On the Ground Abroad: Best Practices for Hiring and Working Globally

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Tue, Jun. 14
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Lunch will be served
Fluno Center
601 University Ave.
Madison, WI 537015
Cost of Admission
Early Bird $35 for MITA Members
Early Bird $50 for Non-Members
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As exporters expand overseas, hiring and staffing for sales, marketing or operations in countries with varying HR standards and regulations can be a true challenge! Do you send your US employee or hire locally; navigating the cultural landscape can be overwhelming. As an employee working abroad, what are the critical considerations with new work environments and expectations; what about family? Gain critical insights and information from experts from the company side and the employee (expattriate) side. 
  • The Expat Journey and Cross-cultural Competencies 
  • What is Cross-cultural Competency?
  • Negotiating an Expat Package
  • Translating Mission, Culture and HR Policy for a New Geography
  • International Staffing Considerations: hiring local versus expatriate


Our first speaker, Laura Meyer, is the Vice President of Sales, USA, with World of ExpatsRecently, she was Product Director with Gartner, Inc. Prior to Gartner, Laura was Vice President of Business Development with Kallik, Ltd, a British software company. Earlier in her career, Laura spent 13 years in Europe, working as a management consultant with Proudfoot Consulting and Cambridge Technology Partners, as well as in financial management and system implementation roles with the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. Laura has also taught at DePaul University in the Department of Management. She provides intercultural training to European and American executives with the major global relocation companies. Laura speaks German, French, and Dutch.

Our second speaker, Stacey Neu, is the Senior Vice President of  Human Resources at Spectrum Brands. Stacey has Global Chief Human Resources responsibility for 16,000+ employees in over 50 countries.  Stacey joined Spectrum Brands in 2003 and since that time has provided HR leadership in a broad range of areas including acquisitions / people integration, organizational transformation / change management, Employee / Labor Relations, compensation, shared services, and HR technology implementation.  Stacey supported a broad range of Spectrum’s businesses from batteries to personal care. Stacey is active in the community, serving as Board Chair for Clean Lakes Alliance and as an Executive Board Member of Pet Partners.  Stacey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Phoenix.



11:30 AM – 12::00 PM –-Registration and Networking 
12:00 PM – 12:30 AM - Lunch and Opening Remarks 
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM - Presentations
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM - Q & A and Closing Remarks
Cost: Early Bird rate applies until June 7th - $35 Members / $50 for Non-Members
Regular rate - $45 for Members, $60 for Non-Members thereafter
This program is Co-sponsored by M3 Insurance and UW INternational Internship Program (IPP).
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