The fourth webinar of the PHAP and ICVA Learning Stream on Risk Management in Practice

How can agencies approach the mental and physical well-being of staff members to avoid long-term exhaustion, burnout, injury, or illness?

On 3 December, join us for a webinar with International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), the CHS Alliance, and PHAP in which we will discuss the findings from of a joint ICVA-CHS Alliance project on the CEO role in driving culture change to enable a positive workplace culture, safeguard staff well-being, and live our humanitarian values. The top management of an organization plays a critical role in managing risks and ensuring that staff and those we assist in our day-to-day work are cared for. We will also discuss practical challenges faced by staff and management as well as insights into solutions to improve the ability of senior executives to promote the necessary change.

During this live session, participants will get the opportunity to hear from Melissa Pitotti, co-author of the report, who will provide a summary of the findings generated from the interviews and focus group discussions with experts and CEOs. Liza Jachens, Organisational Psychologist at Webster University, will share the results from her research of burnout and mental illness among humanitarian workers. Ann Muraya, Director of Organisation Health for Thrive Worldwide, will discuss what it means to have a healthy organizational culture. Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, CEO of Christian Aid, and Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah, CEO of Oxfam GB, will reflect on their own experiences leading culture change within their organisations. There will be additional speakers announced soon on the event page who on the role of senior leadership in driving culture change among other topics.

This event is the fourth session of the PHAP and ICVA Learning Stream on Risk Management in Practice. This session follows the first three webinars in this learning series which explored ‘the impact of bank de-risking on humanitarian action’;  ‘security risk management and duty of care during COVID-19’ and ‘balancing risk appetite and risk tolerance in humanitarian operations’. 

This webinar is free to attend and open to everyone especially senior managers and practitioners interested in risk management and humanitarian policy issues, particularly NGO staff.

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