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The International HR Practitioner (IHRP)



Please note: Our course is currently only being delivered in Singapore. Please email our Events team to indicate your interest in future courses and we will contact you as soon as dates have been determined.

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 and preparation
Contracts of employment
- Employment structures
- Assignment letter
- Choice of law and jurisdiction
Salary systems for long-term assignments
-  Host-based approach
-  Host plus
Typical assignment benefits and delivery
Agenda - Day two
Salary systems for long-term assignments:
- Home-based approach
- Host vs Home comparison
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
Cost projection
Changing patterns of mobility:
- Business trips
- Short-term assignments
- Remote working assignments
- Unaccompanied assignments
- Permanent transfers
- Virtual assignments

Venue Details

Hilton Singapore Orchard,
333 Orchard Rd,

For a location map, please see here.


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 22 March 2024 to benefit from a 15% discount. Prices will rise from SGD 1640 to SGD 1945 for ECA subscribers and SGD 1950 to SGD 2295 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

  • Subscriber Price - SGD 1945.00
  • Non-Subscriber Price - SGD 2295.00

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.



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