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NGO Global Pay & Reward Network Meeting

Event Date: 30/11/2016 12:15pm - 4:30pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Oxfam, UK
Booking Deadline: 23/11/2016
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

During this NGO Global Pay & Reward Network meeting, our partners at Birches Group - Curtis, Catherine and Tracey - welcome all CHS Alliance members to join our NGO Global Pay Networking meeting during which they will discuss key reward issues important to you.

As this meeting starts at 12:15, lunch will be provided.

 

 

 



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Investigations training workshop

Event Date: 29/11/2016
Duration: 4 days
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Booking Deadline: 28/11/2016
Price: TBC

This four-day workshop demonstrates how to conduct fair, thorough and confidential investigations into complaints of staff misconduct, with a particular focus on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of affected populations.


Who should attend? 
Mid- to senior-level staff who are, or may be, designated to investigate allegations of staff misconduct within their organisation.

Course content: The course covers the following topics:

• What is abuse?
• Investigation planning.
• Conducting investigations, including interviewing.
• Documentary and other evidence, and site visits.
• Investigation report and management implication report writing.
• Investigation closure.
• Management of investigations.

The third day of the course is a full-day simulation exercise of the interviewing stage of an investigation, using a detailed case study. Actors represent the complainant, subject of complaint and witnesses.

Pre-workshop assignments and background reading: The investigations workshop has three mandatory pre-workshop assignments, introducing the legal framework, definitions of exploitation and abuse, complaints handling and the Guidelines for Investigations. The second pre-workshop assignment requires the participants to research and reflect on exploitation and abuse in the context of the country in which they work. A significant amount of background reading is required in order to prepare for the course and complete the pre-workshop assignments.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, participants will have an increased understanding of the following:
• The principles underpinning investigations.
• The guidelines for investigations.

Furthermore, participants will have developed basic skills in:
• Planning and conducting investigations.
• Reviewing documentary and other evidence, and conducting site visits.
• Interviewing complainants, subjects of complaint and witnesses.
• Reporting findings and making recommendations.
• Closing an investigation.
• Managing an investigation.

Course fees: The course fee includes facilitation, course materials, lunch and refreshments during the days of the course, and a course completion certificate. The course fee does NOT include the cost of overnight accommodation or travel to and from the training venue.

 

 Swiss francs (CHF)

Full members

Associate & non-members

Standard rate

1000

1400

Early bird standard rate*

900

1250

Small agency rate**

500

700

Early bird small agency*

450

625

 * For bookings made before 4 October, & fee payment made within 15 days of the date of the invoice

**A small agency is one with an annual expenditure of less than 5 million Swiss francs.

Programme guide

Day 1: What is abuse? Principles of investigations, investigation skills, stages of an investigation, gathering and analysing information, using explicit language.
Day 2: Models of interviewing, interviewing witnesses, interviewing subjects of complaint, investigation planning and preparation, planning and preparation for interview simulation exercise.
Day 3: Full day’s simulation exercise of the interview stage of an investigation (actors represent the complainant, subject of complaint and witnesses).
Day 4: Review of investigation and interview plans, writing investigation reports and management implication reports, closure of the investigation, management of investigations, reflection.

 



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Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) Africa 2016

Event Date: 22/11/2016
Duration: 2 days
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Booking Deadline: 08/11/2016
Price: 280 USD for members, 280 USD for non-members

Please note that this event is now fully booked. Please email lmcwilliams@chsalliance.org to be added to the waiting list.

Our popular Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) Africa conference will take place in Nairobi on 22-23 November this year. Book now to secure your place at the conference for a fee of USD$280 or 29,520 KES for participants who would prefer to pay in the local currency. 

Every year, the HHR conferences provide a unique space for HR professionals in the sector to reflect, learn from what others are doing, gain fresh insights, and generate practical solutions.

The event will address the theme of organisational resilience, defined as the "ability of an organisation to anticipate, prepare for, and respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper". You can download a detailed flyer which we encourage you to share with colleagues.

Programme

The conference theme for this year’s HHR Africa will be organisational resilience with the following sessions confirmed:

  • Opening address: What is organisational resilience? Henrietta Blyth, CEO, InterHealth Worldwide.
  • Opportunities and challenges of organisational resilience: Learning from HHR Europe. Judith F. Greenwood, Executive Director, CHS Alliance (via video).
  • Learning session on the Core Humanitarian Standard: How CHS self-assessments resulting in organisations’ improvement plans can support an organisation’s resilience. Maxine Clayton, CHS Alliance.
  • Organisational tool session: Peer support and wellbeing in the workplace. Erin Lloyd, Counsellor, Interhealth East Africa.
  • Skills session ‘Awareness express’: Self-observing and making use of different perspectives. Mariana Merelo Lobo, International Humanitarian and Development Practitioner, ACF International.

Participants will also hear about challenges and get practical tips from sector leaders who are working with these issues. We’ll also share additional stories and case studies of good practice. There will be plenty of opportunity for networking with a cocktail event sponsored by our partners Birches Group and Cigna on 22 November.

Booking

Please note that the conference fee of USD$280 includes lunch and refreshments on both days but does not include accommodation. Participants will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation. Participants who wish to stay at the Best Western should contact the hotel directly on info@bestwestern.co.ke and mention that they will be attending HHR Africa.

Learning event: 24 November

A duty of care workshop will also take place on 24 November in partnership with InterHealth and the CHS Alliance. The aim of the workshop is to build the duty of care capacity of NGO employees so they can go above and beyond basic and legal practices within their own organisations. The workshop is intended for those involved with staff care including managers and HR, security and health and safety professionals. For more information and booking please contact training-africa@interhealthworldwide.org.

We look forward to welcoming you in Nairobi. If you have any questions please email info@chsalliance.org.

By booking one of our events, you confirm that you accept our Event Terms & Conditions so please ensure you review and understand them before booking.

Supported by our partners:

 

                  



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Learning event: A disruptive standard? Rethinking humanitarian response with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)

Event Date: 04/11/2016
Duration: 1 day
Location: International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), Geneva, Switzerland
Booking Deadline: 01/11/2016
Price: 0 CHF for members, 0 CHF for non-members

This one-day learning event in Geneva will give CHS Alliance members and other thought leaders in the sector the opportunity to share experiences, lessons learned and challenges on applying the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS), two years after its launch.

The event - "A disruptive standard? Rethinking humanitarian response with the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS)" - will highlight case studies on how the CHS is being used to improve the quality and effectiveness of humanitarian action. It will follow the first CHS Alliance General Assembly (GA) on 3 November where CHS Alliance members will approve motions and discuss the future work of the Alliance.

Attendance

The event is open to both CHS Alliance members and non-members. Attendance is free. All participants are responsible for organising their own travel, accommodation and visas unless they have heard otherwise from the CHS Alliance.

Programme

The event will bring together members and other thought leaders in the sector to share experiences and case studies on the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS). Participants will hear from CHS users on their experiences in two workshop streams covering eight topics. 

The eight workshops (4 in the morning, and 4 in the afternoon) will focus on different dimensions of the Standard, from people management to localisation, as well as verification and listening to affected populations. During these workshops, participants will also learn about tools and other resources developed to facilitate the adoption and application of the standard. We will try to ensure you can attend your preferred workshops and to help us doing that, we would like to ask you to select the workshops you would like to attend in advance by completing this short survey, so we can adapt room size based on interest. You can find a detailed programme with speaker information and presentation outlines here.

This event will use https://www.sli.do as a way to engage the audience and encourage interaction. We therefore encourage you to come with a smartphone or other device allowing you to ask questions online, take part in polls and access speakers' presentations. We also encourage you to share experiences online during the event using the hashtag #chslearning. During the learning event, you will also be able to meet some of the organisations presenting their work during the workshops in an exhibition area. 

 

Supported by our partners:

              



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Centre of Excellence on Duty of Care - Focus Group Discussion (London)

Event Date: 01/11/2016 9.30am - 12pm GMT
Duration: 1 day
Location: Resource for London, Holloway Road, London
Booking Deadline: 31/10/2016
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

The CHS Alliance is currently exploring the set-up of a virtual centre of excellence for duty of care for people working in or connected to the humanitarian and development sector.

The aim of this centre when fully functional will be to ensure that the CHS Alliance continues to lead and support organisations in improving their people management and employee engagement practices. This will be done through provision tools and resources, information and advice. We hope the centre will also be a space where those working in the sector can learn from each other.

In order to understand the sector's requirements and how people would engage with the centre, we are holding a focus group in London at the Resource for London (Holloway Road) on 1 November 2016, 9:30-12 noon and invite you to participate.

If you are interested in participating, please register through the BOOK EVENT button. More details will be provided to participants once registered. Registered participants will also receive a free duty of care resource by email before the event.
 



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Centre of Excellence on Duty of Care - Online Focus Group Discussion (Africa)

Event Date: 01/11/2016 12:30 - 13:30pm GMT (3:30 - 4:30pm EAT)
Duration: 1 day
Location: Go-To-Meeting
Booking Deadline: 31/10/2016
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

The CHS Alliance is currently exploring the set-up of a virtual centre of excellence for duty of care for people working in or connected to the humanitarian and development sector.

The aim of this centre is to ensure that the CHS Alliance continues to lead and support organisations in improving their people management and employee engagement practices. This will be done through provision of tools and resources, information and advice. The centre should also be a space where those working in the sector can come together to share ideas and learn from each other.

In order to understand the sector’s requirements and how people would engage with the centre, we are holding an online focus group discussion, reserved for participants from the African region, on 1 November 2016, 1pm-2pm GMT (3-4pm East Africa Time) and invite you to participate.

If you are interested in participating, please register through the BOOK EVENT button. More details including the Go-To-Meeting details will be provided to participants once registered. Registered participants will also receive a FREE duty of care resource by email before the event.



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Centre of Excellence on Duty of Care - Online Focus Group Discussion (Asia)

Event Date: 01/11/2016 8am GMT (2-3pm ICT)
Duration: 1 day
Location: Go-To-Meeting
Booking Deadline: 31/10/2016
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

The CHS Alliance is currently exploring the set-up of a virtual centre of excellence for duty of care for people working in or connected to the humanitarian and development sector.

The aim of this centre is to ensure that the CHS Alliance continues to lead and support organisations in improving their people management and employee engagement practices. This will be done through provision of tools and resources, information and advice. The centre should also be a space where those working in the sector can come together to share ideas and learn from each other.

In order to understand the sector’s requirements and how people would engage with the centre, we are holding an online focus group discussion, reserved for participants from the Asian region, on 1 November 2016, 8am-9am GMT (2-3pm Indochina Time) and invite you to participate.

If you are interested in participating, please register through the BOOK EVENT button. More details including the Go-To-Meeting details will be provided to participants once registered. Registered participants will also receive a FREE duty of care resource by email before the event.



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Meeting for CHS Alliance members (& organisations interested in joining the CHS Alliance)

Event Date: 07/09/2016 9am - 12.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Booking Deadline: 06/09/2016
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

CHS Alliance members, and organisations interested in becoming members, are invited to a meeting from 9 am to 12.30 pm on 7 September in Bangkok. We will give an introduction to the CHS Alliance, the Core Humanitarian Standard and self-assessment. There will also be time for questions and discussion. There is no charge for attending this meeting, and refreshments will be provided.



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CHS Alliance 2016 PSEA Conference on 5 September - Investigating allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) by aid workers + workshops on 6 September

Event Date: 05/09/2016 9am - 5pm
Duration: 2 days
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Booking Deadline: 31/08/2016
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

The CHS Alliance has worked for a number of years (formerly as HAP International) to enhance the investigation capacity of organisations through training on Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) and investigations, distributing reference publications, and organising PSEA conferences since 2011. Our 2014 conference addressed the subject of “Do complaints mechanisms work?”. This year’s conference will address challenges and opportunities in carrying out investigations into allegations of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) by aid workers.

Conference on investigating allegations of SEA by aid workers - 5 September

The need to access good practices and support from experts on investigating allegations of SEA by aid workers has been highlighted as a key aspect in addressing challenges related to investigations. Challenges include the limited capacity of organisations, stressful processes for staff involved, culture and beliefs which prevent talking on the subject, the need to maintain confidentiality and ensure protection of the survivor and witnesses, legal restrictions, and remote management of humanitarian responses. Sharing of good practice and external support are often prevented by serious constraints such as the need for strict confidentiality as a right of those involved, and organisational concerns about perceptions and their reputation.

Our 2016 PSEA conference which will take place on 5 September 2016 aims to overcome these constraints and offer a safe space for participants to exchange on challenges and opportunities, as well as gather valuable learning they will be able to implement within their organisation.

Participants:

Conference participation is intended for managers, human resources (HR) specialists and key decision-makers in the field of PSEA working in the humanitarian and/or development sector worldwide.  In order to register your participation please use our online booking system. The CHS Alliance will confirm conference attendance by email.

One-day workshops, 6 September:

The conference will be followed by one-day workshops offered for free to participants. Participants will be able to choose from three topics: Introduction to PSEA, Investigations for Managers and Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS). We will contact participants in due time to inquire about their preference.

More information:

While conference participation is free of charge, please note that the CHS Alliance cannot subsidise flights or accommodation related expenses. We will gladly provide participants with accommodation recommendations in Bangkok, although they will be responsible for arranging booking themselves.

The event will be hosted by World Education Thailand, a field office of Boston-based World Education Inc. World Education works with refugees and migrants from Myanmar along the Thailand-Myanmar border to provide access to quality education through strengthening the skills of local organisations and individuals. The organisation has placed a strong emphasis on mainstreaming PSEA in its education programmes in Thailand and Myanmar.  

Participants may also be interested in extending their knowledge by attending a three-day Child Safeguarding Focal Point Training which will take place  in Bangkok on 7-9 September. The workshop is offered by GCPS Consulting and is aimed at anyone with designated responsibility for supporting safeguarding and protection measures in their organisations. The cost is US$500 with booking via this link.

For additional information or any question related to the PSEA conference, please contact Geneviève Cyvoct, Senior Capacity Development Officer, at psea@chsalliance.org



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Investigations training workshop

Event Date: 30/08/2016
Duration: 4 days
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Booking Deadline: 26/08/2016
Price: TBC

This four-day workshop demonstrates how to conduct fair, thorough and confidential investigations into complaints of staff misconduct, with a particular focus on allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of affected populations.

Participants working in the area of prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) may also be interested in attending the CHS Alliance 2016 PSEA conference which will take place in Bangkok the week after this workshop on 5 September. Conference participation is free of charge and more information including booking is available at this link.

Who should attend? 
Mid- to senior-level staff who are, or may be, designated to investigate allegations of staff misconduct within their organisation.

Course content: The course covers the following topics:
• What is abuse?
• Investigation planning
• Conducting investigations, including interviewing
• Documentary and other evidence, and site visits
• Investigation report and management implication report writing
• Investigation closure
• Management of investigations

The third day of the course is a full-day simulation exercise of the interviewing stage of an investigation, using a detailed case study. Actors represent the complainant, subject of complaint and witnesses.

Pre-workshop assignments and background reading: The investigations workshop has three mandatory pre-workshop assignments, introducing the legal framework, definitions of exploitation and abuse, complaints handling and the Guidelines for Investigations. The second pre-workshop assignment requires the participants to research and reflect on exploitation and abuse in the context of the country in which they work. A significant amount of background reading is required in order to prepare for the course and complete the pre-workshop assignments.

Learning outcomes: By the end of the course, participants will have an increased understanding of the following:
• The principles underpinning investigations;
• The Guidelines for Investigations;

Furthermore, participants will have developed basic skills in:
• Planning and conducting investigations;
• Reviewing documentary and other evidence, and conducting site visits
• Interviewing complainants, subjects of complaint and witnesses;
• Reporting findings and making recommendations.
• Closing an investigation
• Managing an investigation

Course fees: The course fee includes facilitation, course materials, lunch and refreshments during the days of the course, and a course completion certificate. The course fee does NOT include the cost of overnight accommodation or travel to and from the training venue.

 

 Swiss francs (CHF)

Full members

Associate & non-members

Standard rate

1000

1400

Early bird standard rate*

900

1250

Small agency rate**

500

700

Early bird small agency*

450

625

 * For bookings made before 5 July, & fee payment made within 15 days of the date of the invoice

**A small agency is one with an annual expenditure of less than 5 million Swiss francs.

Programme guide

Day 1: What is abuse? Principles of investigations; Investigation skills; Stages of an investigation; Gathering and analysing information; Using explicit language.
Day 2: Models of interviewing; Interviewing witnesses; Interviewing subjects of complaint; Investigation planning and preparation; Planning and preparation for interview simulation exercise.
Day 3: Full day’s simulation exercise of the interview stage of an investigation (actors represent the complainant, subject of complaint and witnesses).
Day 4: Review of investigation and interview plans; Writing investigation reports and management implication reports; Closure of the investigation; Management of investigations; Reflection.

Participants may also be interested in extending their knowledge by attending a three-day Child Safeguarding Focal Point Training which will take place  in Bangkok on 7-9 September. The workshop is offered by GCPS Consulting and is aimed at anyone with designated responsibility for supporting safeguarding and protection measures in their organisations. The cost is US$500 with booking via this link.



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