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The International HR Practitioner (IHRP) - Kuala Lumpur



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 and assignment conditions
Home or host-based contract of employment
Assignee selection, preparation and relocation
Home-based approach in detail:
-  When, why and what are the results?
-  Spendable tables, cost of living indices and allowances
-  Creating and presenting the build-up calculation
-  Tax and social security equalisation
Host-based approach in detail:
-  When, why and what are the results?
-  Sourcing and referencing host data
-  Provision of allowances
-  Local plus method
Assignment benefits:
-  Typical provision
-  Benefits-in-kind or allowances?
Different types of assignment:
-  Business trips
-  Commuter assignments
-  Permanent transfers
-  Short-term assignments
Agenda - Day two
Select country, dual and hybrid approaches:
-  Variations on basic systems – when, why and what are the results?
Managing tax and social security issues:
-  Tax issues for long-term assignments
-  Determination of residence
-  Hypothetical tax
-  Tax protection or equalisation
-  Social security
Bonus payments for international assignments
Cost projections in detail
Conducting salary reviews*:
-  Catalysts and managing exceptional situations
Delivery of pay and payroll issues*
-  Repatriation
-  Localisation
-  Onward transfer
*Not included in The IHRP courses delivered in Asia.

Venue Details

The venue will be confirmed approximately one month prior to the event.


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 and included in the course fee.


Take advantage of our discount offers for you!

(1) Early Bird discount - 15% off the standard fee if you book by 11 March

Prices will rise after 11 March from USD 757 to USD 890 for ECA subscribers, and USD 1020 to USD 1200  for non-subscribers.

(2) Grow your expertise - discounts for multiple course attendance

Complete any two or all three training courses and benefit from the following discounts*:

  • One course: full price
  • Two courses: 10% off the second course price
  • All three courses: 15% off the third course price

*Please note terms relating to discount offer:
i. Discount % applies to the price advertised at time of registration
ii. Discount applies to the course you register for, in the order you attend e.g. if you attend The International HR Practitioner then Foundations of International Assignment Compensation, you get 10% off the latter

  • Early Bird ECA subscriber price - USD 757.00
  • Early Bird non-subscriber price - USD 1020.00

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.