Past Events

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NGO Local Pay and Reward Network Meeting: Special focus on humanitarian jobs

Event Date: 14/09/2015 12.00-17.00
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

In collaboration with the Birches Group, the CHS Alliance is convening the next in the series of reward network meetings. Registration will open at 12.00 and start with lunch. 

The first part of the meeting will share trends in local pay and the surveys this year. The session will give participants a unique opportunity to discuss the results, trends and deepen their understanding of salary data in order to use it more effectively to make strategic decisions.

The second part of the day will have a special focus on pay for humanitarian roles, building surge capacity and the associated impacts on reward. 

All members of our Local pay and Global pay networks, as well as other CHS Alliance members are welcome for free.  

Please note that non-members and non-participants can attend for a small contributory fee.

When booking one of our events, please make sure you review and understand our terms and conditionsIf you have any questions about this event please contact us on +00 44 (0) 20 3137 3594 or email us.

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Sexual Violence Management Conference for the Humanitarian Sector

Event Date: 03/09/2015 9am-5pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Euston, London, UK
Booking Deadline: 28/08/2015
Price: 70 GBP for members, 95 GBP for non-members

This event is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the event waiting list please email

This unique CHS Alliance event, organised in partnership with Humanitrain and OTHER SOLUTIONS, aims to raise awareness of sexual violence and ensure support is in place for affected staff. This is a full day event  (9am - 5pm) taking place in the Euston area of London.

A recent news article, "Sexual assaults against aid workers: how serious is the situation?", highlighted that many (female and male) staff face sexual violence threats both from external actors such as armed groups, and those within organisations. Significant steps are being made to improve training on sexual aggression awareness, management and immediate response for staff in our sector. However, many staff who are assaulted will leave their placement country and seek help outside their agency. Joint knowledge around medical treatment, psychological care, consular assistance, and legal recourse needs to be strengthened, so support is available and staff can reach out when needed.


Our guest speaker Dr Vollepellier, Senior Forensic Doctor at the Havens, St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, has a strong background in treating and supporting humanitarian and development staff who have been assaulted, and advising humanitarians involved in staff training. A representative of the Metropolitan Police will also give an insightful presentation.

The day will be a mix of panel discussions and working groups to explore areas such as the promotion of HR good practice, and security management policies and standards that fulfil the legal duty of care in line with UK legislation. Policy change can only be achieved by working with government, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, DFID, NHS, and bodies such as Interpol – many of which will be represented on the day.

Who should attend

The conference will be an opportunity for senior staff from CHS Alliance members and other networks such as the European Inter-Agency Security Forum (EISF) to meet professionals working in this field. We strongly encourage attendance from experts in Human Resources (HR), safety, security, and policy, as well as senior managers, CEOs and other decision makers in order to increase their knowledge and work together as a sector on this issue.

This event will be conducted under Chatham House Rule to provide a safe space for participants to discuss their organisation’s own current practices and concerns with peers as well as experts from the field to develop tools aiming at improving organisational practice on these matters.

When booking one of our events, please make sure you review and understand our terms and conditions.

If you have any questions about this event please contact us on +00 44 (0) 20 3137 3594 or email us.

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Learning & Development Network Meeting

Event Date: 02/07/2015 12.00 pm - 16.00 pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Kingston upon Thames, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

Our L&D Network meetings are designed not only for L&D and HR professionals but also managers who would like to increase their learning and development capabilities.

This network event is about sharing and learning from each other. Discussions will be, as always, member-led and focus on the issues relevant to you and your organisation.

Our next L&D Network will take place on Thursday 2 July starting, as usual, with our network lunch at 12.00. We will be hosted by our colleagues at VSO International in Kingston-upon-Thames.

The theme for this meeting will be the role of L&D Practitioners to support and improve performance management. We welcome offers for presentations, case studies and ideas for external speakers so please contact our HR Services Manager on to discuss these points further.

Our Network meetings are free for CHS Alliance members to attend and bring together specialists on specific topics to share experiences, discuss hot topics and to network. Visit our Networks page for more information. When booking one of our events, please make sure you review and understand the Terms & Conditions, including our cancellation policy which incurs a £25 no-show fee.

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Humanitarian HR Africa conference 2015: Strategic HR

Event Date: 08/06/2015 9.00am - 5.00pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 150 USD for members, 150 USD for non-members

Humanitarian HR Africa 2015: Strategic HR - Last chance to book

This is the last week to book a place at our upcoming Humanitarian HR Africa conference which will take place at the Silver Springs HotelNairobi, Kenya on 8 June 2015. The theme of this year's conference is Strategic HR.

The event will provide a unique space for HR professionals and line managers to reflect, learn from what others are doing, gain fresh insights and generate practical solutions to current HR and people management issues. Please download the full programme agenda here.

Programme overview

  • Opening address - Jonathan Potter, Executive Director, People In Aid - Learning within People In Aid:  Changes in Strategic HR Approaches in the Sector
  • Keynote - Rebecca Peel, Director of Talent, Living Goods - Exploring the Talent Ecosystem
  • Keynote - Susana Fernández Casla, Psychologist, Business Senior Coach and International Speaker
  • Skills Session - Emmanuelle Lacroix, HR Services Manager, People In Aid - Strategic HR: Implications and Opportunities for HR Professionals
  • Impact of HR
    - Learning from the Public and Private Sector on Impact
    - The Results Chain: Programme and HR
  • Innovative People Resourcing Strategies
    - Learning from the Humanitarian HR Europe Conference
    - People Resourcing: Surge Capacity
  • Advocacy Tactics and Tools - Anita Kattakuzhy, Regional Humanitarian Campaigns and Policy Adviser, Oxfam - How can we use advocacy tactics and tools to ‘win a seat at the table’

In a change from previous HHR Africa conferences, this will be a one-day conference. People In Aid and HAP International are merging to form the CHS Alliance which will hold its Constitutive General Assembly and global launch on 9 June 2015 in Nairobi. You can register for these events here.

We strongly encourage you to join us for another thought-provoking HHR Africa conference. The conference fee of US$150 includes lunch and refreshments at the hotel. 

Deadline for bookings: Monday 18 May 2015.

You can access the content from HHR Africa 2014 including presentations, blogs and videos on

HHR Africa is kindly supported by...

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Humanitarian HR Europe conference 2015: Innovative Resourcing

Event Date: 03/06/2015 Starting at lunchtime on Day 1, finishing at lunchtime on day 3
Duration: 3 days
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 675 GBP for members, 675 GBP for non-members

The deadline for registration has now passed, but we may be able to accept late bookings. If you are interested please contact

Innovative resourcing: The talent challenge in a shifting humanitarian landscape

Every year, the Humanitarian Human Resources (HHR) conferences provide a unique space for HR professionals in the sector to reflect, learn from what others are doing, gain fresh insights, and generate practical solutions.

The theme for the 19th annual Humanitarian HR Europe conference in Antwerp will be innovative resourcing. It will explore creative approaches to attract, select and retain talent across our humanitarian operations.This will include what we can learn from our own HR scale up over the years, whether in response to conflict or natural disasters.

Please download the HHR Europe 2015 briefing pack here for information on the venue, full conference programme, presentation summaries and contributor details.

The programme will include contributors from BRAC, Greenpeace, Oxfam GB, Restless Development, Save the Children, Wateraid and World Vision International. Further details will be announced closer to the date. As usual, we will share case studies and experiences, and there will be plenty of opportunity for networking.

Katy Murray, an experienced independent consultant and facilitator, will be returning for a second year to convene and facilitate the conference. 

The conference fee includes accommodation in a 4-star hotel in Antwerp on 3 and 4 June, dinner on both evenings, and lunches on all three days of the conference. Non-residential places are also available.

The conference is always very popular and places are limited, so please book early to secure your place. The deadline for registration has now passed, but we may be able to accept late booking. If you are interested please contact

Please note:

  • All conference participants will need a Schengen visa to enter Belgium, if not from an EEA state or a visa-exempt country. 

HHR Europe is kindly supported by...  

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