The Inter-Agency Standing Committe (IASC) offeres the following Inter-Agency trainings:
A free online IASC course Different Needs-Equal Opportunities is available here in French and English.
This self-directed ecourse provides the basic steps a humanitarian worker must take to ensure gender equality in programming. The course includes information on the core issues of gender and how it relates to other aspects of humanitarian response, including camp management and coordination, education, food issues, gender-based violence, health, livelihoods, non-food items, protection, shelter, water, sanitation, and hygiene. Participants respond to a hypothetical, virtual disaster, solve real-life problems, and learn why gender should be a priority in humanitarian action in the self-paced, interactive course.
What is the purpose of the course?
The 3-5 hour course provides practical approaches on how to ensure that the needs of women, girls, boys and men are being met in humanitarian situations, as well as ensuring their full participation in all aspects of humanitarian programming.
In the wake of a 2005 study by the IASC Task Force on Training, the IASC authorized the development of the Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP) to promote cross-organisational participation and inter-agency leadership development in order to support the development of competencies for team leaders. UNHCR was selected to administer the training and the first course kicked-off in 2006.
The ETLP enhances the effectiveness of participants in inter-agency leadership roles or as emergency team leaders. Because of its unique inter-agency participations, the workshop focuses on leadership, self-awareness and interpersonal skills, rather than on emergency technical (e.g. emergency operations, sectoral planning, logistics, staff security, etc.) or managerial skills. Each ETLP accommodates up to 20 participants and sessions are held 2-3 times yearly.
Key themes addressed in the programme include “emotional intelligence,” “situational leadership,” “collaborative negotiation,” “decision-making in emergencies,” “team care/trust building” and “coaching.” All ETLP learning activities, discussions and presentations are contextualized to reflect humanitarian emergency environments, challenges and scenarios.
Designed as a blended-learning programme, the ETLP consists of:
- pre-workshop phase with self-assessments, peer feedback and relevant readings
- week-long face-to-face residential workshop
- post-workshop learning activity including facilitator coaching.