Work as a global trainer with clients across the world
Once your training business gets going the next step is to work across the world – either in person or via online programmes.
It sounds great – and it can be. But have you ever thought about what you might need to protect your Global Trainer business (and your client) in a world where different laws apply depending on where you are working?
If you are working for a multi-national you can find them handing out their agreement which demands all your copyright and IP and has lots of terrifying clauses that mean you pay whatever goes wrong.
Just reading all those contracts and working out if you will ever be able to lawfully use your own material again can take hours. We know, because we do it regularly!
If you are working for smaller organisations they won’t even have trainer contracts to offer you. They expect you as a business person running your own business to have one to offer them.
How do you handle GDPR for delegates who may be EU citizens as you move around the globe?
We have seen a lot of out of date trainer contracts that ignore the massive implications of data protection . It is not just the EU who want you to secure and lock down customer data.
Large training organisations spend literally thousands on contracts to help them. But when you are just getting started on the global stage you don’t always have that kind of money. Even if you do just the occasional work for an overseas customer, you still need to take care of things properly.
Your customers will increasingly expect you to be able to answer questions like:
- Have you got an NDA?
- Who owns the rights when the work is done?
- What about GDPR
If it all goes wrong you can lose time (and money) on things like “I thought you were supplying that” or “But you can’t use my material without my permission”.