Morrow, GA—A Clayton State University professor will soon be heading to Iran. Dr. Leon Prieto, Assistant Professor of Management, has been invited to deliver a keynote speech at the 2nd International Management Tools and Techniques Conference in Tehran, Iran January 5, 2016.
“I am definitely humbled that they felt I was the right person to assume the role as a keynote speaker. It isn’t everyday that someone asks you to fly to Iran to speak about the Best Practices in Human Resources and Talent Management, so I must confess I was surprised,” says Dr. Prieto.
In addition to presenting a keynote address, the professor will also hold a training seminar, and event organizers say his expertise will prove to be invaluable for conference attendees.
“We eagerly believe that Dr. Prieto’s expertise in Human Resource Leadership, and Talent Management will be an excellent addition to our program and we are looking forward to him serving as a keynote speaker,” says Kourosh Hamidi, conference manager.
Adding, “Our conference attendees look forward to hearing and learning from his work”.
The International Management Tools and Techniques Conference will be held at the University of Tehran Conference Center, and it is a multi-session event that aims to deliver top experiences and best practices in selecting, implementing, and maximizing use of management tools and techniques in human resources, marketing, production, and strategy.
While Dr. Prieto has spoken at numerous workshops and conferences around the world, this will be his first trip to the Middle East, and he says he’s looking forward to the experience.
“I am excited to learn firsthand about its culture, its people, and the work practices in that part of the world. I was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, and like Iran, our economy is very dependent on oil and gas revenues, and I am curious to learn about the efforts being made over there to diversify their economy and the human resources best practices that are being used to stimulate innovation and corporate entrepreneurship in the oil and gas industry, and other industries as well.”
The professor plans to incorporate techniques gleaned from the conference into his classroom lectures, and he says he knows his students will find it beneficial.
“My MBA students previously worked with the CEO of a successful Saudi Arabian company on a major class project, and I intend to facilitate similar learning experiences for my students based on the relationships I develop in my upcoming trip to Iran”.
Recognized as a leader on management and labor history, workforce development and leadership development, Dr. Prieto has been published in various journals such as the Journal of Business Ethics and the Journal of Management History. His editorials and articles can also be found in Talent Management magazine, Diversity Executive magazine, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, and Business Excellence magazine. In 2014, the professor was acclaimed as an HR visionary and contributor to best practice research by McLean and Company.