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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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Annual General Meeting and Members' Forum 2014

Event Date: 07/10/2014 10.00am - 5.00pm; registration opens at 9.30am
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

Evolution not revolution: the truth about change

Our AGM & Members’ Forum this year focuses on the idea of change, and the wide-ranging impact that sectoral, organisational and individual changes can have on how we work on an operational and strategic level. How do we as HR practitioners manage business as usual within the shifting context of our sector and the world at large? And how do we plan for change as we look to the future?

Taking place in London, UK on Tuesday 7 October, the Forum and AGM will offer a day of exploration, reflection, updates and discussion.

  • Nathalie Emaille-Léotard, Global Human Resources Director for the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, will take us through an engaging and interactive session which examines the different types of change we are exposed to, models for dealing with change, and fundamentally how organisations and individuals can evolve to meet the challenges change presents.
  • We will provide a key update on the status of the Core Humanitarian Standard as it reaches another significant milestone after the intensive consultation and testing period over the summer.
  • Finally, we’ll be launching our seminal State of HR research report, and discussing key findings and their implications for the year ahead.

Our Annual General Meeting will take place at the end of the morning’s session.

Agenda

9.30am: Registration 

10:00am: Morning session, including updates on Core Humanitarian Standard

12.30pm: Annual General Meeting

1.30pm: Lunch

2.30pm: Afternoon session, including session on change and launch of our State of HR report

5.00pm: Close

 

Please note:

People In Aid members are welcome to attend all day free-of-charge.

Non-members are invited to join us from the afternoon onwards at a cost of GBP25 per person.



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HR Managers Network Breakfast Seminar

Event Date: 24/09/2014 9.30am - 11.00am, registration from 9.00am
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

This is a breakfast seminar for HR Practitioners, hosted by People In Aid and our corporate partner Bates Wells Braithwaite (BWB).

Registration and refreshments are available from 9am. The seminar will begin at 9.30am and will cover managing a flexible workforce, examining the key rights and issues relating to part-time and fixed term employees, consultants, interns etc. This will be followed by a 'mini surgery' with experts from BWB on the topic of the day, closing at 11am.

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 Local Pay: Reward Trends 2013-14 for your Country Programme Employees

Event Date: 12/09/2014 11am -- 4pm, networking lunch included
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

Join Birches Group and People In Aid as we look back at the trends developing in local reward for country programmes in the past 12 months, and discuss what it means for the next 12 months. NGO Local Pay survey participants will be welcomed to review trends, data and challenges from the 2014 survey. All others are welcome to join us for the wider reward discussion and break out sessions in the afternoon.

Agenda:

11.00am -- 12.30pm: NGO Local Pay participants review and trends presentation

12.30pm -- 1.30pm: Networking Lunch

1.30 -- 4.00pm: Wider reward discussions

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




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Learning & Development Network Meeting

Event Date: 11/09/2014 10.30am - 3.30pm, lunch included
Duration: 1 day
Location: Manchester, UK
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 capabilities.

This network event is as always about sharing and learning from each other, and reaching out to our members based in the Manchester - North West region. The timing of the meeting will also hopefully allow London-based colleagues to join us.

Discussions are, as always, member-led and focus on the issues relevant to you and your organisation. The theme for the day revolves around the challenges and good practice for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of L&D interventions in our sector. The meeting will be co-facilitated with training provider INTRAC, and will be a participatory session which will help NGO L&D practitioners plan for effectiveness and impact in their training design. The agenda will be based on a mix of group discussion, appreciative inquiry and practical problem-solving.

Do you have challenges in how you measure the impact of training in your organisation? Please do bring your experience, questions, tips and lessons learned, and contribute to an interactive discussion and beneficial day! Please contact our HR Services Manager Emmanuelle Lacroix for any questions relating to the event.



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Learning & Development: Why 'Serious Games' are good for business - and learning

Event Date: 02/09/2014 11am - 3.30pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 25 GBP for non-members

Learning through play is innate in humans and the mechanics that make great games are often the same as those that facilitate deep learning and behavioural change - in fact, we have all experienced "gamification" in a marketing context, from collecting loyalty reward points at the supermarket, to checking in online with Facebook or Foursquare to earn badges.

This event offers a unique opportunity for L&D practitioners to see and explore how computer games and simulations can enhance training in anything from communication skills to process improvement.

This one-off event will be co-facilitated by Richard Smith and Vicky Rose at Totem Learning, and business writer Mike Johnson. Totem Learning are developers of Games and Simulations for learning (aka Serious Games), and their Lead Game Designer Helen Routledge is currently writing “Why Serious Games are Good For Business”, to be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. Mike Johnson is the author of “Winning the People Wars” and “Talent Magnet” amongst other successful business publications, and a former People In Aid writer-in-residence.

Expect:

  • To learn about the background and psychology of Serious Games and how it is relevant to L&D
  • Hands on experience, try some learning games for yourselves
  • Explore how Serious Games can address your own particular training and development needs
  • A fun, informative and practical session!

Previous gaming experience not required!



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