You’ll remember that back in January, Louise Wiles and I had the opportunity to participate in a conversation among accompanying partners hosted by the Global Niche. A common theme that we took away from the very open, honest and sometimes raw dialogue between women from diverse cultures and backgrounds was the value of a forum which helps accompanying partners to feel that they are not alone and where accompanying partners can share experiences and support each other. Families In Global Transition (FIGT) Director Judy Rickartson suggested that a regular “coffee morning” might be a useful forum and the idea for the Expat Partners Online Coffee was born.
Our first meeting is this Friday at 12:00 noon GMT (use this time converter to check the time in your location) and our subject for the session will be Moving Beyond Expatriate Challenges. If you’re an accompanying partner, please join us to share experiences, ask questions of others who have “been there, done that” or simply to listen.
You can find the information about how to join the event on our Facebook event page. Louise and I have also posted some resources to get you thinking about the topic on the Event page. Mark your calendar for this Friday, grab your cup of coffee, tea (or even a glass of wine if your time zone is right!) and join us for what promises to be a lively and informative event.