News archive: June 2013

Humanitarian stakeholders welcome the harmonising of standards

Over 150 leaders across the humanitarian sector gathered at the Humanitarian Standards Forum in Geneva on 27 June to engage with the outcomes of the Joint Standards Initiative and to inform the next steps to make standards more useful for aid workers, governments and others.

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Read the full story  (28 June 2013)

A Staff Care double event offer: Kidnap & Ransom and Debriefing Staff workshops

We are pleased to announce that on 24 & 25 September 2013 in London UK, we are offering a double workshop package, exploring the topics of kidnap and ransom with an opportunity to learn how to effectively debrief those returning from assignments.

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Read the full story  (27 June 2013)

Humanitarian Standards Forum

Nearly 200 senior representatives from the humanitarian community will gather in Geneva on 27 & 28 June to discuss current developments in the field of humanitarian standards - you can watch live online.

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Read the full story  (26 June 2013)

People In Aid seeks new Trustees

We are currently seeking two new Trustees to join our 15-strong Board.

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Read the full story  (25 June 2013)

...and so finishes the 2013 Humanitarian HR conferences

By Adam Bentham

View summary videos from both conference facilitators. What are the main challenges humanitarian HR professionals face and how can they demonstrate effective leadership?

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Read the full story  (13 June 2013)

Coaching at HHR Nairobi 2013

By Adam Bentham

The Institute of Executive Coaches, East Africa, a professional membership body of highly trained coaches, have now concluded their sessions at the Humanitarian HR Africa conference.

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Read the full story  (13 June 2013)

Day two at HHR Nairobi - Create a pocket of greatness

By Adam Bentham

An inspiring talk from Leadership Coach, Sam Mureithi on the importance of getting the best out of others has opened the final day here in not-so-sunny Nairobi.

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Read the full story  (13 June 2013)

Day two at HHR Nairobi - accept, adapt and achieve

By Adam Bentham

The morning of day two at the HHR conference has seen participants hear advice and practical examples of both leadership and change management with Career Connections and Vanbreda International sharing their experiences respectively.

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Read the full story  (12 June 2013)

How can you become the leader you want to be?

By Adam Bentham

There's not many conferences I've attended where participants sing and dance out the door an hour late on the first day. Welcome to Nairobi! The Humanitarian HR 2013 Africa conference has now concluded its first day following presentations and round-tables from Safaricom, Islamic Relief, RedR and many more.

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Read the full story  (11 June 2013)

Welcome to HHR Nairobi!

By Adam Bentham

The Humanitarian HR Nairobi conference is now fully under way. Participants have been introduced, sponsors thanked and the concept of leadership introduced. But what is leadership?

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Read the full story  (11 June 2013)

The Humanitarian HR conference in Frankfurt draws to a close

By Adam Bentham

HHR Frankfurt has now closed following a closing address from Dr Randolph Kent from the Humanitarian Futures Programme.

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Read the full story  (7 June 2013)

Day Three at HHR Frankfurt 2013 - "Learning and development must change"

By Adam Bentham

Day three in Frankfurt has opened with Catherine Russ, Head of Learning and Professional Development at Save The Children discussing building local capacity through networked collaboration and the new Humanitarian Leadership Academy

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Read the full story  (7 June 2013)

Case Studies at HHR Frankfurt - Change Management and Coaching

By Adam Bentham

Participants joined day two of the 2013 Humanitarian HR Europe conference in Frankfurt bright and full of energy for the first case studies of the event covering Change Management and Coaching.

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Read the full story  (6 June 2013)

Day one at HHR Frankfurt 2013 concludes - How should HR position itself?

By Adam Bentham

In between berating the birds for tweeting over the speakers in my videos (and not in a social media way!) I have witnessed some passionate discussions at the first day of HHR Frankfurt. Conversations have touched upon both overarching humanitarian challenges and the challenges HR departments face specifically, concluding with a group discussion on HR's position within organisations.

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Read the full story  (5 June 2013)

Welcome to the Humanitarian HR Frankfurt 2013 conference

By Adam Bentham

The purpose of the Humanitarian HR network is to provide a unique opportunity for HR professionals and people managers in the humanitarian and development sector to come together, network, share and learn from each other. People In Aid HR Services Team Leader Maduri Moutou has just opened the event.

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Read the full story  (5 June 2013)