Training to build your business and human rights brand and operations

Our training programs provide insights on the cutting edge in business and human rights, present and analyze emerging good practice, help participants to self-reflect on how to improve management systems and performance, convey the latest information regarding laws and processes related to migrant labour recruitment in SE Asia, and be a forum for networking and building relationships within the growing business and human rights community.  


Responsible sourcing and ethical recruitment are in increasingly higher demand from US, European, and Australian brands and retailers.  Issara Academy's comprehensive training programs have been designed for all levels of supplier and recruiter management and operations in Southeast Asia, from managing directors and heads of HR, to HR staff and line supervisors.  Many trainings also aim to cultivate multi-stakeholder exchange and collaboration, and include local government and civil society staff as well.

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 training is topical, timely, and evidence-based - ensuring that participants receive information tailored to their business industry and geography.


  • Business and human rights

  • Ethical recruitment

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

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

  • Remediation

  • Employer-employee relations and communications

  • Strengthening grievance mechanisms

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

  • Worker voice and worker safeguards

  • And much more!


  • 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.

Upcoming events

Introduction to Ethical Recruitment, for Recruitment Agencies and Employers
Fri, May 22
Samut Sakhon
May 22, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Samut Sakhon, Samut Sakhon, Mueang Samut Sakhon District, Samut Sakhon 74000, Thailand
This specific training program will provide knowledge and practices that can diminish business risks and improve workers’ well-being and satisfaction.
Business and Human Rights Training Program
Time is TBD
Buri Sriphu Boutique Hotel, Hat Yai
Time is TBD
Buri Sriphu Boutique Hotel, Hat Yai, 310 Sripoovanart Rd, Hat Yai, Hat Yai District, Songkhla 90110
With the insight information of best practices, this training will be enable the business and recruitment agencies to improve their mechanisms to reduce business risks, which related the human rights issues.

Past events

Sedona Hotel Yangon

Yangon, Myanmar

31 Jan 20, 08.30 am - 04.30 pm.

Issara Academy Training (3rd Batch) (Myanmar)

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

Ethical Recruitment Training Program

Grand Inter Hotel

Samut Sakhon Thailand

24 Jan 20, 08.30 am - 04.30 pm.

Business & Human Rights Training Program

Sedona Hotel,

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

Ethical Recruitment Training Program

Somerset Ekamai Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

13 Dec 19, 08.30 am - 04.30 pm.

Introduction to Ethical Recruitment, for Recruitment Agencies and Employers

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

Business & Human Rights Training 

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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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