About ASCPosting an employee abroad is a big investment for a company and causes changes both in the life of the employee and the family as a whole. How well a seconded employee will work depends on professional skills, the employee's ability to gain entry into new surroundings and how well the family thrives.

We offer seminars for employees and, if relevant, families who are moving to a new country, whether it is abroad, coming to Norway or returning to Norway. In addition to the seminars profiled here, we offer tailor made courses on request for families and businesses with special needs.

CustomersOur regular customers include many of the largest organizations in Norway. Below are a selection of our customers that have used ASC regularly in the past three years.
ABB Aker Solutions ConocoPhillips
Statoil DNV DNBNoR
Jotun FMC Technologies Norsk Hydro
Innovasjon Norge Telenor Kongsberg Gruppen
Nordea National Oilwell Varco Riksrevisjonen
SN Power Total SSB
Talisman Energy Elkem Statkraft


LecturersNjål Andersen
has an MSc in international trade and strategy and has worked with expatriation issues for several years. He has personal experience in the Norwegian and the international community both in Canada and India.

Charles Cooper
is Director of Studies at the Norwegian School of Management and has worked with cross-cultural communication for 15 years. His background includes experience from the USA, France, UK and Italy.

Harald Frode Skram
is lecturer in History at the University of Oslo. He has extensive experience in culture relevant both for foreigners and Norwegians under the auspices of the University of Oslo, the Council of Europe and Euro-Clio.

Vibeke Horn

is general manager of Vipe and holds an MA from the Universities of Oslo and Copenhagen. Within the scope of Vipe's business she is daily in contact with issues related to corporate culture, corporate responsibility and ethics. Ms Horn is the co-author of International Etiquette (Index Publishing, 2004).

Jørgen Hanson

is a partner in Vipe. His field includes questions of values and issues related to corruption. His focus is the practical application of basic ethical principles as an aid to
making the right business decisions.

Bjørg Juriks
has been a expatriate spouse and has experience in establishing her husband and family socially and at home in Oman, New Zealand and Hong Kong.

Margret Andersen
teaches in the Norwegian Secondary School and is a specialist in children and adolescents with an international background. She has worked for 20 years as a counselor for families with children who will live or have lived, abroad.

Lars-Erik Espeland
is a priest and has been employed by the Seamen's Church - The Norwegian Church Abroad for 11 years. He has experience from Hamburg, New York and as a travellingl priest in the Middle East where he has assisted Norwegians in many different life situations.

David Bergsaker
is a pediatrician with a diploma in tropical medicine. He was born and raised in Nepal and has many years' experience as a doctor in the tropics.

Country experts and resource persons include people who have been working for companies, MFA or research centers. The content of these sessions is characterized by both country-specific issues and answers to the questions asked by the participants themselves.

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