ISSARA ACADEMY

building business and human rights brand and operations across supply chains

Our training programs, workshops, and webinars provide insights on the cutting edge in business and human rights.  With unique perspectives on real experiences of workers, suppliers, and recruiters in key global supply chains, we present and analyze emerging good practice, help participants to self-reflect on how to improve management systems and performance, convey the latest realities from the ground, and aim to be a forum for networking and building relationships within the growing business and human rights community.  

WHAT IS ISSARA ACADEMY?

Responsible sourcing and ethical recruitment are in increasingly higher demand from global brands and retailers.  Issara Academy's comprehensive programs have been designed for all levels of buyer, supplier, and recruiter management and operations, from informing buyers' sourcing and ethical trade teams on trends and risks, to training supplier MDs, HR staff, and line supervisors on operational best practice.

We draw upon trends and data that are the most up to date, leveraging worker voice and experience from thousands of workers and jobseekers, and understanding the current realities that businesses are facing.  Our insights and training modules are topical, timely, and evidence-based - ensuring that participants receive information tailored to their business industry and geography.

GLOBAL WEBINARS

Beginning in June 2020, Issara Academy will offer regular webinars - open to all stakeholders in the business and human rights space - aimed at providing data, trends and insights on human rights and responsible recruitment in global supply chains, to drive critical conversations and learning exchange globally. These webinars will draw upon learning from our workshops, as well as ground-truthed trends in working conditions that are informed and validated by workers.    We aim to mix insights from Issara’s experience with those of partners, stakeholders and peer organisations.   

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SUPPLIER AND RECRUITMENT AGENCY TRAINING TOPICS

  • Business and human rights

  • Ethical recruitment

  • Strengthening grievance mechanisms

  • Worker voice and worker safeguards

  • Laws, policies, and processes related to migrant labour recruitment

  • Rights of national and foreign workers under national law and bilateral policies

  • Remediation

  • Employer-employee relations and communications

  • Common labour law violations in Thailand and how to avoid them

  • And much more!

TRAINING LOCATIONS

  • THAILAND: Trainings offered every other month, alternating between Bangkok and the provinces.

  • CAMBODIA: Trainings offered quarterly, in Phnom Penh.

  • MYANMAR:  Trainings offered quarterly, in Yangon.

  • MALAYSIA: Trainings offered quarterly, alternating between Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.

  • GLOBAL:  Webinars offered monthly - most are public and geared toward a multi-stakeholder audience; some are invitation-only for Issara Strategic Partners.

Upcoming events

Currently online by invitation
Online training
Business and Human Rights Training Program
In-person and online training for employers and recruitment agencies
Currently online by invitation
Online training
Introduction to Ethical Recruitment, for Recruitment Agencies and Employers
In-person and online training for employers and recruitment agencies

Past events

Responsible Management of Workforce Reduction in the COVID-19 Environment

Webinar

8 October 2020

Top 5 labour abuses encountered in 2019: A field-based analysis of worker reporting and business responses

Webinar

01 July 20

Introduction to Ethical Recruitment, for Recruitment Agencies and Employers

Somerset Ekamai Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

13 Dec 19, 08.30 am - 04.30 pm.

Business & Human Rights 101

Somerset Ekamai, Bangkok, Thailand
26 Sep 19, 08.30 am - 04.30 pm.

5 Years of Impact and Trends in Worker Voice and Responsible Sourcing

Webinar

10 September 2020

Ethical and Professional Conduct of Recruitment Agencies

Sedona Hotel Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar

31 Jan 20, 08.30 am - 04.30 pm.

Ethical and Professional Conduct of Recruitment Agencies

Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar
19 Oct 19, 09.00 am - 05.00 pm

Operationalizing Ethical Recruitment: Insights on First Mile Risks

Webinar

14 July 20

Business & Human Rights 101

Grand Inter Hotel

Samut Sakhon Thailand

24 Jan 20, 08.30 am - 04.30 pm.

Ethical and Professional Conduct of Recruitment Agencies

Sedona Hotel,

Yangon, Myanmar
28 Sep 19, 09.00 am - 05.00 pm

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Issara Institute, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in the United States, and a registered non-profit foundation in Thailand.  All donations are tax deductible.

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