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Debriefing Staff Workshop

Event Date: 20/09/2012 10.30 - 17.30 (registration at 10.00)
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 85 GBP for members, 170 GBP for non-members

This Workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn how to offer effective debriefing and support staff returning from relief, development or missionary assignments, whether short- or long-term. Aimed at HR practitioners, line managers and other potential debriefers, this interactive Workshop, facilitated by Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Debbie Lovell-Hawker, should not be missed.

Workshop highlights:

  • Practical steps on how to carry out a full debriefing
  • The opportunity to discuss and question individual problems/challenges
  • Role-play debriefing followed by feedback
  • A copy of the up-to-date comprehensive Handbook on Debriefing Staff, developed and updated over the last 10 years

By the end of the workshop participants will:

  • Have developed skills in debriefing staff who have returned home from assignmentsBe able to differentiate between different types of debriefing
  • Be aware of the effectiveness of debriefing, and of what to avoid to ensure that it does not have a negative effect
  • Be able to recognise signs of stress and trauma and know when, how and where to refer personnel for further help
  • Have increased their knowledge of stress management strategies and of how to help people identify the strategies which work for them
  • Be aware of cross-cultural issues which should be considered in relation to debriefing
  • Know how to take care of themselves and deal with their own stress.

Facilitator:

Dr Debbie Lovell-Hawker is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working with InterHealth. Prior to this, she worked for the Oxford University Psychiatry Department for nine years. She has also acted as a consultant for several INGOs and faith-based organisations. This work has taken her to many parts of Asia, Africa, Central and South America and Eastern Europe, including recent work in Burundi, DR Congo, Darfur, Nicaragua, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa, and with evacuees from Lebanon. 

Please note: if you have used a discount code for this event, you will be sent an amended invoice after you have booked.



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Managing Minimum Standard of Care in the Humanitarian Sector

Event Date: 14/09/2012 10.30am - 2.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 30 CHF for members, 30 CHF for non-members

NGO Learning Seminar:
Managing Minimum Standard of Care in the Humanitarian Sector

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Services (CCIG) and Vanbreda International in association with People in Aid & Healix International are hosting a networking seminar for compensation & benefit specialists and HR leaders of international NGOs.
 
This information and networking seminar is a learning platform on trends and best practices in International Employee Benefits and offers valuable insights on Minimum Duty of Care which your organisation might be facing.
 
Join the interactive discussion with special guest, the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), and learn more about their views on Minimum Standards of Duty of Care. Contribute to the discussion and share your experience! 

Programme

10.30:    Registration & refreshments
11.00:    Introduction by a Member of CCIG’s Executive Committee
11.05:    People in Aid – Informal discussion and interactive sharing of experiences: What are your
              concerns within the humanitarian environment? Learn from People in Aid’s worldwide
              exposure & experience
11.25:    Vanbreda International – Duty of Care within employee benefits, introduction of their
              findings and launch of a specially designed health product for NGOs
11.45:    Healix International – Duty of Care in remote regions, evacuation policies & procedures
12.05:    International Federation of the Red Cross – Minimum standards in Duty of Care, open
              discussion and learning platform
12.35:    Networking cocktail
14.30:    Close of seminar
 
Since the number of seats is limited, you are kindly requested to book your place no later than Friday 7th September.
 
Registrants will receive a written confirmation by email. The fee will remain due in case of cancellation fewer than 48 hours prior to the seminar.

 

 



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Learning & Development Practitioner Network meeting

Event Date: 13/09/2012 12.30 - 17.00 (registration at 12.00)
Duration: 1 day
Location: HelpAge International, Third Floor, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

 A People In Aid Network meeting which focuses on areas of interest and challenges facing L&D practitioners.



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Reward Network meeting

Event Date: 21/06/2012 12.30 - 17.00 (registration starts at 12.00)
Duration: 1 day
Location: St Bride's House, 10 Salisbury Square, London, EC4Y 8EH
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

HR Rewards Network meetings are free for People In Aid members to attend and are held 2 - 3 times a year. As with other People In Aid Network meetings, they bring together specialists on the topics to share experiences, discuss hot topics and to network. 

This will be a session to get up-to-speed with the recent changes in UK legislation regarding Real Time Info (RTI) and Pension provisions as well as information sharing on Employment Tax matters and Global Mobility, with speakers from LSS Relocation.

The meeting will start with lunch, which will be provided.

 

 

 



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Learning & Development Practitioner Network meeting

Event Date: 14/06/2012 12.00 - 17.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: MSF, 67-74 Saffron Hill, London, UK, EC1N 8QX
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

A People In Aid Network meeting which focuses on areas of interest and challenges facing L&D practitioners.

Based on feedback and discussions from the last Network meeting, this meeting's theme will be "Measuring Impact and Return on Investment".

 


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HHR Africa Conference 2012: Health, Safety and Wellbeing of Aidworkers

Event Date: 12/06/2012
Duration: 3 days
Location: Southern Sun hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 36000 KES for members, 36000 KES for non-members

Health, Safety and Wellbeing of Aid Workers

Caring for people at work means many things. It encompasses health and safety, psychosocial care and security management. The responsibilities for looking after staff may be shared between different departments and there may be gaps, inconsistencies and a lack of minimum standards.

This conference will approach these issues In an engaging, challenging and highly interactive format.

Event information

The conference will take place in the Southern Sun hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on 12, 13 and 14 June. The 3-day conference is for HR Professionals and Managers engaged in the development and retention of workforce in humanitarian NGOs, and offers both stimulating networking and learning opportunities. 

The conference fee is KSh 36,000 which includes a networking drinks reception.



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HHR Europe Conference 2012: What Duties? Who Cares? Integrate Your Approach to Health, Safety and Security

Event Date: 23/05/2012 Starting at lunchtime on Wed, finishing with lunch on Fri
Duration: 3 days
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 495 GBP for members, 495 GBP for non-members

What Duties? Who Cares? Integrate Your Approach to Health, Safety and Security

The next HHR Europe conference will take place in Zaandam, northern Amsterdam, on 23–25 May 2012.

Every day, aidworkers go about their work in often complex, challenging and unpredictable environments. The hazards and risks are usually well known, but the policies and procedures designed to protect people are sometimes less clear.

Caring for people at work means many things. It encompasses health and safety, psychosocial care and security management, and extends to the economic wellbeing (pay and benefits). The responsibilities for looking after staff may be shared between different departments and there may be gaps, inconsistencies and a lack of minimum standards.

This conference looks at creating a more integrated approach to these issues. In an engaging, challenging and highly interactive format, the 3-day conference programme will include:

  • leading thoughts on duty of care from challenging speakers and experts, both within and outside the humanitarian sector
  • peer learning groups for tackling your specific issues
  • practical tools and interactive workshops for you to learn from best practice
  • case studies giving insights into 'real world' duty of care challenges and how to overcome them
  • opportunities for networking with HR and humanitarian specialists from around the world.

The conference will be convened and facilitated by Stephen Blakemore, an experienced independent trainer and consultant in the non-profit sector, who also facilitated our 2011 HHR Madrid conference last spring. Key presenters and contributors will be announced later in the spring.

Venue imageThe conference will take place at Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam (see left), north of Amsterdam and within a 30-minute train connection from both Schiphol International Airport and Amsterdam Centraal railway station. The schedule will allow for arrival in the morning of Wednesday 23 May and departure after lunch on Friday 25 May. The conference fee GBP 495 includes accommodation on 23 and 24 May and full board.

The conference is always very popular and places are limited, so book early to secure your place.

Deadline for bookings: 11 April 2012.

Book your place now

10% off for staff working for national/local NGOs

Subsidies are available for HR and programme staff working for national NGOs in the Global South. If you are working for a national NGO in a country of operation and would like to attend this event, please email Katja Pesari to obtain your discount code, entitling you to 10% off the conference fee.

Non-residential rate

We warmly recommend that all participants stay in the conference hotel to improve networking and knowledge sharing, but local participants who do not require accommodation can book their places at a non-residential rate of GBP 295.

Book your place now

 


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and the Alexander Beard Group

 

 



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HR Managers' Network meeting

Event Date: 15/05/2012 12.30 - 17.00 (registration at 12.00)
Duration: 1 day
Location: 30 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4HH
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

HR Managers' Network meetings are free for People In Aid members to attend and are held 2 - 3 times a year. As with other People In Aid Network meetings, they bring together specialists on the topics to share experiences, discuss hot topics and to network.

This is a unique opportunity to take part in a pilot workshop on “Fostering Change by Embracing Resistance” offered by one of our Partner Consultants, Sujit Basu, as well as to interact with peers and colleagues on the ever-relevant subject of change management.

The meeting will start with lunch, which will be provided. Please note we have a limited numbers of places available for this event (allocated on a first come –first serve basis) so book early!



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NGO Local Pay Surveys: Building Community, Capacity, and Confidence

Event Date: 26/04/2012 From 9am to 5pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: The Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 USD for members, 0 USD for non-members

 

Do you need to clarify your internal compensation and benefits packages and know how they compare to others in the local labor markets? Is your agency one of the 75 participating in the NGO Local Pay surveys recently completed, in process, or about to be launched in Asia? If not, why not?

Considering the complex issues in the region, there is no better time than now to deepen your understanding of your salary data and use it more effectively to make strategic decisions. Representatives from Birches Group - leaders in NGO pay data in developing markets - will hold a one-day NGO Rewards Conference in collaboration with People in Aid and InsideNGO on 26 April 2012 in Bangkok. This will give managers in the humanitarian and development assistance sector with responsibilities for the management of reward insights into the uses of NGO Local Pay surveys, understanding of the labor market intelligence they contain, and access to professional networking and development in order to build their capacity to act as a strategic partner in their organizations.

The aims of the one-day event are to help you:

  • Appreciate the benefits of participating in the salary surveys annually
  • Understand the results of your agency salary surveys
  • Comprehend compensation and benefits trends in the region
  • Learn how to better manage rewards in your organization
  • Building of an NGO Local Pay "survey community" for knowledge-sharing, networking, and professional development
  • Use NGO Local Pay surveys for good management of reward in your organizations
  • Build skills and capacity as a professional manager of reward

The event's agenda will include:

  • An overview of the NGO Local Pay collaboration, the partnership among Birches Group, InsideNGO and People In Aid, and an update on the progress and plans for the NGO Local Pay initiative globally
  • Birches Group: an overview and summary of services and capabilities
  • An extensive "working session" on the uses of the NGO Local Pay survey report
  • A case study, presented by an INGO practitioner from the region, on their organization's use of the NGO Local Pay surveys: nationally, regionally and globally

Participants will walk away from the event familiar with and confident using the NGO Local Pay survey, aware of the key compensation issues in Thailand and the region, and connected to a broader network of HR/reward professionals.

Birches Group, InsideNGO and People In Aid held a similar event in Nairobi in November 2011 and over 45 people attended from over 25 NGOs, including Action Contre la Faim (ACF); CARE; Christian Aid; Catholic Relief Services (CRS); Danish Refugee Council (DRC); HelpAge; IFRC; International Rescue Committee (IRC); Medair; Oxfam; Plan; Samaritan's Purse; Save the Children; Tearfund; World Concern, and World Vision. The great majority of participants reported they found the meeting extremely useful.

Venue:

The Imperial Queen's Park Hotel
Sakura Room, 37th floor,
Sukhumvit Road, 19 Sukhumvit Soi 18,
Klong Toei, Bangkok 10110,
Thailand

To view the hotel, please click here.

The session will be from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.


In addition to the one-day group session on 26 April, Birches Group representatives will be available upon request for individual visits to agencies April 23, 24, and 27, as time allows. If you would like to organize a one-to-one meeting with the Birches team members, please contact Ms. Kaye Avellana directly at kaye.avellana@birchesgroup.com.
For more information about the NGO Local Pay surveys conducted by Birches Group in the region and globally, please visit http://ngolocalpay.net or email Mr. Curtis Grund at Curtis.grund@birchesgroup.com.

 



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People In Aid Quality Mark teleseminar (member only)

Event Date: 18/04/2012 2pm - 3pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Teleseminar, Worldwide
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

A one-hour teleseminar run by our HR Services Manager on People In Aid’s Quality Marks.


The session will cover:

  • The benefits of becoming certified by People In Aid
  • How to gain both ‘Committed’ and ‘Verified’ statuses
  • What tools are available
  • What support is available.

More information on People In Aid certification can be found here.



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Learning & Development Practitioners' Network meeting

Event Date: 14/03/2012 12.30pm - 5.00pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

Network meeting for L&D Practitioners, with theme and speaker(s) to be determined based on participants’ suggestions. A great forum for exchange, update and discussions about the hot topics concerning the L&D functions in Humanitarian and Development agencies as well as a great opportunity to network with peers.



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People In Aid Quality Mark teleseminar (members only)

Event Date: 11/01/2012 2pm - 3pm (UK Time)
Duration: 1 day
Location: Teleseminar, Worldwide
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

A one-hour teleseminar run by our HR Services Manager on People In Aid’s Quality Marks.


The session will cover:

  • The benefits of becoming certified by People In Aid
  • How to gain both ‘Committed’ and ‘Verified’ statuses
  • What tools are available
  • What support is available.

More information on People In Aid certification can be found here.



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