“Soft Skills” are the most important skills for your career. Whether you are a Secretary, an Office Manager, a Receptionist, a Personal Assistant or a Store Keeper, you need certain “Soft Skills” to be effective in your work environment. These are the skills that define leadership and creativity. Soft skills are those skills that are difficult to measure whereas “hard skills” can easily be measured by a test.
This course is intended to clarify the concepts of Communication for Social Development by focusing on social and ecological approaches to address policy advocacy, analysing risk behaviours related to health and understanding how to induce behaviour change through strategic communication and infrastructure (power, supply) that affect ability to communicate. Emphasis will be on how cultural, social, economic and political factors influence the individual’s choices and behaviour in relation to health, prevention of diseases and health seeking behaviours.
This capacity building training workshop is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of mid to senior level program/project managers working in government ministries/departments, civil society organizations and the donor community including UN agencies and bilateral aid agencies to understand the intricacy of RBM and the Monitoring & Evaluation system. The course begins with an overview of Project Cycle Management (PCM).
This 7-day course is designed for health professionals working as policy makers, managers or implementers in low and middle-income countries or anyone interested in supporting health programmes.The interactive and participatory workshop, designed and conducted by highly qualified and experienced health program managers, will help participants identify areas where they can excel, and where they have opportunities for growth in their life-long learning process.
Organised by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in partnership with Data-Pop Alliance, the second webinar session on Partnership for Sustainable Development Data: Mobilising Data for Leaving No One Behind will be held on Friday 28 April 2017 at 02:00 PM CEST. The free webinar session will shed light on the importance of partnering around data and introduce the
Put your ideals into practice
Every day Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) aid workers from around the world provide assistance to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe.
Organized by the UNSSC Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development in partnership with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the SD Talks Special Series on Climate Action is a 7-episode webinar series that aims to advance knowledge and further dialogue around Climate Action, in the lead up to and during COP 23 which will take place in November in Bonn, Germany.
Gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation. In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action following the Beijing Conference.
In French from 08:30 to 12:30 am
In English from 01:30 to 05:30 pm
Lunch and exchange with the two groups
Certificate of attendance delivered by the University of Geneva
Digital communication, May 15, 2017
- AM Storytelling à l'ère du digital
- PM Storytelling in the digital age
Lecturer: Yan Luong, Foraus, Swiss Forum on Foreign policy
June 30, July 3, 4, 2017, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
- How to initiate and define a project in line with the specificities of the project, resources and context?
- Which management, methods and pragmatic tools should you choose or design?
- How to integrate and manage the project within the organization and the stakeholders?
How to plan, design, implement, monitor, control, evaluate and close the project?
Change and knowledge management
July 6, 7, 10, 11, 2017 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
- How to systematically optimize the creation, the transfer and the sharing of knowledge within and between organizations?
- How to transfer best practices in projects, programs and changing organizations in order to benefit of existing knowledge?
How to manage changes within the organization in a sustainable way?
Lecturer: Prof. Jean-Yves Mercier, University of Geneva
July 12, 13, 14, 17, 2017 from 9:00 am to 06:00 pm
- How to mobilize, motivate and lead members, volunteers and collaborators?
- How to manage across cultures?
- How to manage teams in complex situations?
How to identify your own leadership style and its influence on both individual and group performance?
Lecturer: Claudio Chiacchiari, Saisir le temps, Geneva
Financial management and accountability
July 19, 20, 21, 24, 2017 from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
- How to design and analyse financial statements of an NPO?
- How to plan and forecast budgets and control expenditure?
How to set-up relevant and effective internal controls and risk management?
Lecturers: Sophie Pagnetti, KPMG, Virginie Blumet, WWF, Fabrice Ressicaud, Médecins Sans Frontières
Communication, fundraising and advocacy
July 25, 26, 27, 28, 2017 from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
- What are the basics of communication processes?
- How to conceptualize, plan, execute and monitor a communication strategy?
- How to develop and establish appropriate strategic fundraising solutions?
What can advocacy achieve?
Lecturers: Prof. Jürgen Seitz, Stuttgart Media University, Gregor Henneka, UNICEF Indonesia
Executive Summer School 2017
Certificate of Advanced Studies in
Modern management for Non Profit Organizations
Strategic management and governance
- What are the specific characteristics of NPOs governance?
- What are the important trends in the environment of a NPO?
- How to position your organization in its sector whilst considering important stakeholder needs?
- How to choose suitable strategic options, alone or in partnerships?
- How may NPOs’ performance be measured and managed?
LEARNING TO CONDUCT LEGAL REVIEWS OF WEAPONS
States have a legal obligation to ensure that the weapons that are newly developed, manufactured or produced for their own armed forces are compliant with international law. Therefore, all States should conduct legal reviews of weapons at various stages in their manufacture or procurement. These reviews should be carried out by experts with a good understanding of the relevant legal provisions. This course will provide lawyers, diplomats and other officials with the knowledge and skills required for that purpose.
CHANGING OUR WORLD - FOR GOOD OR ILL?
In the last few years, the field of disruptive technologies has expanded with dizzying speed. While these scientific advances offer untold benefits to humanity, they also pose a myriad of tough questions about equality, ethics, security, commerce – indeed our very existence.