OpEx East Africa

OpEx East Africa: Growing Trust for Greater Impact

Join us for OpEx East Africa: Growing Trust for Greater Impact in Kampala, Uganda on March 27-28, 2019 (with a pre-conference training day on March 26!). This event is part of a series of 2019 Humentum conferences, and will focus on enhancing trust and expertise for greater impact in our day-to-day work. We believe by building our community on trust and commitment, we will be able to leverage the power of operational excellence (OpEx) to generate greater impact for those we serve.  

Much like Humentum's Annual Conference in Washington, DC, this conference will have a variety of sessions across NGO operational areas: finance, grants & contracts, HR & learning, project & program management, and more. In-depth sessions and networking with peers across organizations in East Africa will elevate everyone's expertise and promote area-specific solutions to mutual problems. We hope you leave this conference inspired to turn new skills and meaningful conversations into impactful action plans. Right now, we are accepting submissions for sessions you'd like to present at the conference. Help shape the first-ever OpEx East Africa! Selected presenters will attend the conference at no cost.

 

Submit a Session

View full session application in pdf format here.

Want to see example sessions from past Annual Conferences? See past sessions here. Don't feel limited by these! Feel free to submit a session on any relevant topic you like.

You can pre-register for the conference today! Registration is now open for this event. Conference venue will be confirmed soon. Please read the FAQs below before you regsiter.

Registrant Type

Early (February 8)

Regular (March 22)

Member

$280

$320

Non-member

$320

$350

All prices are USD.

You will also have the opportunity to add-on a special training day on March 26 for an additional $150 when you register for the conference - see details on training day options below!

 

Pre-Register Now 

 

How do I register?

To register for the Conference, you must first have a Humentum account. If you do not already have a Humentum account, you can create one here by entering your information, including your organizational email address. To ensure proper affiliation with your employer if you are part of a member organization, please select your organization’s name from the autocomplete choice.

 

  1. If you are registering as a single attendee:
    1. Once logged into your account, click the ‘Register’ button above.
    2. Verify or edit your personal information and click ‘Continue’.
    3. Answer the registration questions and click ‘Next’.
    4. Review your order total and submit payment by credit card or use the drop-down menu to select ‘Bill Me’ to receive an invoice.

 

  1. If you are registering a group:
    1. Once logged into your account, click the ‘Register’ button above. You must be logged into your account even if you are registering colleagues and not attending the Conference yourself. As a reminder, each participant you are registering must have their own Humentum account.
    2. Select the first registrant from the staff roster and verify their information. Click ‘Continue’.
    3. Answer the registration questions and click ‘Next’.
    4. Click ‘Add Another Registration’ and repeat the registration process for the next registrant in your group. Continue this until you are done adding registrations.
    5. Review your order total and submit payment by credit card or use the drop-down menu to select ‘Bill Me’ and receive an invoice.

If you would like to add individuals to a group order retroactively, please reach out to Lesley at lesley-sheena.robbins@humentum.org for assistance. 

What does the registration fee include?

The registration fee includes admission to the conference, lunch both days, a reception, and any materials distributed during sessions. Participants are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements.

How can I pay the registration fee?

We accept payment via credit card, wire transfer, or check. Payment instructions can be found at the bottom of your invoice/order confirmation. If you do not receive an invoice after registering, please contact lesley-sheena.robbins@humentum.org.

When is payment due?

Payment is due by the deadlines specified above in the price chart. If payment is not received by the stated deadline, Humentum reserves the right to increase your enrollment fee according to the posted rate schedule. Lock in the discounted rate by registering early!
 

How do I know if I am eligible for the member rate?

You can check here to see if you are a Humentum member. If you think you are a Humentum local member, check here. If you work at any of our member organizations, you are a member!

Can I register for only one day of the Conference?

Sorry, but we do not offer day passes for OpEx East Africa 2019.

I am only interested in the training day prior to the Conference. Would it be possible to register just for that?

Yes, it is possible to do so. Please follow the instructions to register and when answering registration question, make sure you select the training you want to attend on March 26. See training descriptions below. 

Do I need to register for a session in advance?

No. Once you have registered for the conference, there is no need to register or pre-register for individual sessions.

I registered online – now what?

You will receive an email confirming registration. If you provided an alternate billing contact on your registration, that email will receive a copy of your invoice for payment within 48 hours. If you have registered as a presenter, Humentum staff will be in touch with you.

What if I must cancel my registration?

For cancellations on or before March 22, we will issue a workshop credit in the amount of your registration fee, which can be used for a future Humentum event. Workshop credits are valid for a year from date of issuance.  For cancellations from March 22 and March 27, a $100 processing fee will be deducted from that workshop credit. Substitutions are welcome – see policy below.

Can I send someone else in my place?

Substitutions are welcome at any time. Please send your request via e-mail to lesley-sheena.robbins@humentum.org indicating the name of the original registrant and the name/contact information for the substitute attendee. Note that registrations may not be shared (i.e., the registration may not be split amongst multiple attendees).

Who can I contact if I need assistance with registration or have questions?

Please contact Lesley-Sheena Robbins at lesley-sheena.robbins@humentum.org

Pre-conference Training Day (optional add-on when you register for the conference)

The training day on March 26 offers three sessions to choose from:

1) Learning Hackathon: Innovation for Finance and HR

We all talk about out making our NGOs more innovative, but now? What role can we play as HR and Finance professionals to drive innovation in our work and in our employees? In this workshop, we will learn about and apply specific frameworks and methodologies for innovation as well as innovative approaches  to learning and capacity building. You will learn how to bring an innovation mindset to your organization. We will explore the key innovation principles of design thinking and user-centered design so that we can define solutions with the client in mind. We will learn about how serious games and gamification of learning can deliver improved learning outcomes. Together, we will co-create storyboards for a learning game that can improve the skills and capabilities of our HR and Finance teams. Come with a really challenging business problem in mind, and we will work together on designing fresh approaches.

Facilitators: Atish Gonsalves, Global Innovation Director, Humanitarian Leadership Academy

Chris Proulx, Global Director, Learning and Product Development, Humentum

 

2) Fighting Fraud and Bribery in NGOs: A holistic approach

Time and again fraud & bribery comes up as a hot topic and big issue for our sector in this region. Most will have gone through the pain of a fraud in our organization, or our partners' organizations, so we know the financial, reputational, operational and emotional toll it extracts from us. How can we learn from these experiences, and from the well-understood psychology of fraud, to create a different culture? How can we learn to build organizational immunity or resistance to the ‘fraud soup’ environment we operate in? We will explore key frameworks and holistic models as a spring board to developing a robust toolkit of actionable ideas to go away and implement. Packed with scenarios and examples, this workshop will equip senior program, finance, and operations managers, as well as board members, to help their organizations buck the trend.

Facilitator: Hilda Hakiza, Humentum Associate Trainer

 

3) Promoting a Culture of Respect: Preventing Sexual Abuse & Exploitation

Managers will leave this course with the skills needed to respond with confidence to sexual harassment complaints and promote a culture of respect. By the end of the course you will be able to understand what sexual harassment and acceptable conduct in the workplace is, learn to respond appropriately to claims of sexual harassment, and understand a manager’s obligations and take appropriate steps to eliminate behavior that may be perceived as sexual harassment. You will also learn how to identify risk factors at work and develop strategies to mitigate them.

Facilitator: Sam Musoke, Regional Director: East Africa, Humentum

 

You can add-on the training day with your chosen course from the three above when you register for the conference! Register here.