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The Geneva Learning Foundation is pleased to invite you to the workshop we are organizing during the World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS).
How does the current humanitarian landscape look like? What specific sources can be relied upon to interpret IHL provisions today? Where do the ICRC and the academic community stand in the current IHL debates? On which topics is academic research focusing? How can university lecturers teach IHL in an original, interactive and practice-oriented fashion?
Actors of development or actors in humanitarian organizations, are you interested in developing the dialogue with communities in a strategic way? Would you like to deepen your knowledge in intercultural communication? Are you curious about the importance of accountability and the present limits of 2-way communication? This short course will be of interest for you.
Humanitarian organisations and workers are repeatedly being targeted or directly affected by the crisis they are responding to. Working in volatile and sometimes dangerous environments entails a need to be properly equipped to respond to an eventual crisis.
This course will focus on your response as a manager in pre-crisis, crisis and post-crisis when members of your team are targeted or directly affected in cases of abduction, epidemics and disasters triggered by natural hazards.
Neglecting sexual and reproductive health in acute, protracted and chronically underfunded crisis situations has potentially serious consequences. It is essential for the survival and well-being of populations affected by crises that emergency and recovery responses include life-saving sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services integrated into primary health care services.
In partnership with Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)
Explore the characteristics and nuances of managing, leading and coaching. Identify management roles and behaviours and your own self-leadership. Learn to coach staff with an adequate posture implying active listening and qualitative feedback. Recognize the role of the manager in preventing stress or reducing its consequences.
This course it designed to strengthen core competencies as a team manager in humanitarian environment, it is built on lectures, role-playing exercises, case studies, work group and discussions.
In partnership with Médecins sans Frontières Switzerland
People Management is probably one of the richest, more demanding and key areas of humanitarian work. It has a direct impact on operations, on the quality of the humanitarian response and on people affected by disasters and conflicts. On one side a growing pressure to reach a meaningful and quick impact in volatile and sometimes dangerous environments can create severe stress affecting staff’s well-being and motivation, on the other side the “duty of care” concept imposes a new legal framework to humanitarian organisations.
This course is designed to strengthen managers’ knowledge and key competencies for successful people management in humanitarian settings. It has a distance learning component (last 2½ weeks). Starting at the organisational level, we explore how organisational culture influences human resource and people management practices. We zoom into team functioning to then concentrate on the self: you as a manager, your style, preferences, your interface with others; we study the characteristics and nuances of leadership, coaching and managing.
The Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) on Health of Populations Affected by Humanitarian Emergencies strengthens professionals’ competencies to better identify and monitor health needs during crises, and to develop effective and appropriate intervention strategies in humanitarian settings.
At the end of the course you will be able to formulate and implement relevant humanitarian health interventions taking into account ethical issues, context prerogatives, humanitarian principles, coordination mechanisms and national contexts.
You are a humanitarian practitioner who has to negotiate with several stakeholders on a range of issues including access and coordination, this course could interest you.
One of very few courses focused on negotiation, it allows humanitarian programme managers to develop skills to enable them to successfully negotiate with a multitude of actors. Through lectures and case studies, participants learn to design a negotiation strategy that is adapted to a specific context and takes into account short, mid-and long-term outcomes.
Sexual violence is the most immediate and dangerous type of gender-based violence that occurs in acute emergencies. While women and girls are by far the most frequent victims of sexual violence, emerging evidence shows that men and boys are also often affected. Sexual violence is a serious, life-threatening issue that primarily affects the most vulnerable populations. It is a social, cultural and public health problem, and a violation of the victims’ human rights.
With the media representing a strategic communication channel in contemporary humanitarianism, analyzing the media landscape, understanding the limits and constraints of media relations and developing effective messages to the media have become most relevant skills for effective communication in humanitarian settings.
The courses are led by senior academics and experienced humanitarian professionals, who guide students to develop their analytic skills and acquire practical tools.
You want to know the building blocks of an advocacy strategy to achieve your humanitarian programme objectives? This short course will be of interest for you: Develop strategic skills to better analyze specific contexts, map stakeholders, and design effective advocacy strategies in support of operational humanitarian projects.
This Master level short course in Humanitarian Shelter Coordination is offered by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in partnership with the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP) at Oxford Brookes University.
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