Repatriation – successful reintegration when returning home

Returning home after an experience of working internationally can be challenging. Repatriation, or cultural re-entry, involves an adaptation process that can be perceived as more difficult than going abroad and many experience a so-called reverse culture shock. International experience changes returning employees’ outlook and expectations and their newly acquired knowledge and expertise is not always put to good use by their employer. Not providing adequate positions for repatriated employees can result in a high percentage leaving for other jobs, and organisations lose valuable know-how. In this workshop we look at intercultural competence and the repatriation process, both from the returning employees’ perspective and from an organisational point of view. We reflect on the returning employees experience of readjusting to their home country and explore how the employer can best support their returnees.


  • What is Intercultural Competence and how is it important in the repatriation process?
  • Employees’ experience of returning home and reverse culture shock – challenges and opportunities.
  • The important role of the employer in reintegration of international returnees.
  • Strategies for managing successful reintegration of employees.

Who is the workshop for?
International assignees returning to home country, and HR who manages international assignments

How it works:
This is a trainer led virtual workshop. The event will be held in English but can also be tailored individually to your language needs. All participants receive a course certificate.

We hope you can join us, welcome!

1 x 3h session

Min 4, max 8 participants

Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 9:00 – 12:00 AM CEST Fee: 195 euros/ 3h session