Many expats forget to create a network strategy when moving abroad. Just like your current network has benefited you in unimaginable ways, so to will your future network in your new location (once you build/activate it).
It is natural to keep focus on learning your new job and settling in with family/house/car etc. All this can be overwhelming at times and you'll feel like you are missing 12 hours in every day to accomplish all your work/private tasks.
The 2017 WERC Global Workforce Symposium took place in the great city of Chicago under the theme, NOW is the Time. This is a huge event in the mobility calendar and EuRA members from across the world gathered in the high temperatures of a mid-western Indian summer for meetings, learning, networking and of course the annual EuRA Global USA Reception. Both Tad and I were invited to speak at the event – Tad on the responsibilities associations have to their members in the increasingly complex world of global compliance.
The Canadian Employee Relocation Council annual conference took place in Calgary in September and EuRA was delighted to once again to be invited to attend. This years’ theme, “The Power of Partnerships” could not have been more apposite as EuRA and CERC continue to work together in various arenas. If you’ve attended the last three EuRA Conferences, you will know Steve Cryne, CERC’s dynamic and inspiring President and CEO. Steve and his amazing team of staff and volunteers once again put together an exceptional conference with enlightening and informing sessions and keynotes.
Another milestone! EuRA’s new management system and website represent a big step forward and a significant investment in resources. I have to thank our new partners, Open Up Media B.V. for the great job they have done integrating our systems and helping us to become future proof as we consider new reporting and training mechanisms for EuRA.