2022 Humanitarian HR conference

7 to 9 June 2022
Event hours: 11:00 – 16:00 CEST


Now in its 19th year, the 2022 fully-online Humanitarian Human Resources Conference, June 7-9, the only global conference dedicated to the personal and professional development of humanitarian and development human resource professionals and people leaders.

What is the future of work? And how can humanitarian and development HR leaders prepare for it? Join our growing global community of HR practitioners, experts and people leaders to discuss how to refashion workplace culture to drive organisational change.

Hear from inspiring speakers and insightful experts on the emerging HR topics that will shape the future of humanitarian work. Connect with peers and conference speakers at virtual networking opportunities. Better equip yourself and your teams to revamp talent management in the new world of hybrid-work, while exploring the critical importance and impact of culture on aid organisations’ ability to better realise their mission and vision.

This event is unique in the humanitarian and development calendars and is not to be missed! See you there!

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What to expect

  • Hear from inspiring speakers and insightful experts on the emerging HR topics that will shape the future of how humanitarian staff will work.
  • Take part in interactive sessions with live chats and Q&A.
  • Make new connections with your peers and conference speakers at virtual networking opportunities.
  • Join the conference during your workday from 11:00 – 16:00 CEST, on mobile or desktop via our easy-to-use platform, no travel required.
  • A personalised schedule tailored to your pre-selected preferences.
  • On-demand content available live and 30+ days post event.

Meet the HHR2022 Keynote speakers!

Now in its 19th year, the 2022 Humanitarian Human Resources Conference, June 7-9, will showcase ideas and talent from some of the most influential people management experts on the planet. From energising your workforce, to strategies for preventing burnout, positioning for the future of work, to building systems that cultivate employee engagement, motivation and voice – these are the keynote speakers at this year’s conference that you will not want to miss!

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Dr Gemma Houldey

Drawing upon 15 years of work within the humanitarian sector, doctoral research and her own journey out of burnout, Dr Houldey helps transform working environments and builds capacities as change-makers. She leads wellbeing practices, workshops and advisory services that build feminist values into all that we do – values of inclusion and connection, respect for diversity and difference, and a commitment to collective care.

Many of her findings, recommendations and practices on transforming organisational culture can be found in her book, published in September 2021, The Vulnerable Humanitarian: Ending Burnout Culture in the Aid Sector.

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Orsolya Kovács-Ondrejkovic

Associate Director, People Strategy & HR, Boston Consulting Group

Orsolya Kovács-Ondrejkovic joined Boston Consulting Group in Budapest in 2013 and since then has garnered significant expertise in HR (especially redesigning HR operating models), talent and workforce trends, organizational design, and strategic workforce planning. Her present focus is helping organizations prepare their workforces for the future of work.

While at BCG Budapest, Orsolya co-founded the Integrom Program, aimed at integrating the Roma minority into the workforce. The programme was selected as a best practice for inclusive growth by Harvard Center for International Development. Before joining the firm, Orsolya worked at the World Economic Forum, supporting the Global Leadership Fellows and was selected as a Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum in Dec 2012. She is also a former Global Director of AIESEC International, the world’s largest youth-run organisation.

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Dr Sarah Pass

Academic Associate CIPD, FRSA Senior Lecturer HRM and Engage for Success Ambassador

Dr Sarah Pass is a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Business School (NBS) Nottingham Trent University, focusing on postgraduate and executive teaching. Sarah is an Ambassador for Engage for Success and chairs the East Midlands Area Network. She is the lead for the Line Manager Thought and Action Group, and the Engagement Champions Thought and Action Group. She is also a member of the Engage for Success Steering Group and the Core Team.

Sarah is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), a member of the CIPD, the British Academy of Management, and works closely with the Involvement and Participation Association (IPA) and ACAS. She is interested in issues of employee engagement, motivation and voice, and has published both academic outputs and practitioner reports in these areas.

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Perry Timm

Founder and Chief Energy Officer of People and Transformational HR

Perry Timms is a TEDx speaker and award-winning writer on the future of work, HR and learning. His is influenced by human-centred, design and systems thinking along with agile, inclusive and autonomous ways of working that enhance personal fulfilment and organisational effectiveness. Perry’s 2017 book Transformational HR was an Amazon.com Top 30 HR seller shortly after its release, with a second edition published in 2021. His second book The Energised Workplace was published in August 2020.

Perry is Adjunct Professor at Hult International Business School and Ashridge Management School; a visiting fellow at Cranfield School of Management, Sheffield Hallam University, a Fellow of the RSA and a WorldBlu Freedom at Work Consultant + Coach. Perry is a proud Chartered member of the CIPD and has three times appeared in HR Magazine’s HR Most Influential Thinkers making the top 10 in 2018 and 2019.

Participation formats

HHR2022 will offer different participation options designed so that everyone can get the most from their experience. Whether you wish to participate in the conference and network as a Delegate, share your knowledge as a Speaker, or exhibit your services as an Exhibitor, there’s an option for you. There are also sponsorship opportunities available with exclusive benefits. Consider which options suit you best, or contact Gozel Baltaeva to design your very own sponsorship format.

Delegate rates

TICKET CHS Alliance member*
low income**
CHS Alliance member high income Non-member DELEGATE PARTICIPATION
Early bird*** CHF 50 CHF 100 CHF 150
  • 1 Delegate pass
  • Full access to a 3-day leading humanitarian HR conference
  • Access to an international community of 100+ HR experts
  • Plenary and panel sessions
  • Hours of networking
  • Post-conference materials including recordings and presentations.
Standard CHF 100 CHF 150 CHF 200


*There is a discounted rate for CHS Alliance members. Discounts are only available if membership is valid before registering online and during the conference.
**A low-income organisation is one with an annual expenditure of less than 2 million Swiss francs.
*** Early bird seat must be claimed within five business days after the registration.

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Exhibitor & Sponsor - reserve an opportunity today!

Be at the heart of HHR2022! Connect with a live audience of humanitarian and development HR professionals and leaders as you contribute to the conversation on the future solutions to working in a post-pandemic world. The exposure that you get at this conference can lead to long lasting collaborations, well beyond the end of the event.

We’ll partner with help you create a virtual presence that enhances your expertise, highlights the advantages of your organisation, and optimises interactions with the conference audience before, during, and after the live event.

Have a question or need help selecting the right options for you? We’re here to help.

Read our guide

To discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Gozel Baltaeva at gbaltaeva@chsalliance.org.

  • 2 Delegate passes
  • Full access to a 3-day leading humanitarian HR conference
  • Access to an international community of 100+ HR experts
  • Opportunity to invite attendees to One-to-One Meetings.
  • Exclusive branding package
  • Post conference materials including recordings and presentations

Exhibition booth features include:

  • pre-recorded (Youtube, Vimeo, Wistia) or live video,
  • branded content,
  • website and social media links,
  • special offers (discount, special offer, coupon code, etc) with a customisable lead retrieval button,
  • representatives on live camera

Standard price:
CHF 990

  • Complimentary passes
  • Full access to a 3-day leading humanitarian HR conference
  • Complimentary exhibit booth (depending on sponsorship)
  • Access to an international community of 100+ HR experts
  • Opportunity to invite attendees to One-to-One Meetings.
  • Exclusive branding package
  • Post-conference materials including video presentations
  • Speaker slot in the agenda
  • Post-conference materials including recordings and presentations
  • Exclusive sponsorship branding
Secure your booth Become our sponsor


How do I register?

Click here.

When is the last day I can register?

Registration is open until either 1. the conference sells out or 2. one week before the start of the conference. Online registration closes on 3 June 2022 COB.

How do I pay the registration fee?

We accept payment via credit card or wire transfer. Payment instructions can be found at the bottom of your invoice/order confirmation. If you do not receive an invoice after registering, please contact us at hhr@chsalliance.org

Do I have to pay by a certain date?

Payment is due immediately. If payment is not received within five business days after your registration, CHS Alliance reserves the right to cancel your registration.

Can I only pay for the sessions that I am interested in attending?

Sorry, but we do not offer the ability to purchase access to specific sessions. HHR2022 registration gives you a virtual pass to the entire event with post-event access to its resources.

Are the sessions being recorded?

All sessions will be recorded and made available to all HHR2022 participants for 30+ days post-event.

I registered online – now what?

You will receive an email confirming registration with a copy of your invoice for completed payments if you used a credit card, or you will receive an invoice for payment within ten business days if you choose to pay by wire transfer.

Can I chair or speak at a session at HHR2022?

Yes. We invite conference participants to chair or speak at a session and submit their session proposals. To learn more about HHR2022 call for sessions’ guidelines, click here.

Do I get a special discount if I chair or speak at the HHR2022 Conference?

Sorry, we do not offer registration fee discounts to HHR conference participants who speak at or chair a session. We encourage you to benefit from our early bird discount registration.

Do I receive a certificate for attending the conference?

Not automatically. Those who require will be issued a certificate of attendance upon request by writing at hhr@chsalliance.org

What if I need to cancel my registration?

  • For cancellations on or before 15 April 2022, we will issue a 75% refund of the amount of your registration fee.
  • For cancellations on or before 5 May 2022, we will issue a 50% refund of the amount of your registration fee.
  • For cancellations from 6 May to 7 June 2021 or a No Show, a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

Substitutions are welcome – see below.

Can I send someone else in my place?

Substitutions are welcome at any time.Please send your request via e-mail to hhr@chsalliance.org indicating the name of the original registrant and the name/contact information for the substitute attendee by 1 of June latest.

Note that registrations cannot be shared (i.e., the registration cannot be split amongst multiple attendees).

Who can I contact if I need assistance with registration or have questions?

Please contact us at hhr@chsalliance.org

How can I sponsor the HHR2022 online conference?

CHS Alliance offers diverse Sponsorship packages and exclusive add-ons customised for you to choose from. Submit your sponsorship interest here or to discuss sponsorship opportunities, contact Gozel Baltaeva at gbaltaeva@chsalliance.org.

How can I exhibit at the HHR2022 online conference?

HHR2022 will offer up to ten exhibit booths and invites exhibitors to buy their exhibit booth on or before 15 April 2022. Secure your booth here or to discuss exhibit opportunities, contact Gozel Baltaeva at gbaltaeva@chsalliance.org.