• 25 Feb 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Webinar
    Therapeutic Art Approaches for Supporting the Globally Mobile

    Facilitator: Shellee Burroughs

    Art Psychotherapist

    Monday, February 25, 2019

    7:00 PM GMT (UK)

    Can’t make the webinar live? All registrants also receive access to a 7 day replay.

    About the Webinar

    Do you work with the globally mobile or have TCK kids? Would you like to incorporate therapeutic art approaches with your clients, students or kids? Are you looking for creative art approaches that will enhance your work in a new and exciting way?

    In this webinar, Shellee Burroughs, a trained art psychotherapist and a parent to two TCK children who grew up in Malaysia will:

    • Explain the difference between therapeutic art and art therapy
    • Share examples of therapeutic art approaches
    • Share two exercises to use with individuals and or groups
    • Discuss how to find, use and store materials and images
    • Answer your questions  

    About the Facilitator

    Shellee is a UK/Canada trained art psychotherapist and a parent to two TCK children who grew up in Malaysia. She has worked with children, teenagers and families in Canada, the UK and Malaysia for over 15 years.

    Having worked specifically with children and adolescents in five countries, Shellee is experienced in the areas of PTSD and trauma, the TCK experience and enabling her clients to use creative methods to explore unresolved loss, identity and connection using art materials. Shellee is currently based in the UK where she is working with adopted children and their families. FIGT inspired her last year and she is really looking forward to presenting at the conference in Bangkok in April.


    Registration for members is free. Non-members may register for $30 USD. Get a full refund of your webinar fee if you sign up for membership no later than November 1, 2017 (email for discount code).

    For more details on membership or to join click here

    To register, click the register button to the left (members must be logged in). Once you are registered and approved, call information will be emailed to you. If you do not receive this information, please check your spam filters, or contact FIGT at

    A free 7 day replay of the webinar will be available to all registrants. After that, FIGT members will continue to have access to this and all our archived webinars through the members-only section of the website. Click here to learn more about membership.

    • 01 Mar 2019
    • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    • New York, USA

    Workshop in Leadership Applied to Your Career and Life

    : Friday, March 1, 2019

    Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    LocationMidtown Manhattan. Exact address supplied after you register.

    Cost: FREE. Open to all.

    About Latica

    With an MPA from Harvard Business School and a Certificate in European Affairs from ENA in Paris, Latica currently serves as President of Women’s International Forum, a NYC- based non-profit, connected to the Permanent Missions to the United Nations. 
    She is also an active member of the Adaptive Leadership Network.
    As a consultant and passionate proponent of the Adaptive Leadership she focuses her work on the applications of Leadership skills in everyday life and career, especially for women, families, youth and minorities.

    To register your attendance, please RSVP

    • 04 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EST)
    • Boston

    Raising Kids in a Cross Cultural Environment 
    Reframing Traditional Approaches to Identity & Belonging

    Speakers: Ruth Van Reken & Daniela Tomer

    Date: Monday, March 4, 2019

    Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM EST

    Location: Runkle School Multi Purpose Room, 50 Druce St, Brookline, MA

    Cost: FREE open to all

    To save your seat, please register by emailing

    • 06 Mar 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Oxford

    FIGT UK Meeting

    : Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm GMT

    Location: Oxford

    Cost: FREE. Open to all.

    You're invited to a regional coffee, cake and meetup in Oxford. To register your attendance and receive the location details, please email

    • 06 Mar 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Boston

    Meet Ruth Van Reken for an Informal Q&A over Coffee

    Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    Time: 8:00 to 9:00 AM EST

    Location: Runkle School Multi Purpose Room, 50 Druce St, Brookline, MA

    Cost: FREE open to all

    To save your seat, please register by emailing

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Cobham, Surrey

    FIGT UK Meeting

    : Thursday, March 21, 2019

    Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm GMT

    Location: Cobham

    Cost: FREE. Open to all, but space is limited.

    ACS Cobham International School and FIGT UK invite you to a relocation seminar and networking event on Thursday March 21, 2019. This event is free but has limited places. Please contact for more details.

    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 AM (UTC+07:00)
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+07:00)
    • Bangkok, Thailand

    Have your passport and a credit or debit card available before you start the registration process.

    April 26-28, 2019

    NIST International School, Bangkok, Thailand

    Our theme: Connect. Lead. Change.
    Welcoming new perspectives to inspire and support people in transition

    Early Bird Pricing Extended to February 28, 2019

    Let us celebrate that Families in Global Transition (FIGT) is moving to Southeast Asia for the first time ever. We are excited to welcome new and old experts and professionals to the conference from all over the world.

    We invite globally mobile individuals as well as those who sponsor, support, and study them, to share their perspectives on connection, leadership, and change related to this lifestyle.

    #FIGT2019 will continue to build bridges between communities and sectors as expressed in our mission statement:

    “FIGT is a welcoming forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them. Our mission is to promote cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success, and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.”

    Group Registration Information

    Groups must include at least four registrants from one single organization. Pricing is per person. A group is defined as people working for the same employer or registered volunteers for the same organization. You can apply for group registration status here. Please allow up to 2 business days for Group approval and your custom discount code. 

    Cancellation Policy

    If you need to cancel your conference registration you must do so prior to April 5, 2019. There will be a $50 cancellation fee. After April 5, 2019 FIGT is unable to refund any registration fees. Please contact FIGT at if you have any questions. 

    Looking for somewhere to stay? Visit our Hotels, Transfer and Local Information page for accommodation details.

Past events

08 Feb 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
04 Feb 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
11 Jan 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
12 Dec 2018 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
10 Dec 2018 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate Meeting
28 Nov 2018 FIGT UK Affiliate
13 Nov 2018 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
12 Nov 2018 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate Meeting
25 Oct 2018 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate Meeting
24 Oct 2018 FIGT DC Affiliate Meetiing
22 Oct 2018 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate Meeting
16 Oct 2018 FIGT Netherlands Affiliate Meeting
08 Mar 2018 2018 FIGT Conference - Diverse voices celebrating the past, present, and future of globally mobile lives
18 Oct 2017 Webinar | How to maximize your career or business opportunities on LinkedIn
14 Sep 2017 Webinar | Pitching for Expats
14 Jun 2017 Webinar | Lasting Love on the Move
03 May 2017 Webinar | Home is What You Make It:
08 Mar 2017 Webinar | Community Matters
17 Nov 2016 Webinar | Retire + Return = Rewire
12 Oct 2016 Webinar | Developing Intercultural Competence in International Schools
21 Sep 2016 Webinar | Moving With Children
13 Jul 2016 Webinar | Expat Fatigue
10 Feb 2016 Webinar | Personal Challenges in Moving to a New Country - How to Help Beneath the Surface
13 Jan 2016 Webinar | Raising Bilingual Children
08 Dec 2015 Webinar | Taking Your Child with Special Needs Overseas: What to Know Before You Go
14 Apr 2015 Webinar | A Safe Passage Through a Sea Change: A Review of Effective Support for TCKs From Childhood Through the Transition to Adulthood
13 Jun 2014 Webinar | Two Minds Abroad--What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Global Living
21 Oct 2013 Webinar | Best Practices in Cross-cultural Training for Expatriates
09 Sep 2013 Webinar | Practical Tools for Making Sense of Cultural Transitions
30 May 2013 Webinar | Using Story Board Techniques for Needs and Expectation Assessments
17 May 2013 UK Affiliate | To IB or not to IB - The IB: Not Just for University, for Life
16 May 2013 Webinar | In Search of Identity: Awakening Your Authentic Self
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: Discover Your Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and learn how to Increase It!
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: 3 Keys to Creating your Portable Career
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: HKEELEE (Talk to Me) – Stories as Tools for Cross-cultural Communication and Negotiation
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: Rebranding To Be Better Than You Believe
20 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: Transitioning Successfully for University Training of Trainers Program
11 Mar 2013 Webinar | Getting the Best Out of Your FIGT Conference: Guidlines for First Timers
05 Sep 2012 Webinar: Going Global - Coaching with a Global Mindset
28 Jun 2012 Webinar: Third Culture Kids Transitioning Successfully for University
21 Jun 2012 UK Affiliate Official Launch Reception
20 Jan 2011 USA Girl Scouts Overseas Webinar on Third Culture Kids

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