Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Symposium, 2010

Feb 16, 2018

About the Symposium

The Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Symposium held in 2010 was a groundbreaking event that brought together educators, researchers, and thought leaders in the field of business and consumer services. This symposium provided a platform for the exchange of ideas, research findings, and best practices, aiming to advance the field of education and promote excellence.

Symposium Highlights

The 2010 Teacher-Scholar Symposium featured an impressive lineup of keynote speakers, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from renowned experts and engage in meaningful discussions surrounding various topics related to business and consumer services education.

Keynote Speakers

The symposium boasted an exceptional roster of keynote speakers who shared their insights and expertise:

  • Dr. Amanda Rodriguez - A leading authority in consumer behavior research, Dr. Rodriguez delivered a captivating keynote address on the impact of consumer psychology on business strategies.
  • Prof. Michael Sullivan - Renowned for his groundbreaking work in business ethics, Prof. Sullivan discussed the importance of ethical decision-making in corporate settings.
  • Dr. Emily Collins - An expert in entrepreneurship education, Dr. Collins highlighted the role of innovative pedagogical approaches in shaping the future business leaders.

Panel Discussions

The symposium organized stimulating panel discussions that delved into key issues within the realm of business and consumer services education. These panel discussions covered a wide range of topics, including:

  1. Incorporating Technology in the Classroom - Exploring the benefits and challenges of integrating technology into the curriculum to prepare students for the digital era.
  2. Industry-Academia Collaboration - Discussing the importance of fostering partnerships between educational institutions and industry professionals to bridge the gap between theory and practice.
  3. Empowering Students for Global Competencies - Examining strategies to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to thrive in the global business landscape.

Interactive Workshops

The symposium also offered interactive workshops that provided attendees with hands-on experiences and practical tools for enhancing their teaching methodologies. Some of the workshops included:

  • Design Thinking in Business Education - Participants discovered how design thinking principles can be applied in business education to foster creative problem-solving and innovation.
  • Integrating Experiential Learning - This workshop explored the benefits of incorporating experiential learning techniques, such as case studies and simulations, into business courses.
  • Assessment Strategies for Student Engagement - Attendees learned effective assessment strategies to promote student engagement and foster a supportive learning environment.

Symposium Impact

The Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Symposium, 2010 had a significant impact on the field of business and consumer services education. The insights shared by distinguished speakers, combined with the knowledge exchanged during panel discussions and workshops, contributed to shaping the future of teaching and learning in this domain.

Many attendees reported implementing innovative teaching approaches and incorporating the ideas shared at the symposium into their curricula. As a result, students across various educational institutions have benefited from improved learning experiences and a deeper understanding of business concepts.


The Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Symposium, 2010 was a resounding success, showcasing the commitment of educators and researchers to elevate the field of business and consumer services education. The symposium provided a platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and inspiration, ultimately contributing to the advancement of teaching practices in this important domain. CTIP, The Council for Trade and Investment Promotion, is proud to have organized and hosted such an impactful event.

Henry Thompson
Great event that facilitated collaboration and knowledge sharing among experts in education and business. Very insightful!
Oct 6, 2023