2022 Humanitarian HR conference

 People and Culture in the Future of Aid Work

and what it means to you and your organisation

The 2022 Humanitarian HR Conference took place online 7-9 June.

Over 90 participants – including people professionals in aid sector, HR management academia, HR service providers – shared expertise and broad experience, through lively and dynamic discussions.

The conference included

5 keynotes

3 wellness streams

2 panel sessions

dedicated speed networking and expo time

7 expert sessions

live DJ party and a virtual photobooth

Participants from 27 countries came together to learn from other people management specialists and experts, discuss what concrete changes are needed to future proof people profession, to manage teams and adjust organizational culture to the hybrid work environment.

90+ participants

27 countries

98% turnout

We are more than thankful to every participant to have attended our event, hoping everyone enjoyed the experience.

What participants said about the conference

HR is a real profession and as such needs to grow, team cohesion is a big challenge for hybrid work and relations with line managers should be strengthened, the organisational culture rethinking is everybody’s job.

It helped me acknowledge the many different roles and responsibilities covered by HR, as well as challenges met, but also support available out there.

The future and the path may be unknown, but the motivation and qualities we are all seeking in the ‘promised land’ already exist, and that these will help us realise that the path is the journey……. kindness, compassion, and humanity…..

Replay of HHR2022 sessions

The replay of all sessions is accessible to every registered participant for a duration of one year post event. The replay is located inside the HHR2022 event on Hopin and attendees can access them by using their personalised link. This link is unique to each registrant.

Missed our live event? No worries, you can still get the pass here and watch the full replay of HHR2022.

See day by day live illustration of the conference, drawn live by Josephine Lésaffre

Thank you to our speakers, including our keynotes

Dr Gemma Houldey photo

Dr Gemma Houldey

Wellbeing advisor and facilitator for Aid Sector Professionals and Change-Makers

Orsolya Kovács-Ondrejkovic photo

Orsolya Kovács-Ondrejkovic

Associate Director, People Strategy & HR, Zurich, Boston Consulting Group

Dr Sarah Pass photo

Dr Sarah Pass

Senior Lecturer in Human Resources Management, Nottingham Business School

Perry Timms photo

Perry Timms

Founder and Chief Energy Officer of PTHR

Miriam Stephens photo

Miriam Stephens

Head of Organisation Assessment and Continuous Professional Development, CIPD


Special thank you to our CIGNA for their longstanding sponsorship and commitment to supporting HHR events.

Thank you to HHR2022 Steering Group members Em Lacroix and Esther Grieder for their help in planning and facilitating the event.

Thank you to event support teams of MYT and MannMade for going that extra mile to make sure our event was successful.

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