Featured events

Global Heads Network Meeting

This full day meeting for the Expat Academy Global Heads Network will focus on the key strategic challenges for the most senior Global Mobility Professionals in Europe. By invitation only.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.30pm
INVESTMENT: INVITATION ONLY
23
Nov
2017
More Info
Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4YH

The aim of the Global Head Network is to facilitate shared learning, connect on current issues and provide the platform for thought leadership within the Global Mobility Industry.

Attendees submit agenda points and topics are categorised and circulated ahead of the meeting to ensure the facilitated discussion is as strategic as possible on the day.

What our members have to say:

“The Expat Academy Global Heads Network is completely unique and the membership provides both myself and my team with so much value. There is a real sense of collaboration and the Network huddles provide an excellent forum for discussing current challenges in the ever changing world of Global Mobility. For me personally, being part of the Global Heads Network has been an excellent way to connect and network with the most senior professionals in our industry which has been invaluable and I thoroughly recommend being a member.” Leonie Baggott, Unilever

GloMo Training – Essential Global Mobility

This session will provide you with an insight into Global Mobility jargon, acronyms and the assignment life cycle.  Plus we will provide an overview of the tax, immigration and employment law considerations when managing globally mobile employees helping you piece together the complicated jigsaw that is Global Mobility.  Particularly relevant to those that are reasonably new to Global Mobility or those who work in a specialist area and are keen to broaden their knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
27
Nov
2017
More Info
Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

Course Outline
Global Mobility jargon busting

We will review commonly used terminology used by Global Mobility Managers and explain what they mean.

What is Global Mobility?

An overview of the international assignment lifecycle.

The essentials about tax planning and compliance

An overview of why tax is so important in an international assignment.

To tax equalise or not? That is the question!

An introduction to the concept of tax equalisation.

The sugar dip

An opportunity to check your learning from the course so far.

The essentials about immigration

A high level review of immigration considerations for a globally mobile population.

Looking after the assignee and family

A whistle stop tour of some of the ways organisations support their employees and families whilst overseas.

Global Mobility trends and predictions

Insights from the Expat Academy community.

 

 

What our members have to say:

“This course has provided broad learning on the basic components across the Global Mobility process, which will increase awareness and help avoid potential pitfalls. I would recommend this course to other team members. After completing this course I feel more informed on the areas within Global Mobility.” Samantha Williams, Amazon

“Me and my colleagues now have a broader understanding of information and we now understand the delays and issues with Global Mobility. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to get an overview of Global Mobility and payroll. After completing this course I have a better understanding of Global Mobility.” James Palmer, Tribal

GloMo Training – Intermediate Course

This one-day technical course for in-house Global Mobility professionals with a minimum of three years’ experience covers immigration, tax, employment law and assignee compensation methodology.  Using numerous case studies you will have the opportunity to delve into each area to build on your global mobility knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 +VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
29
Nov
2017
More Info
Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square

London, EC2M 4YH

Course Outline
Tier 2 sponsorship compliance

We will guide you through the key aspects of preparing for a Home Office compliance visit using a case study to highlight common sponsor duty pitfalls.  Annabel Mace, Squire Patten Boggs

Tax

Working through three case studies to highlight the more complex issues arising in relation to tax, social security and reporting implications from both UK and European headquartered companies.  Zoe Cuthbert, BDO

AIRINC

With the use of case studies, AIRINC will look at spendable income, clarifying what it is and what it is not, look at it in the context of a balance sheet and give an overview of how home/host spendable income is calculated and the factors that impact it.  Melissa Marie, AIRINC

Saying Goodbye

We will look at the employment law elements of ending expat relationships in the UK including a case study addressing both practical issues and documentary requirements.  Annabel Mace, Squire Patton Boggs

Bite Size Briefing

A training day for the Expat Academy community. A chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development and maintain your specialist GM knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
07
Dec
2017
More Info
Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

Want to know more about what a Bite Size Briefing is, then click HERE to take a look at our BSB flyer!

AGENDA
10.00am – 10.15am   Welcome

10.15am – 10.45am   Understanding the legal aspects of managing the mental health of employees on assignment
With heightened awareness relating to mental health and the increased risks of depression and anxiety for employees on assignment, this session looks at the legal issues to consider within the context of global mobility including disability discrimination. We will also consider the duty to make reasonable workplace adjustments, practical tips for managing cases and the pitfalls which could lead to grievances or legal claims.
Annabel Mace, Squire Patton Boggs

10.50am – 11.20am   Starting the conversation
It is very hard for those of us who do not have personal experience of mental health issues to start the conversation with someone we suspect might be suffering.  This session will address the key questions:
· How do I start the conversation?
· What should I avoid saying?
· How do I provide empathy to someone in crisis?
Matthew MacLachlan, Learnlight

11.20am – 11.50am   Tea/coffee break

11.50am – 12.20pm   Effective ways to support the mental wellbeing of Expats
Moving overseas is a big decision and a big life change. For some expats, it can lead to stress, depression, anxiety and loneliness. Looking after the mental health, as well as the physical health of international assignees is critical to the overall assignment success. The good news is that there is support and advice that you can use before, during and after an assignment to help. During this session, we’ll consider:
· What types of mental health issues expats may experience
· What you can do to support mental wellbeing
· The services are available to you to support your expatriates
John Dean, Managing Director, Punter Southall Health & Protection

12.20pm – 1.20pm   Lunch

1.20pm – 1.50pm     GDPR…….. just tell me what I really need to know!
In this session we’ll be looking at the changes that GDPR might bring to your mobility programs, specifically:
· the key points to be aware of
· how will it affect your company and your mobility programme?
· how you can best prepare before 25th May 2018
Nina Breneman, Move Guides

1.55pm – 2.25pm    UK tax update
This session will provide insights into how the latest Budget announcements on 22nd November 2017 will affect organisations with globally mobile employees.  In addition Andy will provide an overview on other topical issues arising in expatriate taxation.
Andy Kelly, BDO

2.25pm – 3.00pm    Tea/coffee break

3.00pm – 3.30pm    Struggling with navigating the relocation minefield when it comes to a new location?
Wouldn’t it be great if the process for finding homes, arranging schooling, shipping household goods and other aspects of relocation were the same whatever, wherever and whoever the assignment involves? In this session, we will walk you through some highlights of the key variations where a little bit of technical know-how will help you go a long way towards protecting your assignees experience, maintaining compliance and meeting your global mobility goals.
Jeremy Chandar, Bournes

3.35pm – 4.05pm    Immigration
With Brexit negotiations underway and a leak in the media over the summer regarding a sharp end to free movement post Brexit, what contingency plans should Global Mobility professionals be working on? This session will cover the latest on UK immigration and also provide an update on the hot issues from around the Globe.
Ben Sheldrick, Joanne Taylor and Kerry Hough, Magrath Sheldrick LLP

4.10pm – 4.30pm    Wrap up

4.30pm – 6.00pm    Networking drinks

What our members have to say:

“An excellent event, venue, speakers and members.”  Tommy King, BACB

“A very good mix of different topics. Different companies providing examples of what they have done is really insightful, and it’s good to know how others are faring with current key issues.” Lizzie Bodington, UBS

“Some great Technological Content, pitched at the right level.” Sonal Wadher, Tesco

“I thought that today’s session was perfect for a comprehensive overview. I look forward to attending the next session.” Claire Gladstone, Legal & General Investment Management

 

GloMo Training – Global Mobility Policies

Delve into how Global Mobility policies are segmented; the differences between key policies and the impact this has on the cost of an international assignment and level of services provided. Plus find out about emerging policies we see amongst our in-house GM community. Suitable for anyone looking to fill the gap in their policy knowledge and gain insights into the latest trends with a focus on cost effective policies.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 +VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
11
Dec
2017
More Info
Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square

London, EC2M 4YH

Course Outline
Global mobility policy design and segmentation

A review of the typical drivers for international assignments and how these impact Global Mobility Policy Design and strategy.

Relocation policy

An introduction to the “typical” components of a relocation policy for globally mobile employees.

The home based approach

A re-cap on the traditional expatriate “balance sheet”, how to adapt this for your more junior “rising stars” and your VIPS.

Host packages

When to consider the Host approach, the pros the cons and understanding when it just won’t work.

Local plus

A review of the typical additional benefits organisations use to supplement Host packages in some locations.

STA and Commuter policies

What is common practice for those moving on a short term basis or requesting to commute between home and host locations.

Alternative policies

An opportunity to discuss emerging Global Mobility policies such as Regional, Self-initiated, localisation policies, split family, pioneer, STBV frameworks and more fluid policy models.

Case studies to apply key learning outcomes
What our members have to say:

“I am still learning about my company’s policies and how they are created. This module gives more of an understanding of possible challenges. I would recommend this course to someone else. I would recommend this course to my colleagues who have been working in the field of GM for a longer period, to see what the new trends are and whether our policies need rendering, as well as the ones who joined recently, to get a better overview of mobility policies.”  Anna Jopp, Cognizant

“Now that I have attended the Global Mobility Policies course I have gained an in depth understanding of policies that our corporate clients use prior to approaching us with visa requirements, understanding of processes, timings and costings. I would potentially recommend this course to some of my smaller corporate clients. After completing the course, I now feel knowledgeable about Global Mobility Policies.” Kamila Keleman, Magrath

“Now that I have participated in this course my company will benefit greatly. This has shown me the variety of different policies in the market, as well as advising about marketing norms. I would recommend this course to my colleges at work. After completing this course I have come away with more to improve and manage current procedures.” Caroline Woodcock, Travelport

Symposium Network Huddle

Our Symposium Network Huddles are for Global Mobility professionals managing medium to large sized expatriate populations to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

 

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
09
Jan
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Aviva - Digital Garage

33-35 Hoxton Square

London N1 6NN

Our Network huddles are a chance to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals who are managing similar sized organisations to yourself. For the Symposium Network Huddles, this would be an organisation that is managing a medium to large expat population. To read more on ‘what a network huddle is’ then click HERE for more information!

What our members have to say:

“You are allowed to be as vocal as you want and never pushed into it.” Clare McDonagh, UBS

“The opportunity to hear from other GM experts and heads on the challenges they’re facing and the trends they’re seeing is invaluable – particularly for me based outside London.”  Sarah Duncan, RBS

“Most fun and friendly industry event I have been to. Format is simple but perfect.” Stuart Ferguson, Deloitte

Sponsors

Club 100 Network Huddle

Our Club 100 Network Huddles are for Global Mobility professionals managing expatriate populations of less than 100 to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
17
Jan
2018
More Info
Venue / London
PwC

1 Embankment Place

London, WC2N 6RH

Our Network huddles are a chance to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals who are managing similar sized organisations to yourself. For the Club 100 Network Huddles, this would be an organisation that is managing an expat population of 100 or less. To read more on ‘what a network huddle is’ then click HERE for more information!

What our members have to say:

“Club 100 is like being part of a family. I feel that the group and facilitators listen and support without judgement, and offer solutions-focused support. It is also very reassuring to hear that we are not alone – many others have had, at one time or another, similar experiences!”  Rebecca Prebble, XLCatlin

“Expat Academy has provided me with straightforward, practical advice on how to drive, influence and market our global mobility function.” Samantha Thorne, University of Nottingham

“I really enjoyed the pace and content of today’s session. I would like to thank Gilly for taking the time to introduce me to other members of the group. I’m looking forward to the next club 100 session in June. I hope the format will be the same as last time as I thought that the round table worked really well for networking.” Fedra Nicholls, Debenhams

Sponsors

GloMo Training – Counselling Skills

A course designed to give you the skills needed when working with assignees and their families to enable you to counsel more effectively.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
08
Feb
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Equus Software

1 Norton Folgate,
London, E1 6DB

For anyone who is looking to improve their counselling skills, then this is the course for you. Delegates will learn the basic skills of empathetic listening; they will develop strategies to manage their response to assignees in stressful situations. They will discuss what makes communication successful and learn how to ask the right questions. Understanding how to respond to situations, ensuring empathy and managing assignees expectations will also be part of the course.

The course will involve discussion, presentations and role play and will be a really interactive day!

Why not check out our BLOG POST from Sharon, who attended the first Counselling Skills Course that we held. It looks at what is involved and gives you a better idea of what you can expect from the day!

Birmingham – Network Huddle

Our Birmingham Network Huddle is for Global Mobility professionals to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: Birmingham
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: Members only
06
Feb
2018
More Info
Venue / Birmingham
BDO LLP

Two Snowhill,
Birmingham, B4 6GA

There will be a chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development, maintain your specialist Global Mobility knowledge and offer the chance for you to network.

Sponsors

Amsterdam – Network Huddle

Our Amsterdam Network Huddle is for Global Mobility professionals to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: Amsterdam
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: Members only
08
Feb
2018
More Info
Venue / Amsterdam
BDO Accountants & Belastingadviseurs B.V.

Krijgsman 9, 1186 DM Amstelveen
Netherlands

There will be a chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development, maintain your specialist Global Mobility knowledge and offer the chance for you to network.

Sponsors

GloMo Training – Negotiating Skills

A highly practical and interactive course, designed to develop and enhance your skills so that you can influence and negotiate better.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
20
Feb
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Equus Software

1 Norton Folgate
London, E1 6DB

For anyone who is looking to review their own negotiating and influencing style and develop skills to become more effective. You will look at recognising key negotiating styles and what effect these have on others. Delegates will develop key negotiation strategies and learn how to avoid a failed negotiation.

The day will be broken down into discussions, presentations and active work together, it will be a really interactive day!

Why not check out our BLOG POST from Caroline, who attended the first Negotiating Skills Course that we held. It looks at what is involved and gives you a better idea of what you can expect from the day!

What our members have to say:

“The events are frequent and well run, with informative presentations and interesting discussions. I would recommend Membership to anyone in a Global Mobility role!” Jess Bloomfield, Double Negative

Global Heads Network Meeting

This full day meeting for the Expat Academy Global Heads Network will focus on the key strategic challenges for the most senior Global Mobility Professionals in Europe. By invitation only..

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.30pm
INVESTMENT: INVITATION ONLY
27
Feb
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4YH

The aim of the Global Head Network is to facilitate shared learning, connect on current issues and provide the platform for thought leadership within the Global Mobility Industry.

Attendees submit agenda points and topics are categorised and circulated ahead of the meeting to ensure the facilitated discussion is as strategic as possible on the day.

Bite Size Briefing

A training day for the Expat Academy community. A chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development and maintain your specialist GM knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
08
Mar
2017
More Info
Venue / London
BDO

55 Baker Street,
London, W1U 7EU

Want to know more about what a Bite Size Briefing is, then click HERE to take a look at our BSB flyer!

What our members have to say:

“An excellent event, venue, speakers and members.”  Tommy King, BACB

“A very good mix of different topics. Different companies providing examples of what they have done is really insightful, and it’s good to know how others are faring with current key issues.” Lizzie Bodington, UBS

“Some great Technological Content, pitched at the right level.” Sonal Wadher, Tesco

“I thought that today’s session was perfect for a comprehensive overview. I look forward to attending the next session.” Claire Gladstone, Legal & General Investment Management

 

GloMo Training – Essential Global Mobility

This course will provide you with an insight into Global Mobility jargon, acronyms and the assignment life cycle.  Plus an overview of the tax, payroll and immigration considerations when managing globally mobile employees helping you piece together the complicated jigsaw that is GM. Relevant to those reasonably new to GM or who work in a specialist area and are keen to broaden their knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
16
Mar
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Course Outline
Global Mobility jargon busting

We will review commonly used terminology used by Global Mobility Managers and explain what they mean.

What is Global Mobility?

An overview of the international assignment lifecycle.

To tax equalise or not? That is the question!

An introduction to the concept of tax equalisation.

Essential compliance (the hard stuff)

A high level review of necessary compliance including tax, payroll, immigration & assignment documentation.

The sugar

An opportunity to check your learning from the morning session and get prepared for the hard stuff!

Looking after the assignee and family (the soft stuff)

A whistle stop tour of some of the ways organisations support their employees & families whilst overseas.

Global Mobility trends and predictions

Insights from the Expat Academy community.

What our members have to say:

“This course has provided broad learning on the basic components across the Global Mobility process, which will increase awareness and help avoid potential pitfalls. I would recommend this course to other team members. After completing this course I feel more informed on the areas within Global Mobility.” Samantha Williams, Amazon

“Me and my colleagues now have a broader understanding of information and we now understand the delays and issues with Global Mobility. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to get an overview of Global Mobility and payroll. After completing this course I have a better understanding of Global Mobility.” James Palmer, Tribal

“As a part of the international team who look after Global Mobility the course has been useful to gain a general understanding of Global Mobility. I would recommend this course to Global Mobility Teams, especially new starters who haven’t had experience in Global Mobility before. I have only been I my role for two months and this course has been beneficial. After completing this course, I have more knowledge and a further understanding of the Global Mobility process.” Faye Mace, Berwin Leighton Paisner

GloMo Training – Global Mobility Policies

Delve into how Global Mobility policies are segmented; the differences between key policies and the impact this has on the cost of an international assignment and level of services provided. Plus find out about emerging policies we see amongst our in-house GM community. Suitable for anyone looking to fill the gap in their policy knowledge and gain insights into the latest trends with a focus on cost effective policies.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
23
Apr
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4YH

Course Outline
Global mobility policy design and segmentation

A review of the typical drivers for international assignments and how these impact Global Mobility Policy Design and strategy.

Relocation policy

An introduction to the “typical” components of a relocation policy for globally mobile employees.

The home based approach

A re-cap on the traditional expatriate “balance sheet”, how to adapt this for your more junior “rising stars” and your VIPS.

Host packages

When to consider the Host approach, the pros the cons and understanding when it just won’t work.

Local plus

A review of the typical additional benefits organisations use to supplement Host packages in some locations.

STA and Commuter policies

What is common practice for those moving on a short term basis or requesting to commute between home and host locations.

Alternative policies

An opportunity to discuss emerging Global Mobility policies such as Regional, Self-initiated, localisation policies, split family, pioneer, STBV frameworks and more fluid policy models.

Case studies to apply key learning outcomes
What our attendees have to say:

“I am still learning about my company’s policies and how they are created. This module gives more of an understanding of possible challenges. I would recommend this course to someone else. I would recommend this course to my colleagues who have been working in the field of GM for a longer period, to see what the new trends are and whether our policies need rendering, as well as the ones who joined recently, to get a better overview of mobility policies.”  Anna Jopp, Cognizant

“Now that I have attended the Global Mobility Policies course I have gained an in depth understanding of policies that our corporate clients use prior to approaching us with visa requirements, understanding of processes, timings and costings. I would potentially recommend this course to some of my smaller corporate clients. After completing the course, I now feel knowledgeable about Global Mobility Policies.” Kamila Keleman, Magrath

“Now that I have participated in this course my company will benefit greatly. This has shown me the variety of different policies in the market, as well as advising about marketing norms. I would recommend this course to my colleges at work. After completing this course I have come away with more to improve and manage current procedures.” Caroline Woodcock, Travelport

Banking Network Meeting

If you are a Global Mobility manager working in the banking industry, this meeting is the perfect forum to learn, connect and share with your peers.  This meeting is facilitated by the Expat Academy team and the agenda is set by the participants.  If you would like to be invited to this meeting, please get in touch

VENUE: London
TIME: 8.30am - 10.30am
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
24
Apr
2018
More Info
Venue / London
The Drift

110 Bishopsgate,
London, EC2N 4AY

GloMo Training – Intermediate Course

This one-day technical course for in-house Global Mobility professionals with a minimum of three years’ experience covers immigration, tax, employment law and assignee compensation methodology.  Using numerous case studies you will have the opportunity to delve into each area to build on your global mobility knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
25
Apr
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4YH

Course Outline
Tier 2 sponsorship compliance

We will guide you through the key aspects of preparing for a Home Office compliance visit using a case study to highlight common sponsor duty pitfalls.  Annabel Mace, Squire Patten Boggs

Tax

Working through three case studies to highlight the more complex issues arising in relation to tax, social security and reporting implications from both UK and European headquartered companies.  Zoe Cuthbert, BDO

AIRINC

With the use of case studies, AIRINC will look at spendable income, clarifying what it is and what it is not, look at it in the context of a balance sheet and give an overview of how home/host spendable income is calculated and the factors that impact it.  Melissa Marie, AIRINC

Saying Goodbye

We will look at the employment law elements of ending expat relationships in the UK including a case study addressing both practical issues and documentary requirements.  Annabel Mace, Squire Patton Boggs

Suppliers Networking Event

Hear all the latest news and trends from the Global Mobility Industry. Find out what the real issues and challenges are from our network of over 2,000 in-house Global Mobility professionals.

VENUE: Fetcham, Surrey
TIME: 4.30pm - 7.00pm
INVESTMENT: INVITATION ONLY
30
Apr
2018
More Info
Venue / Fetcham, Surrey
Fetcham Park House

Lower Road, Fetcham,

Surrey, KT22 9HD

A great opportunity to get yourself up-to-date with the latest Global Mobility trends from industry experts. This event will also allow you to expand your Global Mobility Network and learn how you can get more connected with the Expat Academy community.

Hear what Suppliers have to say about the Expat Academy:

“I feel I have a better understanding of the issues that Global Mobility managers must face. I now feel that I can approach them much more easily. I can rely what I have learnt back to the relevant people. I would recommend this course to people who deal with mobility people on a day to day basis and specifications for people in sales.”  Rob Carrick, Silverdoor

“Having a better overview of what Global Mobility teams have to deal with will make it easier for me to sell to them, my company can now benefit from this. I feel more informed about Global Mobility and all of the different elements that go into the roles.” Aisling Clifford, BridgeStreet

GloMo Training – The In-house Global Mobility Function – For Service Providers

For Global Mobility Service Providers to expand your understanding of the Complexities of an in-house Global Mobility professional’s role to allow better empathy and build mutually beneficial working relationships with your clients. 

VENUE: Fetcham, Surrey
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
30
Apr
2018
More Info
Venue / Fetcham, Surrey
Fetcham Park House

Lower Road, Fetcham,

Surrey, KT22 9HD

10.00am                 Welcome, aims and objectives

10.30am                 Global Mobility operating models – Examine how HR & Global Mobility fit into an organisation

11.15am                  The role of the Global Mobility manager

12.30pm                 Lunch

1.00pm                   The sugar dip

1.30pm                   GM trends, predictions & priorities – What we are hearing from our corporate members

2.30pm                  Tea/coffee

2.45pm                  Building trust and adding value

3.45pm                   Wrap up

4.00pm                  Close

Symposium Network Huddle

Our Symposium Network Huddles are for Global Mobility professionals managing medium to large sized expatriate populations to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
10
May
2018
More Info
Venue / London

Our Network huddles are a chance to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals who are managing similar sized organisations to yourself. For the Symposium Network Huddles, this would be an organisation that is managing a medium to large expat population. To read more on ‘what a network huddle is’ then click HERE for more information!

What our members have to say:

“You are allowed to be as vocal as you want and never pushed into it.” Clare McDonagh, UBS

“The opportunity to hear from other GM experts and heads on the challenges they’re facing and the trends they’re seeing is invaluable – particularly for me based outside London.”  Sarah Duncan, RBS

“Most fun and friendly industry event I have been to. Format is simple but perfect.” Stuart Ferguson, Deloitte

Sponsors

Club 100 Network Huddle

Our Club 100 Network Huddles are for Global Mobility professionals managing expatriate populations of less than 100 to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
17
May
2018
More Info
Venue / London

Our Network huddles are a chance to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals who are managing similar sized organisations to yourself. For the Club 100 Network Huddles, this would be an organisation that is managing an expat population of 100 or less. To read more on ‘what a network huddle is’ then click HERE for more information!

What our members have to say:

“Club 100 is like being part of a family. I feel that the group and facilitators listen and support without judgement, and offer solutions-focused support. It is also very reassuring to hear that we are not alone – many others have had, at one time or another, similar experiences!” Rebecca Prebble, XLCatlin

“Expat Academy has provided me with straightforward, practical advice on how to drive, influence and market our global mobility function.” Samantha Thorne, University of Nottingham

“I really enjoyed the pace and content of today’s session. I would like to thank Gilly for taking the time to introduce me to other members of the group. I’m looking forward to the next club 100 session in June. I hope the format will be the same as last time as I thought that the round table worked really well for networking.” Fedra Nicholls, Debenhams

Sponsors

GloMo Training – Presentation Skills

Equip yourself with the skills and tools to deliver effective presentations with confidence to international audiences.  You will receive individual feedback on your presentation style and tips on ways to improve.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
04
Jun
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4YH

Course Outline
Introduction and objectives
  • Diagnostic task: your strengths and weaknesses
  • What makes a good presentation? And a good presenter?
Using your voice
  • Activity: How do I sound?
  • Intonation to maintain interest
  • Pacing and pausing
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Re-examining your use of English for presenting
  • Signposting and linking
  • Language for emphasis and impact
  • Global English
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Understanding your audience
  • Identifying audience expectations and needs
  • Clarifying your purpose and objective for the presentation
  • Activity: Intercultural communication styles
  • Direct and indirect, high and low context communications
  • Attitudes to time and space, status and hierarchy
  • Group vs. individual focus
Preparing your presentation
  • Tailoring key messages for a specific audience
  • Choosing your presentation structure, style and format
  • Preparing and working with notes and slides
Delivering your presentation
  • Effective opening and closing
  • Using humour and anecdote
  • Improving your ‘active’ listening skills
  • Handling difficult questions from your audience
  • Dealing with silence
Action Planning and final Q&A
What our attendees have to say:

“The presentation skills session really has helped! I’m so used to having my hands together now when I present that it doesn’t seem so odd! I do it whenever I can.” Davina Fernandes, Magrath 

“I signed up to this training with some trepidation knowing that I would be pushed outside my comfort zone.I needn’t have worried, Bo the trainer was hugely encouraging and gave excellent advice on body language, structuring  your presentation, understanding your audience etc. We practised what we had learnt through the day and although daunting at first, the group supported each other and we could all see the vast improvements we had made.I thoroughly enjoyed the day and left feeling more confident. Thank you.” Zoe Bennett, Sthree 

Global Heads Network Meeting

This full day meeting for the Expat Academy Global Heads Network will focus on the key strategic challenges for the most senior Global Mobility Professionals in Europe. By invitation only..

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.30pm
INVESTMENT: INVITATION ONLY
07
Jun
2018
More Info
Venue / London

The aim of the Global Head Network is to facilitate shared learning, connect on current issues and provide the platform for thought leadership within the Global Mobility Industry.

Attendees submit agenda points and topics are categorised and circulated ahead of the meeting to ensure the facilitated discussion is as strategic as possible on the day.

Bite Size Briefing

A training day for the Expat Academy community. A chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development and maintain your specialist GM knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am-5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
13
Jun
2018
More Info
Venue / London

Want to know more about what a Bite Size Briefing is, then click HERE to take a look at our BSB flyer!

What our members have to say:

“An excellent event, venue, speakers and members.”  Tommy King, BACB

“A very good mix of different topics. Different companies providing examples of what they have done is really insightful, and it’s good to know how others are faring with current key issues.” Lizzie Bodington, UBS

“Some great Technological Content, pitched at the right level.” Sonal Wadher, Tesco

“I thought that today’s session was perfect for a comprehensive overview. I look forward to attending the next session.” Claire Gladstone, Legal & General Investment Management

 

GloMo Training – Managing a Global Moving & Relocation RFP

The session will provide an overview of the key components and considerations involved in a Global Moving and Relocation RFP (before, during and after).

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
16
Jul
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4YH

Course Content
  • What should be considered before an RFP process
  • Who is who in the market
  • Industry terminology
  • Content & pricing in the RFP and how this influences the response
  • Reviewing responses
  • Contracting
  • Transition & Implementation
  • Vendor relationships
  • Post contracting & missed opportunities
About the Trainer

Kevin Griffin, Purple Equum Limited, is a proven Mobility professional with a unique understanding of Global Moving and Relocation Services and how these fit within the wider mobility life cycle, understanding the importance of these components for the Mobility team, HR, Business Partners, Procurement and the Assignee.

  • Over 15 years’ experience in direct delivery of Moving and Relocation services
  • Specialist knowledge in all aspects of Global Moving, Relocation and Transit Insurance
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the end to end mobility process and services
  • Lead an International Assignment Services team
  • Lead global advice for a major firm supporting a range of global organisations
  • Extensive support knowledge – RFP, Contract, Policy, Operating models, Process, Scope
  • Transition/Implementation expertise
  • Proven track record
What our members have to say:

“Kevin Griffin from Purple Equum Limited provided a comprehensive guide walking through the steps of a RFP. Kevin was able to bring the training alive with many relevant stories that helped highlight issues and the consequences of getting it wrong. I particularly liked the piece on preparing and engaging with stakeholders for a RFP. This further highlighted that the RFP impacts more than just Global Mobility and was essential if you have not gone through the process before.” Zoe Bennett, Sthree

GloMo Training – Essential Global Mobility

This course will provide you with an insight into Global Mobility jargon, acronyms and the assignment life cycle.  Plus an overview of the tax, payroll and immigration considerations when managing globally mobile employees helping you piece together the complicated jigsaw that is GM. Relevant to those reasonably new to GM or who work in a specialist area and are keen to broaden their knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
18
Jul
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Course Outline
Global Mobility jargon busting

We will review commonly used terminology used by Global Mobility Managers and explain what they mean.

What is Global Mobility?

An overview of the international assignment lifecycle.

To tax equalise or not? That is the question!

An introduction to the concept of tax equalisation.

Essential compliance (the hard stuff)

A high level review of necessary compliance including tax, payroll, immigration & assignment documentation.

The sugar

An opportunity to check your learning from the morning session and get prepared for the hard stuff!

Looking after the assignee and family (the soft stuff)

A whistle stop tour of some of the ways organisations support their employees & families whilst overseas.

Global Mobility trends and predictions

Insights from the Expat Academy community.

What our members have to say:

“This course has provided broad learning on the basic components across the Global Mobility process, which will increase awareness and help avoid potential pitfalls. I would recommend this course to other team members. After completing this course I feel more informed on the areas within Global Mobility.” Samantha Williams, Amazon

“Me and my colleagues now have a broader understanding of information and we now understand the delays and issues with Global Mobility. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to get an overview of Global Mobility and payroll. After completing this course I have a better understanding of Global Mobility.” James Palmer, Tribal

“As a part of the international team who look after Global Mobility the course has been useful to gain a general understanding of Global Mobility. I would recommend this course to Global Mobility Teams, especially new starters who haven’t had experience in Global Mobility before. I have only been I my role for two months and this course has been beneficial. After completing this course, I have more knowledge and a further understanding of the Global Mobility process.” Faye Mace, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Banking Network Meeting

If you are a Global Mobility manager working in the banking industry, this meeting is the perfect forum to learn, connect and share with your peers.  This meeting is facilitated by the Expat Academy team and the agenda is set by the participants.  If you would like to be invited to this meeting, please get in touch

VENUE: London
TIME: 5.00pm - 7.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
19
Jul
2018
More Info
Venue / London

GloMo Training – Crisis Management

A crisis is defined as a time of intense difficulty or danger. It may be a family crisis involving individuals who are experiencing a particular challenging time or could be much broader and be the result of a terror attack, accident or natural disaster. Come along to better understand how you can support your business travellers and assignees. The course will help you re-assess/design your business continuity and disaster recovery plans for those travelling and living overseas.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am-4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
24
Jul
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Course Outline
An introduction to some of the products & services available to support in a crisis

Teresa Wighton from Punter Southall will provide an overview of the some of the services that are available to support your organisation in a crisis. Some of these valuable services may even been ‘buried’ within an existing insurance product. You will be surprised how cost effective some of the services are, but how much they could ultimately save you when you need them!

Understanding what a crisis is and the emotional support available

Steve Cottle from Morneau Sheppell will talk through what constitutes a trauma. It can be anything from a terror attack, death of a colleague, to family issues. A crisis, no matter how big or small can have a profound effect on your assignees and their performance in the workplace. You will hear more about the cycle of adaptation that assignees face when moving overseas and explore a number of support services that can help make a real difference when faced with adversity.

The importance of security planning in an increasingly volatile world and what happens in a crisis – putting the plan into action

Alex Smith from Drum Cussac will talk about what organisations can do to effectively manage a crisis. Security planning and procedures are necessary in an increasingly dangerous and volatile world. Learn about some recent high profile cases where employers had failed in their duty of care to provide adequate advice and guidance in the event of a major incident. Alex will share some simple steps to help get you started and then you will hear how you can put your plan into action. Alex will share a useful checklist for you to take away and discuss with your colleagues.

What goes into an evacuation/repatriation in an emergency situation

Dr Claire Power from Allianz Worldwide Care will focus on the practicalities of evacuating employees in a time of crisis. Be it a medical evacuation or political evacuation, the logistics are challenging. There is often so much going on in the background to organise planes, crew, medical staff. During this session you will have a true insight to this fascinating world.

Question and Answer session with speakers on panel

GloMo Training – Working Effectively Across Cultures

Increase knowledge of cultural values, attitudes and their impact on international working and raise awareness of your own working preferences and communication style.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
14
Aug
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Course Outline

This training session will give you an understanding of  the key cultural challenges of the cultures represented by your colleagues and clients, and will help you to develop intercultural skills to build more effective business relationships across cultural boundaries.

The course will delve into the following:
  • Learn an effective model to identify cultural behaviour and values
  • Understand the impact of culture on work behaviours
  • Identify culturally appropriate responses
  • Learn how to adapt your communication style to be culturally effective
  • Examine how to bridge the cultural gap

This training session will be great for anyone who interacts directly with the internal Global Mobility team and in particular those who work in business development.

 

Expat Academy Conference

VENUE: London
TIME: 9.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: £675 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
24
Sep
2018
More Info
Venue / London
What YOU have to say about us and the conference:

“The thing to really bear in mind about the Expat Academy is that it’s run by people who actually understand Global Mobility.” Nick Jackson, Lloyds Register

“Expat Academy has helped me on two fronts. Firstly, there are some practical tools, such as assignment letter templates, who have helped me greatly when under time pressure. Secondly, I’m pleased to have met not just other members of the academy, but representatives from partner organisations who are able to share their experiences on more challenging areas such as insurance. I am sure that in time and as the resources and relationships evolve I will continue to derive greater benefits from Expat Academy.” Lindsay Gallard, Laing Investments Management Services

“The Expat Academy conference is the most worthwhile day you’ll spend away from your desk all year; industry updates, networking opportunities, a key note speaker and a chance to have all your questions answered by people actually working in GM. I came away with renewed enthusiasm for my role and a whole toolkit of practical solutions to my most immediate issues.” Jean-Claire Flanagan, ERM

“Anybody coming through the door doesn’t feel as if they’re attending a conference where they’re going to get a dozen business cards shoved into their face. It’s really about networking, about asking questions and learning.” Gordon Walsh, Polaris

“Expat Academy has provided me with straightforward, practical advice on how to drive, influence and market our global mobility function.” Samantha Thorne, University of Nottingham

GloMo Training – Presentation Skills

Equip yourself with the skills and tools to deliver effective presentations with confidence to international audiences.  You will receive individual feedback on your presentation style and tips on ways to improve.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
22
Oct
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Equus Software

1 Norton Folgate

London E1 6DB

 Course Outline

Introduction and objectives
  • Diagnostic task: your strengths and weaknesses
  • What makes a good presentation? And a good presenter?
Using your voice
  • Activity: How do I sound?
  • Intonation to maintain interest
  • Pacing and pausing
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Re-examining your use of English for presenting
  • Signposting and linking
  • Language for emphasis and impact
  • Global English
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Understanding your audience
  • Identifying audience expectations and needs
  • Clarifying your purpose and objective for the presentation
  • Activity: Intercultural communication styles
  • Direct and indirect, high and low context communications
  • Attitudes to time and space, status and hierarchy
  • Group vs. individual focus
Preparing your presentation
  • Tailoring key messages for a specific audience
  • Choosing your presentation structure, style and format
  • Preparing and working with notes and slides
Delivering your presentation
  • Effective opening and closing
  • Using humour and anecdote
  • Improving your ‘active’ listening skills
  • Handling difficult questions from your audience
  • Dealing with silence
Action Planning and final Q&A
What our attendees have to say:

“The presentation skills session really has helped! I’m so used to having my hands together now when I present that it doesn’t seem so odd! I do it whenever I can.” Davina Fernandes, Magrath 

“I signed up to this training with some trepidation knowing that I would be pushed outside my comfort zone.I needn’t have worried, Bo the trainer was hugely encouraging and gave excellent advice on body language, structuring  your presentation, understanding your audience etc. We practised what we had learnt through the day and although daunting at first, the group supported each other and we could all see the vast improvements we had made.I thoroughly enjoyed the day and left feeling more confident. Thank you.” Zoe Bennett, Sthree 

GloMo Training – Presentation Skills – For Service Providers

Equip yourself with the skills and tools to deliver effective presentations with confidence to international audiences.  You will receive individual feedback on your presentation style and tips on ways to improve.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
26
Oct
2018
More Info
Venue / London

 Course Outline

Introduction and objectives
  • Diagnostic task: your strengths and weaknesses
  • What makes a good presentation? And a good presenter?
Using your voice
  • Activity: How do I sound?
  • Intonation to maintain interest
  • Pacing and pausing
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Re-examining your use of English for presenting
  • Signposting and linking
  • Language for emphasis and impact
  • Global English
  • Activity: Practice exercises
Understanding your audience
  • Identifying audience expectations and needs
  • Clarifying your purpose and objective for the presentation
  • Activity: Intercultural communication styles
  • Direct and indirect, high and low context communications
  • Attitudes to time and space, status and hierarchy
  • Group vs. individual focus
Preparing your presentation
  • Tailoring key messages for a specific audience
  • Choosing your presentation structure, style and format
  • Preparing and working with notes and slides
Delivering your presentation
  • Effective opening and closing
  • Using humour and anecdote
  • Improving your ‘active’ listening skills
  • Handling difficult questions from your audience
  • Dealing with silence
Action Planning and final Q&A
What our attendees have to say:

“The presentation skills session really has helped! I’m so used to having my hands together now when I present that it doesn’t seem so odd! I do it whenever I can.” Davina Fernandes, Magrath 

“I signed up to this training with some trepidation knowing that I would be pushed outside my comfort zone.I needn’t have worried, Bo the trainer was hugely encouraging and gave excellent advice on body language, structuring  your presentation, understanding your audience etc. We practised what we had learnt through the day and although daunting at first, the group supported each other and we could all see the vast improvements we had made.I thoroughly enjoyed the day and left feeling more confident. Thank you.” Zoe Bennett, Sthree 

Suppliers Networking Event

Hear all the latest news and trends from the Global Mobility Industry. Find out what the real issues and challenges are from our network of over 2,000 in-house Global Mobility professionals.

VENUE: Fetcham, Surrey
TIME: 4.30pm - 7.00pm
INVESTMENT: INVITATION ONLY
26
Oct
2018
More Info
Venue / Fetcham, Surrey
Fetcham Park House

Lower Road, Fetcham,

Surrey, KT22 9HD

A great opportunity to get yourself up-to-date with the latest Global Mobility trends from industry experts. This event will also allow you to expand your Global Mobility Network and learn how you can get more connected with the Expat Academy community.

Hear what Suppliers have to say about the Expat Academy:

“I feel I have a better understanding of the issues that Global Mobility managers must face. I now feel that I can approach them much more easily. I can rely what I have learnt back to the relevant people. I would recommend this course to people who deal with mobility people on a day to day basis and specifications for people in sales.”  Rob Carrick, Silverdoor

“Having a better overview of what Global Mobility teams have to deal with will make it easier for me to sell to them, my company can now benefit from this. I feel more informed about Global Mobility and all of the different elements that go into the roles.” Aisling Clifford, BridgeStreet

GloMo Training – Intermediate Course

This one-day technical course for in-house Global Mobility professionals with a minimum of three years experience covers immigration, tax, employment law and assignee compensation methodology.  Using numerous case studies you will have the opportunity to delve into each area to build on your global mobility knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
29
Oct
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Squire Patton Boggs

7 Devonshire Square,
London, EC2M 4YH

Course Outline
Tier 2 sponsorship compliance

We will guide you through the key aspects of preparing for a Home Office compliance visit using a case study to highlight common sponsor duty pitfalls.  Annabel Mace, Squire Patten Boggs

Tax

Working through three case studies to highlight the more complex issues arising in relation to tax, social security and reporting implications from both UK and European headquartered companies.  Zoe Cuthbert, BDO

AIRINC

With the use of case studies, AIRINC will look at spendable income, clarifying what it is and what it is not, look at it in the context of a balance sheet and give an overview of how home/host spendable income is calculated and the factors that impact it.  Melissa Marie, AIRINC

Saying Goodbye

We will look at the employment law elements of ending expat relationships in the UK including a case study addressing both practical issues and documentary requirements.  Annabel Mace, Squire Patton Boggs

Club 100 Network Huddle

Our Club 100 Network Huddles are for Global Mobility professionals managing expatriate populations of less than 100 to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
01
Nov
2018
More Info
Venue / London

Our Network huddles are a chance to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals who are managing similar sized organisations to yourself. For the Club 100 Network Huddles, this would be an organisation that is managing an expat population of 100 or less. To read more on ‘what a network huddle is’ then click HERE for more information!

What our members have to say:

“Club 100 is like being part of a family. I feel that the group and facilitators listen and support without judgement, and offer solutions-focused support. It is also very reassuring to hear that we are not alone – many others have had, at one time or another, similar experiences!” Rebecca Prebble, XLCatlin

“Expat Academy has provided me with straightforward, practical advice on how to drive, influence and market our global mobility function.” Samantha Thorne, University of Nottingham

“I really enjoyed the pace and content of today’s session. I would like to thank Gilly for taking the time to introduce me to other members of the group. I’m looking forward to the next club 100 session in June. I hope the format will be the same as last time as I thought that the round table worked really well for networking.” Fedra Nicholls, Debenhams

Sponsors

Banking Network Meeting

If you are a Global Mobility manager working in the banking industry, this meeting is the perfect forum to learn, connect and share with your peers.  This meeting is facilitated by the Expat Academy team and the agenda is set by the participants.  If you would like to be invited to this meeting, please get in touch

VENUE: London
TIME: 8.30am - 10.30am
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
06
Nov
2018
More Info
Venue / London

Symposium Network Huddle

Our Symposium Network Huddles are for Global Mobility professionals managing medium to large sized expatriate populations to come together to share current operational challenges and gain advice from fellow network members and industry experts.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
09
Nov
2018
More Info
Venue / London

Our Network huddles are a chance to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals who are managing similar sized organisations to yourself. For the Symposium Network Huddles, this would be an organisation that is managing a medium to large expat population. To read more on ‘what a network huddle is’ then click HERE for more information!

What our members have to say:

“You are allowed to be as vocal as you want and never pushed into it.” Clare McDonagh, UBS

“The opportunity to hear from other GM experts and heads on the challenges they’re facing and the trends they’re seeing is invaluable – particularly for me based outside London.” Sarah Duncan, RBS

“Most fun and friendly industry event I have been to. Format is simple but perfect.” Stuart Ferguson, Deloitte

Sponsors

Global Heads Network Meeting

This full day meeting for the Expat Academy Global Heads Network will focus on the key strategic challenges for the most senior Global Mobility Professionals in Europe. By invitation only..

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.30pm
INVESTMENT: INVITATION ONLY
21
Nov
2018
More Info
Venue / London

The aim of the Global Head Network is to facilitate shared learning, connect on current issues and provide the platform for thought leadership within the Global Mobility Industry.

Attendees submit agenda points and topics are categorised and circulated ahead of the meeting to ensure the facilitated discussion is as strategic as possible on the day.

GloMo Training – Essential Global Mobility

This course will provide you with an insight into Global Mobility jargon, acronyms and the assignment life cycle.  Plus an overview of the tax, payroll and immigration considerations when managing globally mobile employees helping you piece together the complicated jigsaw that is GM. Relevant to those reasonably new to GM or who work in a specialist area and are keen to broaden their knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
26
Nov
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Course Outline
Global Mobility jargon busting

We will review commonly used terminology used by Global Mobility Managers and explain what they mean.

What is Global Mobility?

An overview of the international assignment lifecycle.

The essentials about tax planning and compliance

An overview of why tax is so important in an international assignment.

To tax equalise or not? That is the question!

An introduction to the concept of tax equalisation.

The sugar dip

An opportunity to check your learning from the course so far.

The essentials about immigration

A high level review of immigration considerations for a globally mobile population.

Looking after the assignee and family

A whistle stop tour of some of the ways organisations support their employees and families whilst overseas.

Global Mobility trends and predictions

Insights from the Expat Academy community.

What our members have to say:

“This course has provided broad learning on the basic components across the Global Mobility process, which will increase awareness and help avoid potential pitfalls. I would recommend this course to other team members. After completing this course I feel more informed on the areas within Global Mobility.” Samantha Williams, Amazon

“Me and my colleagues now have a broader understanding of information and we now understand the delays and issues with Global Mobility. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to get an overview of Global Mobility and payroll. After completing this course I have a better understanding of Global Mobility.” James Palmer, Tribal

“As a part of the international team who look after Global Mobility the course has been useful to gain a general understanding of Global Mobility. I would recommend this course to Global Mobility Teams, especially new starters who haven’t had experience in Global Mobility before. I have only been I my role for two months and this course has been beneficial. After completing this course, I have more knowledge and a further understanding of the Global Mobility process.” Faye Mace, Berwin Leighton Paisner

Bite Size Briefing

A training day for the Expat Academy community. A chance to listen and learn about the latest trends, get technical updates and industry insights from the team and their technical training partners. The main aim of the day is to provide intellectually challenging content which will enhance your professional development and maintain your specialist GM knowledge.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 5.00pm
INVESTMENT: MEMBERS ONLY
04
Dec
2018
More Info
Venue / London

Want to know more about what a Bite Size Briefing is, then click HERE to take a look at our BSB flyer!

What our members have to say:

“An excellent event, venue, speakers and members.”  Tommy King, BACB

“A very good mix of different topics. Different companies providing examples of what they have done is really insightful, and it’s good to know how others are faring with current key issues.” Lizzie Bodington, UBS

“Some great Technological Content, pitched at the right level.” Sonal Wadher, Tesco

“I thought that today’s session was perfect for a comprehensive overview. I look forward to attending the next session.” Claire Gladstone, Legal & General Investment Management

 

GloMo Training – Global Mobility Policies

Delve into how Global Mobility policies are segmented; the differences between key policies and the impact this has on the cost of an international assignment and level of services provided. Plus find out about emerging policies we see amongst our in-house GM community. Suitable for anyone looking to fill the gap in their policy knowledge and gain insights into the latest trends with a focus on cost effective policies.

VENUE: London
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 + VAT (COMPLIMENTARY TO EXPAT ACADEMY MEMBERS)
10
Dec
2018
More Info
Venue / London
Course Outline
Global mobility policy design and segmentation

A review of the typical drivers for international assignments and how these impact Global Mobility Policy Design and strategy.

Relocation policy

An introduction to the “typical” components of a relocation policy for globally mobile employees.

The home based approach

A re-cap on the traditional expatriate “balance sheet”, how to adapt this for your more junior “rising stars” and your VIPS.

Host packages

When to consider the Host approach, the pros the cons and understanding when it just won’t work.

Local plus

A review of the typical additional benefits organisations use to supplement Host packages in some locations.

STA and Commuter policies

What is common practice for those moving on a short term basis or requesting to commute between home and host locations.

Alternative policies

An opportunity to discuss emerging Global Mobility policies such as Regional, Self-initiated, localisation policies, split family, pioneer, STBV frameworks and more fluid policy models.

Case studies to apply key learning outcomes
What our attendees have to say:

“I am still learning about my company’s policies and how they are created. This module gives more of an understanding of possible challenges. I would recommend this course to someone else. I would recommend this course to my colleagues who have been working in the field of GM for a longer period, to see what the new trends are and whether our policies need rendering, as well as the ones who joined recently, to get a better overview of mobility policies.”  Anna Jopp, Cognizant

“Now that I have attended the Global Mobility Policies course I have gained an in depth understanding of policies that our corporate clients use prior to approaching us with visa requirements, understanding of processes, timings and costings. I would potentially recommend this course to some of my smaller corporate clients. After completing the course, I now feel knowledgeable about Global Mobility Policies.” Kamila Keleman, Magrath

“Now that I have participated in this course my company will benefit greatly. This has shown me the variety of different policies in the market, as well as advising about marketing norms. I would recommend this course to my colleges at work. After completing this course I have come away with more to improve and manage current procedures.” Caroline Woodcock, Travelport

Free! Event Guide

At our 2017 Conference (aka The Extravaganza) we brought together the entire Expat Academy community for the Global Mobility collaboration event of the year. Its full of lots of interesting and relevant articles, click below to download your copy of the  2017 Event Guide NOW!

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