Our courses focus on strengthening competencies for humanitarian professionals. Prospective students can select from a wide variety of courses in terms of length, discipline and format, with flexible and modular options for professionals to deepen their knowledge. Thematic priorities for our courses are developed in close consultation with the Centre’s academic and humanitarian partners including ICRC and MSF.

Our Course Catalogue 2021-2022 is available here.

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Master

Master

Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

About this course

8 September 2021 – 31 October 2022 (Application deadline: 31 May, 2021)

BLENDED LEARNING (4 months residential in Geneva, the remainder online)

This Executive Master programme is a unique blended learning postgraduate course on humanitarian action. It provides current and future humanitarian professionals with the managerial, theoretical and practical skills needed to optimize responses to humanitarian crises. The course is delivered in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

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Diploma

Diploma

Diploma of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Action

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13 September – 10 December 2021 (Application deadline: 31 May, 2021)

RESIDENTIAL IN GENEVA

This diploma aims to offer professionals a critical understanding of the humanitarian system and response learning from history and various other disciplines and an ability to contextualize humanitarian action in today’s world.

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Certificate of Advanced Studies

New dates!

Certificate of Advanced Studies

Certificate of advanced studies (CAS) In Humanitarian Action: Quality Management of Humanitarian Projects

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10 January 2022 – 1 April 2022 (Application deadline: 30 November 2021)

ONLINE

This certificate addresses the dynamics and components that guarantee the quality management of adapted projects and cohesive teams. It integrates fundamental principles such as inclusion and diversity, do no harm, accountability and participation into processes, methods and tools of project and people management. The course benefits from guest lecturers from various partner organisations including MSF, SPHERE, HQAI, CHS Alliance and Terre des Hommes.

 

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Executive Short Course

In partnership with the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation

Executive Short Course

Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises

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17 – 21 May, 2021 (applications closed)

ONLINE OR RESIDENTIAL IN GENEVA

This training, delivered in partnership with the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN), focuses on the design of adapted negotiation strategies in humanitarian settings, as well as the development of participant’s self-awareness. It links real situations experienced by participants with the latest concepts around humanitarian negotiation, meaning negotiations aimed at securing access, assistance and protection for civilians facing humanitarian emergencies.

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In partnership with the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at LSHTM

Executive Short Course

Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Settings

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25 – 28 May, 2021 (Application deadline: 11 May)

ONLINE OR RESIDENTIAL IN GENEVA

This executive short course focuses on the particular challenges presented by non-communicable diseases in emergencies, as well as the design of adapted and effective projects to address non-communicable diseases. The course is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Global Chronic Conditions at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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New course!

Executive Short Course

Cash and voucher assistance in humanitarian crises: what works?

About this course

31 May – 4 June 2021 (application deadline: 17 May)

ONLINE OR RESIDENTIAL IN GENEVA

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

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NEW COURSE!

Executive Short Course

Protection of civilians, from humanitarian to peace operations

About this course

7 – 11 June 2021 (Application deadline: 25 May)

ONLINE OR RESIDENTIAL IN GENEVA

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 on 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.

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In partnership with UNFPA and LSHTM

Executive Short Course

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises

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14 – 18 June, 2021 (Application deadline: 31 May)

ONLINE OR RESIDENTIAL IN GENEVA

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.  This course is delivered in partnership with the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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Executive Short Course

Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises

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21 – 25 June, 2021 (Application deadline: 7 June)

ONLINE OR RESIDENTIAL IN GENEVA

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.

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8-week online course

Executive Short Course

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies (8 weeks online)

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2 June – 21 July 2021

8-week online course

The overall objective of this executive short course is to provide humanitarian mid-level and senior managers the knowledge, competencies and skills required to conceive and operationalise a multidisciplinary approach to prevention and response of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings. The course is delivered in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), Refugee Law Project, UNHCR, UNFPA, and independent human rights experts.

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Online in French

Executive Short Course

Gestion du cycle d’un projet humanitaire

About this course

7 Juin – 9 Juillet 2021 (Version complète)
7 Juin – 25 Juin 2021 (Version courte)

ONLINE

Cette formation vise à renforcer la capacité des coordinateur.trice.s de projets à concevoir des réponses humanitaires qui apportent des changements durables et définis localement. Le cours utilise l’approche de la Gestion Axée sur les Résultats (Results-Based Management (RBM) en anglais) et propose des concepts et outils pour chacune des phases du cycle de projet.

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Executive Short Course

Planetary Health

About this course

Autumn 2021 (exact dates to be announced)

ONLINE

This executive short course, given by climate experts and humanitarian health practitioners, focuses on the climate emergency and its impacts on health.

 

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Online course

Executive Short Course

Sexual violence in conflict settings and emergencies

About this course

Online course (October-November, final dates to be announced)

The overall objective of this executive short course is to provide humanitarian mid-level and senior managers the knowledge, competencies and skills required to conceive and operationalise a multidisciplinary approach to prevention and response of sexual violence in conflict and emergency settings. The course is delivered in partnership with ICRC, MSF, Refugee Law Project, UNHCR, UNFPA and independent human rights experts.

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Online in partnership with CCHN

Executive Short Course

Negotiation in Humanitarian Crises

About this course

15 – 26 November 2021

ONLINE

This online training, delivered in partnership with the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN), focuses on the design of adapted negotiation strategies in humanitarian settings, as well as the development of participant’s self-awareness. It links real situations experienced by participants with the latest concepts around humanitarian negotiation, meaning negotiations aimed at securing access, assistance and protection for civilians facing humanitarian emergencies.

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Online course

Executive Short Course

Humane Leadership and People Management

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10 – 25 January 2022 (Application deadline: Two weeks before course starts)

ONLINE

While critically reviewing the current trends and practices around leadership and people management, this executive short course aims at giving you the opportunity to ascertain the leader you are and situate your style within your preferred conceptual and practical framework.

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Online course

Executive Short Course

Humanitarian Project Cycle Management

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21 February – 25 March 2022 (Full version)

21 February – 11 March 2022 (Short version)

ONLINE

This executive course aims at strengthening the capacities of project managers to design humanitarian responses that focus on sustainable and locally defined changes. The course is based on the Results-Based Management (RBM) approach and provides concepts and tools for each phase of the project cycle.

 

 

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Executive Short Course

Participatory approaches with crisis-affected communities

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19 – 23 April, 2021 (closed)

New dates for 2022 to be announced

This executive short course focuses on the development of a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the challenges, opportunities and limits of dialogue with communities – including intercultural communication, accountability and strategy – to build constructive relationships. Based on the experience and know-how of various organisations, the course is a mix of theory and practical exercises.

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Executive Short Course

Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action

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26 – 30 April, 2021 (closed)

New dates for 2022 to be announced

Using lectures, case studies and discussions with professionals in humanitarian advocacy, develop strategic skills to better analyse specific contexts, map stakeholders, and design effective advocacy strategies in support of operational humanitarian projects.

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Executive Short Course

Media and Humanitarian Action

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3-7 May, 2021 (closed)

New dates for 2022 to be announced

This executive short course provides a comprehensive understanding of traditional and digital media. It focuses specifically on the uses of media in humanitarian settings and with humanitarian organisations. Students will be able to critically reflect on the influence and power of the media and learn how to fully use their potential for effective communication.

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Online course

Executive Short Course

Humanitarian Project Cycle Management

About this course

22 March – 23 April 2021 (Full version) / 22 March – 09 April 2021 (Short version)

Applications closed

ONLINE

This executive course aims at strengthening the capacities of project managers to design humanitarian responses that focus on sustainable and locally defined changes. The course is based on the Results-Based Management (RBM) approach and provides concepts and tools for each phase of the project cycle.

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