|Duration & date||One day, on a date to suit your schedule.|
|Who is it for||Professionals returning to their home country at the end of an assignment or job.|
Returning is often the most underestimated stage of an international assignment. You and your family may face as many challenges as you did when you moved away. You have changed, you country has changed. Common ground with old friends and colleagues has diminished. You feel you are both coming home and going abroad. You need to redefine your role, re-establish your life, and renegotiate your relationship with home.
Personal consultancy with an intercultural expert plus a country specialist with experience as a returning expat. Rich insights to help you reconcile strangeness and familiarity. Useful information to bring you back up to date.
- One day, two consultants
- Individual, specific, interactive
- Leading-edge, nuanced insights
- Rich and reassuring experience
- Online support
You will be working interactively with two consultants, one specialised in intercultural skills development, the other with experience of returning as an expat from your destination country.
- Orientation interview
With the intercultural expert, by phone or Skype (up to 30 minutes)
- Coming home: defining the experience
Intercultural communication, cultural programming, cultural change.
- Your country today
An update on the developments that have taken place during your absence, tailored to your needs and interests.
- The expat experience
A veteran returning expat shares an analysis of his or her experience.
- Planning your future
Together with intercultural competence expert you draw up a step-by-step plan for re-establishing you and your family’s social and working life.
- Online support
Wherever you are, we’re there to help you. Learning doesn’t stop when we shake hands and say goodbye. We can provide follow-up online support at any time.
Returning is often the most underestimated stage of an international assignment. You and your family may face as many challenges as you did when you moved away.
You have changed, your country has changed. Common ground with old friends and colleagues has diminished.You feel you are both coming home and going abroad. You need to redefine your role, re-establish your life, and renegotiate your relationship with home.
Our programme helps you to reintegrate socially, and work effectively in a changed environment.
Pre-departure intake / Training / Post-arrival Support.
Telephone intake with your trainer, log-in to your training / face-to-face session / Skype.
- Focus: concentrate on your work, without being distracted by your altered environment and perceptions;
- Clarity: recognise where you need to direct effort to re-establish your life, and feel relieved of unnecessary worries;
- Reassurance: understand how feelings of emotional disorientation will pass, leaving you only with the benefits of international experience;
- Practical updates: get your work and domestic life up and running fast.