Category: Interviews

Women in Leadership - Video interview with Alison Maitland

To mark International Women's Day we are are sharing the first in our upcoming series of resources on the topic of gender and women in leadership. We recently interviewed Alison Maitland, international author, journalist and speaker, on the issues of women in leadership and gender balance at work. Watch the short video below for the full interview.

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Read the full story  (8 March 2015)

Guest post: People In Aid's State of HR Report is out and it's worth reading

What do you do when a link to a large report called The State of HR 2014 arrives in your email? Do you relegate it to the "must read because it's good for me" list and wonder when you will find the time? Or do you hope your HR Director will give you a briefing? Perhaps you are an HRD and hope your HR Officers will keep you briefed?

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Read the full story  (28 November 2014)

The Core Humanitarian Standard: an HR perspective

On September 12 the consultation period for the second draft of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) officially closes. Jacquie Heany, Director of Organisational Development and People at CAFOD, and People In Aid board member, provides her view on why the CHS is important to HR practitioners and why this is an exciting journey for the sector.

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Read the full story  (5 September 2014)

Employee Engagement in a Nutshell

At our 2012 Members' Forum, Roger Parry, Agenda Consulting Director, profiled to participants the way in which successful employee engagement enhances overall organisational performance in his presentation "Employee Engagement in a Nutshell". This Q & A with Roger looks deeper into the topic of employee engagement, questions the difference between the corporate and NGO sector, outlines challenges and gives examples of when things go well, and not so well...

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Read the full story  (27 November 2012)

Interview with Alessandra Pigni: Mindfulness for NGOs

By Mike Johnson

Alessandra Is an independent psychologist and burnout specialist. As a former aid worker herself, she has a deep understanding of the psychological pressures and difficulties that come with the job. She facilitates mindfulness-based training for burnout and provides 1-1 Skype guidance and coaching to aid workers based around the world.

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Read the full story  (18 July 2012)

Interview with Dr Ted Lankester - Ensuring the Health, Safety and Security of Aid Workers

By Mike Johnson

Dr Ted Lankester is the co-founder and Director of Health Services at InterHealth a London-based international health centre that helps prepare aid workers for overseas assignments, and provides medical and psychosocial services on their return. He recently spoke at the People In Aid HHR Conference on the trials, tribulations and trepidations of being a health professional committed to improving ongoing wellbeing for his clients.

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Read the full story  (29 June 2012)

Interview with Jane Edge - The Importance of Coaching

An ongoing series of interviews with and for people in the aid sector. This interview is with Jane Edge, Organisational Consultant and Leadership Coach. Here, she discusses how coaching can be used to navigate leadership challenges, achieve sustainable results and unlock potential.

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Read the full story  (14 June 2012)

Interview with Jim Prouty - Fostering a business spirit at the grass roots

By Mike Johnson

After a career in the for-profit sector where he fixed the fortunes of major corporations around the globe, Jim Prouty is fast establishing himself as a fixer in the micro-finance world. His aim: help them be more productive and more profitable and at the same time deliver an increasing flow of start-up cash to those who most need it. Here, Jim Prouty talks to People In Aid about his plans and his take on the future of MFIs.

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Read the full story  (10 February 2012)

Interview with Susan Huskisson - Perfect (and Professional) Presentations

By Mike Johnson

An ongoing series of interviews with and for people in the aid sector and those that support them. This interview is with Susan Huskisson, presentational skills mentor extraordinaire, who has helped heads of state, government leaders, chief executives and INGO top management literally "find their feet with confidence."

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Read the full story  (16 January 2012)

Interview with Rosie Garthwaite - The Importance of Preparation

By Mike Johnson

An ongoing series of interviews with and for people in the aid sector. This interview is with Rosie Garthwaite, author of How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone. Here she gives would-be adventurers some tips for survival.

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Read the full story  (5 January 2012)

Interview with Roger Darby - Thoughts on Leadership Issues

By Mike Johnson

In this interview, Dr Roger Darby, Course Director at the Centre for Defence Management and Leadership at Cranfield University, gives his thoughts on academia's relationships with the aid sector, where they are today and what they could be. Roger Darby's most recent research has been on the cross-cultural effects of knowledge management.

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Read the full story  (13 December 2011)

Interview with Catherine Russ, ELRHA - Putting a Professional Polish on Aid Sector Development

By Mike Johnson

In this interview Catherine Russ, Learning Advisor of ELRHA (Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance) talks about the creation of the Professional Development Framework and the steps needed to make it a viable, practical concept. The interview was carried out with Mike Johnson, People In Aid's Writer in Residence.

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Read the full story  (27 October 2011)

Interview with Chris Ernst and Steadman Harrison

This interview is with Chris Ernst and Steadman Harrison of the Centre for Creative Leadership. Chris is the author of the recent bestselling book Boundary Spanning Leadership and Steadman heads up their Africa operations. They are leading a workshop on Boundary Spanning Leadership with People In Aid on December 5 in London. The interview was carried out with Mike Johnson, People In Aid's Writer in Residence.

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Read the full story  (18 October 2011)

Training That Hits The Real Bottom Line

By Mike Johnson

In this interview, Terry Lewis Training & Publications Director for MANGO (Management Accounting for Non-Governmental Organisations) talks about the importance of good financial training. The interview was carried out with Mike Johnson, People In Aid's Writer in Residence.

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Read the full story  (4 October 2011)

Capacity Building: Interview with Mariana Merelo Lobo, Director of Operations, Action Contre la Faim

By Mike Johnson

In this interview, Mariana Merelo Lobo, Director of Operations, Action Contre la Faim UK, talks about her emphasis on training and capacity building and how it brings results. The interview was carried out with Mike Johnson, People In Aid's Writer in Residence.

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Read the full story  (13 September 2011)