A walk on the wild side: unlocking global excellence and leadership

Find out what is happening from deepest Kent to support international leadership and global mobility.

Autumn 2021 magazine cover
This article is taken from the latest issue of Think Global People, the new home of Relocate Magazine.
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Building on the success of our international hybrid Relocate Awards ceremony hosted from the beautiful grounds of our offices in Kent, we invited over the summer some of our award winners and global mobility network to experience the power of exchanging ideas, rethinking and connecting in an outside space in our Rethink and Renew workshop.

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Being a company that is built on our global reach, we were then delighted to be able to invite Award winners who couldn’t attend this event in Lamberhurst to a virtual Rethink and Renew and workshop in another first for the sector. Guests attended from Japan, India, Australia and UK. The responses and experience of this Zoom workshop were as powerful and original as the live walk-and-talk held in June.Event feedback showed participants really enjoyed both experiences, reporting they found it immensely stimulating to look at common problems and share insights.We therefore would love to share some aspects of these workshops with you. We invite Relocate and Think Global People readers to watch the video and help shape the way forward for our workshops and programmes.This is a great opportunity for you to have your say on what you would like to see included in our new Centre for Global Excellence and Leadership, which we trailed in the summer issue.We would love your thoughts around:
  • What the Centre for Global Excellence and Leadership will look like
  • How it will be different
  • What the benefits would be to you, your business and the wider world
  • What you would like to be included and why.
Please do take the opportunity to respond to the survey on our website and help shape a really important innovation that will help connect global mobility professionals with influencers and leaders and stakeholders across the much wider international business market.
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Overcoming shared challenges

The Centre for Global Excellence and Leadership is about sharing knowledge and expertise, learning about other industry sectors and their challenges, and finding solutions to shared problems and big issues. With so much knowledge already in the global mobility community, connecting and collaborating will also help to provide education and rewarding work for the next generations.Back in autumn 2020 we cemented our dragonfly-eyed view of the world encompassing the three perspectives of global mobility; international leadership and sustainability; and talent development and education.  This vision now forms the basis of the new Centre for Global Excellence and Leadership.We will be offering a local, regional and global perspective not only to our traditional audience of HR and Mobility professionals, but also our wider corporate audience of global leaders, managers and industry experts and theirextensive network of service providers.We will tell the stories from across global mobility and the wider international management community that inspire and help organisations to flourish and grow. People will be at the centre. Together we are helping to shape better workplaces where individuals can do their best work.

The Relocate and Think Global People Awards evolve...

It is also important to celebrate achievements. The Relocate and Think Global People Awards will be evolved further to reflect innovation, ambitious targets to grow and make a difference in sustainable organisations.In this issue you will read about some of our award winners and their achievements to trigger ideas on how to do things differently and also to appreciate how different sectors fit into the wider picture. The value of this is evident. I was particularly struck by the comment from Rebecca Hollants Van Loocke from Frasers Hospitality who attended the Rethink outdoor experience.“Having people from different parts of the sector is really interesting. As I was saying to some of the colleagues here earlier, I’m rather on the receiving end of the process they start. It is very interesting to see how their worlds have changed. What is changing within their worlds automatically affects how we need to operate and what we need to change in our own environment. I found that very interesting and very effective.”We therefore invite you to get involved. Please watch the video to understand more about how to Rethink andReconnect, and take the survey to tell us what activities and resources you want to see in the Centre for Global Excellence and Leadership.

Fresh insights from key experts

As a taste of the leadership development opportunities available through our community, we are extremely privileged to announce that Professor Vlatka Ariaana Hlupic will lead an exclusive, small-group, transformational leadership programme for senior leaders in October/November. The world of work is shifting. Are you ready to embrace the “Big Shift” for innovation, growth and profit in the new world of work? Find out more on page xx.Author of Powered by Purpose: Energise you people to do great work and Relocate Award winner 2021, Sarah Rozenthuler will be leading a live, interactive workshop on 7 October. Join Sarah for “How to find and follow your purpose for career success”.  Inspired by the growing movement of purpose-driven business, we will explore how you can start to tune into your own sense of what is yours to do.

Our highly successful International Education & Schools’ Fair will be back in November with a raft of new webinars and videos and editorial for parents, employers and the relocation professionals supporting international families on the move. Visit the Great International Education & Schools' homepage for more information

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