Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter

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uncategorized The Forum for Expatriate Management Chapter for Dallas is led by Dave Motherwell of GS3 - Global Single Source Solution. For more information on the Chapter you can contact Dave via email dmotherwell@globalgs3.com .

There is no charge for corporate members and there is a $100 charge per supplier, per person assuming they have a valid Supplier Membership of $550. If you would like to know more about the registration process or have any questions please enquire with  Ben Tibber at ben.tibber@centaur.co.uk.

Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston

The Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter and the Houston Chapter are joint memberships so members of one are automatically members of the other.

Events Calendar

To be announced.

Previous events

5th November - HR Challenges Unique to Developing Nations

Stephan M. Branch, MBA, PhD, JD President, World Trade Resource, Inc.

Lisa Ploeg , Senior International Learning & Development Specialist, Mary Kay Inc, Dallas, Texas, USA 

Emerging markets and developing nations require corporations rethink how they plan and administer their global mobility programs. Presentation content and discussion will examine how these markets differ and provide solutions and best practices for the challenges that are unique to these countries.

Emerging trends and best practices will be examined in areas including; Compensation & Benefits, Housing, Cost of Living, City Data, Education and Culture.
Participants will have the opportunity to experience, first hand, current and best practice data unique to developing nations and how this information can be best applied.

1st May - Global Talent Management: Expatriate and Organizational Development

Speaker:

Rodney Patterson, Corporate Diversity and Talent Management Officer at CoBank 

As emerging markets continue to cause corporations, industries and organization to reshape how they do business, global mobility and its connection to talent management remain at the top of the agenda of those entities. Consulting companies like PWC, Mercer and Deloitte are spending considerable time, energy and effort surveying their customers to identify the best practices and benchmarks that enhance global mobility operations. Our desire is to arm workshop participants with the best intelligence and most salient solutions for building a robust global mobility program. Whether you’re just starting out, or a seasoned veteran at global mobility, this workshop strives to meet your needs and address your greatest challenges.

We will explore/discuss what’s meant by global mobility, the key components of a global mobility initiative, the link to talent management, critical partnerships, emerging trends, benchmarks and best practices and cap the session off with pain points and challenges using case studies to strategize solutions. While we plan to share information, we plan to create a highly interactive and engaging experience, inviting you to participate in the dialogue

Join us in a dual-segmented presentation where Rodney will cover Global Talent Management followed by group case study analysis.

5th December  - Issues in International Assignment Management for 2012 and Beyond

Speakers:

  • Margie Dillon, Hitachi High Technologies, Inc.
  • Patti Warner, JDA Corp

Many global companies today struggle with managing various issues related to the administration of International Assignments. The panelists will be reviewing how their individual companies handle certain issues that can occur during an international assignment. Audience will be able to ask additional related questions and learn from panelists how two leading global companies address these issues.   Key learning will include explanations of the following solutions:

2012 brought multiple changes to the infrastructure supporting expatriate assignments.  Many global companies are struggling with the complex management of the issues related to the administration of international assignments.  There are a suite of typical issues that occur in any international assignment and the purpose of this program will be to highlight these issues and update participants on best practices in managing these programs.

22nd August - Immigration Policy

Speakers:

  • Haseena J. Enu. Esq speaking on Creating and Implementing Global Policies Partner at Fragomen
  • Diana Morales, Immigration Sr Advisor at Dell Inc.
  • Paige L. Taylor, Partner in the Dallas office of Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP

Section one: Hot Topics in Global Immigration o Paige Taylor will highlight major changes in different countries and potential impact on companies.

Section two: Global Immigration Policies o Haseena Enu will present on the why policies are needed and what a corporate immigration policy should contain.

Section three: Corporate Immigration Reporting o Diana Morales will present on organizing and consolidating global immigration data for centralized and de-centralized immigration programs.

16th May - Issues in International Assignment Management for 2012 and Beyond

Many global companies today struggle with managing various issues related to the administration of International Assignments. The panelists will be reviewing how their individual companies handle certain issues that can occur during an international assignment. Audience will be able to ask additional related questions and learn from panelists how two leading global companies address these issues.   Key learning will include explanations of the following solutions:

2012 brings multiple changes to the infrastructure supporting expatriate assignments.  Many global companies are struggling with the complex management of the issues related to the administration of international assignments.  There are a suite of typical issues that occur in any international assignment and the purpose of this program will be to highlight these issues and update participants on best practices in managing these programs.

About the Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter

We will hold monthly events for business networking and shared learning opportunities. All events are free to corporate in-house (corporate) FEM members. Service Providers who have taken out a paid membership of the FEM (which also entitles you to a listing in our service directory) are also welcome to attend. Service Provider Membership costs just US$550 and allows you to send up to two delegates to any event, plus the costs of the registration fees of $100 per attendee.

There is no charge for corporate members and there is a $150 charge per supplier, per person assuming they have a valid Supplier Membership of $550. If you would like to know more about the registration process or have a any questions please enquire with Ben Tibber, ben.tibber@centaur.co.uk .

Previous  Events

8th February - Panel Discussion on current issues in International Assignment

Speakers:

  • Kim Kachel, International Assignments, Ericsson Inc
  • Dennon Butler, GPHR, Senior Global Mobility – Sabre Holdings

May 10 - Protecting Assignees from Foreign Currency Fluctuations

April 14- ‘Are you Ready? Global Emergency Preparedness and Evacuation of Employees’

As part of crisis management, every company needs to have an emergency evacuation procedure, as employees may need to be evacuated due to medical and/or safety reasons. Please join us on April 14th as Yvonne Bosson will moderate for a panel, from Alcon Labs, ITG WW and Sabre Holdings, discussion to discuss key components to be addressed within the plan, the company’s duty of care, key issues to consider when evacuating expatriates, the role of internal security and vendor’s used to support employee evacuations.

March 10 - Round Table

The presentation was presented by Laurie Snider and Kortney Klein with BAL (www.balglobal.com) regarding the recently revised Form I-9 Handbook and its impact on employers.  Form I-9 compliance continues to be a hot topic for employers in 2011, especially in light of a recent announcement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that the agency plans to intensify worksite enforcement through a national Form I-9 auditing center which can handle the volumes of even the largest employers.  In the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2010, ICE conducted audits of more than 2,740 companies, nearly twice as many as the previous year, and also levied a record $7 million in civil fines. The Form I-9 may appear simple and straightforward, but there are myriad rules and procedures which are often overlooked.  The Form I-9 Handbook for Employers, also known as the M-274, is a must-read for human resources professionals, hiring managers, and others who are responsible for ensuring proper completion of the Form I-9 employment eligibility verification form.

10th February -  Key Issues in Expatriate Financial Services - Cancelled due to adverse weather conditions

Please join us for a financial services update, compliments of HSBC.

Doug Gallardo, Vice President with HSBC’s Global Expatriate Banking program, will be providing FEM members with his key insights into the financial challenges facing global companies and their international assignees, the regulatory environment and current financial turbulence, including some case studies.

Doug will also share some highlights of the HSBC 2010 Expat Explorer Survey findings.  This session has been approved for HRCI recert credits of 1.5 hours.

Sponsored and hosted by CIGNA

January 13, 2011

Anthony Hidell of CIGNA graciously agreed to host all our events in 2011 and will also be sponsoring this meeting. During our January meeting, we discussed the RFP process (from a corporate perspective), presented by the FEM D/FW Chapter Leader, Yvonne Bosson.

This session was approved for 1.5 hours HRCI recertification credits (PHR/SPHR/GPHR).

2010 Sponsor

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We are excited to announce that Deloitte will be sponsoring our monthly networking roundtables through 2010.  These roundtables will begin at 11:30 a.m. with lunch, followed by an informal discussion on topics of particular interest to all global mobility professionals.  We allow time for networking over lunch for the first 30 minutes and at the end.  We aim to create a genuine community with a common interest; sharing knowledge, experience and contacts.

Previous Round Table Events

21 May Round Table Event

Our inaugural Dallas/FW FEM Round Table event was held on 21 May where we  discussed Tax Equalization policy and practice.  More

18 June Event ’2008 Global Relocation Trends’

The second Dallas Fort Worth event was held on the 18 June and everyone enjoyed a discussion of Global Relocation Trends. More

23 July Round Table Event

Details of the third Dallas Fort Worth event discussing localizations/international one-way moves. More

27 August Round Table Event

Details of the forth Dallas Fort Worth event, the presentation is available here. (Members only)

29 September Round Table Event

Details of the fifth Dallas Fort Worth event. Where we discussed ‘Best practices with short-term international assignment policies’ More

21 October Round Table Event

Details of the sixth Dallas Fort Worth event. More Photos /PowerPoint presentation. (Sign required)

18 November: Round Table Event

Details of the seventh Dallas Fort Worth event. We discussed international health benefit insurance solutions for companies with U.S. Inpatriates, Expatriates, Third Country Nationals and Local Nationals.  The Power Point Presentation.

2010

19 January : Round Table Event More.

See the Power Point presentation here. (Member sign in required)

17 February: Round Table Event.

See the Power Point presentation here. (Member sign in required)

16 March: Round Table Event

Berry Appleman and Leiden will be presented a on Hot Topics and Best Practices in Employment-Based Immigration Law. This presentation included a discussion of recent trends and hot topics in employment-based immigration law including, but not limited to, the new H-1B memo, E-Verify, I-9 audits, DOL audits and handling employment-based immigration cases in a down economy and a global update. BAL also shared some best practices for dealing with all of the above-mentioned issues.

See the PowerPoint presentation here.

Presenters: Steve Ladik, Managing Partner; Paige Taylor, Partner; and Julie Uzdavinis, Global Case Manager.

14 April: Round Table Event

20 May: Round Table Event

16  June – Dallas/Fort Worth – Round Table

18 August – Round Table

21 September – Dual Payrolls

The DFW FEM chapter is delighted to announce that our topic for the meeting on September 21st will be addressing dual-payroll arrangements for expatriates. Amy Parrent of Deloitte will facilitate a panel discussion (including Kristien Piron of Nokia) regarding the various types of dual payroll arrangements, including splits and shadows, as well as the administrative and compliance issues surrounding each. Amy recently published an article on the Basics of Split Payrolls for Expatriates in the June issue of Mobility Magazine. This session is approved for HRCI recertification credits (PHR/SPHR/GPHR).

October 20 – Round Table

Don’t let the bed bugs bite!

Bed bugs are a difficult pest that is posing unforeseen challenges for a wide variety of industries.  Considered virtually non-existent for nearly fifty years, bed bugs began their resurgence in the late 1990′s and are now present in all fifty states.  Infestations of bed bugs transcend many market sectors including hospitality, multifamily, rental furniture, health care, just to name a few.  Stacie Groce with Switchplace will facilitate a discussion on Bed Bugs 101 and how our industry service providers are taking measures to prevent and remedy infestations.  But the real question is…who’s liable?  Our discussion will be “lively” as we challenge how to determine the origin of the infestation and who should be responsible for the costs for restoration.

16 November – Round Table

Please join us to discuss an overview on Data Protection and Encryption Review related to the mobile work force, including potential risks for the corporation and what the corporation should know about their vendors and suppliers.  Avani Mehta-Desai, Senior Manager, IT Risk Management Advisory and Jessica Moreau, GPHR, Manager, Global Mobility Advisory Services with KPMG will introduce us to the potential data protection risks associated with the mobile global workforce of the corporation including the below:

  • International Rules on Data Privacy under NAFTA (for Canada and Mexico), European Union, and Asia-Pacific Region
  • 2010 Privacy Trends and Concerns
  • Impact of Social Networking in Corporate World
  • How to integrate Privacy with IT, Legal, and other Operations
  • How to protect your data.

This session is approved for HRCI recertification credits (PHR/SPHR/GPHR).

15 December - Expatriate Payroll Compliance:  Tips & Techniques

This discussion included payroll compliance requirements and techniques to assist with ensuring accurate reporting of all assignment related benefits in both the home and host country payrolls.  Jane Malecki with Weichert Relocation Resources ‘WRRI’ discussed the importance of payroll compliance and will also provide some effective techniques to improve payroll reporting with the added benefit of cost tracking.  Kevin Oakley shared a case study of the practical use of these techniques at Alcon Labs.


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