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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.

Programme

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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L&D Practitioners Network Meeting

Event Date: 14/09/2011 10am - Lunch (The meeting ends with lunch)
Duration: 1 day
Location: Near Kensington High Street, London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

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.



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People In Aid Quality Mark teleseminar (members only)

Event Date: 08/09/2011 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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Partner Consultant Network meeting

Event Date: 29/07/2011 10.30 - 17.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

People In Aid works closely with a number of partner consultants to support in delivering People In Aid's strategic objectives and bespoke services.

This day brings together consultants whom People In Aid works with for a day of networking, input from People In Aid on our future workplan, and input from various consultants themselves.

Please note: Attendance of this event is for those already in the Partner Consultants Network only.

 



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Debriefing Staff Workshop (including follow-up Masterclass on 19 September)

Event Date: 22/06/2011 10am - 5pm (registration 9.30)
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 120 GBP for members, 240 GBP for non-members

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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

 

 



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HHR Africa Conference: How to Effectively Build Staff Capacity in the Humanitarian Sector

Event Date: 08/06/2011 09.00 - 17.00
Duration: 3 days
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 31000 KES for members, 31000 KES for non-members

 

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

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 (teresa@peopleinaid.org) or Hannah Muiruri, Administration Coordinator (iawg_admin@wvi.org) 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 Europe Conference 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.

The Humanitarian HR Network (previously known as EPN – Emergency Personnel Network) is generously supported by: Action Contre La Faim, Bioforce, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Centre for Safety and Development, Christian Aid, ECHO, HelpAge International, IRC, Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Plan International, RedR, Save the Children UK, Tearfund and World Vision.

 

 
Supported by the European Commission's
Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office - ECHO

 



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HHR Madrid Conference: Strengthening Local Humanitarian Capacity

Event Date: 18/05/2011 Starting at midday on Day 1, finishing by lunch on Day 3
Duration: 3 days
Location: Madrid, Spain
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 445 GBP for members, 445 GBP for non-members

 Humanitarian HR Europe Conference:

Strengthening Local Humanitarian Capacity
18–20 May 2011, Madrid, Spain
 
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 katja@peopleinaid.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 adam@peopleinaid.org.

 

The Humanitarian HR Network (previously known as EPN – Emergency Personnel Network) is generously supported by: Action Contre La Faim, Bioforce, British Red Cross, CAFOD, Centre for Safety and Development, Christian Aid, ECHO, HelpAge International, IRC, Islamic Relief, Oxfam, Plan International, RedR, Save the Children UK, Tearfund and World Vision.

 

 
Supported by the European Commission's
Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office - ECHO

 



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NEW: Learning & Development Network meeting

Event Date: 12/05/2011 12.30-16.00 (the meeting starts with lunch)
Duration: 1 day
Location: London Waterloo
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members
Learning & Development Network, 12th May 2011

An exploratory session; allowing participants to get to know each other and to understand particular areas of interest and challenges facing L&D practitioners going forward.

There will also be an opportunity for the group to discuss the Network in terms of going forward; structure, themes, frequency of meetings and ideas on how best to shape future agendas.



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HR Managers' Network meeting - Practical Talent Management in INGOs

Event Date: 05/05/2011 10.00-Lunch
Duration: 1 day
Location: Near Kings Cross, London
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

 

HR Managers' Network - Practical Talent Management,  5th May 2011
 
The HR Managers’ Networks are free for People In Aid members and the theme of meetings are decided by members.  
Please note that non-members can attend for a small contributory fee
 
Proposed Agenda:
 

09.45
Registration and refreshments
10.00
HR Managers’ Networks to include presentation by Christian Aid, Q&A and group work
12.30/13.00
Close & Networking Lunch

 


 Supported by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office - ECHO

 




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Successful Distance Management Workshop

Event Date: 05/05/2011 9am to 5pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Sydney, Australia
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 120 AUD for members, 270 AUD for non-members
Due to the overwhelming response, we are to host the Successful Distance Management Workshop in Sydney.
 
The growing trends towards decentralisation, delivering through partners, and increasing national staff had always meant that managing and working effectively at a distance was paramount to success. However, whilst in the past most agencies had the luxury of field-visits and cross-region travel to compliment and build staff relationships, today’s organisations see budget restrictions and travel freezes.
 
Organisations are stretched, both in terms of resources and where these resources are located. Keeping everyone together with common goals and shared communications can be challenging especially when team members are at a distance.
 
Join us for a workshop developed to provide you with skills and tools created to support managing people effectively from a distance. 
 
Through an interactive session you will learn: 
  • How better to communicate with remote team members and ensure common understanding
  • How to develop and maintain relationships at a distance
  • When and where technology can help.
By the end of the workshop, participants will have gained a deeper understanding of the issues and have developed an action plan for taking the learning back into their organisations.
  
Cancellation policy
Cancellations more than 28 days before the beginning of the event incur no penalty. Bookings cancelled 8 – 28 days in advance incur a cancellation fee of £40 per booking, or you may move your booking to another workshop without extra fees. Cancellations less than 8 days in advance are charged in full. Substitutions may be made at any time without penalty.
 
Event fee payment is due on receipt of invoice, no later than two weeks before the beginning of the event. As our events are very popular, please let us know at your earliest convenience if you need to cancel your booking
 


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People In Aid Quality Mark Teleseminar (Member only)

Event Date: 27/04/2011 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, Christine Williamson 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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Staff Care Network meeting

Event Date: 20/04/2011 12 noon - 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

Female Aid/Development Worker Security  

Staff Care Network meetings are free for People In Aid members to attend and are held 2-3 times a year.

People In Aid is hosting the next meeting in the Netherlands in partnership with the Centre for Safety and Development. The theme for the meeting will be Female Aid/Development Worker Security.

Starting at midday with a networking buffet lunch, the afternoon boasts two interactive sessions:

§          The first session will be facilitated by Han Verhoeven (Masra training, coaching & advice) and will include two simulations:

o              The first, will demonstrate the cycle of care required for a female worker after a sexual assault

o              The second, will demonstrate the typical behaviours female workers encounter when on assignment.

§          The second session will be facilitated by Christine Williamson, HR Services Manager at People In Aid, and will focus on the role the HR function plays with female staff security. 

There will also be a chance to discuss what this means for each organisation present by looking at certain policy and practices.  

The Meeting will finish by 4.30pm. Directions to venue.

 

If you have any questions please contact us.

 

Please note that non-members of People In Aid can attend for a small contributory fee

 

 


 Supported by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office - ECHO

 




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Successful Distance Management Teleseminar 3 sessions (1st, 15th, 29th March 2011)

Event Date: 01/03/2011 15:00 - 16:30 (UK Time)
Duration: 3 days
Location: Teleseminar
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 145 GBP for members, 290 GBP for non-members

 

Successful Distance Management Teleseminar
Spread over 3 sessions
15:00– 16:30pm (UK Time) 
 
Session One: 1st March 2011: Developing Relationships, Trust and Managing Expectations
 
Session Two: 15th March 2011: Leading Teams
 
Session Three: 29th March 2011: Managing Performance
 
Whether it is due to restructuring of key functions, increased delivery through partners, concern about climate change or a travel budget freeze – most of us in the development and humanitarian sector have to work with colleagues at a distance.  
 
In the last 3 years People In Aid have delivered the Successful Distance Management Workshop to over 200 participants globally, both as an open and in-house programmes. Due to unprecedented demand for it worldwide, we have also been offering the opportunity to partake in the training via teleseminar, with our last teleseminar in April fully booked. For 2011, we have added a 3rd module on managing performance at a distance.
 
Designed for both managers and staff working with colleagues at a distance, the programme is spread over there sessions in March which delivers the learning in bite size chunks, with the opportunity to try out practical exercises between sessions, and to deliver and receive feedback on the experience.  Additionally, the sessions will be recorded, for participants to refer to in the future.  The teleseminar can be accessed from anywhere. All you need is a telephone. 
 
Apart from the two sessions, participants should set aside 6-8 hours in-between sessions to trial ideas.
 
Every participant will receive a comprehensive manual and workshop handbook on distance management, as well as an audio recording of the event.
  
Please note that participants will need to cover their own phone-in costs. If you are joining the teleseminar from outside the UK, you can check your local time by going to www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html. Enter the date of the teleseminar; choose London in ‘Place/city no 1’ and choose your location in ‘Place/city no 2’.
 
We anticipate that we will have participants from across the globe and that sometimes phone connections can be limiting. Unfortunately we cannot take responsibility for the quality of your call if the problem lies at your end. Please consider this before booking and contact us if you feel you may have problems.
 
Note that our cancellation policy will apply as soon as you book for a workshop.
 
 
Cancellation policy
Cancellations more than 28 days before the beginning of the event incur no penalty. Bookings cancelled 8 – 28 days in advance incur a cancellation fee of £40 per booking, or you may move your booking to another workshop without extra fees. Cancellations less than 8 days in advance are charged in full. Substitutions may be made at any time without penalty.
 
Event fee payment is due on receipt of invoice, no later than two weeks before the beginning of the event. As our events are very popular, please let us know at your earliest convenience if you need to cancel your booking.


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People In Aid Quality Mark Teleseminar (Member only)

Event Date: 16/02/2011 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 Christine Williamson 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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HR Managers' Network meeting

Event Date: 19/01/2011 10.00-lunch
Duration: 1 day
Location: London
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

 

HR Managers' Network 
 
The HR Managers’ Networks are free for People In Aid members and the theme of meetings are decided by members. If you have a hot topic you want discussed at the January meeting please email Maduri@peopleinaid.org, to enable us to prepare the agenda and presentations
 
Please note that non-members can attend for a small contributory fee
 
Proposed Agenda:
 

10.00
Registration and refreshments
10.15
Themed HR Managers’ Networks to include expert presentations, Q&A and group work
12.30/13.00
Close & Networking Lunch

 


 Supported by the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Office - ECHO

 




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AGM and Members' Forum 2010 (Members and Leadership Summit participants only)

Event Date: 24/11/2010 9.30 - 14.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

We would be delighted to welcome two members of staff from each of our member organisations to the People In Aid Annual General Meeting and Members' Forum on 24th November 2010.

The Members' Forum gives People In Aid members the opportunity to learn and feed into People In Aid’s plans for 2011 and beyond, as well as the chance to network with other members and the People In Aid team. The Forum will also host an interactive round-table session reflecting on the outcomes of the previous day’s Leadership Summit and offer the chance for participants to debate some of the deeper issues around leadership in the humanitarian and development sector.  
The AGM will take place thereafter. The day will then close with lunch.

The event is taking place at Bonhill House, 1 - 3 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX, UK.



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