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.
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. Anagenda 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.
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.
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).
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
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.
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.
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.
Following the pilot event that took place in May, this meeting will allow the group members to consolidate the initial thinking, further define the format of the Network for the group to grow into, and explore topics from the first thematic agenda to be agreed over the autumn.
The fee for this Workshop includes attendance at both this Workshop and the Debriefing Staff Masterclass, being held on 19 September 2011.
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, many mission personnel and aid workers would benefit from debriefing, Dr. Lovell-Hawker has been involved with providing resources for all these situations.
This Workshop and Masterclass 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.
The focus of the Workshop is on personal debriefing rather than operational debriefing, which is recommended in codes of good practice as an important part of our duty of care.
As well as the Workshop itself, for the first time since running this for over a decade, a follow-up Masterclass will also take place on 19 September, in which any challenges/issues arising from utilising what was learnt at the Workshop or from the handbook previously, will be addressed and discussed.
Both days will feature plenty of time for questions and discussion, as well as time to network with peers from the sector and to learn from other similar organisations.
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 assignments
Be 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.
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.
The Inter-Agency Working Group (IAWG) and People In Aid present the Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) Africa Conference 2011, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 8-10 June 2011.
This year’s theme, How to Effectively Build Staff Capacity in the Humanitarian Sector, provides an unequalled opportunity for leaders, specialists and practitioners from local and international humanitarian organisations to meet in a productive learning environment. We will share and celebrate good practice in the sector from a people management perspective that will strengthen us as organizations and as individuals.
The event is being held at the Southern Sun Hotel (http://www.southernsun.com/hotels/nairobi/pages/contact-us.aspx), which is conveniently located in Westlands, a central business and residential neighbourhood in Nairobi. The conference begins at 9am on Wednesday, June 8th and ends at 12pm on Friday June 10th. The conference fee provides for refreshments and lunch for the 2 ½ days. Accommodation is charged separately.
Subsidies are available for this Conference. If you are working for a local NGO and would like to attend this event, please contact Teresa Kamara, People In Aid’s Regional Consultant, East Africa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Hannah Muiruri, Administration Coordinator (email@example.com) for more information.
HHR events are always very popular and places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Please also note that the HHR EuropeConference 2011 will be taking place in Madrid, Spain, on 18-20 May 2011; the theme is Strengthening Local Humanitarian Capacity. For booking information and more about this event, please visit http://www.peopleinaid.org/events/339.aspx.
People In Aid’s 2011 Humanitarian HR (HHR) conference will be held in Madrid, Spain, on 18–20 May 2011. This year, our theme is Strengthening Local Humanitarian Capacity.
In many ways, the last year or so has seen unprecedented levels of investment in local humanitarian capacity and, despite the backdrop of ‘efficiency drives’ and ‘cost-cutting’, this trend appears set to continue for the next couple of years at least.
Surely any investment in local capacity is to be celebrated – but how are INGOs ensuring that the capacity gaps have been accurately identified, and that the needs are being met effectively? How are we measuring the impact and outcomes of our capacity-strengthening investment and how can we reconcile the strategic and operational challenges, and ensure a sustainable approach?
The HHR conference provides an unequalled opportunity to meet with peers and sector leaders in a delightful and productive learning environment, to explore answers to these questions, to challenge traditional approaches and to share insights that draw on practical experience.
The 3-day programme will include:
unequalled opportunities for networking with HR and humanitarian specialists from around the world
leading thoughts on capacity building from challenging speakers and experts
peer learning groups to tackle your specific issues
case studies giving insights into 'real world' capacity-building challenges and how to overcome them
practical tools and workshops exploring ways of assessing and evaluating staff capacity
interactive presentations showcasing innovative ways of strengthening humanitarian capacity.
We will hear from agencies that are innovating when it comes to strengthening local capacity, as well as those at the receiving end of our capacity-building initiatives.
The conference is being held at Hotel Tryp Alameda Aeropuerto, near the Madrid Barajas International Airport and within half an hour by metro from central Madrid. The conference schedule will allow for arrival in the morning of Wednesday 18 May and departure after lunch on Friday 20 May. The conference fee includes accommodation on 18 and 19 May and full board.
The conference is always very popular and places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment.
BOOK NOW - GBP 445 for this year's "must" conference for humanitarian HR practitioners
10% Off for Field-Based Staff
Subsidies are available to field-based programme staff. If you are working in a country of operation and would like to attend this event, please email Katja on firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain your discount code, entitling you to an extra 10% off the conference fee.
The conference builds on the theme of our 2010 HHR conferences, held in Paris and Mombasa in May 2010, where we focused on talent management. We’d love to know what you’ve done on the theme since the conferences. Please share your stories, successes and learning with us by emailing Adam Bentham on email@example.com.
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