In the NGO sector, there is an increasing demand for financial accountability but at the project level there is a widespread shortage of skills. Most NGO managers are not finance experts, and even those who are have no agreed standard of competency. That’s where FMD Pro comes in.
A guest post by Gillian Withell, Talent and Development Officer, Medair
Most organizations know that inductions help new recruits settle in and give them the information and support they need to perform their role. But how long is your induction program, what does it cover and could it be improved? When the HR team at Medair asked these questions, they learned more than they expected.
We all know that social change happens when people have the resources to succeed, and that’s what’s driving our member organizations to deliver learning to their staff. The LINGOs Learning Platform (LLP) makes it simple for any organization to manage their staff’s learning. However, most organizations depend on the help of people who may not be working for the organization, but in some way, help the organization to achieve their mission. The LLP can be used to reach those learners.
Recently, I had a chance to hear from LINGOs members who have been offering courses to an external audience including partners, fellows, interns and others. Their testimonies are truly inspiring and get to heart of what LINGOs is all about – delivering the right training to the right people at the right time.
The year is now in full swing and I’m really excited about the learning innovations that LINGOs has in store, but then I’m a Learning and Development professional – and perhaps you are too! What we really need is for people across our organizations to get excited about using learning to make a bigger impact.
In this blog I’ll be sharing five ways to make learning relevant to your whole organization. With increasing pressures on funding and a greater scrutiny on performance, many support functions are coming under the microscope. Information systems, finance, legal, HR and Learning all need to deliver clear and sustainable value or they will be given a mandate to change, be eliminated or be outsourced.
As we transition into 2017, it feels like our collective work to improve the lives of vulnerable people could not be more critical as we live in an increasingly complex and volatile world. At LINGOs, we see our part is to help you meet the challenges you face by empowering you to empower others. In 2016, we welcomed more new members to our community than any year except 2011, demonstrating the need and desire to work together around shared challenges. And more proof—the number of people accessing courses and other resources doubled over 2016 which means that more training is being delivered than ever before. We also reached new audiences with innovative products that are available in an increasing number of languages, including Arabic, and increasingly in mobile and low-bandwidth formats. For our learning community, it really was a year of reaching out and making an impact across the world.
This is a guest post by PM4NGOs
The Alan Harpham Award honors and recognizes an individual with distinguished actions in promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. The selected winner demonstrates not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization within the sector but also in making it available to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community-based organizations or local NGOs. The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, and a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place.
This is a guest post by Erin Heeter, Episcopal Relief & Development.
Every October, our Human Resources department at Episcopal Relief & Development organizes our annual In-House Week. This training and development event is held at our headquarters in New York City. All staff, including remote, domestic, and international, come together for a busy, yet energizing week (with breakfast and lunch included of course!). It is the only time during the year that all of our staff are in one place.