Compensation Management Workshop

Learn how to use NGO Local Pay Data to manage compensation and benefits in your organization

Birches Group is pleased to announce our 2017 Calendar of Compensation Management Workshops. The program is designed to help international public and other development organizations build and sustain improved performance in managing compensation and benefits. You are invited to participate, and help yourself and your organization build capacity to make good decisions about your biggest area of investment: your people.

Compensation Management is not an easy thing to do but this training was able to help me mirror myself and my organization: what are the things we need to check, to stop and start doing.  [It was] a good venue to hear how other organizations are doing compensation management.” — Bangkok training participant, October, 2014

Joining the Compensation Management Workshop organized by the Birches Group in Addis Ababa couldn’t have come at a better time. I am equipped with what I need to support my organization to make strategic decisions in managing people and reward.  The training is pitched to enable an incisive interrogation of the current reality and how it meets the key principles of effective compensation management. I would recommend this training to all HR managers and senior management staff who make decisions related to compensation in their organizations!” — Addis Ababa training participant, February, 2015

The training was very useful. Although it is an introductory course, I was able to learn a lot about key aspects of compensation management. Diversity of participating organization and expertise of facilitator’s team made the training even more fruitful. It was a complete knowledge sharing environment. I am anxious to participate in the next course with the Birches Group.”– Accra training participant, July, 2015

“I can say that with this training, my understanding of the NGO Compensation has improved significantly. It has deepen my knowledge about my organization reward philosophy. I would strongly recommend this training for people dealing with compensation in INGO especially with salary scale design.” – Accra training participant, July 2015

“Good job! Your global commitment to bring all NGOs and other sectors together learn from each other is amazing.” – Accra training participant, July 2015


Facilitation was awesome! I liked the way the facilitators took us through the sessions at the workshop. The workshop answered lots of ‘why?’ in compensation processes & procedures. I have personally gained enormous skills in compensation management from it; and the experienced group of participants from different countries and mostly International organizations.”  – Nairobi training participant, June 2016

We limit participation in each workshop to 20 participants, in order to allow for sufficient interaction, networking, and hands-on exercises. The current workshop schedule is:

Location Dates Early Registration Deadline Registration
Quito, Ecuador April 4-6, 2017 February 21, 2017 Registration Closed
Nairobi, Kenya April 24-26, 2017 March 13, 2017 Registration Closed
Bangkok, Thailand August 23-25, 2017 July 12, 2017 Register for Bangkok
New Orleans, Louisiana September 13-15, 2017 August 2, 2017 Register for New Orleans
Dubai, UAE October 16-18, 2017 September 4, 2017 Register for Dubai


The standard fee for participation is $1,500 for the three-day workshop.   If you sign up before the Early Registration Deadline, you can take advantage of a 10% discount (the discount will be applied automatically when you register). The course fee includes course materials, lunches, and coffee/tea breaks.   The course fee does not include accommodations, travel, local transportation, etc.  Participants should make their own arrangements for these services, and should pay careful attention to the time required to obtain any necessary visas.

Special Offer:  We are offering a special “combo” offer including our Compensation Management and Job Design and Evaluation workshops on consecutive days for a combined price of US$2,500.  This offer is available in Nairobi (April) and Dubai (October) only. Please contact us for more information.

The NGO Local Pay surveys, which are now being used by over 350 NGOs in over 85 countries, and will be our primary market data reference in the workshops, have created a resource that for the very first time allows INGOs to use a single, consistent reference to labor market data in order to manage compensation across multiple countries and from year to year.  The availability of the data has illuminated the need in most NGOs to develop good practices in using data well, in order to guide good management decisions.  These workshops are one step we are taking to help you to build those good practices for your organization.

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