Global Talent Retention Initiative

Thousands of bright international students graduate from Michigan’s colleges and universities every year. Once they've fallen in love with the Mitten State, what are employers doing to make sure they keep that knowledge and passion right where it belongs? Learn about retaining the superstars of tomorrow from Michigan’s Global Talent Retention Initiative.

Who's on board with Michigan's Global Talent Retention Initiative?

Michigan Governor's office

Office for New Americans

Global Detroit

30+ Michigan Universities

University Research Corridor (URC)

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Michigan economic development agencies

Ethnic chambers of commerce

Professional organizations

Alan Headbloom

Alan advises Americans how to be global citizens and expats how to fit in to Michigan culture without annoying their native coworkers and clients. He also tweets and blogs at the intersection of language and culture. Over decades, he's traveled, studied, or lived on six continents, putting strange foods into his mouth and emitting strange sounds from it. His use of English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Swedish, Hausa, and Japanese all improve with alcohol use. He gives invited public presentations on culture and unsolicited private advice on English grammar and usage; the latter isn't always appreciated. Visit his website for information on consulting, coaching, or speaking engagements.