Past Events

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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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Survey Launch Meeting & Review

Event Date: 08/12/2008 10.00-16.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

Purpose:

  • Review the results together
  • Identify trends and developments
  • Discussing a topical issue guided by an expert speaker
  • Network with survey participants

Dial in facility offered.



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AGM & Members' Forum

Event Date: 19/11/2008 10:00 - 17:00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

People In Aid's AGM and Members' Forum provides an opportunity for members to network, learn about People In Aid's current and future strategy, and influence our workplan. A keynote presentation in the morning should stimulate plenty of debate, and panel presentations and plenary discussion in the afternoon, followed by a reception.  Places are free.

Keynote:

HRBP – Beyond Partnering?!

Objectives
To review the relevance of Ulrich’s Business Partner model
To share experiences of its use
To maximise the benefits of Business Partnering in your own organisation
To experience an alternative large group intervention

Description
This highly interactive session with Ed Griffin (Associate at Roffey Park Institute) will enable you both to further your understanding and use of Business Partnering, as well as participating in a World Café intervention. This will give you the opportunity to share experiences and exchange best practice to maximise the benefits of Business Partnering, rather than being the potential victim of an HR fad.

Our AGM at 12.30 will be after the opening session, which will be followed by a networking lunch at 13:00.
 
After lunch, there will be a round table ‘Turbulent times – exploring agency responses to the changing political and economic landscape’ for all participants able to stay. It will center on the turbulent times we are in, and their implications for humanitarian and development agencies and HR professionals.


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Roundtable - Turbulent Times

Event Date: 19/11/2008 14:00
Duration: 1 day
Location: Central London
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

‘Turbulent times – exploring agency responses to the changing political and economic landscape’ for all participants able to stay. It will centre on the turbulent times we are in, and their implications for humanitarian and development agencies and HR professionals. This follows our AGM and Members' forum.  Non members are welcome to the roundtable and the preceding lunch.



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Building HR Capacity Workshop

Event Date: 12/11/2008 10.00 - 16.30
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 55 GBP for members, 110 GBP for non-members

A one day workshop focused on Building HR Capacity aimed at Human Resources staff working at a senior and middle management level within their organisation, facilitated by Maggie Pankhurst. There will be the opportunity to discuss case studies presented by other organisations and to learn from and share with other participants.



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Staff Care Conference

Event Date: 06/11/2008 08.30-17.00 followed by drinks reception; 08.30-15.00
Duration: 2 days
Location: Washington DC, USA
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 445 USD for members, 495 USD for non-members

The Heart of Humanitarian Relief:  Managing staff care in crises and beyond
A two-day conference for managers and leaders.

A combination of challenging presentations and an interactive simulation will help directors, managers, and human resource professionals:

  • Identify individual, organizational and sectoral needs related to staff care
  • Increase understanding, knowledge and skills related to key staff care and management issues in high pressure situations
  • Enhance awareness and familiarity with existing internal and external resources related to effective staff care and management

Keynote speakers and facilitators include:

  • Rupert Reid (Managing Director, Security Exchange)
  • Kate Nowlan (Chief Executive Officer, CiC - Supporting Organisations)
  • Martin Langfield (Head of Global Learning, Thomson Reuters )
  • John Fawcett (Deputy Director of Staff Wellness, Save the Children, USA)

http://headington-institute.org/Portals/32/resources/PIA_HI_Simulation_Flier.pdf



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Special Interest Group HR Practitioners

Event Date: 05/11/2008 10:00 - 15:00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

Managing People Effectively at a Distance

Event Date: 22/10/2008 9.30 - 17.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 55 GBP for members, 110 GBP for non-members

Learning Outcomes

Trends such as re-structuring work around strategic goals, decentralisation, delivering through partnerships, and increased recruitment of national staff have led to a significant increase in the need to work across organisational, geographical and cultural boundaries. Managers who continue with their existing practices and processes using technology to try to overcome the difficulties of distance management have met with mixed results. Innovative approaches are needed.

This workshop will enable and encourage managers and HR professionals to be more pro-active in managing people effectively at a distance, and offer participants an action plan to take the learning back to their agency. This learning will include how to develop and maintain relationships, the challenges and opportunities of geographically dispersed teams, the role of the manager, and using technology more effectively.

By the end of the workshop participants will have gained a deeper understanding of the issues and practical ways to improve their effectiveness when managing people at a distance. Participants will also have developed an action plan for taking the learning back into their organisations.

 

Facilitators

Facilitators will be drawn from J Hill Associates’ network of organisational development consultants with experience in both the commercial and non-governmental sectors:

Jacqueline Hill works with NGOs both in the UK and overseas on strategic planning, change management and team effectiveness

Cornelia Decher works with commercial organisations in improving their distance management practices, people management and team interpersonal skills.



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