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 FIGT CONNECTIONS         Issue 50 April 28, 2016

IN THIS ISSUE:

Thank You for Your Feedback!
Confronting Goodbyes
Proposals for FIGT 2017
Member News
On the FIGT Blog
Affiliate News

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK!

The Board wants to extend a special “thank you” to everyone who provided feedback on our #FIGTNL16 conference. Your comments allow us to shape a better conference for 2017! If you have additional feedback that you want to share, or if you want to see any specific topics addressed in this newsletter, please e-mail communications@figt.org

CONFRONTING GOODBYES

FIGT is part of a larger world-wide network of organizations writing about and supporting the globally mobile community. This week we are pleased to feature an article from our #FIGT16NL gold sponsor CULTURS.

"Confronting Goodbyes," was written by CULTURS Expert Myra Dyumpais (also a former Pollock Scholar), who is head of CULTURS Partner Organization TCKid.
If I had a shirt I could have worn throughout my childhood and teen years of moving around the world, it would spell out these words from my all-time favorite quote: “I hate good-byes.” Read more ...

PROPOSALS FOR FIGT 2017

One of the most important behind the scenes committees for FIGT16NL was the Proposal Review Committee. It will soon be hard at work preparing for the next year’s conference.
 
RFP's (requests for proposals) will be gathered this year in August and September. At an initial review meeting, each proposal receives a detailed review by at least three members of the Review Committee as well as by the Program Chair, Research Liaison and Program Chair liaison. After a careful discussion of scientific merit and interest for the greater FIGT membership, written comments and documentation of the committee’s discussions are presented to a Final Review Committee, which selects the top proposals for the conference. We use an overall impact score to organize our review process and identify the aspects of their proposal that were judged to be strongest or weakest.

FIGT16NL had an excellent pool of presentations to use to create the conference. Stay tuned to see when the RFP information goes out.

MEMBER NEWS

How does childhood experience with being different affect our later lives as expatriates? FIGT member Anne Copeland is working on some new research and would appreciate your help. Read more ...

ON THE FIGT BLOG

Cross-border custody issues: Lucy Greenwood, partner at iFLG, an FIGT16NL gold sponsor, describes a legal issue with big implications. Read more …
Amanda Bate talks about her goals with The Black Expat Magazine, TCKchat and the diversity of voices in FIGT's globally mobile community. Read more …
FIGT member Vivian Chiona contributes two thoughtful post links on being a "lovepat." Read more ...

AFFILIATE NEWS

The FIGT Netherlands Affiliate hosted a coffee morning on April 8th at the Expatriate Archive Centre.  The purpose of this meeting was to reflect on the conference and continue networking; the event was a great success. Here are some photos from the event!

The purpose of FIGT affiliates is to carry forward the global mission of promoting cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success, and well-being of people crossing cultures across the world. For information about our affiliates, please check the links below.

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Korea
The Netherlands
Research Network

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