Professional Certificate in Strategic Migration Management

Day 1

09:30 Registration and Refreshments
09:45 Chair & Delegate Introductions
10:15 The Impact of Globalisation on International Migration
Considering globalisation and its consequences for current and future migration flows
Push-pull factors in migration and relationship to trends
Causes and facilitators of migration in a globalised world
11:00 Morning coffee
11:15 The Impact of Globalisation on International Migration (continued)
12:00 Examining the Relationship Between Migration and Development
Migration in history
Causes of migration flows
Consequences of migration flows
Brain drain, gain & waste
Remittances and development
13:15 Lunch
14:00 Regulating Marriage Migration
The problematics of regulation
Comparison of the UK/US/EU regulatory responses to marriage migration
Lessons learnt and applicability to other regulatory frameworks
15:15 Afternoon Tea
15:30 Debate: Should Borders Be Open?
16:30 Questions and Close

Day 2

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair and Delegate Welcome and Recap
10:00 Migration Policy and Migration Management
Labour migration policy
Protection and rights-based policies
Questions and discussion
11:15 Morning Coffee
11:30 Regional and International Cooperation in Migration
Toward a global architecture for migration
International norms, conventions and agreements
The global forum on migration and development
Regional consultative processes in migration management
International efforts on migration
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Forced Migrants and Refugees
Who crosses international borders?
State's obligations
The legal framework
Who is a refugee?
Who else needs protection?
Climate change and conflict
15:00 Afternoon Tea
15:15 Irregular Migration
Illegal migration
Human trafficking
Human smuggling
16:15 End of Day Wrap Up
16:30 Close

Day 3

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair's Introduction and Recap
10:00 Long Term Residence, Integration and Naturalisation
Integration: goals and barriers
Wider policy aims: equality, diversity, social cohesion
The 'multiculturalism' debate
Role of state policy - citizenship and immigration control
Strategy for integration
11:15 Morning coffee
11:30 Handling Migrants: Determining Status
New technologies in border management
Facilitation and control of people flows
International carriers
Detention, removal and repatriation
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Effective Migration Management
Well-defined categories and transparent criteria
Clear procedures
Changing migration statuses
Organisational structures
Administrative frameworks
14:45 Afternoon tea
15:00 Working with Organisations
International organisations
Non-governmental Organisations
Private companies
16:15 End of Day Wrap up and Close

Day 4

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair's Introduction and Recap
10:00 Principles of Strategic Thinking & Application for Migration Management
Considering methods and types of strategic thinking
Practical application for migration policy
11:00 Morning coffee
11:15 Using Strategic Planning Tools in Migration Management
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Migration Management, Policy and Strategic Communication
Examining how the application of strategic methods can introduce conflict
Communication methods for limiting miscommunication
14:30 Afternoon tea
14:45 Chartered Management Institute Criteria
Structuring a written piece of work for assessment: generic overview and principles
Structuring these two specific pieces of work to meet assessment criteria
Blending migration management content into these structures
16:00 End of Day Recap
16:30 Close

Day 5

09:30 Refreshments
09:45 Chair's Introduction and Recap
10:00 Developing and Implementing Migration Legislation and Policy
11:00 Morning Coffee
11:15 Managing Perceptions of Migration
Communication channels: how do people 'find out' about migration?
Public attitudes: facts, symbols and fear
National / local differences
Beyond xenophobia: living with migration
12:30 Final Questions and Discussion
Discussion over lessons learnt and their application
Evaluation forms
Group photograph
13:00 Lunch and Close