Global Mobility Specialist® 

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Worldwide ERC®'s global designation, The Global Mobility Specialist (GMS®), recognizes knowledge and professionalism in the field of global workforce mobility. Over 3,000 individuals from 55 countries hold the designation today.


Because of its impact on and recognition among the global mobility industry, we are bringing this educational opportunity to you in conjunction with the 2012 APAC Summit in Shanghai. (Separate registration is required.)

To earn the credential, GMS® candidates participate in three modules and complete a corresponding exam on the fundamentals of global workforce mobility and intercultural management skills. (Continuing education also is required to maintain the designation.)

Worldwide ERC® is offering Module 1 online while Modules 2 and 3 will be offered live on March 20 -21, 2012, just prior to the APAC Summit.

These exciting learning opportunities will expand your knowledge of a wide range of topics:  

GMS® Module 1 – Applied International Assignment Policy Development is an in-depth tutorial on the essentials of a classic international assignment program.

The Module 1 program is delivered online. If you register for all three GMS modules, we recommend that you complete Module 1 online prior to attending Modules 2 and 3 in Shanghai.

GMS® Module 2: Policy Alternatives, Strategies and Tactics for Global Workforce Mobility
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
09:00 – 17:00
Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai

This module will help you:

  • explore the strategic, compensation, and employee relations implications of short-term, commuter, rotational, career and localization assignments
  • anticipate challenges and adapt your programs and policies to emerging business imperatives and the evolving needs of “the new expatriates” 
  • develop cost-effective alternatives to the traditional expatriate approach

GMS® Module 3: The Intercultural Challenge: Doing Business Globally
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
09:00 -  17:00
Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai

This module will help you:

  • learn the key features of intercultural education theory
  • apply intercultural theory to relocation processes and real-time global business practices
  • develop the most effective cross-cultural teams

Registration Information:
Interested participants can register for individual GMS® modules or for the specially-priced package of all three. You do not need to attend the 2012 APAC Summit to register for this education; however, we do encourage you to attend both events.

In order to register for the GMS® education modules, both Summit registrants and non-Summit registrants must complete the appropriate areas on the 2012 APAC Summit Registration Form. (A separate GMS® registration fee is required.)

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