52 Activities for Successful International Relocation is the only book of activities that focuses on issues of international relocation. These excercises--grounded in research and field-tested--were designed to help international relocation trainers and educators create programs that aid the transition from a familiar culture to a new one.
Relocating to a foreign country for school or work offers in an opportunity to expand your world view and develop useful strategies for adaptation. Preparing for such a move requires both attention to the logistical details and emotional preparation for the experience of living in a new culture.
52 Activities for Successful International Relocation is the only book of activities that focuses on issues of international relocation. These excercises--grounded in research and field-tested--were designed to help international relocation trainers and educators create programs that aid the transition from a familiar culture to a new one. Sections include predeparture preparedness exercises to reduce "culture shock," in-country support excercises, and reentry activities to prepare individuals to readjust to life back home.
Whether you're using this book in a business, education, or HR setting, 52 Activities for Successful International Relocation will help your student or employee manage the practical and emotional challenges of cultural change.
Patricia Cassiday is a cross-cultural consultant, trainer, and coach specializing in international transitions. She is the lead facilitator at Collaborative Connection, a consulting firm in the Seattle area.
Donna Stringer, the founder and former president of Executive Diversity Services, is a social psychologist with more than thirty years of experience as a cross-cultural educator and trainer. She has worked with U.S. corporations in 23 countries.
Cassiday and Stringer have brought together powerful, effective, and engaging approaches to support people in successfully working across cultures. — Nancy J. Adler, S. Bronfman Chair in Management, McGill University, Author, Leadership Insight and International Dimentions of Organizational Behavior
From pre-departure to reentry, 52 Activities for Successful International Relocation will help you to make the most of your experience abroad. A valuable resource for those relocating abroad as well as for their managers, trainers and coaches. — Philippe Rosinski, Ir., MS, MCC, Rosinski & Company sprl, author, Global Coaching and Coaching Across Cultures
A must-read book for anyone who wants to enjoy, and be effective, in a new culture. — Steve Reinemund, Former Dean, Wake Foreset School of Business and Retired Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
International relocation is tricky, regardless of where you're coming from or where you're going to. I wish I had this resource when I was younger! — Alan Richter, PhD, President, QED Consulting, LLC
This book, much more than a collection of activities, provides a powerful road map. Many of the activites are easily adaptable for multiple contexts, and they cover the entire transition life-cycle. If you work with people relocating internationally, or are relocating internationally yourself, this book is for you. — Barbara F. Schaetti, Ph. D, Owner/Consultant, Transition Dynamics and Founding Partner, Personal Leadership Seminars