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People Management for Line Managers Workshop

Event Date: 08/03/2010 9.30am - 5pm
Duration: 2 days
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 200 AUD for members, 400 AUD for non-members

 

 
People management is a vital skill for line managers in the international relief and development sector. Line managers often occupy the very challenging position of enabling the achievement of organisational objectives through their capability to manage and lead their teams. Managers are therefore key contributors to organisational impact – especially when organisations may be restructuring, reforming processes, building new relationships or identifying fresh strategies.
 
People In Aid is offering a two day workshop in Bangkok, focused on “People management for line managers”. The workshop is designed to build the line manager’s capability and confidence to manage people effectively.
The target audience for the workshop is line managers who work in program country teams, technical teams, regional offices or in HQ roles: supervisors (in any function) who are accountable for people or teams who report to them.
As well as the focus on the line manager’s capability to manage people, the workshop will explore managers’ roles and responsibilities in working effectively with their own organisation’s Human Resources policies and practice. The workshop will provide practical tools for participants to use to in order to manage people and processes more effectively.  
 
The workshop will be structured around the line manager’s role, skills and impact in people management, building on a management cycle that includes planning, recruitment, deployment, managing performance, development and learning, and managing transition.
Workshop facilitation will take into account current issues which have an impact on the line manager’s people management role, including the range of change initiatives and the diversity of scale and structure of organisations in the development and relief sector.
Learning outcomes
 
By the end of the workshop participants will be better equipped to:
  • Understand and manage the main employee management steps from planning and recruitment through to transition or departure
  • Use the skills and tools required across these people management steps: for example team development, dealing with difficult situations, addressing and supporting performance, interviewing, giving and receiving feedback, and enabling change.
  • Work effectively with their own organisation’s HR function and HR processes
Travel and accommodation are not included.
 
Facilitators
Lucy Quarterman: Lucy is a human resources management consultant for the humanitarian sector focusing on Australia and Asia / Pacific region. She is currently working as People In Aid as their representative for Australia and the Pacific. Prior to this she spent 7 years working for OXFAM Australia leading the international Human Resources team. In 2006/07 she convened the ACFID Human resources working group. Lucy has visited many field offices including East Timor, Cambodia, Guatemala, Kosova and Serbia and has 3 months field experience in Afghanistan.
 
Joan Johnson: Joan is a professional organisational development consultant and leadership coach with 20 years of experience with public and international aid sector organisations. Since 2004 she has worked closely with OXFAM Australia, the Antares Foundation Australia, and several other agencies to support effective management practices, and to build emotional intelligence skills among their staff. Previous experience includes 7 years in the field with the US Peace Corps both as a volunteer and training director and 5 years as associate faculty at the University of Wisconsin in the US.
This workshop and all materials will be in English.

 

 
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% of the event price, 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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The Management Agenda 2010 - report for the INGO sector

Event Date: 10/02/2010 9.45 - 12.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

 

This year we are working with Roffey Park to benchmark The Management Agenda findings against the views of managers from the IGNO sector. This study was conducted between July and September 2009, nearly a year on from when the economic crisis in the UK hit its peak. The outlook is for a gradual recovery, but with unemployment still likely to rise, it could be fragile. It is against this backdrop that a comparison between the Management Agenda and the INGO sector has such significance.

 

The launch is being held on Wednesday 10th February and is kindly being hosted at CAFOD’s offices in South London, UK. The launch is free to attend and will feature presentations from both People In Aid and Roffey Park. Participants will also receive a copy of the INGO report.   

 



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Health and Safety Special Interest Group (Member only)

Event Date: 21/01/2010 10.00-13.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

Learning to Debrief Effectively Workshop

Event Date: 15/01/2010 9.30-5.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 75 GBP for members, 150 GBP for non-members

 

This one-day workshop will be an opportunity for participants to learn how to offer effective debriefing, especially personal debriefing at the end of assignments.
 
The workshop will be practical and interactive, with 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.
 
By the end of the workshop participants should:
 
  • Have developed skills in debriefing personnel who have returned home from assignments
  • Be able to differentiate between different types of debriefing
  • Be aware of the effectiveness of debriefing, and 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 knowledge of stress management strategies and 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
Every participant will receive a comprehensive manual on debriefing, which has been newly revised by the workshop facilitator.
 
Facilitator:
Dr Debbie Lovell-Hawker is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, working with InterHealth. Prior to this she worked for 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, DRC, Darfur, Nicaragua, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa and with evacuees from Lebanon.
 
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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Successful Distance Management Teleseminar (1st & 15th of December)

Event Date: 15/12/2009 10.30 - 12.00 (UK time)
Duration: 1 day
Location: Teleseminar
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 75 GBP for members, 150 GBP for non-members

   

Successful Distance Management Teleseminar
Spread over 2 sessions
10.30am – 12.00pm (UK Time) 
 
Session One: 1st December 2009: Developing Relationships, Trust and Managing Expectations
 
Session Two: 15th December 2009: Leading Teams
 
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 2 years People In Aid have delivered the Successful Distance Management Workshop to over 100 participants, both as an open and an in-house programme. Due to unprecedented demand for it worldwide, we are now offering you and your colleagues the opportunity to partake in the training via a teleseminar.
 
Designed for both managers and staff working with colleagues at a distance, the programme is spread over two sessions 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. 
 
Through an interactive session you will learn:
·         How to communicate better with remote team members and ensure common understanding
·         How to develop and maintain trusting relationships at a distance
·         What successful distance teams do, the support they get from their organisation and structural considerations
·         When and where technology can help
 
Apart from the two sessions, participants should set aside 3-4 hours in-between sessions to trial ideas.
 
Every participant will receive a comprehensive handbook on distance management and an audio recording of the event
 
 
NB: The timings of this teleseminar is intended for those based in Africa, Asia and Europe time-zones, although does not exclude anyone. We intend to hold more sessions to reach Australasia and the Americas. For more information please contact Maduri@peopleinaid.org
 
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’
 
 
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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HR Special Interest Group (Free for Members) - Working With Consultants

Event Date: 09/12/2009 10.00-13.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

AGM & Member Forum - 2009

Event Date: 25/11/2009
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 staff members from each member organisation to the People In Aid AGM and Members' Forum 2009 on the 25th November 2009 in Central London.

As well as the Annual General Meeting of People In Aid there will also be the chance to participate in two exciting sessions looking at technologies and distance management within your organisation.

We are delighted to have Mike Culligan of LINGOs (Learning for International NGOs) present at the morning session with the topic of 'Transforming people management through technology'.

Following this the AGM will commence and our afternoon session (which is open to non-members also) will be a round table meeting focusing on 'The challenge of remote management'.

The day is split up as follows:

 Members are invited to the whole day, if this is not suitable please do come from 10.30 - 14.00, or from 14.00 onwards.



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Developing a Human Resource Strategy Workshop

Event Date: 01/10/2009 9.30am-5pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 75 GBP for members, 150 GBP for non-members

 

 
During a period of increasing pressure on organisations’ people and resources it is important for HR professionals to be able to plan strategically alongside their other functional colleagues, so that HR activities are aligned with the organisation’s priorities and its staff’s needs.
 
People In Aid is offering a one day workshop focused on how to develop a Human Resources Strategy and aimed at senior HR staff or staff with a responsibility for human resources planning.
 
Through an interactive session of organisational case studies from Oxfam GB and IIED as well as exercises you will learn from and share with others the common issues and concerns around HR strategy development and planning and will seek possible solutions.
 
At the end of workshop you will be better equipped to develop, plan or enhance a Human Resources Strategy within your organisations through a better understanding of:
 
o        Why an HR strategy adds value and what it can achieve
o        What an HR strategy might consist of
o        How to gain organisational and staff understanding and buy-in to the strategy
o        The processes for developing an HR strategy, including alignment with other strategies within an organisation
o        How the People In Aid Code can act as a framework for developing and working with an HR strategy

 

 



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Special Interest Group: Health and Safety (Free for Members)

Event Date: 17/09/2009 11.00am - 2pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

 

This event is for members only. Please note the slightly later than usual timing. For more information please contact info@peopleinaid.org.

 



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Successful Distance Management Workshop - Repeat event

Event Date: 09/09/2009 09.30 - 17.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 75 GBP for members, 150 GBP for non-members

Due to the overwhelming response, this is a repeat of the same workshop held on 16th July 2009.

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.
 
This workshop will be facilitated by Michele Dennison, who has worked in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in the UK and internationally and has over a decade of people management and development experience. She spent six years as International HR Manager at Oxfam where she was involved in a number of global people management and change projects.

For more information about running this workshop in-house or the teleseminars on distance management in December 2009, please contact info@peopleinaid.org.



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Successful Distance Management

Event Date: 16/07/2009 09.30 - 17.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 75 GBP for members, 150 GBP for non-members

Due to the overwhelming response, a repeat of the same workshop is being held on 9th September 2009. Please click here to book your place.

 

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 sees 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 to better 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.
 
This workshop will be lead by Cornelia Decher who has successfully lead many similar workshops and is particularly skilled in assisting organisations in improving their distance management practices, people management and team interpersonal skills.

 

 



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Special Interest Group: HR Practitioners - Retention Mechanisms

Event Date: 09/07/2009 10.00am - 1.00pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

This event is for members only. For more information please contact info@peopleinaid.org



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Providing Effective Support for Your Staff

Event Date: 03/06/2009 8.30-- 12.30
Duration: 1 day
Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

A half day seminar aimed at line managers and leaders of Guatemalan NGOs. The event is the first such event that has been facilitated by People In Aid in Guatemala, and aims to introduce the network and its activities to local NGOs as well as provide an opportunity to explore issues and practical tools related to the provision of effective 1-1 support.



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EPN 13 Gatwick: Facilitating Change

Event Date: 13/05/2009 Various over 3 days
Duration: 3 days
Location: Gatwick, West Sussex
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 375 GBP for members, 375 GBP for non-members

 

Facilitating Change: Experience and Challenges in the Humanitarian Sector
 

Is your organisation continually reacting to internal and external pressures:  restructurings, strategic plans, the economy, needs for new policies and systems?  Are you faced with shifting directives and ever-increasing budget pressures?  Do you find planning ahead more difficult than ever before?  Do you facilitate change in your organisations to ensure that goals are met, staff stay motivated and work gets done?  Are you involved in shaping or implementing strategic change?  Would you like to feel more confident dealing with change? These are the sort of questions we will be addressing at this year's EPN conference:  "Facilitating Change:  Experience and Challenges in the Humanitarian Sector."  The conference will be held Wed 13 - Fri 15 May 09 in Gatwick, Sussex, England -- about 50 miles south of London, near one of London’s international airports. 

 
Change is an ever-present part of our lives, and the current difficult economic times are testing every organisation's ability to adapt. Therefore, this 3-day event features excellent presenters, all with some significant experience of leading or facilitating change relevant to our sector.  You will also be able to reflect in a peer learning process on your own experiences of making change happen. You will choose from masterclasses and case studies that can:
 
  • Give you a deeper understanding of what encourages and obstructs effective change processes in organisations;
  • Enable you to contribute to shaping change in your organisation.
  • Offer you a professional development opportunity.
 
You will gain insights on subjects such as the use of storytelling in communicating change, frameworks and approaches to driving change, the need for employee engagement, the connections between learning and knowledge management and change, managing staff capacity creatively in the recession, and capacity-building for an agency’s response to emergencies.
 
The conference will be participatory and the agenda will be responsive to your concerns and experiences, ensuring that you learn while doing and gain new perspectives on how change happens. I assure you that this is a conference not to be missed. 50 of your peers have already booked. Please register now as there are a limited number of spaces.
 
 
Who:    HR practitioners and others engaged in or influencing change processes for humanitarian organisations. 


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Special interest Group: Health and Safety

Event Date: 06/05/2009
Duration: 1 day
Location: London
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

People Management for Line Managers

Event Date: 30/04/2009
Duration: 2 days
Location: Sydney, Australia
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 300 AUD for members, 600 AUD for non-members

 The workshop is aimed at line managers in the development and relief sector. It provides an opportunity to build understanding and practical skills in people management. The target audience is line managers in any function working in country program teams, technical teams, regional offices or those in HQ roles.

 
Learning Outcomes
 
The programme has been developed to address the need for highly effective people managers within the sector and will explore the changing roles of line managers with respect to people management and organisational performance. The workshop will be structured to reflect the thinking and practice of the world’s leading humanitarian and development agencies, particularly in the area of competency frameworks, as identified in the 2007 research – “Behaviours which lead to effective performance in humanitarian response“, published by People In Aid.
 
By the end of the workshop participants will be better equipped to:
 
       - Use the skills and tools required within people management - for example:
      o  addressing and supporting performance
      o  enabling change
      o  building teams
      o  dealing with difficult situations
      - Understand and manage the main employee management steps from planning and recruitment through day-to-day management to transition or departure
      - Work effectively with their own organisation’s Human Resources function.


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