Become a global mobility expert with RES Forum’s Learning Lab

Discover the virtual education programme, developed in partnership with Knowledge Anywhere, that has been designed to help global mobility professionals become experts in their field.

RES Forum Learning Lab
A virtual education programme – the RES Forum Learning Lab – allows participants to study on the move, with a curriculum covering the following aspects of international relocation and global mobility:
  • Mobility overview
  • Assignee journeys
  • Employee compensation
  • Compliance 
Each module includes an assessment to ensure understanding and drive engagement. For participants who want to take their Learning Lab experiences to the next level, RES Accreditation is a valuable supplementary part of the programme, assessing and providing formal recognition of the knowledge you have acquired on completion of the Learning Lab programme.As part of the supplementary accreditation, you will be measured on application of your learnings from the programme with respect to a challenging but real life global mobility case study.

Training for internal and external teams

The course is designed for in-house global mobility and HR support functions, in-house shared HR service centres and international relocation services suppliers. Although pitched at entry level, the course is far from basic – in fact some of our most experienced members failed the tests (we promised to not share any names).

What do participants learn?

Participants will obtain a better global understanding of processes, and their roles and responsibilities within them:
  • Improving understanding of the relocating employee experience throughout the process
  • Enhancing overall skills, technical knowledge and understanding of best practice
  • For vendors in the mobility value chain, better understanding of the voice of the customer, to help improve client relationships
The course examines mobility from the assignee perspective therefore enhancing the users’ understanding of the employee experience, as well as technical areas of compensation and compliance. It also provides a cost-effective solution for specialist subject training on the complex area of global mobility.

RES Accreditation

RES Accreditation is the industry benchmark in taking HR and global mobility professionals beyond the basics of global mobility management and allowing them to demonstrate their understanding of mobility and HR concepts in practice.The RES team send candidates a mobility case study and require that they prepare a recorded PowerPoint (including audio) or a video presentation, which builds upon the knowledge acquired through the Learning Lab. The presentation is then sent to our qualified assessors, who are, without exception, current or previous heads of reward or global mobility.The assessment will result in either pass or fail – with a pass rate of around 70 per cent. Successful candidates will become part of the RES Accredited Class of 2018 and will receive our logo and business card templates for use on their business cards, email signature and LinkedIn profiles. They will also appear in our public Hall of Fame, allowing employers and clients to see when accreditation was achieved. 
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Sponsors of the Festival of Global Mobility Thinking

Relocate’s Festival of Global Mobility to be held in London on 11 May, is sponsored by Res Forum Learning Lab,Andrea Piacentini, co-founder of Res Forum said, “It’s great to welcome such a unique event that serves the global mobility arena. This interactive conference offers the opportunity to work with peers throughout the day on some of the toughest challenges facing global mobility professionals and will no doubt be hugely rewarding.“We highly encourage international HR of all disciplines and in-house mobility specialists to attend.” There are limited complimentary places available for Res Forum members, HR and in-house global mobility specialists. Don’t delay! Book now to attend the Festival.

Relocate Awards

Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion is a new Relocate Award and is sponsored by Learning Lab Res Forum.We’ve extended the deadline to give Res Forum members the opportunity to enter. Entry details here.Mr Piacentini said, “Res Forum is fully committed to supporting the diversity agenda. Our annual report monitors the views and activities of our members and flags up key trends across gender diversity."This award is hugely valuable in raising awareness across global mobility and recognises the important contributions of individuals and organisations excelling in leading this change and helping to solve talent shortages. Our Learning Lab training reflects our true commitment to diversity.”Entry closes for this category on 17 April.Gala Awards Dinner, Thursday 10 MayJoin us for a night of celebration at the UnderGlobe beneath Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, London SE1 9DT. Book here.RES Fourm developed the education programme in partnership with Knowledge Anywhere.


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Read more about the global mobility sector in the Spring issue of our magazine

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