Past Events

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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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Planning and Developing an HR Strategy

Event Date: 28/04/2009
Duration: 1 day
Location: Sydney, Australia
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 150 AUD for members, 300 AUD for non-members

The workshop is aimed at senior HR staff or staff with a responsibility for human resource issues. Participants will be involved in strategic planning for people and have a responsibility in developing the people in their organisation.

 
Senior HR staff from national NGOs, regional offices and country offices will benefit from an opportunity to develop their skills in this area and discuss case studies from other organisations in Australia and other regions. Participants will learn from and share with others the common issues and concerns around strategic development and planning and will seek possible solutions.
 
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the workshop, participants will be better equipped to:
 
Develop, plan or enhance a Human Resources Strategy within their organisations through a better understanding of:
What an HR strategy might consist of and what it can achieve
How to gain organisational and staff understanding and buy-in to the strategy
The processes for developing and delivering an HR strategy, including alignment with other organisations’ strategies
How the People In Aid Code can act as a framework for developing and working with an HR strategy
 
One participant said they liked: “Case studies that were very different; fantastic discussion, people willing to share and be involved; participants very positive - no negativity”
 
Another said: “Understanding how HR can serve and contribute towards organisational mission and goals; helpful to discuss issues with a couple of other CEOs


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Reward - Special Interest Group

Event Date: 17/04/2009 12.30pm - 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

NGO Industry Day – 12.30pm - 4.30pm - London UK
Join ORC and People in Aid in London to discuss topical issues with peers and hear from key thinkers on the challenges you are facing in reward in 2009



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Health and Safety Special Interest Group

Event Date: 18/03/2009
Duration: 1 day
Location: London
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

HR Special Interest Group

Event Date: 25/02/2009 10:00 - 13:00
Duration: 1 day
Location: Central London
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

Briefing, debriefing and supporting staff

Event Date: 17/02/2009 10.00 - 17.00
Duration: 2 days
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 110 GBP for members, 220 GBP for non-members

 

People In Aid is offering a comprehensive Briefing, debriefing and supporting staff two-day workshop once again, facilitated by Dr Debbie Lovell-Hawker. This workshop is in its 4th year and gives participants an opportunity to enhance their own skills and increase their confidence in their ability to provide effective briefing, debriefing and support through trauma or stressful situations.
 
The workshop is aimed at HR professionals and line managers, and will cover topics such as:
·     Psychological screening: Who should not be accepted for overseas aid work?
·     Briefing and equipping staff
·     Supporting staff working in stressful situations locally and from a distance
·     Routine debriefing and debriefing after traumatic incidents
·     Warning signs: Recognising trauma symptoms, burnout, depression and other problems
·     What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and when and how to refer on?
·     Support and supervision, and managing your own stress as you offer support
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the workshop participants will have enhanced their skills in:
·     Recognising people who will be at high-risk of developing difficulties
·     Briefing people to cope with work in stressful situations
·     Supporting local and expatriate staff
·     Effective routine debriefing at the end of assignments
·     Critical Incident Stress Debriefing after traumatic incidents or evacuation
·     Recognising when and how to refer people for further help
Facilitator
The workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Debbie Lovell-Hawker, an independent Consultant and Clinical Psychologist. Debbie is a consultant for several INGOs and faith-based organisations and also works with InterHealth. She has worked in disaster situations throughout the world including in Asia, Africa, Central America and Eastern Europe. In addition to her work with Oxford University’s psychiatry department, she has recently worked in Nepal, Darfur, South Africa, and with evacuees from Lebanon.
About People In Aid workshops
People In Aid workshops are run in an interactive format, with time for questions and discussion, and the opportunity to network with peers from the sector and to learn from other similar organisations. Participants come away with a workshop handbook, usually in the form of practical guidelines containing valuable resources such as checklists and handouts.


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2009 International HR Conference - Talent Management

Event Date: 06/02/2009 10.00 - 17.30
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 130 GBP for members, 275 GBP for non-members

International HR Conference on Talent Management

Building on the successful learning and networking of its 2008 International HR Conference, People In Aid is bringing together leaders from international NGOs, directors in the field and other sectors, for its third conference to be held in the London, UK on 6 February 2009.

Designed to inform Directors and Senior managers in international relief and development, including HRDs, Heads of functions and CEOs

 

 

 

 

Objectives:
 
  • Increase understanding of the changing context of managing talent globally and strategically 
  • Understand what the strategic role of HR is in talent management - identifying, supporting, developing and retaining talented people. 
  • Take home ideas on current agency practice through case studies
  • Identify what is new in effectively managing talent, through thought leading material
  • Establish useful professional contacts.

Benefit from a forum for debate, sharing of knowledge, good practice and mutual support.

Discuss issues such as what makes an INGO effective in its mission?

Champion the need for HR to be a strategic partner in building effective and responsive organisationsBenefit from a forum for debate, sharing of knowledge, good practice and mutual support.

 

Discuss issues such as what makes an INGO effective in its mission?

Champion the need for HR to be a strategic partner in building effective and responsive organisations

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Getting correct guidance on tax overseas and legal benefits

Event Date: 05/02/2009 12.30 - 4.00pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2P 2YU / UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

Agenda

  • arrival at 12.30pm for a buffet lunch until 1. 30pm
  • introductions and scope of the forum
  • sharing our vision as to how the collaboration could be expanded
  • feedback from attendees on the issues that they face
  • agree priorities based on feedback
  • agree timetable for action
  • general Q&A
  • aiming to finish by 4pm


It would be helpful if, prior to the meeting, you are able to confirm which countries you currently have individuals working and how many are in each location. This will be of assistance in terms of helping us to prioritise which countries we review first.

Contact at Grant Thornton is Clive Fathers



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