Past Events

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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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Learning & Development Network meeting

Event Date: 12/12/2011 9.30 -1.30
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
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 will include a Peer Learning Session to work around issues linked to the theme of the day.

The event will finish with a networking lunch


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People In Aid Leadership Workshop: Boundary Spanning Leadership

Event Date: 05/12/2011 10am - 4pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 45 GBP for members, 90 GBP for non-members

An in-depth workshop for senior HR and line professionals in international aid organisations

Boundary Spanning Leadership is the title of a new best-selling book from the Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL) that explains how to re-energise and focus your organisation, building a new culture of cooperation. Author, Chris Ernst will be running the workshop. This workshop is designed to help organisational professionals understand the principles of Boundary Spanning Leadership and use them in practice in their own day-to-day work.

“The question at the heart of Boundary Spanning Leadership is; how do we lead in a world where boundaries – characterised by wide-ranging differences in values, priorities, and cultures - collide, intersect, and link on a daily basis? As human beings, we all have needs for both unity and separation, autonomy and affiliation, differentiation and integration. Leaders must learn to constantly balance these competing needs. During the People in Aid workshop, we’ll explore a more contemporary approach where leaders and organisations first manage boundaries to forge common ground to ultimately discover new and innovative frontiers.”

                                                                          Chris Ernst, co-author of Boundary Spanning Leadership          

The workshop will focus on:

  • An explanation of what the concept of Boundary Spanning Leadership is and how it can change an organisation
  • The practical aspects of Boundary Spanning Leadership and how to make it work in an organisation
  • Group exercisers using the Boundary Explorer system
  • In-depth insights on how to make these changes in different types of organisations
  • A blueprint of how to use the Boundary Spanning Leadership concept and the Boundary Explorer system

Complimentary Copy of Boundary Spanning Leadership

In booking to attend this event, you will be sent, in advance, a copy of Boundary Spanning Leadership and asked to read it before the event. You will also receive, as a companion to the book, a set of Boundary Explorer cards upon which the Boundary Explorer System is based. The system shows how the overall concept can be used on a day-to-day basis to change attitudes and perceptions and remove barriers.

“Today’s most pressing challenges span boundaries. So too must leadership. Boundaries can be defined as borders that limit or constrain. Yet, boundaries can also be defined as frontiers, the location of the newest, most advanced, and innovative opportunity. The advantage goes to leaders and organisations that are capable of transforming today’s borders into tomorrow’s frontiers to solve pressing problems, drive innovation, and reinvent themselves and our global society to thrive in these complex and uncertain times”.

      Chris Ernst, co-author, Boundary Spanning Leadership

More Information

Chris Ernst speaks in preparation of the upcoming People In Aid Leadership Workshop, being held in London, UK on 5 December 2011.

Getting all the parts of organisations and agencies to work together is tough. Headquarters' staff often struggle to build constructive and creative relationships with field operations; clashes of cultures and customs throw up barriers and create operational silos that limit our productivity.

What would it take to turn these negatives into positives; to turn indifference into cooperation?


An interview with Centre for Creative Leadership's Chris Ernst and Steadman Harrison, who will be running the workshop on 5 December, is available to view on our website here


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Annual General Meeting & Members' Forum 2011 (members only)

Event Date: 23/11/2011 9.15 - 13.15
Duration: 1 day
Location: Barbican, London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

We are delighted to welcome two members of staff from each of our member organisations to the People In Aid Members' Forum and Annual General Meeting on 23 November 2011.

The Members' Forum gives our members the opportunity to learn and feed into People In Aid’s strategic plans for the next 5-year period from 2012 , as well as the chance to network with other members and the expanding People In Aid team. The Forum will also host an interactive round-table session reflecting on the outcomes of the previous day’s Strategic HR Conference on Tomorrow's Organisation: the people issues and how you prepare for them, and offer the chance for participants to debate some of the deeper issues around the future of HR and people management in the humanitarian and development sector.  
The AGM will take place thereafter. The day will then close with lunch. An agenda for the day can be viewed here.

The event is taking place near Barbican in the City of London. (Please note it is not the Barbican Centre, but an independent venue next door to the Barbican underground station!) If you need to book accommodation near the venue, please contact our Operations Manager Katja for suggestions.

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People In Aid International Strategic HR Conference 2011

Event Date: 22/11/2011 9.15 - 17.30
Duration: 1 day
Location: Barbican, London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 185 GBP for members, 185 GBP for non-members

Tomorrow’s organisation: the people issues and how you prepare for them

A strategic one-day conference for INGO leaders, executives and directors

For this year’s Strategic HR Conference, People In Aid has partnered with the FutureWork Forum. The conference is designed to give managers in the humanitarian and development sector insights, forecasts and “can-do ideas to help them plan for the future in practical, logical and cost-effective ways. To view the current agenda, please click here. 

As a participant at the conference, you will explore with your peers:

  • The people-related issues we will face in our organisations over the next ten years
  • The implications of future socio-economic challenges
  • Strategies and tactics to ensure your organisation is prepared for the future.



Speakers and details on the day:

Mike Johnson (Conference Chair): Mike is the founder and Chair of the FutureWork Forum and is a leading commentator, consultant and researcher on the future of work, talent management, corporate communications and how to work as an independent. He is the author of twelve books on business and management issues and a regular presenter on conferences around the globe. He has written several series of world-of-work studies for both The Economist and the Financial Times, as well as over 100 global and Europe-wide studies for international corporations and institutions.

Chiara Palieri: Ambassador at the Brussels-based Generation Europe Foundation, Chiara will use the results of the recent FutureWork Forum / Generation Europe / Manpower survey to explain the best ways to recruit, reward and retain the NEXT Generation. She will be joined by FutureWork Forum partner and human resources expert, Richard Savage, who will provide his own highly experienced “take” on the survey results and what they mean for tomorrow’s organisations.

Andrew Chadwick: An award-winning architect with a host of global projects to his name, Andrew’s “elastic environment” explores the advent of new-style work spaces. Formal or casual, multi-disciplinary, they will be the working plan for the future with sustainable design, eco-friendly and highly cost-effective.

David Arkless: President of Corporate and Government Affairs for Manpower Inc, David is a world-renowned expert on labour market trends and has widespread experience of helping countries to develop their labour market strategies. As a highly influential campaigner in the fight to end human trafficking and give refugees real hope for the future, he will draw on those experiences to explain why there is hope for the world’s disadvantaged peoples.

Matthias Moelleney: One of the leading HR professionals in Switzerland. His consultancy, People Xpert, has developed a series of ground-breaking strategies that show how talent will be – needs to be – managed in the future. He will illustrate, in practical terms, how we need to plan effective strategies today to reap the talent rewards of tomorrow.

Elisabeth Kelan: A leading expert on gender and “generation” relations, Elisabeth will give her views on future gender issues inside our organisations. With many of our sector’s organisations trying to balance out the gender equation this will be a critical and timely view of the future.

Luc De Jaeger: The managing partner of Nexum, a Belgian human resource consulting firm, and former head of Dexia Bank’s corporate university, Luc will examine how we can ensure employee buy-in for the changes needed to make organisations successful in the future.

Alain Haut: Based in Geneva, Alain has developed a leading edge approach to executive coaching that blends practical business development with the personal management behaviour of the coachee. This opens unique possibilities for coaching and mentoring to become most cost-effective people management development tools.

Cliff Dennett: A leading exponent of gaming and serious play, Cliff will close the day with a challenge to the participants: Is WORK a four-letter word, or can it be FUN? He will show how by changing working models and patterns, thinking differently and re-engaging employees, work can be not only more fun but more productive too.  

The event is taking place near Barbican in the City of London. If you need to book accommodation near the venue, please contact our Operations Manager Katja for suggestions.

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

Event Date: 15/11/2011 9am - 5pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 USD for members, 50 USD for non-members

People In Aid, Birches Group and InsideNGO are happy to announce this event, specifically aimed at subscribers to the Kenya local salary survey, and designed to help managers in the humanitarian and development sector, with responsibilities for the management of reward, get the most out of their NGO Local Pay survey. This includes the understanding of the labour market intelligence contained, and access to professional networking and development in order to build  capacity to act as a strategic partner in their organisations.

Free attendance for NGO Local Pay Subscribers, People In Aid and IAWG members

Please note: NGO Local Pay subscribers are entitled to 2 free places on this event. If you are a subscriber, please enter the code 'NLPsubs' when prompted on the booking page and select 'invoice' as payment method (you will not be charged).


Our objectives:

  • Build the NGO Local Pay “survey community” in kenya for knowledge-sharing, networking, and professional development
  • Deepen subscribers' understanding of how to use NGO Local Pay surveys for good management of reward 
  • Build skills and capacity of those responsible for managing pay and benefits locally

Participants will have an opportunity to

* deepen their familiarity with and confidence in using the NGO Local Pay survey

* explore the key compensation issues in Kenya and the region,

* network with and connect to a broader network of HR/reward professionals.

The agenda includes:

  • 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
  • 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
  • A presentation by a former compensation professional from a leading regional development organization on her own professional journey from finance to HR (and back) and the value of learning to use survey data

More information on NGO Local Pay

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HR Managers' Network meeting

Event Date: 19/10/2011 9.30 am - lunch
Duration: 1 day
Location: Euston, London, UK
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.

The meeting will finish with lunch which will be provided.

Please note: Non-members can attend for a small contributory fee (GB£25).

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Staff Care Network meeting

Event Date: 06/10/2011 10am - lunch
Duration: 1 day
Location: Farringdon, London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

Staff Care 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.

The meeting will finish with lunch which will be provided.

Please note: Non-members can attend for a small contributory fee (GB£25).

Due to calendar clashes, we have now re-scheduled our next Staff Care Network meeting for 6th October (initially arranged for 5th October). It will be held at The Brooke, 30 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4HH (nearest stations: Farringdon or Chancery Lane).

Ben Emmens, our HR Services Director, will be sharing an update from his work with Interaction on the ToT programmes delivered in Chad and Sudan. We will also have one of our partner consultants presenting about the work she has been doing with Save the Children and their Child Protection Trainee Scheme on their psycho-social support programme.

We look forward to seeing you there.














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Reward Network meeting - International Employee Benefits Challenges

Event Date: 30/09/2011 09.00 - 15.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: Westminster, London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

Tackling the strategic and operational issues associated with a global workforce

People In Aid and Vanbreda International are pleased to announce this networking seminar for compensation and 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 will offer you valuable insights on compensation and benefit issues your organisation might be facing.


The seminar will cover presentations on employee benefits related topics such as cost management in international health insurance and access to health services in remote areas, international mobility trends, local pay benchmarking, and more. A related case study will be presented by an international NGO.

Presentations will be given by People In Aid, Vanbreda International, the RES Forum and the Birches Group.

High-level programme

from 09.00 Registration
09.30 Introduction and morning presentations
12.30 Lunch
14.00 Afternoon presentation
15.00 Wrap up and closing drinks

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Debriefing Staff follow-up masterclass (for past Debriefing workshop participants only)

Event Date: 19/09/2011 11am - 3pm (registration 10.30)
Duration: 1 day
Location: Holloway, London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 55 GBP for members, 110 GBP for non-members

A masterclass for those who have attended People In Aid's Briefing, Debriefing and Supporting Staff, or Learning to Debrief Effectively, or Debriefing Staff workshop previously.

Learn from others' experiences and help strengthen your own debriefing practices with facilitator and Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Debbie Lovell-Hawker.

Recent events in Japan, Libya, Yemen, Egypt, Tunisia and many other countries have seen many agencies responding by setting up operations, increasing staff numbers and sending international assignees to the regions. As such, now seems an appropriate time to meet and evaluate and discuss any challenges/issues arising from utilising what was learnt at the Debriefing Workshop or from the Handbook previously.

About the facilitator

Debbie 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.


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