On the 23rd November 2010 an international panel of speakers addressed a thoroughly packed room on Leadership in our sector. Hosted in London, the International Leadership Summit brought together key HR and operational personnel from humanitarian and development organisations to debate important leadership issues and to showcase practical examples of leadership within the sector.
We were delighted to profile two recently completed research reports at the event.
- The first, which People In Aid undertook in partnership with Cranfield University School of Management (with funding from ELRHA), ‘Engaging Tomorrow’s Global Humanitarian Leaders Today’ asks important questions about the needs and motivations of tomorrow’s humanitarian leaders and the challenges they face. The report presents a clear picture of how humanitarian leaders can be engaged more effectively.
The second, launched at the Summit, was a joint publication based on interviews and research undertaken by the Center for Creative Leadership. Entitled ‘Leadership & Talent Development in International Humanitarian and Development Organizations’ it gives a snapshot of the current issues and expectations around leadership and talent management within our sector.The report presents a clear picture of how humanitarian leaders can be engaged more effectively.
I would like to thank all speakers, participants and the People In Aid staff and the themselves for making the event such a success. I was happy to see from the evaluation forms that the participants enjoyed not just the content of the day but the opportunity to network with people from outside our sector as well as from within.
In the spirit of sharing information, please tell your CEO and your senior operational and HR colleagues about the presentations, analyses and audio clips below. By making this event a ‘resource’ in itself we hope we can give others an insight into what is one of the key challenges facing the humanitarian and development sector today: tomorrow’s leadership.
With kind regards,
Jonathan Potter, Executive Director, People In Aid
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Leadership and talent development in international humanitarian and development organisations
Key findings from People In Aid and the Center for Creative Leadership’s research into current and future leadership needs within INGOs
Mike Johnson, Chairman and Founder of the FutureWork Forum
Leadership at ActionAid
Stanley Arumugam, International Director HROD & Governance, ActionAid
Question and Answer
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Leadership and Talent Development in International Humanitarian and Development Organizations
Leadership beyond boundaries
David Altman, Executive Vice-President of Research, Innovation & Product Development, Center for Creative Leadership
Steadman Harrison, Africa Director, Center for Creative Leadership
Engaging tomorrow’s leaders today
An interactive session looking at the recent research conducted by People In Aid and Cranfield University, School of Management, funded by ELRHA.
Prof Michael Dickmann, Professor of International Human Resource Management and Director of MSc International HR Management, Cranfield University, School of Management
Dr Emma Parry, Principal Research Fellow, Cranfield University, School of Management
Ben Emmens, Director of HR Services, People In Aid
Christine Williamson, HR Services Manager, People In Aid
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Engaging Tomorrow's Global Humanitarian Leaders Today
In between sessions, David Altman presented his views on how leadership is perceived at the Center for Creative Leadership.
Following his presentation, Stanley Arumugam explained what he thought others should take back to their organisation, learning from Action Aid's experiences.
Mike Johnson explains what pleases him most from the recently published research.
Michael Dickmann explains what to take away from Cranfield and People In Aid's research 'Engaging Tomorrow's Global Humanitarian Leaders Today'
Christine Williamson, co-author of the report 'Engaging Tomorrow's Global Humanitarian Leaders Today' gives her summary on the findings.
Deirdre Murray, Director of Comhlámh explains what she will take back and share from the day.
Silke Roth, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Southampton explains how information from the day will help her in her work.
Sofia Angidou, Learning & Development Manager and Karen Philips, Head of HR at The Brooke speak about how they may apply what they have learnt to their organisation. .
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