dr. Jurgita Vizgirdaitė

vizgirdaitePROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Coordinator of Faculty Affairs and Development
International Business School at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania
Local and international Faculty recruitment, training and development, academic affairs/performance (teaching, student supervision, research, continued education, community work, etc.), career, assessment.

Head of Talent Management
International Business School at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania  

  • Implementation of talent marketplace strategy (organizational human capital management): recruitment and development.
  • Strategic implementation of organizational effectiveness via the management of competences.
  • Empowerment of high potential.
  • Development of the employee (organizational community member) centric work-place.
  • Talent management grounded on lifelong learning, sustainable development, innovative and creative approaches.
  • Organizational research of developing collective talent and empowering collaborative performance.

Lecturer
International Business School at Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania 
Lecture „Organizational Communication and Public Relations,“ „Fundamentals of International Negotiation,“ „International Protocol,“ and „Business Studies Introduction and Career Management“ to undergraduate international groups of students.

Lecturer
Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, Lithuania 
Lecture „Theories and Conceptions of Leadership,“ „Business Communication“, „Human Relations“, and „Protocol and Etiquette“ to undergraduate and graduate students in the Lithuanian and English languages.

Associate Consultant (Freelance)
Human Study Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

  • Lecture at the Psychology Academy.
  • Conduct workshops and seminars to various Lithuanian financial, customer-service, Government organizations. Main topics – communication, leadership, public speaking, teambuilding, conflict management, etc.
  • Development of workshop programs: “Teaching Adults,” “Confrontations and Critical Conversations,” “Professional Presentations,” “Process Standardization,” etc.
  • Organizational research and consulting – “Secret Shopper,” “Communication Audit”

Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty), Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE

  • Lecture “Business Communication,” “Oral Communication Skills,” “Professional Presentations and Communication,” to undergraduate students in an in-class and on-line settings.
  • Lecture, organize, and deliver to the public the National Issues Forum on the public and private schools issue in the United States.

Project Administrator, ACI Worldwide, Inc., Omaha, NE

  • Administer Internal Projects for three regional areas: Americas,EMEA, and Asia Pacific.

Administrative Associate, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

  • Execute administrative responsibilities to the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Director of Research Resources.

The English Language Instructor and Translator, Regardas, Kaunas, Lithuania

  • Teach the English language courses to the students of various ages.
  • Prepare the students for the high school exams and TOEFL tests.
  • Translate legal and academic documents.

Tutor, Self-Employed, Kaunas, Lithuania

  •   Tutor students of various ages.
  •   Prepare students for the high school exams.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. in Educational Science, Kaunas University of Technology, Kaunas, LT
  • Teaching Online certificate, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
  • Teaching Business English certificate, International TEFL Teacher Training,
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate, International TEFL Teacher Training,
  • Master of Science in Communication Arts, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE,
  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
  • Bachelor of Arts in English Philology, Vilnius University, Kaunas, LT

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Competence management
  • Talent managemet
  • Student collaborative learning in higher education.
  • Educational empowerment of learning.
  • Educational and learning environments.
  • Teaching and learning paradigms in higher education.

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

  • Vizgirdaite, J., Juceviciene, P. (2013). Designing and Implementing a Didactic System as an Educational Empowerment of Student Collaborative Learning in the University Studies. ScienceDirect, Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, (accepted for publication).
  • Vizgirdaite, J. (2012). Collaboration as a Precondition for Teaching and Learning with Cases” International Journal of Case Method Research & Application (WACRA, The World Association for Case Research and Application), XXIV(3), 5-21.
  • Vizgirdaite, J., Juceviciene, P. (2012). Educational empowerment of collaborative learning at the University. Social Sciences, (the journal is currently noted in the CSA Social Science Collection (Sociological Abstracts) and EBSCO (SocINDEX with Full Text), 75(1), 41-52.
  • Vizgirdaite, J., Fridrikaite, L. (2012). Managerial factors conditioning the collaborative learning environment in the university studies. Social Sciences, 76(2),61-73.
  • Vizgirdaite, J., Fridrikaite, L. (2012). Mokymosi bendradarbiaujant aplinkų universitete vadybiniai veiksniai. Tiltai, 1(6): 119-124.
  • Vizgirdaite, J. (2011). Meaning of collaboration: From different social contexts to common understanding, Social Sciences, 4(74), 70-83.
  • Vizgirdaite, J. (2009). Filling the Child-Parent Relationship Gap via the Parent Self-Education and Intergenerational Education on Internet Slang, Social Sciences, 2(64), 57-66.
  • Vizgirdaite, J. (2009). The Needs of the Adult Intensive Care Unit: Case of the Formal and Informal Family Caregivers, Science and Educational Processes.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • “Aesthetes”, “Stories that tales tell”, “Social intelligence”, 2012
  • “The success of beauty”, “One is the loneliest number” Psychology for You, 2011
  • „How to apologize,“ „How to build interpersonal relationships,“ Psychology for You, 2010
  • “Ineffective listening styles,” Psychology for You, 2009
  • “I am not an actor, but I act during Holidays,” “The Power of Names,” “How to make friends,” “Winning dialogues,” “The power of the mind or the Pygmalion’s effect,” Psychology for You, 2008

CONFERENCES, INTERNSHIPS, SCHOLARSHIPS

  • „Model of Educational Empowerment of Student Collaborative Learning in the University Studies.“ Presentation in the EERA (European Educational Research Association) annual international conference at the University of Porto, Portugal. 2014/09.
  •  Awarded with the European Educational Research Association ir the Emerging Researchers’ Network scholarship.
  • Seminar: "Educational empowerment of student collaborative learning (EESCOL)", University of North Carolina at Greensboro (the U.S.A.). In part of the X-Culture worldwide project.
  • A two week academic scholarship at the University of Haifa (Israel). Presentation: “Educational empowerment of collaborative learning in the university studies” in the "Philosophy of Education" seminar. 
  • Presentation: "Implementing the Educational Empowerment of Collaborative Learning System in the University Studies" in the international conference: "5th World Conference on Educational Sciences", in the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy.
  • International week at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland). Lecture: „International Protocol: The Soft Skills“ 
  • Two week intensive course on „International Protocol“ taught to the undergraduate Business Administration international group of students at the European University, Munich (Germany).
  • Participated at the WACRA (World Association for Case Method Research and Application) annual conference „Case Learning for the 21st Century“ in Stockholm, Sweden and made a presentation: „Collaboration as a Precondition for Teaching and Learning with Cases“
  • IP Programme at the Ecole de Management de Normandie. Read a lecture on „International Protocol“ to graduate students from different universities from EU countries. 
  • Won the Rector‘s scholarship as one of the most active Ph.D. students of the year.
  • Invited to read a lecture on „International Protocol“ to the international group of the Master‘s level Business studies students at the Ecole de Management de Normandie. 
  • IP Programme at the Ecole de Management de Normandie. Read lectures on „Cross-cultural communication“ and „International Protocol“ to graduate students from eight different universities from EU countries.
  • As a Ph.D. student, won the contest and received a scholarship from the Research Council of Lithuania to participate in a one month internship and research visit at California State University, Fullerton.
  • 7TH EM Normandie International Week. Read a lecture on “International Protocol,“ at the Ecole de Management de Normandie, Caen Campus, France, to the undergraduate students of Business studies. 
  • Pole Universitaire Leonard de Vinci (Paris, France) International Week. Read a lecture on „International Protocol“, to the undergraduate students of Business studies. 
  • Read a lecture on “University Culture”, during Ronald Barnett’s, the Professor from London University, series of seminars on Higher Education. Faculty of Social Sciences, Kaunas University of Technology.
  • 6TH EM Normandie International Week. Read a lecture on “International Protocol,“ at the Ecole de Management de Normandie, Caen Campus, France, to the undergraduate students of Business studies.

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE AND CAUSES

  • TEDxKaunas Speaker: “The Phenomenon of “Collaboration.” The results of the independently organized “DoGood” project.” 

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Educational Studies Association
  • Editorial Board of the Psychology for You magazine
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