Contact Michael T. Jackson, Vice President of Member Engagement and Public Policy, with any questions about volunteer opportunities.
Each year Worldwide ERC® members volunteer their time to help guide and plan the activities of the association through our advisory councils, working groups, Young Professionals Network, and other groups.
Current 2023 Volunteer Opportunities
Worldwide ERC® is accepting interest forms from corporate and service provider mobility professionals interested in contributing to the following industry service opportunities:
Individuals serving as part of a Worldwide ERC volunteer group are expected to:
--Possess subject-matter expertise related to the scope of the group, with particular emphasis on how it impacts workforce mobility in the United States and/or around the world.
--Be an active participant in the group throughout the year, which includes, but is not limited to, attending scheduled calls, providing substantive input into resources, materials, and/or events as necessary, and serving as a speaker/subject-matter expert on Worldwide ERC member updates related to topics within the scope of the group as applicable and as permitted by their organization.
--Be willing to maintain a valid membership with Worldwide ERC for the duration for their service within the group and to serve as a champion for Worldwide ERC within the workforce mobility industry.
Volunteer terms of service for advisory councils, working groups, and networks will be through March 31, 2024, unless otherwise indicated.
To express interest in participating in one of the policy forums currently accepting new volunteers participants, please complete the volunteer interest form.
Below are the advisory councils, working groups, policy forums, and networks convened by Worldwide ERC for 2023. Recruitment for most of opportunities listed below occurred in Spring 2023, but individuals interested in joining a policy forum can submit the interest form above. Additional volunteer opportunities may also come available as needs warrant during the year.
Corporate Advisory Council:
The Corporate Advisory Council is a working group of experienced in-house mobility leaders at corporations and organizations that support domestic and/or international relocation across a range of industries. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to:
Service Provider Advisory Council:
The Service Provider Advisory Council is a working group of experienced leaders pulled representing various service provider industries that support workforce mobility across the United States and around the world. The purpose of the Advisory Council is to:
APAC Advisory Council:
The APAC Advisory Council is a working group of leading experts pulled from across the workforce mobility industry that provide insights and recommendations to Worldwide ERC related to the APAC region related to mobility related trends and current or potential services, programming, resources, and/or materials that would resonate with mobility professionals based in the region. Members of this Council must be based in the APAC region or have direct responsibility for business occurring in the APAC region.
LATAM Advisory Council:
The LATAM Advisory Council is a working group of leading experts pulled from across the workforce mobility industry that provide insights and recommendations to Worldwide ERC related to the LATAM region related to mobility related trends and current or potential services, programming, resources, and/or materials that would resonate with mobility professionals based in the region. Members of this Council must be based in the LATAM region or have direct responsibility for business occurring in the LATAM region.
The relocation of employees around the world requires an awareness of the myriad of laws, regulations, and requirements of the various countries in which Worldwide ERC® members operate. Understanding the legal and regulatory regimes of various governments is a critical component of a compliant mobility program. Employers, relocation management companies, and direct delivery providers all comprise a sophisticated system to ensure employees and their families along with their personal goods are properly relocated while adhering to local, national and international laws and standards. The objective of the Worldwide ERC® Compliance Forum is to (i) inform our stakeholders of key current legal and regulatory issues which impact workforce mobility and (ii) engage in initiatives and educational actions to support the Worldwide ERC® membership on compliance matters.
The mission of the Immigration Forum is to educate the Worldwide ERC® on immigration policies important to workforce mobility and, as appropriate, to develop and present the position of Worldwide ERC® to influence that policy. Pursuant to the Worldwide ERC® “Business Immigration Policy Position Statement,” the ability of employers to move employees to different countries is the backbone of international workforce mobility. Immigration policy is therefore a critical component of the public policy priorities of Worldwide ERC®. Members of our Immigration Forum represent a wide spectrum of multinational companies, start-ups, and leading legal and consultancy firms and include nationally recognized experts in areas of immigration law, policy, and mobility management.
North American Real Estate and Mortgage Forum:
A critical component of the successful relocation of employees involves moving from one home to another home and often includes the sale and/or purchase of personal property. Home sales are complicated transactions which are more complex when dealing with transferees and potentially employers and relocation management companies. The objective of the North American Real Estate and Mortgage Forum is to determine those aspects of real estate transactions important to workforce mobility and educate the Worldwide ERC® membership on real estate related issues, compliance and tax issues related to mortgage lending and the conveyancing of real property and, when appropriate, develop and present the position of Worldwide ERC® to influence real estate policies.
Domestic and global deployment of employees, whether on assignment or by relocation, subject an individual and their employer to a myriad of varying tax codes and tax policies. These codes and policies can be an important determination of where companies locate operations as they both have a legal and financial impact to the employer as well as on the transferee’s/assignee’s related tax obligations. The objective of the Tax Forum is to monitor and educate the membership on the significant tax law and regulation changes of particular relevance to workforce mobility, and, as appropriate, influence tax policy specific to relocation through active support of advocacy efforts.
Content Working Group:
The Content Working Group helps shape the content provided to the global mobility profession by serving as a resource to Worldwide ERC® staff. Experts from various industry verticals will meet to provide feedback on content, and recommend topics and persons to interview for various Worldwide ERC® publications. All editorial decisions remain the sole discretion of Worldwide ERC® staff. Individuals on this working group must be either industry veterans with deep subject matter expertise in their mobility industry vertical or be newer to the industry and be in a position to articulate the needs of individuals entering the industry.
GWS Planning Committee:
The Global Workforce Symposium Planning Committee evaluates ideas and subjects for inclusion in the Global Workforce Symposium program. This Committee has input on program content and may be asked to invite participation by individual members and guest speakers subject to the approval of Worldwide ERC®.
Young Professionals Network:
The Young Professionals (YP) Network supports and fosters emerging leaders within the workforce mobility industry. This is done through opportunities for industry visibility and thought leadership, providing the ability to invest back in the industry through volunteer and philanthropic opportunities, facilitating connections between peers, and fostering ambassadors of Worldwide ERC and the workforce mobility industry.