Workshops & Keynotes

Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator

Dr. Neil S. Orkin presents, ‘Doing Business Globally: Getting Started’

Learn how to avoid cross-cultural blunders and learn the “rules” of global business. Feel confident doing business globally or with global professionals in North America. Discover how after work socializing is critical to your success.

Living and Working Abroad

Dr. Orkin will prepare your corporate professionals to live, work and do business in any country in Africa, Asia, Europe, or Latin America. These two-day workshops typically include the following topics:

  • Intercultural Factors in Communication
  • Lifestyle & Culture of Country X
  • Practical Tips for Living and Working in Country X
  • Business Socializing in Country X
  • Do’s and Don’ts when Living and Working in Country X
  • Your Personal Action Plan for Your Global Assignment


Losing one of your key expatriate employees can be very costly for your company. The retention of professionals after a global business assignment is key to the future success of your organization. Discover ways to best utilize the knowledge of your employees after an overseas assignment. Learn how to help minimize the challenges they will face upon their return.

In this one-day program, typical program topics are:

  • Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock
  • How to Transfer Your Global Knowledge
  • Career Pathing
  • Becoming a Mentor for Future Expatriates

For Expatriate Professionals

  • Living in North America
  • Working in North America
  • Repatriation: Returning Home

College Presentations

Dr. Neil Orkin brings a unique background to college audiences. He is an expert on the Global Economy, and speaks six languages. Not only has he worked with some of the most successful companies in the world, he has also been a successful professor, and can share with students what they need to do to succeed in College. As head of Global Training Systems, a global management consulting firm specializing in human resource development, he knows the skills that are needed and valued by organizations.

He has been written about and interviewed by such publications as the New York Times, and his articles on global business and global business success, provide critical information for students who want to succeed in school and on the job in the new global economy. Orkin is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, and his enthusiastic, practical, information-rich presentations have been popular with student audiences nationally.

Invite Dr. Neil Orkin to speak at your next:

  • Orientation/Welcome Week Program
  • Leadership Program
  • Career Day/Job Fair
  • Faculty/Staff Meeting
  • Hispanic Heritage Program (All Programs can be delivered in Spanish)
  • Hispanic Student Conference/Welcome Program (All Programs can be delivered in Spanish)
  • Student Activities Lecture Series
  • Summer Program
  • Housing/Residence Life Event
  • Greek Conference
  • Commencement Keynote
  • Club/Association Event
  • Student Government Program

College Topics Include

Motivating Yourself for Student Success (Popular for most Student Events)

  • You’re here. Now what?
  • How to get out of a rut
  • How to build a support system
  • How to make the most out of your College experience
  • How to turn things around

How to Win in College: Tips for Student Success (Popular for Orientation, New Student Events)

  • Visualizing your success
  • Why goals are important
  • Study like you mean it?
  • Getting ready for important tests
  • The power of office hours

Public Speaking for Life Success (Popular for most Student Events)

Most people fear getting up and speaking in front of others. Through personal stories and professional experiences, Dr. Orkin will show you:

  • How to feel comfortable speaking in front of groups
  • How public speaking can impact your school and work success
  • Organizations which can help you reach your goals
  • Resources available

Thriving with Global Diversity at School and Work (Popular for Student Leadership Programs)

The goals of this program are to give students an understanding of appropriate cultural behaviors when working with a diverse team. Participants will learn about cross-cultural factors in communication and will gain knowledge on how to best deal with cultural differences. You will acquire the necessary awareness and skills to thrive and succeed in a globally diverse organization.

Becoming a Successful Manager (Popular for Career Days and Job Fairs)

You’ve had great success as a professional on the job and have been promoted to management. In this presentation you’ll learn the people skills that can take your career to the next level as a manager. You’ll learn how to motivate yourself and others to achieve organizational goals.

Doing Business Globally (Popular for Career Days and Job Fairs)

There are a number of steps that we as individuals can take to thrive in the new global economy. Learn the 10 steps that can have a huge impact on the success you have working with global organizations in the 21st century, and avoiding cross-cultural blunders. These steps will give you a competitive advantage in the job market.

How to get an International Job (Popular for Career Days and Job Fairs)

International jobs are very attractive to many. They may involve international travel and learning about foreign cultures and meeting and interacting with those from overseas. How does one get an international job? What kind of background and experience is required? In this presentation, you will learn answers to these and other important questions on how to obtain an international position.