MIGRATION, MOBILITY & THE FUTURE OF WORK

Colloquium integrating Research, Policy and Practice

August 3rd and 4th, 2022 𑗄 In person at the University of Victoria Campus

About the Colloquium

The colloquium encouraged the cross-pollination of ideas between researchers, policy-makers, practitioners, as well as other experts to enhance the quality of research, policy, and practice. The dual objectives were to improve the practice and policy related to employment of globally mobile individuals; and to build better phenomenon-grounded research on globally mobile employees and their employers. 

Colloquium sessions included keynote presentations by practitioners and scholars, and active working sessions for attendees to collaborate, share knowledge, and build new relationships.

By the end of this event, attendees shared knowledge and burning questions, and built new cross-sector relationships for future partnerships and projects.

 

Logistics

The research colloquium was held in Victoria, Canada during the two days (August 3-4, 2022) before the start of the Academy of Management (AOM) conference (August 5-9, 2022, held in Seattle, WA).  

The colloquium’s timing was strategic to enable world-renowned experts to attend.

 

The colloquium was intended for a small, invitation-only group of attendees, ensuring there is ample time to build relationships and collaborate.

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Hosts:

Stacey Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of International Management
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
University of Victoria, Canada

Sudhir Nair, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of International Strategy
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
University of Victoria, Canada

Dana Minbaeva, Ph.D.

Professor of Human Resource Management
King’s Business School
King’s College, UK

Anupama Phene, Ph.D.

Phillip Grub Distinguished Scholar and Professor of International Business
GW School of Business
George Washington University, USA

Jen Baggs, Ph.D.

Academic Director and Associate Professor of International Business
Peter B. Gustavson School of Business
University of Victoria, Canada

Agenda

Day 1 – August, 3rd

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8:30am - 9:00am

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

Breakfast & Registration

Meet us at the Registration Desk for coffee and breakfast; catering provided.
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9:00am - 10:00am

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

Welcome

Saul Klein, Carmen Dick, and Stacey Fitzsimmons.
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10:00am - 10:15am

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

 Break

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10:15am - 12:00pm

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

Meet and Greet/Morning Session

Using a structure similar to “speed-dating”, attendees will have a short time to meet each person from a different sector than their own. The purpose is to identify ideas for shared projects, questions, or topics of interest between pairs of attendees across sectors. The outcome of this session will be a generative array of ideas about collaborative projects.
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12:00pm- 1:00pm

UVIC - David Strong Building

Lunch

 

Catering provided.

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1:00pm - 2:00pm

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

Afternoon Session Part One

Facilitated process to thematically chunk and select the top themes that emerged from the morning process. The end result of the this session will be a smaller set of topics or projects for the group to address.
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2:00pm - 3:45pm

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

Afternoon Session Part Two

Attendees can select one of the smaller set of topics or projects to work on. This is time to explore possible collaborations related to this topic, or further identify what needs to be done. Take breaks as needed. Afternoon snacks provided at 2:30pm. By the end of this session attendees should select someone who will report out to the group the following morning about progress.
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3:45pm - 4:00pm

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

First Day Summary

 

Attendees will get instructions about the evening social event and the next day’s agenda.
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4:10pm

UVIC - Parking Lot 4

Tranportation from UVIC to Accomodation Off-Campus

 

We have a bus available to take you to downtown hotels to refresh yourselves, change or get ready for the evening. It takes around 25 minutes to drive downtown from UVic, and this bus can drop people off at 3-4 downtown locations so most people can walk conveniently to their hotels. If you prefer to stay at UVic until the evening social, or are staying on campus, there is another bus leaving at 5pm.
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5:00pm

UVIC - Parking Lot 1

Tranportation from UVIC to Downtown Victoria Restaurants

 

This bus will leave from the parking lot closest to the on-campus accommodation. It will drop off attendees at their starting restaurants for the evening social, or at the Empress docks if they prefer to start with a ferry ride. Be aware that there may be a 15-minut wait if they choose to start with a ferry ride, as the boats can only accommodate 12 people at a time.

Evening Social Activity & Dinner

Evening restaurant crawl via Water Taxis in Victoria’s inner harbour. Feel free to dress in more casual attire. Attendees can sample food at three waterfront restaurants at their own pace, and travel between each by ferry. Socializing will continue beyond 9pm for those still up for more after finishing the restaurant tour, by meeting back at the Lido Waterfront Bar & Bistro. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation back to their hotels or other accommodation at the end of the night.

Day 2 – August, 4th

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8:30am - 9:00am

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

Breakfast Available

Catering provided; Please pre-order lunch using the spreadsheet available near the breakfast table, so it will be ready when we arrive at the restaurant. We will end today’s event downtown, so attendees staying on-campus should bring their luggage to the classroom or ask the on-campus accommodation clerk to store it for them.
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9:00am - 9:45am

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

Group Progress Update

Working groups will report on their progress from yesterday. The purpose is to share any conclusions, important knowledge that was shared, or ideas about projects and partnerships. While listening to other groups report, attendees should think about which group they would like to join today.
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9:45am - 10:00am

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

Break

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10:00am - 11:45am

UVIC - David Strong Building Room 113

Continuation of Working Session

This is a continuation of the working sessions from the prior day. Attendees may remain in the same group or work with a new group, though at least one person should remain in each group for continuity. By the end of this session, attendees should have made further progress in terms of identifying what they would like to do to address their group’s question or issue.
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12:00pm

UVIC - Parking Lot 4

Transportation Provided to Lunch in Downtown Victoria

 

Bus ride will take around 20 minutes.

Lunch

Bring sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen.
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1:45pm - 3:20pm

Final Presentations and Summaries of Potential Projects

Attendees will have a small amount of time to finalize their ideas and decide what they want to share in their final reports to others. A/V equipment and flip charts are both available if groups want to use them. By the end of this session, we should have achieved this event’s objective: Build new partnerships and projects between researchers, policy-makers, and practitioners, such that we will collectively enhance the quality of research, policy, and practice related to employment of globally mobile individuals.
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3:20pm - 3:30pm

Strathcona Hotel Maple Room

End of Event

 

Thank-you to all attendees! Researchers attending Academy of Management conference can travel together to the Clipper ferry docks for the 5pm ferry. It is a 12 minute walk.

Researchers attending Academy of Management conference can travel together to the Clipper ferry docks for the 5pm ferry.