HHR Europe Conference 2012: What Duties? Who Cares? Integrate Your Approach to Health, Safety and Security
||People In Aid
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||23 May 2012 to 25 May 2012
People In Aid's next Humanitarian HR (HHR) conference will be held in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on 23-25 May 2012. This year, our theme is Managing the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of Aidworkers - Moving towards an integrated approach.* Book before the end of January 2012 to receive a discounted price of GBP 445 (full price after January GBP 495).
Every employer has responsibility for the health, safety and wellbeing of their people. But what does this mean in practice and is there more that employers can do?
Every day, aidworkers go about their work in often complex, challenging and unpredictable environments. The hazards and risks are usually well known, but the policies and procedures designed to protect people are sometimes less clear.
Caring for people at work means many things. It encompasses health and safety, psychosocial care and security management, and extends to the economic wellbeing (pay and benefits). The responsibilities for looking after people may be shared between different departments and there may be gaps, inconsistencies and a lack of minimum standards.
We need a more integrated approach
Duty of care is something that those who work in humanitarian and development agencies all take very seriously. Taking a serious look at what it means today is vital - vital to the wellbeing of staff, the effectiveness of programmes, and the impact organisations can have on the lives of our beneficiaries.
The next HHR Europe conference will take fresh look at an important topic. In an engaging, challenging and highly interactive format, participants will benefit from expert input, explore our obligations, share successes, gain fresh insights and look for practical solutions.
People In Aid's next Humanitarian HR (HHR) conference will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on 23-25 May 2012. The 3-day programme will include:
- opportunities for networking with HR and humanitarian specialists from around the world
- leading thoughts on duty of care from challenging speakers and experts, both within and outside the humanitarian sector
- peer learning groups to tackle your specific issues
- case studies giving insights into 'real world' duty of care challenges and how to overcome them
- practical tools and workshop
- interactive presentations.
The conference will take place in a comfortable conference hotel north of Amsterdam, within 30-minute train connection from both Schiphol International Airport and Amsterdam Centraal railway station. The conference schedule will allow for arrival in the morning of Wednesday 23 May and departure after lunch on Friday 25 May. The conference fee includes accommodation on 23 and 24 May and full board.
The conference is always very popular and places are limited, so book early to secure your place and take advantage of our discounts.
* The final conference title will be confirmed in January 2012. The theme will nevertheless be duty of care towards aidworkers.