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How to Recoup Your Investment in International Assignments
Wednesday 06/26/2024 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   Add to calendar

Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral) | Intended Audience: Senior-Level
Workplace Application:
Participants will leave this session with a list of ways they can improve how they and their company apply the enhanced skills, cultural know-how, international insights and leadership capabilities resulting from well-constructed international assignments. 

Companies invest massive amounts of money sending international assignees around the world, yet waste it when they return to their home office.  This can be easily avoided with good assignment planning up front, equipping leaders to apply the significant insights and value from the returning assignee plus structuring the roles for the returning executives that uses their cross-cultural and other skills acquired during the international placement.  SHRM's own statistics show that assignees leave their organizations more frequently than those who were never sent to a new geography, which is an avoidable cost.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn why international assignees leave their companies more often than those who have not been placed in another country.
  • Hear which leadership and cross-cultural skills are developed via an international assignment.
  • Discover ways to apply the returning assignee's insights and experience to their roles when returning to their country of origin.
  • Create a corporate culture that invites assignees' broadened insights, experience and ways of viewing the world.
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Allyson Stewart-Allen, CEO,
International Marketing Partners Ltd.