Past Events

 

Since 2006 the Mandala Foundation has conducted a number of forums and conferences for international humanitarian aid staff and managers, national staff of Pacific-based agencies, and aspiring/early-career volunteers and aid workers, both in Australia and overseas. Here is a summary of our past events.

20162015 | 2014 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

2016

Managing Workplace Stress: Lessons from the Aid Sector

To mark World Day for Safety and Health at Work, on 28th April 2016 the Mandala Foundation hosted a breakfast networking event on the topic of Managing Workplace Stress: Lessons from the Aid Sector.

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2015

PsyAG Seminar: Stress & Trauma in the Aid Sector

This seminar covered the prevalence of stress and trauma-related mental health issues in the aid sector and practical strategies that organisations and individuals can use to mitigate the impact of stress.

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PsyAG Seminar: Psychosocial Support in the Wake of Disaster

This seminar explored the role of psychosocial support in the response to recent disasters such as Tropical Cyclone Pam and the Nepal earthquake.

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2014

Leadership in Staff Support Forum: Managing Risk and Strengthening Capacity in Times of Crisis

A one-day forum for aid and development leaders, policy makers, managers, and HR/OHS staff.

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PsyAG Seminar: Psychosocial Support in the Wake of Disaster

This seminar addressed the role of psychosocial support in the response to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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2012

Vocations in Aid: Pathways in Humanitarian Aid & International Development

A one-day conference and exhibition providing a unique opportunity to learn about working and volunteering in the humanitarian aid and international development sector and to network with like-minded individuals.

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Pacific Psychosocial Forum: Enabling Resilience in a Crisis

Three-day forum held in Honiara, Solomon Islands

Download reports: >> Summary | >> Full | Download tips sheet: >> Factors enabling resilience in the Pacific

PsyAG Seminar Series: Young International Volunteers

This series of three seminars addressed psychosocial issues pertinent to the international youth volunteer sector.

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2011

Volunteers in Aid: A Conference and Exhibition for Prospective International Aid Volunteers

An opportunity to meet Australia’s leading volunteer sending agencies and to learn about volunteering in the international aid and development sector.

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Leadership in Staff Support Forum

A free two-day forum aiming to empower management through systematic psychosocial support, including the launch of the online Psychosocial Risk Management Tool.

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2010

Volunteers in Aid: A Conference and Exhibition for Prospective International Aid Volunteers

The inaugural Volunteers in Aid conference.

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2009

The Science of Stress and the Art of Managing Wellbeing for Humanitarian Aid Workers

The aim of the forum was to advance applied knowledge and skills related to the prevention and management of stress in aid workers.

>> Download report | >> Download program | >> Download newsletter

2008

Pacific Psychosocial Forum: Nurturing Professional Practice

This forum in Vanuatu focused on psychosocial support for emerging aid and development managers.

Download reports: >> Summary | >> Full

2007

Does Aid Work Come at a Cost?

Our inaugural forum in Australia.

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2006

Antares Foundation Care and Cohesion Conference

This forum was hosted by our sister organisation the Antares Foundation in Holland.

Download reports: >> Day 1 | >> Day 2

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