Held at London’s Institute of Directors on 19 February, this unique, one-day event brought together HR professionals, employers, representatives of international schools, education specialists, and relocation professionals.
With cross-border working and overseas assignments increasing, and employers and employees mindful of the value of international experience, the Education Forum, which attracted more than 40 delegates, encouraged deeper understanding and dialogue around how employers, HR, mobility and destination services providers, and schools could support families in making the right education and schooling choices, whether they were undertaking an international assignment or a domestic relocation.
Representatives from schools in the UK, the US, the Middle East, China, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain and Hong Kong joined HR and mobility practitioners to give presentations and participate in roundtable discussion based on the question ‘Do we do enough to help people make decisions?’
During a day rich in insights and discussion, key topics included finding schools in the global mobility context, growth trends in the international schools market, helping parents to choose a school, international curricula, exploring education options in the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and settling children and supporting the family.
The event also saw the official launch of Re:locate Global’s new annual Guide to International Education & Schools, which is invaluable to families, but also ensures that HR and employers have enough information at their fingertips to deal confidently with parents who need school places in their new location, to understand the education and family issues involved, and to make fair and informed decisions around education provision and support for families.
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