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    • 03 May 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 11:59 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar

    FIGT Webinar


    Home is What You Make It

    How Our Concept of Home Shapes The Way We Move


    Facilitator: Katia Vlachos

    Researcher, Writer and Transition coach

    Wednesday, May 3, 2017

      11:00 AM EDT, 4:00 PM BST 

    Can’t make the webinar live? All registrants also receive access to a 7 day replay.


    About the Webinar

    Our concepts of home – what home means and what we need to feel at home – while spanning a wide spectrum, have a profound influence on how we approach transitions and the strategies that work best for speeding up adjustment and finding home. In other words, how we perceive home shapes – or should shape – how we go about creating home when we move. In this webinar, I present a framework for categorizing concepts of “home” and explore the connection between those concepts and the coping strategies we use when making cross-cultural moves. Drawing on my research, including over 30 in-depth interviews with both first-time and experience expats, I show how using our concept of home as a guide can help us make smoother transitions and find home wherever we are.


    About the Facilitator

    Katia Vlachos is a researcher, writer and transition coach. She writes on cross-cultural adaptation and expatriate life. Greek by birth and perpetual foreigner by choice, she has lived in 8 cities and 7 countries in the last 20 years. In her blog posts, articles and in a forthcoming book, she explores the challenges of finding and sustaining home amidst the chaos of nomadic life. She also coaches expatriates to help them navigate transitions, whether geographical, professional or personal. Katia is a defense analyst by training, and lives in Zurich, Switzerland with her family. Unfittingly for her location – but in complete harmony with her Mediterranean upbringing – she enjoys water skiing much more than snow skiing. She’s still working on her Swiss-German.


    Registration

    Registration for members is free. Non-members may register for $30 USD. Get a full refund of your webinar fee if you sign up for membership no later than May 10, 2017.

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    A free 7 day replay of the webinar will be available to all. After that, FIGT members will continue to have access to an archived copy through the members-only section of the website. Click here to learn more about membership.

Past events

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
11 May 2016 Webinar | Successful Resumes for a Global Career
06 Apr 2016 Webinar | TCKs/CCKs Transitioning Successfully for University
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
04 Dec 2014 DC Winter Networking Event
16 Oct 2014 DC Fall Networking Event
26 Jun 2014 DC Summer Networking Event
13 Jun 2014 Webinar | Two Minds Abroad--What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Global Living
24 Mar 2014 Switzerland Affiliate: Preparing your Student for the University Transition
21 Mar 2014 FIGT 2014 Conference: Reception & Keynote with Ray Leki
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06 Feb 2014 DC February Networking Event
04 Dec 2013 DC December Networking Happy Hour
05 Nov 2013 Switzerland Affiliate: Beating the « November Blues »!
21 Oct 2013 Webinar | Best Practices in Cross-cultural Training for Expatriates
09 Sep 2013 Webinar | Practical Tools for Making Sense of Cultural Transitions
28 Jun 2013 Industry Event | Celebrate Canadian Success- New York 2013
18 Jun 2013 Industry Event | The North-East USA Totally Expat Show
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 DC May Networking Happy Hour
16 May 2013 Webinar | In Search of Identity: Awakening Your Authentic Self
22 Mar 2013 2013 FIGT Conference
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: Discover Your Cultural Intelligence (CQ) and learn how to Increase It!
21 Mar 2013 Pre-conference Workshop: 3 Keys to Creating your Portable Career
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
27 Mar 2012 Switzerland Affiliate: Preparing for University Transition
19 Oct 2011 Webster University's Geneva Campus First International Counseling Conference
13 Oct 2011 Growing Up Cross-Culturally: Broadening Horizons for Academic Research Symposium
10 Oct 2011 Swiss Chapter launch
17 Mar 2011 2011 FIGT Conference
20 Jan 2011 USA Girl Scouts Overseas Webinar on Third Culture Kids

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