Why is Repatriation Training so important? Repatriation can often be a more frustrating experience than leaving your own culture for an overseas assignment. Expectations that “returning home” is also a return to pre-assignment life are usually dashed early on. The international experience has changed the outlook and expectations of returning employees and their families. Their experiences seem of little interest to old friends and the assignee’s new job will undoubtedly be different from the one left behind. In fact, the returning employee experiences the same symptoms and emotions on repatriation as the manager departing for an international assignment—in reverse.
Communicaid’s repatriation training is highly tailored to enable individual employees, families or small teams to re-adjust more easily and successfully to “life back home,” both on a personal and a professional level.
Communicaid’s Repatriation Training will provide you with:
- An empathetic guide through some of the hidden challenges you and your family will
encounter on repatriation
- Strategies to help ease the “reverse” culture shock experience for everyone concerned
- Up-to-date information on any home-country developments since your departure such as
taxation, education and media
- An opportunity to discuss any individual concerns regarding repatriation
Who should attend
Communicaid’s Repatriation Training will be of benefit to you if:
- You are a HR or International Assignments Manager and need to understand more about the
impact repatriation can have on the employee, family and organisation
- You are an international assignee returning to your home country, whether within the same -
organisation or a new one
- You are returning from your partner’s overseas assignment and plan to re-enter the
- You are returning with your family and wish to make repatriation as smooth as possible for
All our Repatriation Training courses are designed to meet the specific needs of our clients depending on their personal/organisational requirements and existing skills set. A Repatriation Training course typically includes:
- The expatriate experience – new skills and experiences
- Readjusting to repatriation – reverse culture shock
- Repatriation for all the family
- Returning to the workplace
- Coping with change
- Maximising your cross cultural experience
- Home country updates
Repatriation Training courses are available seven days a week, 365 days a year, either at one of our training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York or at your offices in any location worldwide. We usually recommend a one or two day course but can also offer a more flexible format to suit your schedule.
Suitably tailored materials will be used throughout your course and your trainer will provide a balance of structured input and discussion of case studies and scenarios relevant to your own particular context.
The most appropriate training format, content and approach for your Repatriation Training course will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Repatriation Training course trainer
Your trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Cultural Awareness Training team.
CR has over twenty years’ international management and intercultural training experience with corporate and non-profit clients in both the USA and UK. She has worked with a number of major multinationals across a wide range of sectors including engineering, energy, finance, pharmaceutical and petrochemical industries. Her areas of expertise include diversity training, intercultural coaching, UK and US business training and relocation and repatriation training courses.
After graduating in American Studies, CR moved to Chicago where she lived and worked for over ten years. She spent the first four years as Training Manager with International Orientation Resources recruiting and supervising trainers in addition to delivering training herself. She then moved to Bennett Associates where her projects included Train-the –Trainer, cultural adaptability, cross-cultural awareness for international management and intercultural training courses for HR. CR’s final position in the States was as Project Manager for the Anti-Defamation League developing materials and seminars for diversity training.
On her return to the UK in 1996, CR completed her Masters in Strategic Training and Development and has since worked as an intercultural and global diversity consultant delivering cultural transition and repatriation training, diversity seminars and intercultural courses in support of European mergers and acquisitions and international HR. CR also regularly delivers workshops and seminars for a number of professional organisations such as SIETAR and CIPD. She has delivered cultural awareness and repatriation training courses for key Communicaid clients including L’Oréal and Cadbury Schweppes.