Why Join Symposium?
When you join the Symposium Network you will get to take advantage of all of our fantastic membership benefits and be able to meet and network with lots of other organisations that are in the same boat as you.
There is so much to be gained by becoming an Expat Academy member and attending our training and networking events, which you and your team get UNLIMITED places at, but that’s just for starters – to discover all the other fantastic benefits of joining our Symposium Network, please see below…
*Please note there is a one-off joining fee of £195
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If you have a globally mobile population of more than 100, then the Symposium Network is perfect for you...
Symposium Membership benefits
Symposium Network Huddles
Meet twice a year to share knowledge with like-minded Global Mobility professionals managing similar sized programmes to yours. Discuss current issues and challenges and receive expert advice and input from Expat Academy and their network sponsors. Click HERE to find out more about our Huddles!
For any question you want to ask other GM professionals but can’t due to anti-trust, you can send them our way. We send your question, consolidate responses and distribute answers anonymously. Click HERE to emails us and ask your question!
Unlimited places for your in-house team to learn, connect and share with peers at the number one Global Mobility event of the year! Check out what we have planned for this years CONFERENCE!
Bite Size Briefings
An inspiring series of three events per annum for in-house Global Mobility professionals covering latest trends, technical updates and industry insights. Click HERE to find out more about our Bite Size Briefings!
Online Tools & Templates
Access to the revolutionary Expat Academy ‘Vault’ – The UK’s only central online Global Mobility resource; providing a comprehensive library of policy templates, guidance notes, checklists and more. Click HERE to learn more about the VAULT!
Receive one complimentary membership for an assignee to gain full access to their website and enjoy all the benefits of being part of the FOCUS community.
Essential Global Mobility
An introduction into global mobility jargon, acronyms and the assignment life cycle with an overview of the tax and immigration considerations when managing globally mobile employees.
Global Mobility Policies
Explore global mobility policy design and strategy and learn about appropriate options to achieve specific mobility goals within the context of competitive practice and current trends.
Intermediate Global Mobility
A practical course for Global Mobility professionals with at least 3 years’ experience. Challenge your mind with technical content and develop your business skills.
This course will equip you with the skills and tools to deliver effective presentations with confidence. It will also provide an awareness of cultural issues when presenting to international audiences.
A highly practical and interactive course, designed to develop and enhance your skills so that you can influence and negotiate better. Check out Caroline’s BLOG from her time on the Negotiating Skills Course!
Managing an RFI
Participants will learn how to effectively manage an end-to-end proposal process. Content includes writing effective RFI’s/RFP’s, managing contracts and negotiating pricing.
Counselling Skills for Global Mobility Professionals
Case studies and practical activities for Global Mobility professionals assisting assignees and their families moving internationally. Click HERE to see what Sharon had to say about her time on the Counselling Skills Course!
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.
Come along to understand how you can support your assignees. You will get to meet companies who provide a range of services from security training, pre travel/assignment screening, cultural training and counselling.
Industry updates and topical news! Click HERE to download!
Linkedin Group Access
Access to the Expat Academy LinkedIn group for in-house HR Professionals only. Click HERE to take a look at our LinkedIn group!
Upcoming Symposium eventsNot a member? Try an event for free! Click here to find out more
The Global Mobility event of the year where we bring the entire Expat Academy community together for a jam packed day of training and networking, one not to be missed!
INVESTMENT: £675 + VAT (complimentary to Expat Academy Members)
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.
TIME: 10.00am - 4.00pm
INVESTMENT: £600 +VAT
TIME: 2.30 pm - 3.00 pm
INVESTMENT: Complimentary, Open to all in-house Global Mobility Professionals
"I thoroughly enjoy attending Symposium Network meetings. They provide the opportunity to have useful conversations with one’s peers in a relaxed and informal environment and to keep informed of developments and best practice in the field of Global Mobility." Isabel Devaux, BAT
"I have been a member of the Expat Academy for a number of years and have always found it an invaluable source for information, assistance and networking in the global mobility field. Their events are a great opportunity to meet GM professionals from other industries and companies and will often be a sounding board for the ideas and work which I am applying in my day to day job. Their training courses are a great resource for those new to the field and they are extremely proactive in helping you stay on top of quickly moving trends and compliance issues." Ed Sides, Statoil
"You don’t realise until you join the Expat Academy how useful the forum is in terms of content and networking opportunities. From smaller peer sessions to the annual conference you are surrounded by like minded professionals dealing with the same topical GM issues!" Bev Valley, ISG
"Expat Academy has given us valuable opportunities to connect closely with other global mobility professionals. People are so easy to approach, and this is the most practical solution-focused mobility network I have ever known." Emi Thompson, Hitachi Europe