Join us for five intensive days of in-depth discussion around the four critical areas of Human Resources - Job Design & Evaluation, Compensation Management, Skills Measurement, and Performance Management - and learn how you can efficiently manage all these functions using a single integrated platform and approach - Birches Group's Community™ system.

Course Fees

The standard course fee is US$2,000 per participant. 

However, interested participants can avail of our Early Bird Discount of US$1,700 per participant until September 22, 2023.

We offer a bulk discount for multiple participants from one organization. Our bulk discount rate is US$1,700 per participant if you would like to register 2-4 people from the same organization.

NGO organizations enrolled under our Sustaining Partner and Sustaining Contributor Programs can avail of our Sustaining Partner & Sustaining Contributor Standard rate of US$1,700 per participant.

Note that after registration, you will need to complete your payment to secure your seat in the workshop. We recommend settling your payments within 2 weeks (14 calendar days) after registration because seats are on a "first-come, first-served basis". 

Once payment has been transmitted, please send a copy of the payment slip or payment advice to [email protected]. If payment is not received within 2 weeks (14 calendar days), your registration will be canceled. You may opt to register again if your registration gets canceled. 

The course fee includes workshop materials, lunches, and coffee/tea breaks.

The course fee does not include accommodations, travel, local transportation, etc. Participants should make their own arrangements.

Cancellation Policy

We do recognize that situations may arise which prevent participants from attending workshops they have registered for, but in order to ensure that we deliver high-quality workshops for our clients, we have implemented the following cancellation policy, effective since January 01, 2018.

For cancellations made up to 3 weeks (21 calendar days) before the workshop date, full credit can be carried over to a different training course within 1 year from the day cancellation was announced. (For example, participant registers for April 16-18 training workshop, participant advises cancellation on March 26, workshop credit will be valid until March 25 of the following year.)

For cancellations made up to 2 weeks before the workshop date, 50% of workshop credit can be used for a future training course. Unused credit will only be valid within 1 year from the day cancellation was announced. (For example, participant registers for April 16-18 training workshop, participant advises cancellation on April 02, 50% of workshop credit will be valid until April 01 of the following year.)

For cancellations made up to 1 week or fewer than 8 calendar days before the workshop date, paid credit will be forfeited. To avoid forfeiture of workshop credit, participants may transfer their credits to a colleague up to 5 working days prior to the actual workshop schedule.

Workshop cancellations: If the minimum number of participants is not reached or for any other reason identified by Birches Group, a workshop may be canceled. Registered participants will be informed no later than 5 weeks prior to the workshop date and may choose to credit their payment to a later workshop or to receive a refund. Credits will be valid for one year from the day cancellation was announced (ex. Workshop cancellation is announced on March 12, credits will be valid until March 11 of the following year). Refunds will not be issued if the credit being used for a cancelled workshop is from a prior workshop credit transfer; however, credit validity will be extended for 6 months from the workshop cancellation date (ex. credit was used to register for April 16-18 training workshop, workshop gets canceled on March 12, credit extension will be valid till September 11 of the same year).

Workshop Venue and COVID-19 Regulations

Workshop Venue:

voco Bonnington Dubai hotel (click here for more details on the venue)

Jumeirah Lakes Towers - JLT Cluster J

Dubai, U.A.E. 37246

COVID-19 Regulations:

All passengers traveling to Dubai are no longer required to present a COVID‑19 vaccination certificate or perform PCR tests. The wearing of facemasks is also no longer mandatory, according to an announcement by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority of the United Arab Emirates. 

For more information on travel requirements for tourists entering Dubai, U.A.E., kindly refer to this link.

Meet our Team

Gary McGillicuddy Managing Partner

Gary is the Managing Partner of Birches Group based in New York. He also leads Birches Group’s international consulting services team and has advised clients including the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the African Union, among other major international, bilateral governmental, and international NGOs. His background is in organizational design, job design, and compensation policy design. Prior to establishing Birches Group, Gary served in various HR leadership functions in the United Nations Development Program for over 20 years.

Phillip Manalo Manager, Design & Strategy

PJ is the Manager for our Design & Strategy team based in the Philippines. He specializes in Job Evaluation and Organization Design, and has been deeply involved in the design and development of Birches Group’s Community™ platform as well as its training program. He has trained Birches Group staff and clients since 2007.

Registration Form

  • For registrants on or before September 22, 2023. Note that pricing is per registrant.

  • For multiple registrants of 2-4 people from the same organization. Note that pricing is per registrant.

  • Standard pricing for our NGO clients under our Sustaining Partner Program. Note that pricing is per registrant.


NOTE: Please make sure you complete the BILLING portion of the registration page so we can confirm your participation and send an invoice. Payments made prior to workshop confirmation will be forfeited.

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