HR Management

Human Resource Management for Heritage Organizations


To be announced

Online Training Program

Application Deadline:
To be announced



Vacancies for the workshops are limited, so please apply early.


Chris Brewster

is Professor of International Human Resource Management at Henley Business School, University of Reading, in the UK; and at Nijmegen University in the Netherlands. He had substantial experience as a practitioner and gained his doctorate from the LSE before becoming an academic. He researches in the field of international and comparative HRM; and has published more than twenty-five books and well over two hundred articles. He has taught in many countries around the world. In 2006 Chris was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Vaasa, Finland.

This workshop explores the crucial subject of people management in not-for-profit heritage organizations. People are simultaneously the largest single item of operating costs and the only source of conservation, service and innovation. They are therefore the key asset in all organizations focused on those objectives and the management of people is a key concern for executives.

During these 3 days, the importance of human resource management in not-for-profit organizations and the distinctive nature of such organizations (public and non-government; large and small) will be investigated. The different stages of management of employees and volunteers will also be examined, in an effort to identify the key issues and the practical options available to managers who are not HRM experts.

The course involves working with the participants to surface their issues and concerns, to encourage mutual sharing and learning and to developing ideas and networks. These three days offer an opportunity for reflection and learning and for that, active participation from all course members is required. This course does not come with a pre-established set of answers. It is the firm belief of its organizers and leaders that whilst it is possible to learn from existing research and experience, there is no ‘one best way’ that fits every organization: people management is different in every context and it is the responsibility of managers in each case to understand their situation and to take appropriate action.


For details on fees, application procedures and available scholarships, please contact us at the following email address [email protected].

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