Plus One - Accompanying Partner Support

31 January 2014



TASIS England and FIGT UK Networking Event

Plus One - Accompanying Partner Support

31 January 2014, 9:45 - 1:45
TASIS The American School in England
Coldharbour Lane, Thorpe, Surrey TW20 8TE

The changing nature of global mobility presents a new reality. Shifts in the demographics and expectations of the global workforce are propelling issues relating to the dual worker and portable careers to the very top of the agenda.

What are the current obstacles to accompanying partners wanting to continue their career paths and gain employment during an international move? And what are the available options and resources that can provide practical support and facilitate successful integration, both for job-seeking partners and for those partners who don’t want to work?

Please join TASIS The American School in England and Families in Global Transition UK for insights into current research on global workforce demographic trends as well as practical solutions for the provision of pro-active partner support during international moves. The programme will include:

  9:45   Welcome coffee and networking

10:30   Introduction and presentations, followed by Q&A:

            Claire Snowdon - FIGT (UK)
            FIGT UK introduction and update.

            Wendy Wilson - FIGT (UK)
            The Changing World of Work - the Bigger Picture
            The 7 key trends that are shaping the world of work and how organisations are responding.

            Siobhan Cummins - Permits Foundation Board Member and Executive Director, Ernst & Young, UK
            Enabling Dual Careers in the Global Workplace: Changing the System
            The current status of Permits Foundation's global campaign to bring about a legislative change to allow
            accompanying partners to work freely during an assignment.

            Sue Pagliuca - IDCN London Lead, Global Mobility Operations Manager/Global Talent Team, Ernst & Young
            Engaging the Corporates
            The corporate-led International Dual Career Network (IDCN) and the collaborative approach to partner job search.

            Evelyn Simpson - Director, Simpson Wiles & Associates Ltd
            Support for Individuals
            Options for support / successful integration for those partners who do not want to work.

12:00   Brief campus tours

12:25   Networking lunch

To reserve your place now, please visit FIGT's Registration Page.