The Global Mobility Academy

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The Global Mobility Academy

The Global Mobility Academy is a virtual, collaborative academy born from a collaboration between the Expatise Academy and Global People Transitions. The Global Mobility Academy offers a high-quality standard, one-year program designed for Global Mobility Professionals. It is customizable to the client and geared towards a corporate Global Mobility function. The Global Mobility Academy fosters our mission to bring the Human Touch back into Global Mobility and to build a Global Guild of Professionals irrespective of their roles as vendors or in-house professionals.  This is a ten-day in-house talent development program to train your GM Team on the processes of Global Mobility. We also teach soft skills to become a better Global Mobility Specialist or Manager.  The format, length, and content are adaptable to the client. Right now, each training day of consists of four modules that could also be delivered as 40 x  90-Minute sessions. The Academy can be accompanied by content from the Expatise Academy.

  Module 1: Grasping “Global Mobility”

  • Understand the History of Global Mobility
  • Link megatrends to Global Mobility
  • Understand the various definitions of Global Mobility
  • Define how an international assignment is linked to career development

  Module 2: Building up the Global Mobility Framework

  • Understand the different framework components
  • Explain how compensation approaches differ
  • Be able to classify assignments beyond tax considerations
  • Understand Global Mobility data and be able to explain in lay terms to expats
  • Learn standard components of cost projections and how to plug in the data

  Module 3: Initiating an Assignment

  • Understand the difference between advising and managing an assignment
  • Learn to develop a basic workflow checklist and work with it
  • Go through a standard process for an LTA
  • Understand the basics of immigration
  • Communicate the Four C’s (Compliance, Cost, Care, and Career)

  Module 4:  Writing the Assignment Agreement

  • Be able to draft an assignment agreement
  • Be able to review assignment letter templates
  • Understand how all legal components need to be clarified before drafting the agreement
  • Gain insight into interdependencies of legal areas
  • Go through a full assignment cycle from a Global Mobility perspective

Mid-Term Review with Leadership   Module 5: Enhancing the Expat Experience

  • Go through a full assignment cycle from an Expat perspective
  • Understand the selection and nomination of expats
  • Name health and safety issues
  • Develop metrics for success criteria
  • Deal with emergencies

  Module 6: Organizing the digital, global team

  • Understand the impact of digitalization on how we work in Global Mobility
  • Define Roles and Responsibilities in the processes
  • Practice working with collaboration tools set up electronic assignment files
  • Learn which tools make sense for which program size
  • Recommend how to set up the Global Mobility Team 

  Module 7: Developing Your Global Competency

  • Be able to recognize your gaps in global competency
  • Understand basic intercultural dimensions and how they link to Global Mobility
  • Understand the basics of intercultural communication and how to become more effective in Global Mobility
  • Be able to develop an open attitude and basic etiquette and principles

  Module 8: Collaborating with Vendors

  • Be able to explain when a framework agreement is needed
  • Conduct a vendor selection process based on good criteria
  • Understand how all participants in the process need to share the same information
  • Be able to define handover points to providers, lawyers, and specialists
  • Create a value-based service delivery

Finalize career coaching goals and a learning plan   End of Year Review with Leadership Module 9 and 10: 2-day-Workshop “The Future of Global Mobility” Managing Global Mobility Projects

  • Understand how to scope a project
  • Develop deliverables in an agile environment
  • Staying sane as a Global Mobility Manager
  • Business Models for Teams or Barcamp

Coaching and Consulting Clients

  • Learn deeper coaching and consulting techniques
  • Be able to analyze real-life Global Mobility cases and consult peers on how to progress
  • Learn to build a deeper level of trust and handle difficult conversations
  • Conduct a full expat and spouse briefing

At the end of the 2-day-Workshop

  • Global Mobility Academy Certificates
  • Global Competency Assessment
  • Expatise Test (by request)

  If you want to learn more about The Global Mobility Academy by Global People Transitions, don’t hesitate to contact or book a call via Calendly.   Read more: