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The International HR Practitioner (IHRP)



This two-day training course provides a comprehensive insight into both the theory and practical elements of managing international assignments. Incorporating workshops and discussions, the course begins with the fundamentals of expatriate management and looks at the day-to-day challenges faced by international HR practitioners.

The International HR Practitioner (IHRP) equips participants with the skills and knowledge required to manage their companies' mobility programme with maximum efficiency, and the confidence to critically evaluate assignment policies. Many of our clients use the IHRP as a formal part of the induction process for new members of their mobility teams.

To maximise the learning and networking opportunity, attendance is limited to three places per company. ECA's training can also be delivered in-house and tailored to meet objectives.

Who should attend?

This course is designed as an introduction or refresher for anyone involved in the practical administration of international assignment policy and salary calculations. A Certificate of Attendance is awarded upon completion.

This has definitely been the most interesting, informative, useful and practical course I have attended. Excellent from start to finish, thank you!

- HR Practitioner, AIB Group


Agenda - Day one
Introduction and course objectives
Understanding assignment objectives 
-  Main types of employee mobility
Assignment selection, preparation and relocation
Salary systems for long-term assignments
-  Host-based approach
-  Local plus
-  Home-based approach
-  Host vs Home comparison
Other remuneration approaches:
-  Hybrid approach
-  Select country approach
Salary reviews and delivery of pay
Agenda - Day two
Typical assignment benefits and delivery
Projecting long-term assignment costs
Managing tax and social security issues
- Tax issues relating to long-term assignments
- Determination of residence
- Social security
- Tax equalisation and tax protection
- Hypothetical tax
Contracts of employment
- Employment structures
- Assignment letter
- Choice of law and jurisdiction

Venue Details

The venue details will be announced approximately one month prior to the course taking place.


Timings for both days:

08:45-09:00 Registration
09:00-17:00 The International HR Practitioner

Refreshments and lunch are provided on both days.


Take advantage of our discount offers for you!

1) Early bird discount
Sign up before the 8 September 2020 to benefit from a 15% discount. Prices will rise from USD 655 to USD 770 for ECA subscribers and USD 850 to USD 1000 for non-subscribers.

2) Grow your expertise - discounts for multiple course attendance

Complete either of our two training courses and receive 10% discount off the second course that you attend. Discount % applies to the price advertised at time of registration.

Please note: the course fees quoted represent the fees net of any withholding taxes which may be incurred - where withholding taxes are due on delegate fees, such taxes are to be borne by the delegate.

The ECA Subscriber price is reserved exclusively for representatives of organisations who subscribe to ECA's Country Reports at the time when registration for the training course occurs. If you are not sure if your organisations subscribe to ECA's Country Reports, please contact your Account Manager or

  • Early Bird Subscriber Price - USD 655.00
  • Early Bird Non-Subscriber Price - USD 850.00

Terms & Conditions

All cancellations must be made in writing. Substitute delegates may be registered at any time. Where a registration fee is applicable, the full fee will be charged for ALL cancellations received less than TWO weeks before the course start date and for no-shows on the day. If a discount rate is offered at the time of registration, the discount is only applicable for the course(s) booked and cannot be transferred to a later date. ECA reserves the right to alter the agenda, speakers, dates or venue at any time.


Covid-19 Precautions

We are closely monitoring the Covid-19 virus situation which is evolving on a daily basis, and reserve the right to postpone or cancel this event if deemed a necessary precaution. The health and safety of our delegates and employees is of paramount importance.

Please note: While we will take reasonable precautions, each delegate attends at their own risk and we do not accept any liability over and above our relevant legal responsibilities. See below for the protective measures we have introduced, and which steps you can follow to safeguard your health:

What extra steps are we taking?

  • Temperature checks: building management will perform temperature checks on all attendees upon arrival. Anyone who displays an elevated body temperature will not be granted entry and their attendance will be transferred to another date.
  • Elevated hygiene measures: the venue will be thoroughly cleaned and sterilised prior to and upon completion of each training session and they will take appropriate measures to reduce the likelihood of contamination of communal surfaces (such as door handles etc.).
  • Reduced class sizes: rooms will be set up for fewer numbers to allow for the maximum amount of social distancing.
  • Individually packed food and beverage will be provided for attendees where possible.

What steps can you take?

  • Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
  • Wear face masks to safeguard yourself and others around you.
  • Maintain at least a 2 metre distance between yourself, our staff and other attendees.
  • Do not shake hands with our staff or with other attendees.
  • Stay at home if you are showing any symptoms and inform us straight away so that we can transfer your registration to the next available date.


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