Inaugural Reintegration Workshop 

The Laos Australia Institute conducted the inaugural Reintegration Workshop for newly returned Australia Awards graduates at the Mercure Hotel on 14 February 2015.

Opening the workshop, Australian Ambassador to Laos, John Williams congratulated the alumni for completing their studies and returning to contribute to the country’s development.

The reintegration program included sessions on: staying connected; managing reverse cultural shock; revising re-entry action plans; knowledge and skills transfer and managing expectations in the workplace; and providing hints and tips on how to find the perfect job.  A panel discussion on recruitment for the Open category returnees featured representatives from World Vision, Care International, ANZ Bank, NTPC, EDC and Horton International.

Also attending the workshop were representatives from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Laos Australia Institute and Vientiane College.

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