Understanding the Basics of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program
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With increasing talent shortages and global sourcing becoming a main area of focus for HR, your organization should be adept at handling immigration challenges and processes. This includes understanding the different types of visas available for your employees and, potentially, how to leverage the talent you already have.
The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program provides countless ways for individuals around the world to gain hands-on professional experience in their chosen academic or occupational field while deepening their understanding of American culture.
Join Envoy and Cultural Vistas as we explain the details surrounding the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, application requirements and best practices to keep in mind.
- An overview of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program
- Requirements and qualifications
- How companies can utilize these programs
Please note: this webinar is well-suited for all HR practitioners who have a basic understanding of the immigration process but would like to learn more information. To access more advanced webinars, please visit our resource center or stay tuned for more updates.
Karen Faucette, the Director of Business Development with Cultural Vistas, a nonprofit that develops global skill-building experiences for thousands of individuals and organizations in the United States and more than 135 countries every year, has more than a decade of experience in the field of experiential learning and educational exchange programs. Karen conducts seminars and webinars for HR and global mobility professionals, attorneys and companies to educate them on understanding the benefits of the J-1 visa as an immigration tool. In her capacity with Cultural Vistas, she establishes strategic partnerships and advises employers how to utilize and administer J-1 visa programs to provide students and professionals with meaningful work experiences. Prior to Cultural Vistas, Karen held positions in the areas of sales and business development with Oracle Corporation, Pivotal Software and Pitney Bowes. She holds a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park and is a member of SHRM.
Chief Marketing Officer & Workforce Analyst, Envoy Jamie, a veteran to the HR technology industry, brings over 15 years of sales, marketing, and branding experience to Envoy. As CMO, she plays a key role in driving a powerful brand for Envoy that represents its dedication to providing education, support, unparalleled value and a better experience overall for both businesses and employees navigating through the immigration process. Prior to Envoy, Gilpin was the vice president of marketing at CareerBuilder where she studied the relationships between job seekers and employers for over a decade and became passionate about solving the skills gap. Jamie has presented on the skills gap, workforce trends, HR, big data, technology and employment branding appearing at conferences and in the media including SHRM Talent Management, SBA Small Business Week, Evanta HR Leadership Summits, Illinois Technical Association, WGN, ERE, SHRM, and more.
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The Understanding the Basics of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program webinar grants attendees one general HR Certification Institute credit toward the PHR, SPHR, GPHR, HRMP, or HRBP certification programs. The continuing education certifications allow HRs to demonstrate a mastery of industry operations, best practices and regulations.
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