Opening & Closing a Field Office

Opening & Closing a Field Office

Collectively, international NGOs open and close hundreds of field offices annually, a process which is time-consuming, costly, and risk-prone. This one-day workshop provides practical, how-to guidance by practitioners who know the ins and outs of these processes. If you have responsibilities in this area, you will appreciate the thorough review of best practices provided by our expert trainers, along with the templates, checklists, and other key documents that are included with this workshop. Facilitated in a participatory style, this course consistently receives positive feedback from participants, whose comments have included, “Very informative and excellently presented. Great intro to all the various elements.”

Who Should Attend

  • Operations staff who work on global programs
  • Compliance staff responsible for complying with funder, organizational, and local requirements, including legal codes
  • Project leaders and managers who are responsible for implementing projects with a field office component

What You Will Learn
This workshop explores critical aspects of field office opening and closing, such as site selection, registration, budgeting, legal representation, technology, insurance, security, and termination of leases. You will learn how to:

  • Implement standard operating procedures to open and close field offices effectively
  • Create an operational team tasked with opening and closing field offices
  • Identify and mitigate important risks within the opening and closing field office processes

The InsideNGO Advantage
For more than 35 years, InsideNGO has been “inside” the NGO community, supporting organizations as they address the world’s most pressing social issues. We are widely recognized as the leader in US government assistance compliance training. Our training activities are designed to help you and your organization build capacity, strengthen decision-making, develop more efficient systems, and identify effective solutions to important challenges. Our learning programs are modeled on the best practices in adult learning. In today’s complex operating environment, learning has never been more important, and we take great pride in being your partner in professional and organizational development.  


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