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ECA’s Australian Government Meeting

Learn more about the latest developments in the management of mobile staff and network with other Australian government agencies.


Anna Michielsen - ECA International
Anna is ECA’s General Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. She is based in ECA’s Sydney office and works with a diverse range of clients within the region. Anna typically works with companies who need to attract and retain top global talent for competitive advantage. From delivering day to day client solutions through to mobility policy and software projects, Anna seeks to free clients from routine processes and afford them a more strategic outlook.

Andrew Shaw - ECA International 
Andrew joined ECA as Managing Director in August 2013. Prior to ECA, Andrew held senior commercial roles in a number of international subscription licensing businesses. A native of London, he spent five years living and working in Tokyo where he developed a personal understanding of international assignments and the data and software needed to support them.

Trisha Carter - TransCultural Careers
Trisha is a cross-cultural psychologist and Managing Director of TransCultural Careers.  She delivers Executive Coaching and Cross-Cultural Training programs for corporate clients, their expats and business travellers.  She also provides Team building for diverse teams to increase cultural awareness, enhance communication and improve team effectiveness.


08:30 - 09:00am

Coffee, registration & networking



Global overview – what you need to know
What’s going on in the world and how does this impact on you and the postings you manage. Comprehensive background and food for thought presented by ECA’s Managing Director, Andrew Shaw.

ECA data & research highlights
The very latest from ECA including COL and Location Rating highlights.

Roundtable discussion: family composition
How does family effect conditions and allowances and therefore how do you manage the impact of changes to family composition and non-standard families?  This interactive roundtable provides the opportunity to explore and share on this complex topic. 

Morning Tea

Dazzle your colleagues with your world knowledge at the end of year quiz.

Managing global moves in an intercultural context
Global moves can be complex and in managing them we need to make sure that our responses address that complexity.  In this interactive, fun and practical session, we look at different thinking styles and how they impact our behaviour.  This session will be facilitated by intercultural expert Trisha Carter.

Open forum
Your opportunity to raise and discuss topics or questions with other agencies and ECA. Pre-submit your questions or ask them on the day. 


Wrap-up & Networking Lunch



The Boat House by the Lake
Grevillea Park
Menindee Drive
Barton ACT

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