hello/goodbye is a pioneering programme which promotes emotional wellbeing throughout the relocation process.
hello/goodbye is built upon Dr Sarah Whyte’s unique Elements of Transition model, which comes directly from her doctoral research and international teaching experience.
With a combination of data, resources and coaching, hello/goodbye offers innovative and practical resources for international schools and organisations relocating staff with their families.
Family reasons are the top reason for international assignment failure (Brookfields Global Mobility Trends Survey, 2016). Assignments which don’t work out can be emotionally stressful for all involved, as well as very costly for organisations. One estimate places the cost of a failed assignment at 40x base salary (O’Sullivan, 2017).
Proactive support versus reactive actions markedly increases the success rate of international assignments (MacLachlan, 2018). Sarah offers proactive support throughout the relocation process through her hello/goodbye programme, reducing the emotional stress for families and helping organisations to see a higher return on their investment.
hello/goodbye offers family support in a number of ways :
Based on Sarah’s Elements of Transition model, discover your family strengths and opportunities for development throughout your relocation.
Use ‘A New Adventure: Coaching Cards for an International Move to provide a framework for discussion with your family.
Focused, professional and pragmatic advice for parents on how to promote family emotional wellbeing throughout the relocation process.
Coaching sessions for parents and children to support throughout each stage of transition.
For International Schools
Very few international teachers have specific resources or training to effectively support students with relocation. This is a problem, because growing up in a highly mobile environment can result in a negative long-term impact for many students.
It’s imperative that all staff have access to data, resources and training which positively impacts students’ relocation experience in addition to integrating smoothly with their existing curriculum. hello/goodbye is the perfect foundation for a comprehensive school transition programme.
hello/goodbye offers a flexible solution for international schools consisting of:
Research-backed metrics and detailed teacher feedback to baseline your current status, identify strengths and opportunities for development
Strengths-focused reflection questions and an action plan, providing a clear roadmap for future school improvement priorities.
RESOURCE Tool Kit
A varied selection of resources to lay the foundation for a proactive transition programme for your international school.