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    International Human Resources Management

    Date: February 7, 2019, 7:30am
    Laurie Smith and Megan Hollywood
    21580 Beaumeade Circle
    Suite 230
    Ashburn, Virginia 20147
    Event Type:
    Discussion Group Meeting
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    Some of the questions we'll discuss at this month's discussion include:

    • What should I do to prepare for international business travel if I've never done that before??
    • How do I open a new office in a country outside the USA?
    • Should I learn a second language besides English?
    • How can I increase my "International HRM" savvy as part of my career development (for example, to prepare for the time when my employer is acquiring companies outside the USA)?
    • Should I consider or even seek an expatriate assignment?

    About our discussion facilitator:

    Elizabeth von Groeller has held global Vice President and Director, Human Resources roles with US, Swedish, British, American, German, and French companies such as Electrolux, American Management Systems, and Deutsche post. With trusted European and American partners, she has cofounded two entrepreneurial global Human Resources and Organization Development consultancies - most recently, Di Nuovo Talent Management Group. 

    Liz' clients encompass entrepreneurial software start ups to Fortune 500 companies, including Caterpillar, NCR, Motorola, General Electric, Koch Industries, Cobham, Detsche Post, Areva, Arkema, and Abbott Laboratories. She resolves compelling and complex organizational issues, such as attracting and retaining hard-to-find global talent; developing multinational leaders enterprise wise; integrating and aligning new international and US acquisitions; and significantly improving worldwide employee engagement and performance. 

    Liz holds a Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan; Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees in German, Wayne State University; and Society of Human Resource Management and WorldatWork International Human Resources certifications. Her languages include English, German, Italian, and Swedish. She is a dual US and Canadian citizen.

    Liz is a frequent guest lecturer on gloal business, talent, and international human resources topics. The International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, outplacement firms Hudson Highland in Stockholm and Lee Hecht Harrison in Connecticut, the Society for Human Resource Management in northern Virginia, and Duke University in North Carolina have hosted her presentations. She has instructed "Global and International Business" and "International Human Resources Management" at Quinnipiac University and Albertus Magnus College. Her pro bono contributions include partnering with Loyola and DePaul Universities to present "Building Your International Career" and international career/life coaching to millennial students and alumni.   

    This has been approved for 1 SHRM credit.

    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Laurie Smith at 703-362-8082 or Megan Hollywood at 571-488-4525. Participation may be limited to the first 20 people who sign up.