People by Association Conference
Auckland, Tuesday 19 June 2012
Non-profit human resources expert, Lisa Brown Morton, is to keynote and lead a masterclass at the Human Resources People by Association Conference specifically for non-profit organisations to be held in Auckland on Tuesday 19 June 2012.
Since 2000, Lisa and her team have worked exclusively with the non-profit sector. As President and CEO of HR Non-Profit Solutions (NPHRS), Lisa and her US-based organisation have provided human resources consulting and outsourcing services. NPHRS also conducts an annual survey of non-profit employment practices in the United States; manages a scholarship designed to increase the HR capacity of non-profits; and runs a one of a kind national conference (Non-profit Human Resources Conference) dedicated to meeting the professional development needs of non-profit human resources leaders in North America.
With an enviable record of experience in designing and implementing a broad range of highly successful human resources programs and policies tailored to the specific needs and cultures of nonprofit organisations, Lisa and her teams area of expertise include:
- Organisational culture,
- Employee relations,
- Human resources,
- Policy development,
- Staffing and recruitment and
- Benefits plan design and management.
Find out how you can increase quality and efficiency and reduce costs without ever losing sight of your true purpose.
The People byAssociation Conference will feature international and local presenters who have passion for the non-profit sector and proven success with managing leaders, volunteers and staff.
Earlier in the year a survey of the non-profit sector revealed the following challenges many non-profits face on a daily basis:
- Developing an attractive employment proposition how can those in non-profit organisations attract people with the right attitude and appropriate fit for their organisation.
- Finding a better people fit how can robust, practical assessment tools help those assessing the competencies of new volunteers, staff and leaders?
- Successful induction programmes how can non-profits create clear role descriptions and good social support systems so that inducting a new staff member or volunteer, is effective
- Most respondents agreed they work towards a common goal, keeping employees engaged and informed through team meetings, promoting a high level of commitment
- NFPs value leadership, learning and development, encouraging stakeholders in all areas of their organisations, however it would appear tools are not well used for ongoing assessment
- Although NFPs consider themselves good at rewarding good performance, it would appear that those who contribute the most are not rewarded any more highly
- Respondents thought they had good clarity around values, mission and strategic goals, however there appears to be an opportunity for board members to provide better direction for the organisations.
The Conference is hosted by New Zealand Association Resource Centre Trust. Please visit their website for more information on this event.
CSNZ confirms that this event qualifies for CPD Structured credits based on 1 credit per hour of attendance.