January course is full, apply for April session!

Humanitarian Leadership and People Management

While critically reviewing the current theories and practices of humanitarian leadership and people management, this executive short course aims to ascertain the leadership capacities of participants and discover their preferred management style.

11 January – 6 February 2024 (option 1)
22 April – 24 May 2024 (option 2)

17 December 2023 (option 1)
31 March 2024 (option 2)

Humanitarian Project Cycle Management

This executive course aims at strengthening the capacities of project managers to design humanitarian responses that focus on sustainable and locally defined changes. It is based on the Theory of Change (ToC) and Results-Based Management (RBM) approaches. Essential tools such as the problem tree or logical framework are adapted to ensure the transfer of those approaches at the operational level.

19 February – 22 March 2024

28 January 2024

January course is full, apply for April session!

Humanitarian Leadership and People Management

While critically reviewing the current theories and practices of humanitarian leadership and people management, this executive short course aims to ascertain the leadership capacities of participants and discover their preferred management style.

11 January – 6 February 2024 (option 1)
22 April – 24 May 2024 (option 2)

17 December 2023 (option 1)
31 March 2024 (option 2)

Application is open!

Addressing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Emergency Settings (Online)

The overall objective of this executive short course is to provide humanitarian mid-level and senior managers with the knowledge, competencies and skills required to conceive and operationalise a multidisciplinary approach in sexual violence prevention and response, both adapted to conflict and emergency settings and as an integral part of humanitarian operations.

20 March – 15 May 2024

28 February 2024

Application is open!

Media and Aid Organisations: A Relationship at Stake

The relationship between aid agencies and international/local media is often ambivalent yet vital for public and operational outcomes. This course explores the theoretical and practical implications of this challenging relationship.

22 April – 3 May 2024 

31 March 2024

Application is open!

Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises

For a long time, negotiating in humanitarian operations was felt as compromising principles and norms. Only recently was it found to reinforce humanitarian impact by considering the interests of all sides and the context to make a deal.

6 – 17 May 2024

14 April 2024

Application is open!

Non-Communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings

This executive short course focuses on the particular challenges presented by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in humanitarian settings, as well as the design of adapted and effective projects to address NCDs. Learning from international experts and diverse peers, this course equips participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills on NCD programme management in humanitarian settings.

20 – 31 May 2024

28 April 2024

Application is open!

Health Emergencies in Large Populations (H.E.L.P.)

H.E.L.P is a two-week course on the provision of humanitarian relief during disasters, armed conflicts, and other complex crises. It was created in 1986 by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the University of Geneva, to professionalise the delivery of humanitarian assistance during emergencies, and to promote professional ethics and humanitarian principles.

27 May – 7 June 2024

29 February 2024

Application is open!

Humanitarian Advocacy: From Bearing Witness to Activism

This course addresses two main competences related to advocacy in the humanitarian sector. The first relates to the critical analysis of the definition and dynamics of advocacy for humanitarian assistance. This includes discussions around the positioning of humanitarian actors towards witnessing, activism, and human rights. Additionally, the course delves into the assessment of public campaigns for policy

3 – 14 June 2024

12 May 2024

Application is open!

Health Systems Assessment in Humanitarian Crises

The primary purpose of this intensive executive short course, based on the book published by Professor Blanchet, Applied Systems Thinking for Health Systems Research, is to familiarize participants with a health systems approach to healthcare for communities in low and middle countries affected by humanitarian crises through practical, interactive examples and case studies, and taught by experts with humanitarian expertise in low- and middle-income countries during or after humanitarian crises.

17 – 28 June 2024

26 May 2024

Application is open!

Cash and Voucher Assistance in Humanitarian Action: What Works?

This executive short course has a dual objective. Firstly, it aims to build students’ practical skills to design, implement, and monitor projects using Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA). Secondly, it seeks to develop their critical and reflexive skills on the topic of cash and voucher assistance.

1 July - 12 July 2024

9 June 2024

Inscriptions ouvertes!

Prévenir et répondre aux violences sexuelles en situations de conflits et d’urgences (Bukavu, RDC)

L’objectif global de cette formation de courte durée pour professionnels de l’humanitaire est de fournir aux coordinateurs.trices de niveau intermédiaire et supérieur qui travaillent en RDC ou dans d’autres pays de l’Afrique francophone de l’ouest et centrale, les connaissances, les compétences et les aptitudes nécessaires pour concevoir et mettre en œuvre une approche multidisciplinaire dans les réponses et la prévention des violences sexuelles dans les situations de conflit et d’urgence.

3 - 7 Juin 2024

21 avril 2024

Application is open!

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises

This executive short course is an intensive training, given by academic staff and humanitarian practitioners, which focuses on Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) in humanitarian crises, using specific methods and tools.

2 - 13 September 2024

11 Aug 2024

Application is open!

Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflicts

The aim of the course is to provide a general introduction to the protection of civilians, with a focus on conflict and post-conflict environments. It provides insight into both theory and practical realities and applies critical thinking on concepts, principles and professional practices most common amongst protection actors in humanitarian or peace operations.

16 - 27 September 2024

25 August 2024

Application is open!

Planetary Health

Planetary health focuses on the changes humans are making to their environment and its multidimensional impacts on ecosystems and human health. It recognises that human health and the health of our planet are interconnected.

30 September - 11 October 2024

9 September 2024

Application is open!

Digital Innovations in Humanitarian Action: Opportunities and Challenges

Since the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit, the use of digital innovations and new technologies is increasing to provide humanitarian assistance. While it shows the prevalence of data revolution in the aid sector, the relation of humanitarian organisations to innovations is not unprecedented.

14 - 25 October 2024

22 September 2024

Application is open!

Addressing Sexual Violence in Conflict and Emergency Settings (Uganda)

The overall objective of this executive short course is to provide humanitarian mid-level and senior managers with the knowledge, competencies, and skills required to conceive and operationalise a multidisciplinary approach in sexual violence prevention and response.

25 – 29 November 2024

6 October 2024

Patient Safety in Humanitarian Crises: Addressing Healthcare-Related Incidents

This course has been developed to support healthcare professionals operating in low and middle-income countries in managing healthcare incidents. Despite the dedication and skills of healthcare professionals, incidents in the healthcare field remain unfortunately a reality. When things go wrong, it is important not to blame the individuals involved but to look deeper into the root causes of the incident and learn from a process/system perspective.

13 – 24 November 2023

29 October 2023

MAS

Master of advanced studies in humanitarian action

DAS

Diploma of advanced studies in humanitarian action

CAS

Certificate of advanced studies in humanitarian action

ESCs

Executive Short Courses
(Certification awarded upon successful completion)

MOOC

Massive online open course