Fresenius) as a Freelance Lecturer of Professional English, Business Communication, Academic Writing and Scientific Methods courses. Over 11 years of teaching at Universities in Ukraine (PSACEA, BGKU), she rose to the level of associate professor, thesis supervisor and Deputy Chair of Scientific Management and was closely involved in research, methodology, curriculum and syllabus design. She also organised conferences and university events and contributed to the internationalisation of higher education. She is now a Board member for ELTABB (English Language Teachers Association Berlin-Brandenburg) and she provides media support for Global Change Days. Dr. Shtaltovna is the author of several research papers on the Democratisation of Education and of the English Language. With a focus on Intercultural Communication and Corporate Learning and Development, she is also a dedicated Academic/Business English Communication and Soft Skills coach for exam candidates, IT-companies and HR-specialists.


Robert Szabo

Robert Szabó, M.Ed (Applied Linguistics), is Learnship’s VP Learning Sciences.  Based in Cologne, Germany, Robert is a former committee member of the IATEFL Business English Special Interest Group (BESIG). An education manager, writer, and speaker, Robert has presented papers and given talks on Business Language and Communication Training, systemic functional linguistics and communicative competence at IATEFL associate events and corporate functions in Europe and Asia. Robert works with Learnship’s CTO and Head of Product on innovative global solutions for corporate communicative competence training. 



Edit Sziráki

Having spent her whole career in the financial sector, where she worked in a range of positions and professional areas for different international banks, Edit has wide experience in the sphere of organisational development as well as mentoring in a multinational environment. Building on this experience, Edit now works as an Executive Coach, whose clients include business leaders and talented young sportsmen. She is also a trainer at Metropolitan University of Budapest and guest speaker at Corvinus University of Budapest.

Her approach towards coaching is both hands-on and solution orientated. Dynamic and entrepreneurial, she aims to support and help others to develop further by sharing her experiences and inspiring young people to find their own way to succeed. Edit is convinced that today’s youth need support if they are to be able to develop their skills and competencies fully, and that strong cooperation between the different generations is an important means to that end. In her coaching work today, Edit often focuses on the problems and dilemmas experienced by different generations, typically young people (generation Z, Y) and employees aged 50+. She aims to help people going through quarter-life and mid-life crises, those who have experienced burnout, and others who may be looking for new inspiration or to refresh their motivation.

Edit believes that there needs to be a change of paradigm in the management sciences and that the world of motivation systems needs nothing less than a complete overhaul. In her view, organisation culture requires urgent adjustment (if not a total reboot) and employers must prepare themselves for the incoming new generations and radical changes to the way we work.