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Humanitarian Shelter and Settlements Provision Workshop in Helsinki, Finland

Program Overview

In the face of complex environmental challenges and climate change concerns over the last few decades the number of displaced people has been increasing at an alarming rate. As of today, worldwide forcible displacement tops 70 million, stipulating an urgent need for effective settlement interventions and enhanced capacity of humanitarian shelter provision if and when emergencies occur. Settlements prove to be vital components of post-disaster recovery allowing affected individuals to re-establish their social and economic ties, ensuring personal safety and security.

This training program has been specifically developed for the professionals engaged in humanitarian shelter provision and settlement activities. It provides a comprehensive overview of sheltering initiatives, policies and guidelines along with the best practices across the sector.

Target Audience

This program is the best suit for any professional involved in humanitarian shelter provision and coordination activities willing to acquire or enhance the knowledge regarding Settlement Interventions in the face of Natural Disasters.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this intensive training program, the participants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the Comprehensive Understanding of Displacement issue and the importance of shelter provision for affected individuals
  • Understand the principles and practical approaches to Shelter coordination and Settlement in humanitarian context
  • Successfully Employ Core Guiding Principles of Global Settlement and Shelter Strategies
  • Take strategic approach towards settlement initiatives and analyze possible alternatives
  • Refine their communication and Leadership skills in order to adhere with professional standards.

Program Contents

  • Forcible Displacement and Associated Issues
  • Mechanisms for Emergency Response
  • Shelter – Mere Physical Space or Something Greater?
  • Relief, Recovery and Sheltering
  • Core Guiding Principles of Humanitarian Shelter Provision
  • Strategic Objectives of Shelter and Settlement Initiatives
  • Shelter Assistance vs Settlement Assistance
  • Settlement Options for Displaced and Non-Displaced People amid Disasters
  • Needs and Vulnerabilities of Displaced People
  • Characterizing Crisis that Stipulates Shelter and Settlement Response
  • Approached and Modalities of Humanitarian Response to Shelter and Settlement Needs
  • Typology of Emergency Affected Populations
  • Designing Response Master Plan
  • The implementation process of Shelter and Settlement Provision Activities
  • The ways for enhancing the performance of Humanitarian Response Activities.

Program Methodology

This training course uses a well-balanced blend of theoretical and practical elements. Instructor-led sessions will be supplemented by group exercises, active discussions and numerous case studies. The participants will be able to share the thoughts and experience of guest lecturers in addition to the main consultant and attend specially organized exposure visit to the office of selected humanitarian agency that emphasizes on shelter and settlement provision to displaced people worldwide.

Registration Information

Program Dates: 24 – 28 August 2020

Registration Closes on: 30 June 2020

Venue: Klaus K Hotel

Program Fee: $4750

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Coronavirus Interruption and Catching up with 2020 Plans

It’s been lesser than 3 months since our world has first heard of novel coronavirus disease. Commenced in the city of Wuhan, China in late December, now it is spreading worldwide at an alarming rate, affecting over 169000 people across the globe. The sudden outbreak of COVID19 has brought several significant consequences to our daily lives, be it health, economic, social or mental and the cumulative impact is yet to appear. We have already seen thousands passing away, with far greater number isolated, detached from their works, family and friends. Economic burden caused by the disease seems to be no lesser, with demonstrated sharp market decline in the short-run, expected increase in unemployment levels and intensified fears of global recession. Even though, world has experienced similar epidemics in the past as well, such as SARS, MERS or Ebola, this pandemic has proved to be extremely complex to be contained or controlled.

As an individual, small business owner or corporate lead, you might find yourself in complicated and hazy situation, where waiting sounds to be the only feasible solution. However, you might overlook the fact that the way to improvement and success always starts with the appropriate planning and preparation. In order to minimize and mitigate the negative impact of COVID19 and other similar emergencies on your organization or personal goals, you shall start thinking strategically from now. Sometimes, crisis can alter the way we see things around us and give rise to changes that result in higher growth and economic or social benefits. Some of the good questions to start with could be:

  • How to ensure the safety and protect the health of my workers until the pandemic fades away?
  • How can I minimize the impact of COVID19 and similar emergencies on my business through the appliance of technology?
  • Is remote work option for me and my organization? If so, how do I ensure maximum productivity of my employees? How do I exercise appropriate control?
  • Which HR policies and programs do I need to mitigate the impact of the disease on my employees?
  • How to ensure business continuity with no or minimal reduction in the number of workforce?
  • How to optimize current business processes and achieve increased efficiency?
  • How to catch up with yearly plans? What is the best way to compensate incurred losses and damages?
  • Should we expand or narrow down the market focus?
  • What is the Competitive advantage of my organization? How do I use the competitive edge in this situation?
  • How do Governmental Policies and Regulations for Crisis Management affect me or my business? How to utilize the benefits provided by Governments in the most effective way.
  • What lessons can we learn? Does my organization need to design/redesign crisis management and emergency response mechanism?

Sometimes, you might have difficulties managing the situation with your own resources and capacity. If that is the case, asking for professional help can be the best idea. Our field experts and professionals at Risalat can help you design and customize emergency preparedness and crisis management plans that meet the specific needs of your organization in the most effective way. We can help you to find the best possible solution to recover your business, compensate losses and ensure continuity and growth in the long run.

Contact us today that we put things into prospect for you.

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360 Degree Feedback

As almost everyone is working from home now, there is no better time to get your E-tasks done. All office duties that are possible to be done online must be completed to save time when you are back to office.

360 degree feedback, survey & assessment are among those assignments that can be done remotely.

Risalat can implement 360 degree feedback & surveys for your organizations by conducting E-interviews, emailing questionnaires, performing online analysis & polls, and much more.

Have a look to the 360 degree FSA overview  below and get in touch with us today at: 360@risalatconsultants.com

360 Degree Feedback including sample questionnaires, forms, and items including tools to help you with your next survey project.

Unlike, the traditional top-down appraisal where a supervisor appraises the performance of their subordinate, 360 Degree feedback incorporates multiple perspectives by using feedback from a variety of sources. These sources include peers, subordinates, customers, self, and supervisor.

These types of surveys may be called multi-source feedback, multi-rater feedback, multi-level feedback, upward appraisal, peer review.

The results of this type of feedback process provide an understanding of how the employee is perceived from different perspectives. This process helps an individual understand how others perceive their work performance. This kind of information can guide employee development and identify training needs.

Feedback is essential to facilitating performance improvements. Feedback allows people to utilize their strengths to their advantage. Feedback informs employees which actions create problems for others and to know what changes may be needed.

Section Highlights
  1. Uses
  2. Benefits
  3. How it is conducted
  4. Requirements
  5. Benefits of using the Internet
  6. Demos
  7. Item Bank

360 Degree Feedback: Uses

Several uses for 360 Degree Feedback include:

  • Employee Development
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Performance Management
  • Training Needs Assessment
  • Evaluation of Teams
  • Leadership Development
  • Self-Assessment
  • Performance Metrics

This process can also be a motivator of performance improvement since it shows the participant the opinions and views of many other peers, subordinates, supervisors, and others.

Benefits

Offers additional sources for identifying performance improvement. 360 Degree Feedback offers a more complete picture of the employee’s performance. This feedback can provide guidance on skills that an employee may need to develop.

Principle of 360 Degree Feedback: Provides an understanding of how the employee is perceived from different perspectives.
How it is conducted
  1. Develop questionnaire A questionnaire used for 360 Degree Feedback typically contains items that are rated on a 4 to 7 point scale. These items may be developed to measure different dimensions of job performance (e.g., communication, teamwork, leadership, initiative, judgment, …). Questionnaires also typically include one or more open-ended questions to solicit written feedback. 
     Questionnaires typically include from 50 to 100 items. When estimating the amount of time to complete the questionnaire you should estimate about 1 minute per questionnaire item. 
     If using a printed questionnaire form, you should consider using forms that can be scanned into a computer. 
  2. Ensure confidentiality of participants Steps must be taken to ensure the confidentiality of the feedback results. For example, feedback ratings from several subordinates may be combined (averaged) to mask the identity of an individual subordinate. Comments or written answers to questions may be summarized in the results to mask the identity of the author. The confidentiality helps ensure that the results are genuine. 
  3. Provide training/orientation Often the feedback process involves use of one or more questionnaires, confidential information, and involvement from many different areas of an organization. Therefore, training and orientation to the feedback process is needed to facilitate a smooth feedback process. During this training/orientation, employees should be informed of what 360 Degree Feedback is and why it is being implemented at your organization. You may want to provide samples of the questionnaire items and/or feedback results. 
  4. Administer the feedback questionnaire Distribute questionnaire forms (if using printed copies) with instructions. May want to prepare answers to common questions if other employees will be assisting in the administration. If possible, post the questions and answers to your web site for easy access.
    It is important to monitor the progress through the system in order to contact employees who need to complete forms.
  5. Analyze the data Basic data analysis would include averages of ratings. More complicated analyses may include item-analysis and/or factor-analysis. Types of analyses include: Performance Dimension Summary; Summary-Performance vs. Expected; Individual Item Ratings; Item Ratings-Performance vs. Expected (normed); Highest- or Lowest-Rated Items (shows individual’s strengths and weaknesses); Group & Organizational Ranking, and Recommendations for Development.
    You may want to analyze the data by organizational division or department to assess group and organizational strengths and weaknesses. This can be used to support or promote training and organizational development. 
  6. Develop and Distribute Results Feedback results should be shared with the employee. It should not be mandatory that the employee share the results with their supervisor. However, you may want to make this an optional part of the performance review of the employee.
    Most results for an employee will include a comparison of their ratings to the ratings of their supervisor and and average of the ratings from others (peers, customers…). The comparisons may be in the form of numbers or simple bar charts.
    You may want to provide individual review sessions or group workshops conducted by a facilitator to help individuals review and understand the results and develop appropriate goals and objectives.

Program on Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning For Financial Institutions in Tokyo, Japan

Program Overview

Financial Institutions have always been considered to be operating in heavy data industry. Thus, the majority of contemporary banks, insurance companies and other institutions are attempting to embrace advanced analytics and adopt more data-driven approach for decision making as the analytics is a game-changer in transforming business processes and conducts to identify potential opportunities and threats. Data drives the modern financial industry through various ways, starting from boosting cybersecurity all the way through the personalized offerings and increased customer satisfaction.

This short-term training program introduces its attendees with Big Data Analytics, providing the comprehensive coverage of feasible data strategies resulting in valuable and successful business outcomes within the financial industry.

Target Audience

The program is the best suit for:

  • Banking Professionals
  • Financial Analysts and Managers
  • Financial Decision Makers
  • Business development Executives
  • Data Officers and Analysts
  • IT Personnel
  • Management Consultants.

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this intensive training course, the participants will:

  • Relate Key Business Processes to Financial Statements
  • Comprehend the Impact of Technology on Financial Auditing
  • Identify the dynamics of big data, analytics and data science in various financial applications
  • Help shape organization’s big data strategy
  • Determine the key success factors for effective big data strategy within the organization.

Program Contents

  • Core Concepts of Big Data and Machine Learning
  • Impact of Big Data and Financial Analytics on Financial Services Sector
  • Solving Finance Tasks through Big Data/Machine Learning
  • Effective Big Data Strategy
  • The Need for the Big Data Strategy: Opportunities and Considerations
  • Key Aspects of Big Data Strategy: Data, Identification, Learning techniques, Modelling, Tools, Capability & Adaptation
  • Big Data Projects Framework
  • Acquiring Data from right sources
  • Implementing Data Governance Standards
  • Optimizing Business Outcomes through Big Data/Machine Learning
  • Storing, Transforming and Modelling the Data
  • Building human resource capabilities for Data Analytics; choosing the right talent pool
  • Choosing the correct business metrics to indicate success/failure of a big data project
  • Introduction to common organizational hurdles
  • Keys to effective use of Big Data
  • Big Data Applications in Finance: Churn Prediction and Prevention, Loan Default Prediction, Quantitative trading, Sentiment Analysis, Market Segmentation, Anomaly Detection, Risk Management and Control
  • Financial Services of Future
  • The competitive advantage of Big Data
  • Data Accuracy and reliability
  • Machine learning usages
  • Interpreting Machine Learning Predictions
  • Machine Learning Transparency and Documentation
  • Cybersecurity Risks.

Program Methodology

This program is a short term extensive training course with highly practical focus. The presenter will apply modern adult learning techniques in order to maximize the effectiveness of the session delivery and achieve successful results. The methods deployed will include open presentation, group discussions and individual assignments and case studies. At the end of each session the trainer will request for feedback and consider comments received for the coming days in order to improve results and ensure the maximum understanding of material covered for delegates.

Registration Information

Program Dates: 16 – 20 March 2020

Registration Closes on: 31 Januray 2020

Venue: Hotel Niwa Tokyo

Program Fee: $4350

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Important Announcement – Regarding COVID-19

Dear Clients, Participants & Partners,

Risalat has been actively following global COVID-19 outbreak with particular focus on health and safety of our clients, attendees, employees and all of those who are involved in Risalat projects worldwide. In view of the current COVID-19 situation, as a preventive measure, the majority of our programs planned between 16 March to 30 April 2020 have been postponed to May and later months this year. Please contact your Risalat country PoC for rescheduling and necessary support.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused; however, it is our responsibility to prioritize the health and safety of everyone. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

Your health comes first, stay safe during this epidemic. For useful health tips and safety measures, please contact Risalat Health & Safety Department at: HS@risalatconsultants.com

We are here to help.

Stay Home, Stay Safe.

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