Past Events

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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 info@peopleinaid.org.

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 info@peopleinaid.org.

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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Learning & Development Network Meeting

Event Date: 26/03/2015 12.30pm - 4.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London
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.

Please do feel free to send us suggestions for topics - and we will welcome any offers for presentations and ideas for external speakers. Contact our HR Services Manager directly on emmanuelle@peopleinaid.org to discuss these points further.

Our Network meetings are free for People In Aid 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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CHS East Africa Regional launch and Accountability Fair Share

Event Date: 19/03/2015 8.30am to 5.15pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

This event combines the East Africa regional launch of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability, the IAWG East Africa Q&A Fair Share and People In Aid regional Members Forum.

Event overview:

Morning: CHS launch and People In Aid/HAP merger

This event will offer an opportunity to discuss what implementation of the CHS could look like in the East Africa region; learn more about guidance and support available from People In Aid, HAP International, and the Sphere Project; and importantly, start working on action plans for the benefit of communities and people affected by crisis.

Representatives from People In Aid and HAP will present an update on the new organisation they are forming, its role with the CHS, and what the merger means for members.

Afternoon: IAWG Q&A Fair Share

We will share six accountability initiatives specific to the region. Successes, challenges and learning will be discussed through a ‘world café’ style fair share. A plenary session will be held at the close of the event, summarising actions going forward from the fair share. The event will provide an opportunity to share accountability approaches from local, international and government initiatives.

Key dates 

Logistics

This event is suitable for People In Aid and HAP members, senior programme staff, HR managers, line managers and Q&A specialists in the East Africa region.

Attendance is free, however there will be a cost for ‘no shows’ of 25 USD (2000KSH) for individuals who have registered and have not communicated non-attendance by 13 March 2015.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.



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HR Managers and Reward Specialist Network Meeting

Event Date: 04/02/2015 10.30am to 3.00pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

A Network meeting aimed at both HR Practitioners and Rewards specialists, please ensure you also invite your UK HR colleagues to attend. 

At this first network meeting of the year, People In Aid corporate partner, Crowe Clark Whitehill will share the latest updates on the legal and tax implications for UK organisations employing non-UK nationals overseas. A more detailed agenda will be available in the new year.

As always, discussions at the event will be led by participants and so if you have any specific questions you would like to address or case study suggestions for the day, please send them to People In Aid HR Services Manager, Emmanuelle Lacroix and we will try our best to incorporate them in the agenda.

There is a limited number of places available for this event, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Our Network meetings are free for People In Aid 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.



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NGO Global Pay and Reward Network: Special focus on Ebola

Event Date: 17/12/2014 9.30am - 4.00pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

This network meeting will cover both NGO Global Pay survey results and a special focus on Ebola and what this means from a reward perspective. Registration will open at 9.30am with a 10.00am start. 

The first part of the meeting is for our NGO Global Pay participants where we will share the results from the NGO Global Pay survey. 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 start with lunch from 12.30pm. We welcome all People In Aid members to join a special meeting focused on how agencies are dealing with the Ebola crisis and the associated impacts on reward.  We will be exploring policies in place to support staff; repatriation; funeral allowances; hardship/danger allowances; medication funding; retention and pay for medical roles in affected countries.

When booking your place, please note that only Global Pay participants are able to attend the morning session, members and others in the network are welcome from 12.30pm. 

 



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Learning & Development Network Meeting

Event Date: 11/12/2014 12.30pm - 5.00pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

Our L&D Network meetings offer a great opportunity not only for L&D and HR professionals but also managers who would like to increase their learning and development knowledge.

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. This month we're focusing on Professionalisation and the Quality Agenda. 

Please do feel free to send us suggestions for topics - and we will welcome any offers for presentations and ideas for external speakers. Please contact our HR Services Manager Emmanuelle Lacroix to discuss these points further.



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People In Aid Staff Care workshop: Debriefing Staff

Event Date: 04/11/2014 10am - 5pm, registration opens at 9.30am
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 90 GBP for members, 180 GBP for non-members

This event is one of People In Aid's longest running and most popular workshops, given the importance of its subject matter.

The Debriefing Staff workshop is an opportunity for participants to learn how to offer effective debriefing and support those 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 is facilitated by Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Dr Debbie Hawker.

Workshop highlights:

  • Practical steps on how to carry out a personal debriefing.
  • The opportunity for discussions and questions.
  • Role-play debriefing followed by feedback.
  • A copy of the up-to-date comprehensive Handbook on Debriefing Staff, developed and updated over the last 12 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.
  • Know the steps of critical incident debriefing and routine personal debriefing, for individuals and groups.
  • 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 Hawker is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist working with InterHealth, specialised in working with aid and mission agencies. 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 Egypt, Jordan, Burundi, DR Congo, Darfur, Ecuador, Nepal, Pakistan and South Africa, and with evacuees from Lebanon. 



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