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, 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 £495 and prices start from £1,995 per annum.
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Symposium Membership benefits
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!
For any Global Mobility questions you want to ask fellow members but can’t due to anti-trust. Available via your desktop, laptop or mobile device, search HERE for previous responses or ask a new question to benchmark what you do or what you should be doing.
Symposium Network Huddles
Meet three times 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!
Bite Size Briefings
An inspiring training 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!
The opportunity for your in-house team to learn, connect and share with peers at the number one Global Mobility event of the year!
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.
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.
Influencing and Persuading Skills
This intermediate level course will enable learners to develop a more persuasive and influential communication style for business interactions through a range of practical techniques and strategies. Suitable for Global Mobility professionals with 3 years experience.
Supporting Assignee Wellbeing & Health
This half day session will cover the challenges of educating globally mobile employees on the benefits of utilising wellness and health care programmes.
Effective Networking Skills
What is networking? What is its value? This half day course will enable you to better understand networking and its benefits, and explore techniques for getting ready to network.
The ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders has become an increasingly important competence in many roles. This half day intermediate level course covers the essential frameworks and principles associated with effective stakeholder engagement for those working in Global Mobility.
The aim of this half day intermediate level course is to gain an understanding of Global Mobility projects, their definition and characteristics.
Online Training Modules
Do you or your colleagues need quality Global Mobility Training but struggle to leave the office for a day? Is so, we are delighted to let you know that all licensed members of Expat Academy have access to our on-line training modules. We have 17 modules altogether covering, a wide variety of topics from essential GM concepts to tax philosophies and essential GM policy design. What’s more you can earn MyGMPD accreditation points for each module you complete. To find our what we have on offer you can find a very brief overview HERE.
Industry updates and topical news! Click HERE to download!
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.
Upcoming Symposium eventsNot a member? Try an event for free! Click here to find out more
As today’s workforce becomes increasingly diverse, the unique needs of employees going on long term, expatriate assignments have changed significantly. Yet many companies ...
TIME: 15:00 - 15:45
INVESTMENT: For HR and in-house Global Mobility Professionals only
An opportunity to stay connected and take some time out with your Global Mobility peers and Expat Academy. Whether you have specific questions, would like to share experiences or ...
TIME: 08:00 - 08:45
INVESTMENT: Free - for HR and in-house Global Mobility Professionals only
Expanding Your GM Reach - A live, interactive webinar taking you through the Expat Academy Portal. Take the opportunity to view the treasure chest of GM tools and ...
TIME: 09:30 - 10:15
INVESTMENT: Members Only
Expat Academy is an extremely useful resource for GM professionals. It’s great to have the facility to pass questions across which members will respond to. Lots of different networking and knowledge sharing events – plenty of opportunity to discuss relevant topics which are important to you and your GM programme. Wendy Maynard, IHG
"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, DPR
"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
"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, Equinor