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

Past events

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

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

Ethical Recruitment Training Program

Sedona Hotel,

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

Ethical Recruitment Training Program

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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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