• 26 May 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Online (via Zoom)
    Register
    Coffee and Connect with Camille Deniau

    Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2020

    Time: 3:00 pm CEST (Geneva)

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Cost: FREE. Open to all.

    In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are launching ‘FIGT Coffee & Connect’, a series of short online meetups to allow our community to simply connect and share in these challenging times.

    Each Coffee & Connect session will be hosted by an FIGT Board member or Committee volunteer and will include a special guest, who will offer some brief insights from their area of expertise or experience.

    So, you can show up in our pajamas, or with your kids in the background, or cooking dinner or wherever you are at the time and just be with us.

    We will try to provide sessions across a range of time zones in the coming weeks, depending on volunteer availability.

    Hosted by Valérie Besanceney with special guest Camille Deniau.

    Camille Deniau is a TCK, French by birth, who has grown up and lived in Singapore, France, London and Ireland. She is an exposed and collected artist and has grown her art www.projectrootsart.com in the last 4 years. Her artwork shares her feelings of rootlessness and search for “home” through a graphic exploration of trees. Camille has spent the last 20 years following art classes at studios and established institutions like University of the Arts London. She is based in London and works at Google where she participates in building the company’s diverse culture through interventions on personal development. Camille holds a BSc in Geography and Economics from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Management from HEC Paris Business School.

    • 27 May 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online (via Zoom)
    Register
    Coffee and Connect with Bridget Romanes

    Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020

    Time: 1:00 pm AEST (Sydney, Australia)

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Cost: FREE. Open to all.
    In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we are launching ‘FIGT Coffee & Connect’, a series of short online meetups to allow our community to simply connect and share in these challenging times.

    Each Coffee & Connect session will be hosted by an FIGT Board member or Committee volunteer and will include a special guest, who will offer some brief insights from their area of expertise or experience.

    So, you can show up in our pajamas, or with your kids in the background, or cooking dinner or wherever you are at the time and just be with us.

    We will try to provide sessions across a range of time zones in the coming weeks, depending on volunteer availability.

    Hosted by Trisha Carter with special guest Bridget Romanes who will share some thoughts on global mobility

    Bridget Romanes is a global mobility practitioner and strategist with a background as a diplomat, entrepreneur communicator, and analyst. She is the founder of Mobile Relocation which works with businesses to set expat talent up for success in New Zealand.

    Expat wellbeing is her personal interest, and Bridget has partnered with expat mental health specialist, Dr Sonia Jaeger, to deliver a series of award-winning wellbeing workshops to expats in businesses throughout New Zealand. These have been adapted and are now being delivered virtually to help expats cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 world.

    Ongoing learning and thought leadership key to Mobile's mission. Bridget presents on global mobility in New Zealand and internationally, and her work has been published by The Employee Mobility Institute (TEMI) and in the textbook Talent Management in Small Advanced Economies.


    • 27 May 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Online (via Zoom)

    EQ Cafe - Uncertainty

    Date: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 

    Time: 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Cost: FREE. Open to all


    As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout our communities, we invite you to take a break from your daily routine,  grab a coffee and join us to hear from some members of our community about how to grapple with these uncertain times. You will get to virtually meet some other members of the FIGT-DC community, ask questions and share your own thoughts and experiences.

    Sessions are FREE and will be held every Wednesday at 10:00 am EDT (USA) via Zoom. You will receive an email with Zoom meeting information 24 hs prior to the event.


    For more information and to join our mailing list, please email dc@figt.org.
    • 29 May 2020
    • 6:00 AM - 7:30 AM (PDT)
    • Online (via Zoom)

    ‘Third Culture Kids’: The History and Future of the Term in Research

    Date: Friday, May 29, 2020

    Time: 6:00 am PDT / 9:00 am EDT / 3:00 pm Vienna / 9:00 pm Singapore

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Cost: FREE. Open to all. 
    ‘How do I convince my graduate supervisor that “Third Culture Kids (TCKs)” is a valid research topic?’ ‘What insights can be gained from examining the TCK terminology?’ This virtual seminar aims to address these questions and move the discussion on TCKs forward by encouraging researchers to rigorously consider the analytical usefulness and pitfalls of the concept ‘Third Culture Kid’. It explores the possibility of embracing the value of the concept as founded by Ruth Hill Useem and further developed by David Pollock & Ruth Van Reken, while maintaining a critical view of its usefulness across academic disciplines. It will revisit the analytical lens of the ‘third culture’ used by the sociologist Useem in the 1950s-70s, untangle it from the TCK paradigm used in mainstream public discourses, and bring it up to date with developments in academia that have occurred since. The session will offer strategies to integrate research on TCKs into the broader academic literature and foster dialogue across disciplines to enable more robust analyses of the TCK phenomenon.

    The virtual seminar will consist of a 20-minute presentation followed by a 10-minute comments from discussants and a 45-minute discussion.

    Hosted by Dr Anastasia Lijadi with speaker Dr Danau Tanu and discussants Dr Gertina J van Schalwyk and Dr Mari Korpela.

    Danau Tanu, PhD, is the author of Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia.

    Gertina J van Schalkwyk, DPhil, is the chief editor of the International Journal of School and Education Psychology, and a former Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Macau. 

    Mari Korpela, PhD, is a social anthropologist and an Academy Research Fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Tampere University, Finland. 


    Anastasia Aldelina Lijadi, PhD, is a psychologist and a research scholar in the World Population Department at the International Institute of Applied System Analysis in Austria. She is also the Research and Education Director of FIGT.


    Please register in advance for this meeting.

    For more information and to be added to our mailing list, please email research@figt.org.

    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+02:00)
    • Online (via Zoom)

    The Pandemic as a Portal: Using COVID-19 as a Platform for a Better Tomorrow

    Date: Thursday, June 18, 2020

    Time: 7:00 pm CEST (Amsterdam)

    Location: Online (via Zoom)

    Cost: FREE. Open to all. 

    With great enthusiasm we are bringing you our second online event.

    • How can we use the current situation to create positive change for ourselves, our global families and our communities?
    • How can we tap into our strengths and creativity?

    Pediatrician and public health expert, Dr Anisha Abraham and Educator and entrepreneur, Natasha Rekhi will discuss specific strategies for us (and our kids) to consider in coping with Covid-19, tackling challenges and paving the way for an improved future.

    About the speakers

    Dr Anisha Abraham is a pediatrician and teen health specialist based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She helps teens and parents around the world using her 25 years of experience as a clinician, researcher, and educator in the US, Asia and Europe. Her book "Raising Global Teens: Parenting in the 21st Century" will be released this autumn in local bookstores and on Amazon. For more information, see https://dranishaabraham.com/.

    Natasha Rekhi is an educator who specializes in drama and theatre and is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has worked with children in Europe, Asia and The Middle East. An expatriate for much of her adult life, she uses drama as a medium to support children of globally mobile families achieve social integration in cross-cultural environments, build confidence, overcome language barriers and achieve self expression. Her Instagram page @theatre4kids is a resource for parents to find creative ideas to keep their kids engaged during Covid-19.

    Please RSVP by June 15th: netherlands@figt.org. Zoom will be given only to those who sign up for the event.


Past events

20 May 2020 FIGT Netherlands Affiliate
20 May 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
19 May 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
16 May 2020 FIGT Boston Affiliate
13 May 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
11 May 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
10 May 2020 FIGT China Affiliate
09 May 2020 FIGT New York Affiliate
07 May 2020 FIGT UK Affiliate
06 May 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
01 May 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
29 Apr 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
23 Apr 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
23 Apr 2020 FIGT Coffee and Connect
22 Apr 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
17 Apr 2020 Free FIGT Webinar
15 Apr 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
10 Apr 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
08 Apr 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
24 Mar 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
22 Mar 2020 FIGT Japan Affiliate
16 Mar 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
14 Mar 2020 FIGT 2020 - Reflections & Transitions
28 Feb 2020 FIGT New York Affiliate
22 Feb 2020 FIGT Japan Affiliate
21 Feb 2020 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
17 Feb 2020 FIGT Netherlands Affiliate
05 Feb 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
24 Jan 2020 FIGT New York Affiliate
16 Jan 2020 FIGT DC Affiliate
14 Jan 2020 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
10 Dec 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
06 Dec 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
29 Nov 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
29 Nov 2019 FIGT Greece Affiliate
25 Nov 2019 FIGT New York Affiliate
23 Nov 2019 FIGT Japan Affiliate
15 Nov 2019 FIGT Melbourne Affiliate
14 Nov 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
13 Nov 2019 FIGT Boston Affiliate
04 Nov 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
25 Oct 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
15 Oct 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
11 Oct 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate
10 Oct 2019 FIGT China Affiliate
07 Oct 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
27 Sep 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
24 Sep 2019 FIGT Netherlands Affiliate Meeting
24 Sep 2019 FIGT Korea, Japan and China Affiliates
18 Sep 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
06 Sep 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate
06 Sep 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
03 Sep 2019 Live Webinar | Lost and Found: Getting back what mobility takes
09 Jul 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
21 Jun 2019 FIGT Greece Affiliate
12 Jun 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
07 Jun 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
07 Jun 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate
03 Jun 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
28 May 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
23 May 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
22 May 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
10 May 2019 FIGT China Affiliate
03 May 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate
26 Apr 2019 2019 FIGT Conference - Connect. Lead. Change.
12 Apr 2019 FIGT Research Network Affiliate
11 Apr 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
11 Apr 2019 FIGT DC Affiliate
09 Apr 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
08 Apr 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
08 Apr 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
05 Apr 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate
21 Mar 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
11 Mar 2019 FIGT Counseling & Coaching Affiliate
06 Mar 2019 FIGT Boston Affiliate
06 Mar 2019 FIGT UK Affiliate
01 Mar 2019 FIGT New York Tri-State Affiliate Meeting
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:
23 Mar 2017 2017 FIGT Conference - Building on the Basics: Creating Your Tribe on the Move
22 Mar 2017 2017 Safe Passage Across Networks (SPAN) Pre-Conference
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 Mar 2016 2016 FIGT Conference - Moving Across Cultures
02 Mar 2016 Webinar | Confidently Create Conference Connections
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
06 Mar 2015 2015 FIGT Conference - Finding "Home": Amidst Global Change
13 Jun 2014 Webinar | Two Minds Abroad--What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Global Living
21 Mar 2014 FIGT 2014 Conference: Reception & Keynote with Ray Leki
21 Mar 2014 2014 FIGT Conference - The Global Family: Redefined
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
22 Mar 2013 2013 FIGT Conference
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: 3 Keys to Creating your Portable Career
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: Discover Your Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and learn how to Increase It!
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
29 Mar 2012 2012 FIGT Conference
20 Jan 2011 USA Girl Scouts Overseas Webinar on Third Culture Kids

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