Navigating Work Permits and Visas in the Education Sector
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K-12 and Higher Education institutions employ highly qualified foreign experts. Education Law no. 43/2019/QH14 (“Education Law 2019“) and Decree no. 152/2020/ND-CP (“Decree 152“) have led to the escalation of challenges for education institutions in the recruitment and retention of international/foreign employees. Whilst Resolution 105 has eased some restrictions for the recruitment and retention of foreign experts these have not been applied to the education sector.
The AmCham Education and Training Committee are hosting a conversation to help members understand the changes in Education Law no. 43/2019/QH14 (“Education Law 2019“) and Decree no. 152/2020/ND-CP (“Decree 152“), explore the impact of the changes on the recruitment and retention of foreign experts and share experiences and scenarios. Through this dialogue, the AmCham Education and Training Committee aims to help empower members and hear potential solutions from our members to help frame further advocacy.
- Understand the changes in Education Law no. 43/2019/QH14 (“Education Law 2019“) and Decree no. 152/2020/ND-CP (“Decree 152“)
- Explore the impact of the changes on recruitment and retention of foreign experts,
- Share experiences and scenarios
- Seek feedback and suggested solutions to inform AmCham advocacy
- Human Resource Managers in K-12 and Higher Education
- School Leaders / Head of Schools / Directors
|8:30 AM||Registration & Refreshment for physical guests|
|8:45 AM||Check-in for virtual guests|
|9:05 AM||Opening Remarks|
|9:15 AM||The Legal Landscape|
|9:20 AM||Law in Practice – Scenarios and Case Studies|
|9:50 AM||Panel – Q&A Session|
|10:30 AM||Coffee and Networking|
|11:00 AM||Event ends|
AmCham Members: VND 650,000
Non-members: VND 800,000
AmCham Members: VND 300,000
Non-members: VND 450,000
|Reservations/cancellations must be received by 24 hours before the event, and must be made on-line or by email. We are unable to accept reservations/cancellations by telephone.|
Partner, Global Mobility Services, KPMG Vietnam
Andrea is a very experienced tax professional having worked in both practice and industry for over 30 years.
As a leader of the Global Mobility Services (GMS) practice in Vietnam, Andrea leads her innovate and experienced team to create a key tax and immigration specialism with strong links into the global GMS practice and other areas of the KPMG Vietnam practice.
Andrea is a frequent speaker on various trending Personal Income Tax and Immigration topics to the public in Vietnam. She is currently BritCham representative for the VBF HR working group and also an active member of different chambers who frequently provide inputs for chambers on challenging issues on emerging labour and immigration related matters.
She manages a portfolio of clients in various industries including trading, manufacturing, transportation, and financial services.
|Duc Giang Dang
Director, Global Mobility Services, KPMG Vietnam
Giang has over 15 years working in Global Mobility Service (“GMS”) practice, 3 recent years among which working in the immigration practice and more than a year leading and focusing on developing the immigration practice in KPMG as Immigration National Lead.
Giang has an intensive knowledge of the Vietnamese regulations and procedure for compliance in Vietnam on labour and immigration issues and has supported a number of clients on immigration, work permit and visa assistance, preparation and defense during foreign labour audits and immigration audits for foreigners.
|Ha Noi Nguyen
HR Manager, Saigon South International School
Ha Noi Nguyen is a senior Human Resources practitioner with more than fifteen years of experience in human resources management.
For the past nine years, Ha Noi has led the HR team at Saigon South International School, developing multiple HR initiatives, including HR compliance, total rewards, talent acquisition and development, and employee and labor relations. Ha Noi’s team has supported hundreds of foreign teachers and their families in their transitions to live and work in Vietnam and has vast experience with the various challenges that can arise in obtaining work permits and ensuring compliance for legal residence.
Prior to SSIS, Ha Noi worked in progressive human resources roles in other industries for multinational companies such as KPMG and AstraZeneca.
Ha Noi holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration (French Vietnamese Center of Management – CFVG) and a Bachelor’s degree from Foreign Trade University.
HBBP Lead, Vietnam Cognita School System
Over 10 years as the HR specialist in the Expat Service and Mobility, Duong Dang has been together with the HR team to assist expatriate and their family’s relocation to work and live in Vietnam. There were a lot of restrictions, but also limitations, that affected the expatriate’s transition to Vietnam, especially during the Covid pandemic; however, the HR team was completely successful in bringing them in Vietnam easily and on time, which exceeded expectations.
Duong has always been proactive and thoroughly studying the new decrees and discretions issued by the government, as well as looking for initiatives or possible solutions to adapt to the constant changes affecting Expat Services and Mobility.
Global Mobility Manager, RMIT
Darren is an experienced Mobility professional having worked both in-house and in practice for over 10 years in the EMEA and APAC regions.
He has proven experience in relocating employees in a compliant manner whilst also enhancing the employee’s overall relocation experience. Recently he has created and designed processes and policies to create a consistent approach to relocations and assignments within organisations, whilst also implementing a Work From Anywhere policy at his previous employer.
Darren is a regular presenter and contributor to the Expat Academy in both the EMEA and APAC regions, including presenting at their annual conference.
HR Director, Vietnam Cognita School System
Ms. Dao Nguyen has led the Human Resources for Vietnam Cognita School System including International School Ho Chi Minh City (ISHCMC), ISHCMC-American Academy, International School Saigon Pearl for the last four years and a half. She is responsible for strategizing, developing, implementing operations and enhancing culture, employee engagement and organizational development initiatives.
With 19 years of professional human resources experience, she has proven herself as a dynamic HR practitioner with extensive expertise providing counsel, coaching and implements workforce excellence, transformational leadership, intercultural communication, team building, international recruitment and change management.
She headed the human resources department in the FMCG industry for four years and the pharmaceuticals sector for ten years before joining Cognita Schools Group. Ms. Dao holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a Master Degree in Human Resources. She is certified by SHRM-SCP; People Analytics For HR (PAHR) by HRD Future and has attained numerous other certifications.
|Dr. Catriona Moran
Head of School, South Saigon International School
Dr. Moran is an Irish national with over 35 years of experience in education and leadership, 30 years of which have been in international schools in Japan, Taiwan, and now Vietnam. She currently serves as Head of School at Saigon South International School, HCMC. Catriona holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego in the U.S.
Trained as an elementary teacher, Catriona has served as an elementary principal in two international schools and deputy head of a school in Asia for two decades. In 2013, she was named the “National Distinguished Principal of the Year” by the National Association of Elementary Principals and the U.S. State Department for her work at Taipei American School. She serves on the EARCOS Board of Directors, on the Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) Board of Trustees, and as Chair of the Saigon International Network of Schools in HCMC.
Her areas of interest include school improvement, leadership, governance, staff professional development, assessment, program and policy development, and child protection and safeguarding.
| Kim Green
Head of School, International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Co-Chair, AmCham Education and Training Committee
Kim Green is currently the Head of School at International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and is the AmCham Education and Training Committee Co-Chair.
As a leader of three programme IB World schools, she is committed to creating strong connections across the learning continuum through impactful leadership, a strong curriculum that leads to mastery, and mindful practices that place wellbeing first. Kim is passionate about building authentic frameworks for professional learning, leadership development, and removing linear roles and responsibilities in education. She believes that leadership networks that synergistically deploy agile methodologies, courageously take risks to positively impact wellbeing and learning outcomes ultimately unlock human potential and collective intelligence enabling innovation to be embedded into the fabric of the school community.
Internationally Kim has held the role of Head of School, Director, Head of Secondary /Secondary Principal and MYP Coordinator in four different IB World Schools (Laos, Bangladesh, Qatar and Vietnam). Kim has twenty-five years of teaching and leadership experience that includes working with New Zealand, Nevada- USA, and International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Kim has a background in teaching Theory of Knowledge and Humanities and is an active member of the International Baccaleaureate Educators Network as a Lead Educator for the Middle Years Programme.
Kim holds a Masters in Educational Leadership (UK), Bachelor Degrees in both Education and Social Science (NZ), and Diploma’s in both Teaching (NZ) and Management (Aust.) and is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Social Science – Organisational Behaviour. She is an Independent Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Consultant endorsed by Lynn Erikson and Lois Lanning and a Cognitive Coach. In 2014 she published ‘Re-thinking Leadership Development in Schools’ a book that presents an innovative and effective framework for leadership development in schools. Kim also enjoys promoting wellbeing as a DoTerra Wellness Advocate and Consultant https://www.mydoterra.com/kimgreengraham/#/