Past Events

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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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Learning & Development Network Meeting

Event Date: 12/06/2014 9.30am - 1.30pm, lunch included
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, 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 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 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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Humanitarian HR Africa conference 2014: Engaging with change!

Event Date: 11/06/2014 Starting at 9am on Day 1, finishing by 2pm on Day 3
Duration: 3 days
Location: Fairview Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 40000 KES for members, 40000 KES for non-members

General booking for HHR Africa has now closed although late bookings may be possible in certain circumstances. Please contact Maxine Clayton for more information.

 

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.

At this year's Humanitarian HR Africa conference we will return to Nairobi for another three packed days of workshops, case studies, and presentations from expert speakers. The overarching theme of the conference is change, and we will examine different aspects of this and what it means for us as HR professionals throughout the conference.

  • Day 1 will deal with changes in the sector and their impact on organisations. Whether it is due to funding or other external factors, organisations are restructuring or reshaping. As we witness an increase in actors involved in humanitarian response, and a necessary shift towards southern-based leadership, what are the implications for HR, and how can we ensure we have a seat at the table when leadership decisions are made?
  • Day 2 will look at how HR is responding to the increasing demand to demonstrate impact and deliver against metrics. We will further discussions from Humanitarian HR Europe on the same topic, and take a regional view on what this means for our sector.
  • Finally, Day 3 will focus on the role of HR in supporting organisations as they navigate fragile and complex contexts, and the implications of change.

View the draft agenda and contributor line-up. Please note this is subject to change. 

The conference fee includes lunches and refreshments throughout the three days. If you wish to stay at the venue, please contact the Fairview Hotel direct. For any general queries about the conference, please contact Maxine Clayton / maxine@peopleinaid.org or George Njeru / coordinator@iawg-africa.org.

The Humanitarian HR Africa conference is always very popular and places are limited, so book early to secure your place! Deadline for bookings: 28 May 2014

HHR Africa is kindly supported by...

Global Partner:

          

Global Partner:

 

 



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Humanitarian HR Europe conference 2014: Addressing your organisation's needs: Global mobility, consortia working and demonstrating impact

Event Date: 04/06/2014 Starting at 2pm on Day 1, finishing by 1pm on Day 3
Duration: 3 days
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 550 GBP for members, 550 GBP for non-members

General booking for HHR Europe has now closed although late bookings may be possible in certain circumstances. Please contact Carol Curran for more information.

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.

For the 18th annual Humanitarian HR Europe conference we explore what the future holds for humanitarian HR. The conference will focus on three themes: how we can measure and demonstrate the impact of HR; global mobility, which will explore national vs international reward and more; as well as the opportunities and challenges of working in consortia.

We will have expert speakers from inside our sector and beyond, alongside workshops and practical case studies. And, most important of all, we will have HR leaders and future-thinkers from humanitarian organisations, big and small, from all over Europe, the US and beyond.

The conference will be convened and facilitated by Katy Murray, an experienced independent consultant and facilitator.

Contributors

Confirmed contributors include:

  • Julia Goga-Cooke, co-founder of Future of Work Research Consortium
  • Willem van Eekelen, Independent Consultant
  • Jane Harris, Head of Global Mobility, Novartis
  • Ros Tennyson, Partnership Brokers Association
  • Contributions from many sector peers including WaterAid, Oxfam International, WorldVision UK, CAFOD, Save the Children, NRC/NORCAP and others.

More will be announced as we get closer to the event so please check back for updates.

Conference outline

Global mobility: we will explore the implications, opportunities and practical solutions of increased global mobility. During this wide-ranging and rich topic stream we will provide space to debate the issues, and hear from others' initiatives, including mobility practitioners as well as agency and corporate perspectives.

Demonstrating impact: we will share current practices for measuring the impact of humanitarian HR, explore how and what we might learn from other sectors, and contribute to the development of a new framework. This topic stream will share case studies, practical tips and ideas, including contributions from impact measurement specialists and sector peers.

Working in partnerships and consortia: we will explore the drivers and trends associated with increased consortia and partnership working and determine how the HR function could achieve greater impact. This topic stream will share learning from current and recent consortia and varied partnership experiences, as well as developing a practical toolkit and a skills-building workshop.

 

The conference fee includes accommodation on 4 and 5 June and all meals. Extending your stay at the conference venue may be available at your own cost; please enquire from carol@peopleinaid.org. Non-residential places are also available.

The conference is always very popular and places are limited, so book early to secure your place. Deadline for bookings: 6 May 2014

Please note: all conference participants will need a Schengen visa to enter Hungary, if not from an EEA state or a visa-exempt country.

HHR Europe is kindly supported by...

Global Partner:

          

Global Partner:

 

 



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NGO Local Pay Surveys: Building Community, Capacity, and Confidence

Event Date: 08/05/2014 From 9:00 to 17:00
Duration: 1 day
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

 Do you need to clarify your internal compensation and benefits packages and know how they compare to others in the local labor markets? Is your agency one of the 250 participating in the NGO Local Pay surveys recently completed, in process, or about to be launched in Asia? If not, why not?

Considering the complex issues in the region, there is no better time than now to deepen your understanding of your salary data and use it more effectively to make strategic decisions. Representatives from Birches Group - leaders in NGO pay data in developing markets - will hold a one-day NGO Rewards conference in collaboration with People in Aid and InsideNGO on 8 May 2014 in Bangkok. This will give managers in the humanitarian and development assistance sector with responsibilities for the management of reward insights into the uses of NGO Local Pay surveys, understanding of the labor market intelligence they contain, and access to professional networking and development in order to build their capacity to act as a strategic partner in their organizations.

The aims of the one-day event are to help you:

  • Appreciate the benefits of participating in the salary surveys annually
  • Understand the results of your agency salary surveys
  • Comprehend compensation and benefits trends in the region
  • Learn how to better manage rewards in your organization
  • Building of an NGO Local Pay "survey community" for knowledge-sharing, networking, and professional development
  • Use NGO Local Pay surveys for good management of reward in your organizations
  • Build skills and capacity as a professional manager of reward

The event's agenda will include:

  • An overview of the NGO Local Pay collaboration, the partnership among Birches Group, InsideNGO and People In Aid, and an update on the progress and plans for the NGO Local Pay initiative globally
  • Birches Group: an overview and summary of services and capabilities
  • An extensive "working session" on the uses of the NGO Local Pay survey report
  • A case study, presented by an INGO practitioner from the region, on their organization's use of the NGO Local Pay surveys: nationally, regionally and globally

Participants will walk away from the event familiar with and confident using the NGO Local Pay survey, aware of the key compensation issues in Thailand and the region, and connected to a broader network of HR/reward professionals.

The event is designed to give managers in the humanitarian and development sector, with responsibilities for the management of reward, insights into the uses of NGO Local Pay surveys, understanding of the labour market intelligence they contain, and access to professional networking and development in order to build their capacity to act as a strategic partner in their organisations.

IMPORTANT: The fee for attending this event is 50 USD. This fee must be paid in cash upon arrival at the event.

In addition to the one-day group session on 8 May, Birches Group representatives will be available upon request for individual visits to agencies May 5, 6 and 7 for individual meetings. If you would like to organise a one-to-one meeting with the Birches team members, please contact Curtis Grund

For more information about the NGO Local Pay surveys conducted by Birches Group in the region and globally, please visit http://ngolocalpay.net or email Mr. Curtis Grund at Curtis.grund@birchesgroup.com.


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Staff Care workshop: Managing Kidnap and Ransom Situations

Event Date: 03/04/2014 10.30am - 5.00pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 45 EUR for members, 90 EUR for non-members

A staff member has just been abducted, what is the first thing you do?
You have just been abducted, what is the first thing you do?

This Kidnap and Ransom workshop will explore answers to the above, both from the perspective of aid workers as well advice on what HR and management staff should do in the immediate aftermath of an incident and from then on.

Supported by specialist insurance company VanBreda International, this event offers practical examples of security issues and how they have been dealt with effectively by others, as well as touching on issues like family liaison, preparing staff and colleagues and more.

We will hear from colleagues at Greenpeace who have kindly agreed to share their case study and the lessons learnt from the ordeal the “Artic 30 Team” went through in Russia, exploring the challenges and realities behind the management of such a critical incident.

As well as the external management issues, Camilla Carr and Jon James, victims of kidnap themselves, will be offering an illustrated account of their time in captivity, discussing the mental, emotional and physical effects of their incident. Camilla’s sister will also join them to share with us the perspective of the family and give her own account of these trying events and the impact it has had on their families. This will be used to inform family liaison practices and policies.

Their testimony will be followed by an experiential workshop exploring coping strategies. Previous participants at workshops facilitated by Camilla and Jon have complimented their presentation of ‘coping skills’ and the simple way in which their information is presented, ensuring information and advice can be shared with colleagues easily. 

Facilitators:

Jon James and Camilla Carr.

In April 1997 Jon James and Camilla Carr drove to Chechnya to help set up a centre for war- traumatised children in the capital Grozny. Most Western aid workers had pulled out of the region the previous year due to the massacre of six Red Cross workers six months prior to the ceasefire in August 1996.

On July 2nd they were kidnapped at gunpoint from the house they were staying in inspite of having armed security protection. They were held for over 14 months in various locations including an underground concrete room, cellars and a sauna, with no natural light or fresh air and only able to talk in whispers.

They experienced everything from threat of execution, rape and mental torture to moments of compassion and kindness. They survived by creating a dialogue with their captors and using tools such as Tai Chi, Yoga, meditation and humour. Through the nightmare months, living in a pressure cooker of constant fear and continual disappointments when they were told they were going to be released, they grew stronger as a partnership.

The pair were released on 20th September 1998 following the intervention of Russian businessman Boris Berezovsky. He told Camilla and Jon that no ransom was paid, they just used a ‘series of argument and methodology’ although in 2011 Roman Abramovich said he had paid their ransom.

Camilla and Jon tell the story of how they survived in their book ‘The Sky is Always There’. They used the writing of the book as part of their healing process.

Jon - ‘We used softness to overcome hardness’

Camilla - ‘The captors could never touch my essence, my body is only part of who I am. My spirit will always be free.’



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Fairness in INGOs: A Reward Perspective

Event Date: 03/04/2014 8.45am - 4.45pm
Duration: 1 day
Location: London, UK
Booking Deadline: -
Price: 0 GBP for members, 0 GBP for non-members

This consultative workshop will explore fairness in INGOs with a focus on remuneration. Until now, evidence on this issue in the INGO sector has been scarce, leaving HR managers and rewards specialists without any systematic or firm evidence.

This event is held in partnership with the ADDUP project research team who have explored the impact of different salary systems in aid work.

As you may know, following the Rewards Network meeting in October, we launched our online Fair Pay Forum and this workshop will also be a great opportunity to bring the participants of this together at the same table.

Workshop goals:

  • To share the very latest research evidence around best practice in fairness in salary systems at work in the INGO sector
  • To explore together the possibility of beginning to develop a methodology that would be context-sensitive

There will be a keynote address on workplace justice and several presentations, including from the Pacific Islands, where salary differences between international and local remuneration has been a hotly debated issues recently. Birches Group will also be presenting and will take part in the workshop.

Venue: UCL, 26 Bedford Way, WC1H 0AL, London



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