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SEA investigations

Event Date: 03/07/2018
Duration: 4 days
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Booking Deadline: 02/07/2018
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?

·         The principles underpinning investigations

·         Investigation planning

·         Conducting investigations, including interviewing

·         Documentary and other evidence, and site visits

·         Investigation report and management implication report writing

·         The standard and burden of proof

·         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
• The standard and burden of proof
• 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 8 May 2018, & 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
The standard and burden of proof
Using specific 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.

Terms and conditions: 

Please follow this link to see our terms and conditions for event bookings: http://www.chsalliance.org/event-terms-and-conditions 



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Webinar: From the Nepal earthquake to the Rohingya crisis: tracking humanitarian surge response

Event Date: 27/06/2018 09:00-10:00 GMT (10:00 UK; 11:00 CEST).
Duration: 1 day
Location: Webinar
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

 

 

Over three years, the Transforming Surge Capacity Project tracked the humanitarian surge response to six major crises. In this webinar, Dr Glenn O'Neil, co-lead researcher for the project will present the main trends, challenges and best practices drawn from the six crises: Nepal earthquake 2015; Bangladesh floods 2016; Hurricane Matthew Haiti 2016; Nock Ten Typhoon Philippines 2016; slow onset crises 2017; Rohingya response 2017. View the tracking reports here.  The CHS Alliance was a technical partner for the Project. 

 



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Webinar: Current NGO practices in on-boarding, on-board keeping and off-boarding of staff in international cooperation

Event Date: 26/06/2018 14.00 BST
Duration: 1 day
Location: Webinar
Booking Deadline: 25/06/2018
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

How can NGOs ensure that their employees live, support and promote their values, throughout the employee lifecycle, from on-boarding to off-boarding?

cinfo Switzerland has conducted a survey of 17 partner organisations, collected examples of good practices and developed a self-assessment tool for organisations that are active in international cooperation. The study is the first of its kind and provides NGOs with a great learning tool to continuously improve their processes of on-boarding, on-board keeping and off-boarding.

During the webinar, (organised jointly between cinfo and the CHS Alliance), the speaker Sandra Rothboeck will discuss the findings from the study and lead a discussion on good practice across the sector.

 

  

 



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Webinar on the CHS self-assessment

Event Date: 24/05/2018 11 AM (Geneva time)
Duration: 1 day
Location: Webinar
Booking Deadline: 22/05/2018
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

 On the road to a self-assessment

We are pleased to announce that the second webinar on how to prepare for a self-assessment is going to be held on 24 May 2018 at 11 a.m.  (Geneva time). “On the road to your self-assessment” will be the second of a series of webinars that will take place every second month in order to support organisations that are preparing for a self-assessment. Together we will review the process, thoroughly explain which tools can be used and how, and share some of the Dos and Don’ts. Finally, this will be an opportunity to ask questions to the Alliance and to peers. Interested? Please register here.



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SEA investigations

Event Date: 01/05/2018
Duration: 4 days
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Booking Deadline: 17/04/2018
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?

·         The principles underpinning investigations

·         Investigation planning

·         Conducting investigations, including interviewing

·         Documentary and other evidence, and site visits

·         Investigation report and management implication report writing

·         The standard and burden of proof

·         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
• The standard and burden of proof
• 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 6 March 2018, & 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
The standard and burden of proof
Using specific 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.

Terms and conditions: 

Please follow this link to see our terms and conditions for event bookings: http://www.chsalliance.org/event-terms-and-conditions 



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Training of Trainers on the Core Humanitarian Standard

Event Date: 17/04/2018
Duration: 4 days
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Booking Deadline: 03/04/2018
Price: TBC

  The purpose of this workshop is to build the capacity of organisation staff and consultants to facilitate training on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The workshop will be delivered in English.

Who should attend? 

This course is for people who train or manage learning within their organisation or more widely in the sector. Priority will be given to people who have a responsibility for training/learning within their job, and to consultants specialising in training delivery. Participants must have at least a basic knowledge of quality, accountability, people management and the Core Humanitarian Standard before they join this workshop.

Course content: 

The first two days of the course will offer introductory sessions on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The third day will touch on training methodologies, and give time for participants to prepare for the fourth day, when participants will deliver sessions that they have developed themselves.

Pre-workshop assignments and background reading: 

Participants are asked to (re)read the Core Humanitarian Standard and the accompanying Guidance Notes & Indicators in preparation for the workshop. We also recommend that they complete the e-learning module on the Core Humanitarian Standard.

Learning outcomes:  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Differentiate accurately between the humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, independence, and neutrality, and explain their importance.
• List the nine commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard and explain how each contributes to the delivery of a quality humanitarian response.
• Give examples of good practice drawn from their own experience, from other participants and more widely from the sector.
• Act as advocates and peer leaders on the importance of quality, accountability and good people management in humanitarian action.
• Facilitate introductory training on the Core Humanitarian Standard within and/or beyond their own organisations.

Course fees: 

The course fee includes facilitation, course materials, lunches and refreshments during the days of the course, and a course completion certificate. The course fee does NOT include the cost of overnight accommodation, breakfast, evening meals, or travel to and from the training venue.

 

 

Swiss francs (CHF)

Full members

Associate  and 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 20 February 2018, and 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: 
Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard 
Humanitarian principles 
Commitment 1 Appropriateness & relevance 
Commitment 2 Effectiveness & timeliness 
Commitment 3 Strengthening local capacities 
Commitment 4 Participation & information sharing

Day 2: 
Commitment 5 Complaints mechanisms
Commitment 6 Coordination & complementarity
Commitment 7 Learning & improvement
Commitment 8 People management
Commitment 9 Resource management
The Verification Framework

Day 3: 
Adult learning 
Learning styles
Training methodologies 
Writing learning objectives
Preparation for Day 4 training practice sessions

Day 4: 
Participant training practice sessions
Feedback and reflection


Terms and conditions: 

Please follow this link to see our terms and conditions for event bookings: http://www.chsalliance.org/event-terms-and-conditions

 



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Webinar – Sharing resources on Protection against Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA)

Event Date: 27/03/2018 10am BST time
Duration: 1 day
Location: Webinar
Booking Deadline: 23/03/2018
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

Bond and the CHS Alliance invite you to a webinar to share resources on PSEA.

We will:

  • share resources that we have produced or are aware of
  • ask a couple of safeguarding experts to talk about any other resources they are aware of and to tell us about some of the approaches organisations have already taken
  • invite you all to share any resources that you have come across or have within your organisation.

This webinar will not be a detailed discussion on approaches or case management, but we hope it will give you a starting point for your safeguarding action planning, if this is what you need to do.

Please register by Friday at 12:00 (UK time).

As we expect demand to be high – the webinar is restricted to HR professionals and senior managers responsible for safeguarding in NGOs. If  you are allocated a place on the webinar, you will be sent joining instructions. 



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Training of Trainers on the Core Humanitarian Standard

Event Date: 20/03/2018
Duration: 4 days
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Booking Deadline: 18/03/2018
Price: TBC

 The purpose of this workshop is to build the capacity of organisation staff and consultants to facilitate training on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The workshop will be delivered in English.

Who should attend? 

This course is for people who train or manage learning within their organisation or more widely in the sector. Priority will be given to people who have a responsibility for training/learning within their job, and to consultants specialising in training delivery. Participants must have at least a basic knowledge of quality, accountability, people management and the Core Humanitarian Standard before they join this workshop.

Course content: 

The first two days of the course will offer introductory sessions on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The third day will touch on training methodologies, and give time for participants to prepare for the fourth day, when participants will deliver sessions that they have developed themselves.

Pre-workshop assignments and background reading: 

Participants are asked to (re)read the Core Humanitarian Standard and the accompanying Guidance Notes & Indicators in preparation for the workshop. We also recommend that they complete the e-learning module on the Core Humanitarian Standard.

Learning outcomes:  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Differentiate accurately between the humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, independence, and neutrality, and explain their importance.
• List the nine commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard and explain how each contributes to the delivery of a quality humanitarian response.
• Give examples of good practice drawn from their own experience, from other participants and more widely from the sector.
• Act as advocates and peer leaders on the importance of quality, accountability and good people management in humanitarian action.
• Facilitate introductory training on the Core Humanitarian Standard within and/or beyond their own organisations.

Course fees: 

The course fee includes facilitation, course materials, lunches and refreshments during the days of the course, and a course completion certificate. The course fee does NOT include the cost of overnight accommodation, breakfast, evening meals, or travel to and from the training venue.

 

 

Swiss francs (CHF)

Full members

Associate  and 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 23 January 2018, and 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: 
Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard 
Humanitarian principles 
Commitment 1 Appropriateness & relevance 
Commitment 2 Effectiveness & timeliness 
Commitment 3 Strengthening local capacities 
Commitment 4 Participation & information sharing

Day 2: 
Commitment 5 Complaints mechanisms
Commitment 6 Coordination & complementarity
Commitment 7 Learning & improvement
Commitment 8 People management
Commitment 9 Resource management
The Verification Framework

Day 3: 
Adult learning 
Learning styles
Training methodologies 
Writing learning objectives
Preparation for Day 4 training practice sessions

Day 4: 
Participant training practice sessions
Feedback and reflection


Terms and conditions: 

Please follow this link to see our terms and conditions for event bookings: http://www.chsalliance.org/event-terms-and-conditions

 



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Meeting for CHS Alliance members & organisations interested in membership

Event Date: 19/03/2018 2-4:30 pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Booking Deadline: 18/03/2018
Price: 0 CHF for members, 0 CHF for non-members

The meeting is for CHS Alliance members, as well as for organisations who may be interested in becoming CHS Alliance members. The meeting will offer the following:

 ·       A presentation on the latest developments relating to the Core Humanitarian Standard and the CHS Alliance;

·       A chance to meet with other CHS Alliance member organisations working in Lebanon, and to share ideas on implementation of the CHS in this context;

·       The opportunity to discuss and ask questions about the CHS and/or the CHS Alliance with a member of the CHS Alliance secretariat team.

Full details of the meeting will be sent out to you upon receipt of your registration. There is no charge for attendance. If you have any questions about the meeting, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Karen Glisson, CHS Alliance Membership Services Manager (kglisson@chsalliance.org).



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Webinar on the CHS self-assessment

Event Date: 15/03/2018 11 AM (Geneva time)
Duration: 1 day
Location: Webinar
Booking Deadline: 15/03/2018
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

On the road to a self-assessment

We are pleased to announce that the first webinar on how to prepare for a self-assessment is going to be held on 15 March 2018 at 11 a.m.  (Geneva time). “On the road to your self-assessment” will be the first of a series of webinars that will take place every second month in order to support organisations that are preparing for a self-assessment. Together we will review the process, thoroughly explain which tools can be used and how, and share some of the Dos and Don’ts. Finally, this will be an opportunity to ask questions to the Alliance and to peers. Interested? Please register here.



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Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard

Event Date: 22/02/2018
Duration: 2 days
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: 21/02/2018
Price: TBC

Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard

Purpose

This two-day workshop can help to:

·       Introduce staff to the agency’s commitment to the Core Humanitarian Standard;

·       Assist senior staff to make decisions regarding membership of CHS Alliance;

·       Train staff in the practical application of CHS Alliance's commitments in their specific context;

·       Bring agency and implementing partner staff together to develop joint approaches to improving quality, accountability and people management.

Who should attend?

Anyone who wishes or needs to learn more about the Core Humanitarian Standard.

Course content

·       Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard, background and key features

·       Humanitarian principles

·       Sessions on each of the nine commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard

·       The verification framework

Pre-workshop assignments and background reading

Participants are asked to read the Core Humanitarian Standard and the accompanying Guidance Notes & Indicators in preparation for the workshop. There are no other pre-workshop assignments for this workshop.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

·       Differentiate accurately between the humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, independence, and neutrality, and explain their importance;

·       List the nine commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard and explain how each contributes to the delivery of a quality humanitarian response;

·       Give examples of good practice drawn from their own experience, from other participants and more widely from the sector;

·       Act as advocates and peer leaders on the importance of quality, accountability and good people management in humanitarian action;

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.

Pounds sterling (GBP)

Full members

Associate & non-members

Standard rate

390

545

Small agency rate**

175

245

 

 

 

 

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

Programme guide

Day 1: Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard; Humanitarian principles; Commitment 1 Appropriateness & relevance; Commitment 2 Effectiveness & timeliness; Commitment 3 Strengthening local capacities; Commitment 4 Participation & information sharing.

 

Day 2: Commitment 5 Complaints mechanisms; Commitment 6 Coordination & complementarity; Commitment 7 Learning & improvement; Commitment 8 People management; Commitment 9 Resource management; The Verification Framework; Action planning.



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Training of Trainers on the Core Humanitarian Standard

Event Date: 22/01/2018
Duration: 4 days
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Booking Deadline: 12/01/2018
Price: TBC

 The purpose of this workshop is to build the capacity of organisation staff and consultants to facilitate training on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The workshop will be delivered in English.

Who should attend? 

This course is for people who train or manage learning within their organisation or more widely in the sector. Priority will be given to people who have a responsibility for training/learning within their job, and to consultants specialising in training delivery. Participants must have at least a basic knowledge of quality, accountability, people management and the Core Humanitarian Standard before they join this workshop.

Course content: 

The first two days of the course will offer introductory sessions on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The third day will touch on training methodologies, and give time for participants to prepare for the fourth day, when participants will deliver sessions that they have developed themselves.

Pre-workshop assignments and background reading: 

Participants are asked to (re)read the Core Humanitarian Standard and the accompanying Guidance Notes & Indicators in preparation for the workshop. We also recommend that they complete the e-learning module on the Core Humanitarian Standard.

Learning outcomes:  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Differentiate accurately between the humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, independence, and neutrality, and explain their importance.
• List the nine commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard and explain how each contributes to the delivery of a quality humanitarian response.
• Give examples of good practice drawn from their own experience, from other participants and more widely from the sector.
• Act as advocates and peer leaders on the importance of quality, accountability and good people management in humanitarian action.
• Facilitate introductory training on the Core Humanitarian Standard within and/or beyond their own organisations.

Course fees: 

The course fee includes facilitation, course materials, lunches and refreshments during the days of the course, and a course completion certificate. The course fee does NOT include the cost of overnight accommodation, breakfast, evening meals, or travel to and from the training venue.

 

 

Swiss francs (CHF)

Full members

Associate  and 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 27 November 2017, and 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: 
Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard 
Humanitarian principles 
Commitment 1 Appropriateness & relevance 
Commitment 2 Effectiveness & timeliness 
Commitment 3 Strengthening local capacities 
Commitment 4 Participation & information sharing

Day 2: 
Commitment 5 Complaints mechanisms
Commitment 6 Coordination & complementarity
Commitment 7 Learning & improvement
Commitment 8 People management
Commitment 9 Resource management
The Verification Framework

Day 3: 
Adult learning 
Learning styles
Training methodologies 
Writing learning objectives
Preparation for Day 4 training practice sessions

Day 4: 
Participant training practice sessions
Feedback and reflection


Terms and conditions: 

Please follow this link to see our terms and conditions for event bookings: http://www.chsalliance.org/event-terms-and-conditions

 



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Project Fair webinar January 2018

Event Date: 17/01/2018 4:30 PM UK time / 11:30AM ET / 8:30 AM PT
Duration: 1 day
Location: Unknown
Booking Deadline: 14/01/2018
Price: TBC

Brief: following research into the systems for rewarding international and national staff in NGOs, Dr. Ishbel McWha-Hermann will present the project findings and give you a chance to ask the project team questions about the research. We are hoping that this discussion will stimulate further debate within NGOs and provide some practical alternatives to the dual pay system. The report can be found here: http://project-fair.org/project-findings/

Registration:  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7236154691330656770

Date: 17th January 2018 at 4:30 pm UK time / 11:30AM ET / 8:30 AM PT

Duration: 40 minutes on the findings from Project FAIR followed by discussion and questions and answers

Who should attend: HR Managers/Directors and Reward specialists within NGOs who are responsible for shaping reward policy. This is a repeat of the workshop in London in April and webinar on 12th September 2017.



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Humanitarian HR Asia Conference 2017: Building Resilient Organisations in a Changing Humanitarian Sector

Event Date: 27/11/2017
Duration: 3 days
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Booking Deadline: 20/11/2017
Price: TBC

This year our Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) Asia conference will take place in Bangkok on 27 – 29 November

The conference is designed for Human Resources (HR) professionals and people managers, and will address the theme of organisational resilience.

Our 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.

Booking

Book now to secure your place at the conference:
Option 1: CHF 860 (GBP 650) including accommodation for three nights at the Conference Hotel
Option 2:  CHF 660 (GBP 500) non-residential fee for local participants who do not require accommodation.

Please note that the conference fee of CHF 860 (GBP 650) includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments on all three days and includes accommodation on 26, 27, and 28 November. Extending your stay at the conference venue may be available at your own cost. The non-residential  conference fee of CHF 660 (GBP 500) includes lunch and refreshments on all three days but does not include accommodation. Please note that this is the postponed HHR Asia Conference which was originally scheduled for May 2017. 

We look forward to welcoming you in Bangkok. If you have any questions please email HHR@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.

HHR Asia is kindly supported by our partner: 



  



 



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SEA investigations

Event Date: 21/11/2017
Duration: 4 days
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Booking Deadline: 14/11/2017
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?

·         The principles underpinning investigations

·         Investigation planning

·         Conducting investigations, including interviewing

·         Documentary and other evidence, and site visits

·         Investigation report and management implication report writing

·         The standard and burden of proof

·         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
• The standard and burden of proof
• 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 26 September 2017, & 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
The standard and burden of proof
Using specific 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.

Terms and conditions: 

Please follow this link to see our terms and conditions for event bookings: http://www.chsalliance.org/event-terms-and-conditions

 



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Introducing the Core Humanitarian Competency Framework

Event Date: 06/11/2017 11:30 (EAT), UTC +3
Duration: 1 day
Location: Webinar
Booking Deadline: 04/11/2017
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

The CHS Alliance is currently working to promote the use of competency based HR and the CHCF in NGOs in Kenya and DRC, as such the Alliance is happy to announce the introductory webinar session below for HR staff and Managers.

Introducing the CHCF

Date: 6 November, 11:30 (EAT), UTC +3

Overview: The session will introduce competency based HR approaches and provide an overview of the CHCF, its background and how it can be used in NGOs' HR processes. There will be time at the end for Q&As.

The webinar will last approximately one hour and is free to attend. Joining instructions will be sent out to registered participants nearer the time.


Background to the webinar: Competency based HR can help an organisation select, develop and manage staff in an efficient, fair and strategic manner. Producing competent and well-managed staff in turn leads to accountable and effective organisations.

The Core Humanitarian Competency Framework (CHCF) was developed in 2010 to provide humanitarian organisations with a common set of behaviours that have proven to be effective in responses. Since then it has been adopted by many organisations proving to add value and increase efficiency for its users.

CHS Alliance is currently working Talent Development Project and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy to promote the CHCF globally, as part of this work these webinars for HR staff, managers and employees of NGOs based in Kenya and DRC.



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Webinar: discussion to explore the challenges around the taxation of international staff

Event Date: 03/11/2017 10am UK time (10am GMT)
Duration: 1 day
Location: Webinar
Booking Deadline: 03/11/2017
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

At a time when many organisations are campaigning against large corporations avoiding tax, we thought it timely to hold a discussion on how our own sector models best practice.

The webinar will discuss:
· is this an issue for our sector?
· what are the different approaches across the sector?
· Are there examples of good practice that can be shared?
· Are there any challenges?
· Is there anything more we need to do collaboratively across the sector

Who should attend: HR managers/directors and reward specialists within INGOs who are responsible for shaping reward policy. (We reserve the right to exclude those who do not meet this criteria).

The webinar is likely to last for a maximum of an hour and joining instructions will be sent out nearer the time.



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Training of Trainers on the Core Humanitarian Standard

Event Date: 16/10/2017
Duration: 4 days
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Booking Deadline: 09/10/2017
Price: TBC

The purpose of this workshop is to build the capacity of organisation staff and consultants to facilitate training on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The workshop will be delivered in English.

Who should attend? 

This course is for people who train or manage learning within their organisation or more widely in the sector. Priority will be given to people who have a responsibility for training/learning within their job, and to consultants specialising in training delivery. Participants must have at least a basic knowledge of quality, accountability, people management and the Core Humanitarian Standard before they join this workshop.

Course content: 

The first two days of the course will offer introductory sessions on the Core Humanitarian Standard. The third day will touch on training methodologies, and give time for participants to prepare for the fourth day, when participants will deliver sessions that they have developed themselves.

Pre-workshop assignments and background reading: 

Participants are asked to (re)read the Core Humanitarian Standard and the accompanying Guidance Notes & Indicators in preparation for the workshop. We also recommend that they complete the e-learning module on the Core Humanitarian Standard.

Learning outcomes:  

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

• Differentiate accurately between the humanitarian principles of humanity, impartiality, independence, and neutrality, and explain their importance.
• List the nine commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard and explain how each contributes to the delivery of a quality humanitarian response.
• Give examples of good practice drawn from their own experience, from other participants and more widely from the sector.
• Act as advocates and peer leaders on the importance of quality, accountability and good people management in humanitarian action.
• Facilitate introductory training on the Core Humanitarian Standard within and/or beyond their own organisations.

Course fees: 

The course fee includes facilitation, course materials, lunches and refreshments during the days of the course, and a course completion certificate. The course fee does NOT include the cost of overnight accommodation, breakfast, evening meals, or travel to and from the training venue.

 

 

Swiss francs (CHF)

Full members

Associate  and 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 21 August 2017, and 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: 
Introduction to the Core Humanitarian Standard 
Humanitarian principles 
Commitment 1 Appropriateness & relevance 
Commitment 2 Effectiveness & timeliness 
Commitment 3 Strengthening local capacities 
Commitment 4 Participation & information sharing

Day 2: 
Commitment 5 Complaints mechanisms
Commitment 6 Coordination & complementarity
Commitment 7 Learning & improvement
Commitment 8 People management
Commitment 9 Resource management
The Verification Framework

Day 3: 
Adult learning 
Learning styles
Training methodologies 
Writing learning objectives
Preparation for Day 4 training practice sessions

Day 4: 
Participant training practice sessions
Feedback and reflection


Terms and conditions: 

Please follow this link to see our terms and conditions for event bookings: http://www.chsalliance.org/event-terms-and-conditions

 



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Humanitarian HR Europe Conference 2017: The Role of HR in Enabling Localisation of Aid Response

Event Date: 20/09/2017
Duration: 3 days
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Booking Deadline: 14/09/2017
Price: TBC

This year our Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) Europe Conference will take place in Helsinki on 20 – 22 September.

The conference is designed for Human Resources (HR) professionals and people managers, and will address the role of HR in enabling localisation of aid response. Please feel free to download our flyer for further details.

Our 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.

Book now to secure your place at the conference for a fee of GBP 800. The conference fee includes lunch and refreshments on all three days and includes accommodation at the conference hotel on the 20 and 21 September. The conference will start with a conference lunch at 12 noon on 20 September and finish at 2pm with lunch on 22 September. 

Extending your stay at the conference venue may be available at your own cost.

We look forward to welcoming you in Helsinki. If you have any questions please email HHR@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.

 


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