Global Business Mobile Talent
Washington DC
Nov 2011


... Sourcing from a Global Talent-pool
... Mobility solutions; cost-effective, measurable
... Human Capital Asset Development, Retention
... Innovation and HR Business Management
... Becoming a Learning Organization
... Marketing in HRM / Internal Branding, Communicating (building trust)



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to be held at...
THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, 1st Amendment Lounge; Time 08:15 until 16:30
• 529 14thSt NW, Washington DC 20045
RECEPTION follows conference at AKA WHITE HOUSE, 1710 H NW

November 14th 2011

from 08:15
Check-in/Registration, coffee & networking;
sponsor tables open

Opening Remarks,
“Purpose of the Conference and Your ROI”

Delegate Introductions & chat

Ed Cohen,

09:40 until 10:40

Austerity/Cutbacks and Organizational Leadership Investment - Knowing What Leadership Capability You Want…and Creating It

In an environment that is Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous … the VUCA environment … organizations must continue to create agile and adaptable workforce capabilities. This includes the most critical capability… leadership. This session will look at how organizations can make investments that recognize the importance of leadership capability and effectiveness at creating it.

J Keith Dunbar, Director, Leadership Academy Office of Learning and Career Development
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)

sponsor tables open

11:00 until 12:00
Legal Update: Employment Law
As companies globalize, they increasingly face the topic of international labor standards and the difficulties incorporating such standards into their operations.

In this segment we will cover the basics of international labor standards, and how they are interpreted and used by companies and advocacy groups (which include domestic and global labor unions).

In addition, there has recently been a lot of confusion surrounding Professor John Ruggie's Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and how business will be expected to respond to those guiding principles. We will discuss some ideas and strategies about how companies might respond.

Finally, we will discuss how a corporation's efforts to be a model for corporate social responsibility needs to be tempered by the manner in which those CSR initiatives can be misconstrued to damage a company's image.


Stefan Marculewicz, Partner, Littler Mendelson, PC

Stefan Marculewicz is a recognized authority on international labor standards. He advises multi-national corporations on issues related to the ILO, OECD, the United Nations Global Compact and other international labor standard-setting organizations. He helps multi-national corporations based in the United States and abroad formulate and implement strategies to respond to efforts by labor unions and other organizations to discredit them through global campaigns. His work includes development of supply chain management systems and corporate codes of social responsibility, negotiation of international framework agreements with Global Union Federations, and he has represented employers before the ILO and OECD National Contact Points. He also works with global employers regarding the design and implementation of human resources policies, as well as a broad range of global workplace issues. As a compliment to his international practice, domestically, Mr. Marculewicz handles a wide range of issues related to labor management relations. He routinely negotiates collective bargaining agreements for clients and assists employers in all aspects of their dealings with labor unions, including advising on corporate campaigns and neutrality/access agreements. Such assistance ranges from handling grievance arbitrations to complex RICO and class action litigation involving labor unions. Drawing on his experience as a Trial Attorney for the NLRB in its Baltimore and Fort Worth Regional Offices, he also regularly assists clients before the NLRB. Related to his traditional labor law practice, Mr. Marculewicz advises employers in connection with multi-employer benefit funds and in particular with respect to withdrawal liability. He has represented numerous companies in litigation involving such plans. Finally, Mr. Marculewicz advises employers on many other aspects of labor and employment law. Mr. Marculewicz joined Littler after nearly fourteen years of practice in Baltimore, Maryland with one of the largest labor and employment law practice groups in the State of Maryland. He is also the Co-Chair – U.S. Chamber of Commerce International Labor Law Policy Subcommittee Advisor – U.S. Council on International Business Labor Policy Committee, Maryland State Bar Association.

TableTopics: the 5 key Business Objectives
1. Global Mindset/Collaboration in your organisation
2. Resource utilisation: In-sourcing vs Out-sourcing
3. Communicating the values of your Global Brand locally; engaging international assignees and all employees
4. Results-based decision-making/ROI on everything
5. Performance-based benefits

12:45 until 13:40 luncheon keynote

CEO 2012 Expectations of HR Leaders


Rodney Scaife, CHRO ... Chief Human Resources Offcier,
AEROTEK, an Allegis company

13:50 until 15:00

This session will present personal experiences with international assignments including transition management of families. Session Leader will phrase these experiences into real examples of transitioning a family to the USA and the subsequent repatriation.

Session Moderator: Peggy Love, President- Education Services, Dwellworks LLC


Vanessa McCall, PHR, is the HR Manager for EADS North America, where her responsibilities include providing a strategic approach to developing HR processes and procedures, talent management, performance management, employee relations, compensation/ benefits, and expatriate management.. Mrs. McCall has over 10 years experience in International Human Resources Management for multinational companies in the aerospace/ defense and broadcasting industries. Previously, Mrs. McCall worked for NBC Olympics, Inc., beginning with the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympic Games (her home town) and continuing on to 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Games, 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games and 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games. During this time Mrs. McCall lived onsite in each Olympic city for up to 18 months serving as onsite HR Manager. As one of the first five NBC representatives onsite, her role included determining the HR implications of how a foreign corporation can set up operations in the given country, fulfill their staffing requirements of up to 500 local employees, and provide HR support in a fast-paced environment, before closing the operation and moving it to the next country. Vanessa holds a Masters of Professional Studies in Strategic Human Capital from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Commerce from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She also holds the “Professional in Human Resources” (PHR) certification designation from SHRM.

Ghadeer Hasan is Vice-President, Quality, Dwellworks. Ghadeer Hasan is the Vice President, Quality for Dwellworks LLC. She has more than 15 years of experience in relocation management and provides procedural expertise and leadership for quality functions related to Dwellworks property management, appraisal and destination services activities. She has also worked with Worldwide ERC serving as a developer for the GMS recertification and is Worldwide ERC Appraisal Trained. Ghadeer is a graduate of George Mason University and holds both the Certified Relocation Professional (CRP) and the Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) designations.

Lieutenant Commander Sean Noble, Royal Australian Navy; Staff Officer Joint Coordination; Australian Embassy Washington. Sean Noble hails from Western Australia were he initially studied Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology (Engineering) at School of Mines in Kalgoorlie, before working throughout the state, predominantly in the Gold Mining Industry. Sean joined the Navy in 1993 and has worked as a Supply Officer throughout the Navy both at Sea and Ashore. This posting makes his fifth Joint Service appointment, which include HQ Australian Theatre, Defence Material Organisation and HQ Joint Operations where he has worked at Tactical, Operational and Strategic levels. Sean has previously served on Exchange with the US Navy and worked throughout Australia, Asia, the Pacific, North America and the Middle East. Sean has also served in three war zones. He has two Masters Degrees; the first in Management specializing in Equipment and Technology, and the second in Business specializing in Commercial Law and Marketing. Lieutenant Commander Sean Noble is the Staff Officer Joint Coordination at the Australian Embassy Washington where he is responsible for the personnel administration of the 450 Defence families posted to North America. This includes Healthcare, Education, Personnel Allowances and Conditions of Service for some 1350 people spread from Alaska to Florida and Nova Scotia to Hawaii. Sean Noble was recently selected for promotion to Commander (1 Jan 2012) and is married to Tracy (Florida) and they have one child – Harrison, who was born here in Washington in Apr 2010.

Peggy Love’s tenure in the relocation industry began in 1990 in Hamburg, Germany. Upon her return to the United States she founded Full Circle International Relocations which she shaped into one of the premier destination services companies in the U.S., delivering services to thousands of expat assignees and their families. In 2008, Full Circle was purchased by Dwellworks and Peggy began her new role with the company as President of Education Services. Peggy is a frequent speaker at international industry conferences including; Employee Relocation Council (ERC), European Relocation Association (EURA), Families in Global Transition (FIGT) and GLOBALHR News. Peggy received her BA from the University of South Carolina and her M. Ed from George Mason University. She holds both the Global Mobility Specialist (GMS) and the Certified European Relocation Professional (CERP) designations. Dwellworks is an innovative company providing a comprehensive suite of services to the relocation, real estate and mortgage lending industries. The company offers domestic and international destination services, property management, valuation services, career advising and education advising services. With a nationwide vendor network of local experts, Dwellworks provides an efficient and cost-effective business model to support its clients by listening to them, learning from each other and living by our values. The company is privately-held, with over 160 employees. Its headquarters are in Cleveland, Ohio, with regional offices in Detroit, New York City, Phoenix and Washington DC.


1. Environmental trends impacting HR

2. Re global organizations, work-force development issues

3. Re 2012, what new skills are needed in an HR leader? In a service-provider?


Thought-Leader/Commentators will include corporate representatives and selected Providers who are subject-matter experts. Audience participation means collaborative-learning and maximizing practical take-away...your ROI.

Thought-Leader/Commentators will include...

MANJUSHREE M. BADLANI, MA, SPHR; Chief HR and Administrative Officer with Jhpiego, an affiliate of John’s Hopkins University. Jhpiego works with health care providers in 144 countries around the world with an international workforce of over a thousand employees. She leads the organization in the strategic implementation of the administrative, global human resources, field operations, facilities, security, materials and travel management functions. As member of the senior executive team, she exercises a prominent role in influencing organizational objectives, strategy, and operations with respect to the utilization of human resources for Jhpiego’s headquarters and 25 country locations.

CHRISTOPHER H. JAMES, Managing Director of the HR Bridge Group; Board Member, Worldwide ERC;
Manager of HR Global Services, Bechtel Corporation (ret).

Chris James is Managing Director of the HR Bridge Group, a small, specialized boutique consulting service, where he brings over 40 years of extensive international experience to aid organizations dealing with global strategic and operational human resource issues. The firm’s objective is to help companies operate in a global arena, setting the strategic principles that address the long-range demands, while meeting the near-term operational needs. Chris retired recently from the Bechtel Corporation where he played a lead role in Bechtel’s shared services operation (Bechtel Business Services) based in Glendale, AZ. As the Manager of HR Global Services, he was responsible for all international employee assignments, employee mobility and HR services. His team, based in Glendale, London, and Brisbane, had global responsibility for employee records and processing; employment administration, including pre/post-employment screening and verification processes; health, welfare, and retirement benefit administration; employee service center operations; and national and international relocation services from pre-mobilization to repatriation. During his term, he led the efforts to totally revamp the relocation model that Bechtel had maintained for over 16 years. This change resulted in improved employee services and multi-million dollar savings to the corporation. Having worked outside of the United States for over 18 years, Chris has broad understanding of the legal, business and cultural human resource issues facing organizations working in the global arena. This experience is in a wide range of industry sectors, including high technology, manufacturing and service, both as a staff member and as a consultant. Chris holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources from George Washington University in Washington D.C.; serves on the Board of Directors of the Worldwide ERC; and chairs the Global Advisory Council, Worldwide ERC.

followed by the festive, NETWORKING RECEPTION at the AKA WHITE HOUSE, 1710 H Street NW


For more information, contact Ed Cohen:
Phone: +1.619.787.3100
Conference Sponsors:
crown relocations
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