Strategic Talent Mobility Course  

As talent mobility transforms, position yourself for the future.

10 March 2016


the day before the Singapore Summit!
(separate registration required)

This highly regarded course was introduced in response to the changing strategic nature of talent mobility - the critical need for HR practitioners and service providers to understand this transformation to best position themselves for the future.

This course provides the knowledge necessary as you contemplate how to provide added value by serving as a strategic consultative partner in the new mobility process of the future.

Developed by industry thought leaders and seasoned practitioners from around the globe, the course has been praised for its high-level content and leading-edge knowledge.

  Why Should I Attend?

"GMS-T opens a door for mobility professionals to take a broader landscape approach on mobility policy and practice. It answers both “why” to relocate and “how” to relocate effectively. This courses provides insights on talent management and good examples of how to integrate it with mobility strategy."

Claire Yao, GMS-T, Mobility Manager APAC and Total Rewards Manager India & Japan, Corning Incorporated

"I found the Strategic Talent Mobility course to be one of the best educational experiences of my life. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is committed to the mobility industry."

Fontaine Lam, GMS-T, Manager, Corporate Account, Asian Tigers Mobility Ltd


Today’s competition for skilled labor has given rise to a sharp focus on “talent management” programs designed to ensure that employers are able to recruit, develop, and retain the talent needed for success.  Increasingly, mobility is being recognized as a critical strategic component of such programs. Understanding this phenomenon is key to anyone currently working in the mobility industry to ensure that their work and services are relevant for tomorrow.

By completing this course, students will:

  • Learn how to respond to the key drivers of talent mobility and opportunities they present
  • Understand talent mobility in the wider context of talent management and how this new phenomenon could affect services and policies in the future
  • Comprehend when and how the organization’s business and talent strategies can be accomplished through mobility
  • Formulate a talent mobility strategy that is built on a talent needs assessment and addresses the parameters for success metrics
  • Build a compelling business case demonstrating how talent mobility can support an organization’s business strategy and be a critical component in the human capital plan
  • Discover how a purpose-driven mobility policy can affect mobility services provided

Case studies are used that illustrate how leading companies have achieved success by integrating their talent mobility practices into their talent management planning.

Bonus for GMS® participants!  This course is open to all mobility professionals.  Those who hold or earn the GMS® designation at the Summit will expand their designation to the "GMS-T" by completing this Strategic Talent Mobility course and passing an online exam.

Members:  $500;   Non-members:  $550


Caroline Thorley-Farrer, British American Tobacco

Caroline is currently BAT’s Asia-Pacific Head of Global Mobility, where she manages a complex global mobility programme with more than 300 assignees moving into/out of the region annually. Caroline has around 20 years’ experience in expatriate taxation/global mobility and has previously worked for large global organisations including Big 4 (Arthur Andersen & Deloitte) and a range of in-house roles for Prudential, Atos Origin & BAT. Caroline is a seasoned mobility professional having worked in Europe, Asia and North America during her career spanning different industries including oil & gas, IT, financial services & FMCG. Caroline has an interest in languages with fluent French, very poor Mandarin and a desire to learn Bahasa. 

Sean Collins, Talent Mobility Asia

Sean is a seasoned international HR executive with over 18 years’ experience in Asia, helping global organizations manage their talent mobility programs. Sean’s career covers both the service delivery as well as in-house talent mobility management, most recently managing the global mobility programs for Microsoft in Asia for 8 years. Sean is the founder of Talent Mobility Asia, an independent mobility consulting firm as well as managing partner in Talent Mobility Search, an executive search firm for mobility professionals. He also teaches the (GMS-T) course for ERC in Asia. Originally from the UK, he has called Singapore his home for over 11 years and has also lived and worked in France, Switzerland, Australia, China, Mongolia and Myanmar, considering himself a true global nomad!





Worldwide ERC® networks and educates workforce mobility professionals and HR innovators.
Global Solutions for a Mobile Workforce.


Worldwide ERC® networks and educates workforce mobility professionals and HR innovators.
Global Solutions for a Mobile Workforce