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.
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.
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.
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: -
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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!
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&nbsp;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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.email@example.com.
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.
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
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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