Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

November 21 - 22, 2019
IMD Campus, Lausanne
CLN members only
Corporate Learning Network
Strategies for thriving in a global career

As opportunities for international assignments expand and take new forms, organizations committed to global mobility need to understand the challenges they pose and craft solutions to meet them. In this session, Katia Vlachos and Michael Watkins will explore international assignments through the lens of transitions, exploring both their eternal and emerging dynamics. New types of international assignments generate different types of transitions that pose new difficulties and open up new opportunities for assignees, their partners, and families. The session also will provide concrete advice on how organizations seeking to support global mobility – as well as coaches and other professionals engaged in delivering that support – should craft solutions to meet those challenges. This session also will be of value to individuals who are or plan to have globally mobile careers.


• In this Discovery Event you will learn strategies and tools for building a global career

Target audience...

• This event is for professionals who are considering or already pursuing global careers, as well as the HR and global mobility professionals who support them

Michael Watkins

Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change
Katia Vlachos

Author and Coach

Katia Vlachos is a researcher and writer on cross-cultural transitions and expatriate life. She coaches expats and their partners on making successful international moves, rebuilding their careers and coping with relationship challenges. Previously a defense analyst with a Ph.D. from the RAND Corporation and a Master’s Degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, Katia has lived in seven countries and three continents. Born in Cameroon to Greek parents, she is deeply experienced in the joys and tribulations of leading a globally mobile life. She is the author of A Great Move: Surviving and Thriving in Your Expat Assignment (LID Publishing, 2018).



Thursday November 21, 2019 from 17:00 to Friday November 22, 2019 16:00 (including dinner and networking lunch)


IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*This 1.5 day event is reserved for members of IMD's Corporate Learning Network and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership. Travel and accommodation are at participant’s own expense.


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Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Corporate Learning Network

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