Back to the Future – Our November 11 Event

Back to the Future!

An International HR Roundtable! 

It is the year 1985. Marty McFly, a mild-mannered high school student, stopped by Dr. Emmett L. Brown’s laboratory to play around with an amplifier. Then he receives a message from Doc that he needs help from him for Doc’s latest invention, a time machine made out of a DeLorean sports car that can travel through time instantaneously when it reaches a speed velocity of 88 MPH. 

Do you remember, back in the day when we first started the Houston International HR Roundtable? We would meet to discuss the latest issues and ask questions of our IHR peers and colleagues.  Well, this month, we are going back to one of our original “Roundtables.” Bring your friends, colleagues and questions! No costume or DeLorean is required!

We will also be discussing recent global mobility trends in Oil and Gas. Our friends at Deloitte are doing a survey on trends in O&G. Attendees are invited to participate in the survey and will be able to get the report once it is finished.

Please register for this event on Eventbrite.  There is no charge for human resource professionals to attend.

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April 2015 Program – Managing Expat Programs!


 Our April 22 Event! 

Managing Expat Programs!

(Something wicked this way comes)


Expats aren’t wicked, but the problems of designing and managing successful expat relocation and talent programs are! 

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Join us to learn how a juicy new concept from modern systems theory helps us understand, design, and  implement programs that are efficient, effective, and contribute significantly to both short and long terms profitability.  We’ll show you why “best” is not good enough, and why you need “ideal” practices to succeed in this area. 

 

We will present concepts to help you understand the issues, tools to help you manage the information, and comprehensive processes you can use to design and ensure the success of your program.

 

Presented by Neill M. Carson, PhD, MBA

Contributors include Ken Burgess, MA

 

Neill Carson, PhD, MBA has an extensive background in organizational and behavioral science applications in business, as well as computer and artificial intelligence technologies.  He is president of International Assignment Profile Systems, Inc. (www.iapsystems.com), a firm specializing in using technology to match and assist in the preparation of families for international assignments, and is a senior faculty and organizational consultant with the Levinson Institute (www.levinsoninst.com ).  A faculty member for the Harvard Medical School series on leadership and organizational design for physicians and members of the health care team, his focus is on designing effective and efficient organizations and management systems, tying strategy to requisite structure through accountability.   Articles featuring his work have appeared in major business publications, as well as professional journals, technology magazines and even NPR (National Public Radio).  Feature articles about expats, relocation, and talent management have been published in the Society of Petroleum Engineers journals (Business Bottom Line), Talent and Technology, as well as Mobility (online) and print edition.   

 

A Fellow of the A.K. Rice Institute, Neill has directed over 35 national and regional conferences on leadership, organizational and group dynamics, and management effectiveness.  Neill holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale, and received his MBA from the University of Houston Executive program.


Kenneth M. Burgess, Senior EAP, Behavioral Healthcare and Expatriate Services Consultant, is a counselor with more than 20-years of international business experience. Holding a graduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Rehabilitation Psychology, Mr. Burgess began his career as an occupational alcoholism professional for US Steel Corporation, in Pennsylvania. He then served as the manager of Employee Assistance for two Fortune 500 organizations: Gulf Oil and Alcoa. In the early 1990′s, Mr. Burgess moved to the managed behavioral health sector as Director of EAP and WorkLife Services for WellPoint Health Networks and Blue Cross of California. He began his own company, Solutions, Latin America in 1998. Based in Sao Paulo, Solutions was a US/Brazil partnership providing  expatriate family support services. Solutions is now part of the Humana Health Network system. Ken has lived/worked as an expatriate in Brazil, Russia, and Australia.


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Our January 2015 Kickoff – Leading from All Sides Featuring Craig Price

 


Leading from All Sides:  The Realist’s Guide® to Leadership

Craig Price

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With so many leadership styles out there, which one will work best for you?

In a world of vastly different personalities and perspectives, finding ways to get all the pieces to fit into a cohesive and effective organization can be a challenge. If you want to be a good leader, good manager or a good employee, there is no one way. Often, the way you interact needs to change with each person and each situation. In this innovative, practical and entertaining program, discover realistic ways you can create a consistently successful leadership approach by adapting to differing personalities and creating the flexibility necessary to be a leader in today’s changing world.

This event is complimentary for all HR professionals!

OUR SPEAKER – CRAIG PRICE 

As a speaker, author and podcaster, Craig has helped some of the most effective and diverse corporate leaders, from multibillion-dollar manufacturers to top universities, around the country find the path to success. His honest and realistic approach allows them to understand how to use our natural thought processes as tools for change and productivity.

Craig realized for true long-term motivation and production, one must look at the current tools every person possesses and utilize them. This was the driving force behind his latest book “Half a Glass: The Realist’s Guide” which showcases his desire to bring “reality” based solutions to a variety of issues back into focus.

An award winning professional stand-up comedian, experienced actor and certified instructor, Craig has a background in customer service, information technology and safety. Craig uses his sharp wit, intelligence and straight talk to deliver entertaining, informative programs that allow people to believe in themselves under any circumstances.    

Learn more about Craig at http://www.speakercraigprice.com and listen to his podcast Reality Check at http://www.realitycheckpodcast.com 

We look forward to seeing you!

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Larry Scott (Your are welcome to connect with me on LinkedIn) 

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Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – 2014 and Beyond

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You are invited to the June 25, 2014 program of the Houston International HR Roundtable!  Our presenter is one of the best known FCPA experts in the world, with an award winning blog and best-selling book!  Do not miss this program!

This will be an timely and informative program on an issue that affects everyonedoing business internationally.  As you will learn, you definitely don’t want an “FCPA headache.”  Human resource professionals are often called on to assist in a company’s compliance program.  Do you know what to do?

The past few months have seems some large and dramatic enforcement actions under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) .  In this lively presentation, you will learn about what has occured in the past year and what lessons can be gleaned from the Department of Justice about where FCPA enforcement will be headed into the second half of the year and beyond.  

Our presenter:

Thomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 30 years. He is now an Independent Consultant, assisting companies with anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance and International Transaction issues. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. He was previously division counsel with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. where he supported Halliburton’s software division and its downhole division.

Tom is the author of the award winning FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and the international best-selling book “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics”. His second book, “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act” was released in April 2013.  His latest work is an eBook entitled, “GSK in China: A Game Changer for Compliance“.  He is the produce of the podcast, the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report.  Tom writes and lectures across the globe on anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance programs.  

Website: www.tfoxlaw.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tfoxlaw.com

Blogsite: http://tfoxlaw.wordpress.com

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Global Threat of Kidnap & Ransom: Gorillas and Guerillas Don’t Always Mix”

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You are invited to the March 26, 2014 program of the Houston International HR Roundtable.  We have a special program for March.  We are excited to have Mitchell Keiver of Control Risks to present on the important topic of “Global Threat of Kidnap & Ransom: Gorillas and Guerillas Don’t Always Mix.”

Mitchell Keiver, Senior Manager, Control Risks will present on risk management implications for organizations that are expanding their global footprint and draw upon his experience not only as a kidnap victim but also through his work the last several years managing the kidnap-ransom-extortion pre-incident practice for Control Risks. Topics to be discussed will include: the Global Threat of Kidnap & Ransom (K&R), the Role of Response Companies, the Role of Corporations and Families, Interaction with Law Enforcement both internationally and domestically, the importance of prevention and awareness and incident response best practice.

About Mitch
As a student of physical anthropology in the 1990s, Mitch studied and conducted field research in South Africa, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Uganda, and Ethiopia. While working in Uganda in 1999, he was one of 14 westerners kidnapped by Rwandan Rebels. After this incident, he was fortunate to have an opportunity in the Corporate Security sector and has for the last 15 years been focusing on crisis management and incident response services in a variety of capacities ranging from Director of Security to Advisor.

Mitch is now the senior manager with Control Risks and runs the kidnap-for-ransom training practice for the Americas. Based in New York City, Mitch focuses on issues of Kidnap-for-Ransom and Extortion (KRE), specializing in the delivery of KRE incident management training, hostage survival training, and the development of KRE response programs. He designs KRE programs and training solutions for a wide variety of companies from Fortune 500 to smaller niche companies, in a diverse range of industries including mining, oil and gas, not-for-profit and high net-worth individuals or families. Mitch also supports Control Risks’ Response Division as referent for the Americas and as a “hand holder” providing crisis support during KRE incidents.

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2014 Differentiators in International Mobility and Talent Management


 2014 Differentiators in International Mobility and Talent Management !

2014 MEMBERSHIP

You are invited to the January 22, 2014 program of the Houston International HR Roundtable.  This will be an timely and informative program on an issue that affects everyone with an international workforce or considering international operations.Eventbrite - 2014 Differentiators in International Mobility and Talent Management

Does your company utilize best practices in global talent management?  We will start our year giving you insights on the next and best in class 2014 practices. Thanks to its global leadership position in assessment, training and coaching, and daily practices with multinationals around the globe, NetExpat will share their perspectives on talent management. They will inspire you with innovative benefits strategies and talent practices for 2014 which could make the difference.

This very interactive session will include real case studies, examples of successful global programs, an interactive Q&A session and will be delivered by Alain and Denise, two international experts from NetExpat.  NetExpat is a leading global provider in assessment, training and coaching services for expats and expat partners. NetExpat is an ISO 9001 certified company trusted by more than 250 multinational corporations in over 60 countries across America, APAC and EMEA.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS:

Alain Verstandig, President of the NET EXPAT Group, is an engineer who has passionately embraced International Mobility and Talent Management through personal experience. He currently lives in the USA but was born in 1962 in Brussels, Belgium to a French mother and a German father.  He graduated with an Engineering degree, later supplemented by an MBA. Right after graduating, he travelled the world in an amazing 18-month backpacking adventure through more than 50 countries.  Alain then worked over ten years for multinational corporations in various senior positions where he acquired first-hand knowledge of international mobility, being expatriated himself on several occasions. Alain speaks five languages.  In 1998, Alain founded the NET EXPAT Group specializing in assessing, training and coaching for expatriates and their partners. Through its unique, innovative approaches, NET EXPAT soon became a global market leader, with offices in 64 countries around the world and a loyal customer base of 300 international corporations.

Denise Michelle Starrett is a senior consultant in the NET EXPAT Group. Denise has held management positions in Fortune 500 companies and worked 8 years in Europe with direct responsibilities for the design and implementation of international assignment policies and programs. She provided leadership and direction to both corporate and outsourced service delivery teams. After repatriating in 2006, Denise started coaching leaders in career and life transitions, including expatriates into the US. In 2011, Denise joined the NET EXPAT Group to help individuals and organizations get the most out of the international assignment experience.

More information on our speakers can be found at www.netexpat.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Larry Scott

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Directions and Parking Information: Heritage Plaza is across from the downtown Doubletree Hotel.  Parking is available at the Doubletree hotel or  Heritage Clay Street Parking Garage,  200 Clay, Houston 77002.You can park at the Doubletree hotel and walk across the street to the building – proceed to the 45th floor.  Alternatively, park in the Heritage Clay Street Parking Garage – address of the garage is 200 Clay Street, Houston, TX 77002.  If you park in the Clay Street Garage, park in any space that is not marked “Reserved.”  Take the elevator in the Clay Street Garage  to the Basement (‘B’).  Upon reaching Basement level, turn left and follow the hallway until you reach the wall with the large ‘H’ on it.  Turn left and immediately on the right you will see two elevators.  Take the elevator to the Sky Lobby (‘SL’).  Once you reach the Sky Lobby, turn right and proceed to the middle bank of elevators.  Proceed to the 45th floor to the Deloitte reception area – this is the floor where the meeting will take place.


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International Rotator Program in November

 
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 INTERNATIONAL ROTATORS – IN DEMAND AND ON THE RISE!

You are invited to the November 2013 program of the Houston International HR Roundtable.  This will be an timely and informative program on an issue that affects everyone with a mobile workforce

Please join us for a discussion on leading practices and trends impacting international rotator assignments. We will explore the findings from Deloitte’s second International Rotator Assignment Survey report. We will discuss leading rotator practices, challenges, and trends that companies are facing with this distinct workforce, as well as considerations as to how these trends will impact the business going forward. The survey results provide great insight into current rotator issues and trends including:

  • Rotators aren’t going anywhere – there continues to be a growing need for rotator assignments, even for companies that already have a large rotator population
  • Companies are getting savvier with the management of rotator assignment populations – there is a greater awareness of, and focus on, corporate governance, tracking, compliance, and ownership of rotators
  • There is a growing concern about the talent shortage for this critical workforce – the greatest challenge companies are facing with their rotators is in attracting and retaining this talent with the biggest cause of “failed” assignments being losing talent to the competition

Did you know? More than 60% of companies manage their rotator population through a global mobility function.

This presentation will facilitate discussions about strategic planning with regards to your international rotator populations.

Our presenter will be Patti Wilkie of Deloitte – Patti has 14 years of experience in global mobility consulting with Deloitte. Patti has extensive experience in expatriate management software implementation, project management, and process improvements for international assignment services groups and is GPHR certified. Patti has worked with various global corporations in a wide array of industries, including oil and gas; media, the banking sector, and consumer industrial products. Prior to joining Deloitte, Patti worked in the O&G industry.

We look forward to seeing you!


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Mobility Programs – To Be or Not To Be?

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You are invited to the October 2013 program of the Houston International HR RoundtableThis will be an timely and informative program on an issue that affects everyone with a mobile workforce

Our speaker, Laura Edell of Deloitte’s International Human Resource practice, will present on the future of mobility programs: Mobility Programs – to be or not to be?

The movement of global talent is critical to drive continued growth, enable organizations to quickly penetrate new markets, and support the collaboration and partnership building required to succeed. One step forward and two steps back is not an uncommon feeling in the world of global mobility.  This month’s session will focus on both strategic and practical mobility optimization initiatives that global organizations are focusing on today to take their programs to the next level. 

Deloitte’s Peer Perspectives survey will be discussed including observations on trends revealed.  This session will also include an interactive discussion on creative approaches in engaging internal customers and leadership to become fierce champions of the mobility program.


Bring your questions and bring your colleagues!  This is a presentation not to be missed.


Our speaker:


Laura Edell 

Tax Director — International Human Resources, Deloitte

 

Laura has over 18 years of experience specializing in international human resource management, coordination, and administration of international assignment compensation. She has a broad experience in the development of international assignment policies and programs.

 

Laura works closely with corporate human resources, payroll, accounting, and line management to enable a smooth functioning international assignment program. She has a multidisciplinary HR background, including experience in recruiting, domestic compensation, benefits, and labor relations.


We look forward to seeing you!

Larry Scott

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Directions and Parking Information: Heritage Plaza is across from the downtown Doubletree Hotel.  Parking is available at the Doubletree hotel or  Heritage Clay Street Parking Garage,  200 Clay, Houston 77002.You can park at the Doubletree hotel and walk across the street to the building – proceed to the 45th floor.  Alternatively, park in the Heritage Clay Street Parking Garage – address of the garage is 200 Clay Street, Houston, TX 77002.  If you park in the Clay Street Garage, park in any space that is not marked “Reserved.”  Take the elevator in the Clay Street Garage  to the Basement (‘B’).  Upon reaching Basement level, turn left and follow the hallway until you reach the wall with the large ‘H’ on it.  Turn left and immediately on the right you will see two elevators.  Take the elevator to the Sky Lobby (‘SL’).  Once you reach the Sky Lobby, turn right and proceed to the middle bank of elevators.  Proceed to the 45th floor to the Deloitte reception area – this is the floor where the meeting will take place.


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Our 2013 FCPA Program – Do Not Miss!!!


 FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT – THE NEW CHALLENGES!

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You are invited to the July 2013 program of the Houston International HR RoundtableThis will be an timely and informative program on an issue that affects everyone doing business internationally.

After a decline in the number of prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) over the past year, several prominent enforcement actions have been announced in 2013; against both companies and individuals. The need for a robust compliance program is greater than ever.  Human resource professionals are often called on to assist in various aspects of a company’s compliance program.

This session will draw from prominent individuals, such as Lance Armstrong and institutions, such as the US Navy, to illustrate the key components of an effective compliance program.

Our presenter:

Thomas Fox has practiced law in Houston for 25 years. He is now an Independent Consultant, assisting companies with anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance and International Transaction issues. He was most recently the General Counsel at Drilling Controls, Inc., a worldwide oilfield manufacturing and service company. He was previously division counsel with Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. where he supported Halliburton’s software division and its downhole division.

Tom is the author of the award winning FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and the international best-selling book “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics”. His second book, “Best Practices Under the FCPA and Bribery Act” was recently released. He writes and lectures across the globe on anti-corruption and anti-bribery compliance programs.

Website: www.tfoxlaw.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/tfoxlaw.com

Blogsite: http://tfoxlaw.wordpress.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Larry Scott

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MANAGING THE EXPAT PROCESS: FROM SELECTION TO REPATRIATION

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You are invited to the MAY 2013 meeting of the Houston International HR Roundtable. 

This is a “must attend” program for anyone who works with or manages international assignees!

The issues arising from HR supporting international assignments are among the most complex and challenging HR execs and organizations face. Data trends suggest that the failure/compromise rates for expat assignments, while representing as much as 6% of the total HR budget, have changed very little over the past ten years. And attrition rates for returning expats are many multiples of typical executive rates. While intentions are good and many programs and solutions have emerged, the parts never seem to add up to obtain the desired synergy, and in fact, often function in a sub-optimal manner, with the output of the whole being less than the sum of the parts!

The solution may emerge from the answer to a single question: “Who is accountable for the success of an international assignment?” We’ll explore the issues involved in the DESIGN of an effective and efficient expat support system, and tackle some of the tough issues of cross functional management, the role of effective tools and support systems, and the accountability for results. We’ll take a high level, management systems view, with attention to the practical issues of designing systems and roles that work effectively and efficiently, from selection-preparation through repatriation. We’ll take a special look at the latter, and present some new ideas on maximizing the gains from the international assignment experience.

Since we are dealing with cross functional management issues, this is a great opportunity to involve one’s boss, and even your boss’s boss, as we’ll take a close look at the role of middle and senior managers. Contact us for complimentary registration if you are bringing your boss!

Our presenters:

Brian W. Walker, LPC, CEAP.  Brian is the Advisor, Employee Assistance & WorkLife Services at Chevron Corporation.  He has worked in various non-profits, school settings and in private practice for 15 years prior to joining Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) as a Sr. EAP Counselor. This has afforded him valuable nationally and internationally work experiences. Currently, Brian is employed as the Employee Assistance and WorkLife Advisor for Chevron. Brian obtained a bachelors degree in Psychology from St. Marys University and a Social Work degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He graduated from Acadia University in Wolfville, NS with a masters degree in Counseling. Brian is a former board member of Houston EAPA and an active member of various clinical and professional groups. He is the author of Propelled By Purpose and a frequent guest speaker.

Neill M. Carson, PhD, MBA.  Neill is a vice president and senior consultant with the Levinson Institute (Boston, Mass), as well as president and CEO of International Assignment Profiles, (Houston).  Neill helps managers build organizations and management systems based on tying structure to strategy through accountability.  He is also the designer of the International Assignment Profile an artificial intelligence based tool that assists planners in pinpointing the family adaptation issues that are the primary source of assignment failures or compromises.  Neill is a licensed clinical psychologist, was a Fellow at Yale University, holds an MBA from the University of Houston, and is a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School continuing education program for physicians and members of the health care team.  Neill has directed over 50 national conferences on leadership, accountability, and organization design.

We look forward to seeing you!

Larry Scott

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