EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Course summary 2020-2021 (Download PDF

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Considering the exceptional situation we are experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of cancelling or postponing our in-person courses originally scheduled until then end of June, we have decided to change their format and offer them as online courses. 

We are fully committed to offer a high-quality online programme and to maintain the same level of learning experience. Our teaching team is currently working on updating the courses' programmes, please check each course's page to learn more about the new online format.

 

During the COVID19 crisis we believe continual learning for humanitarian professionals is crucial. We are therefore making our Executive Short Courses more affordable by launching a two for one price offer. Meaning when students sign up for an Executive Short Course, they get a second one offered for free. Click on the advert to see more information!

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in  Humanitarian Action

15 September, 2020 - 31 August, 2021

60 ECTS CREDITS / RESIDENTIAL COURSE

This Executive Master programme is a cutting-edge interdisciplinary postgraduate course on humanitarian action.  The course provides current and future humanitarian professionals with the conceptual and practical tools necessary to optimize responses to contemporary crises.

Objectives
At the end of the Master, students will be able to critically analyse humanitarian responses through a good understanding of the concepts of humanitarian action and use management and strategy tools to develop, coordinate and evaluate a humanitarian response.

Find out more about the Master's programme here.

  • Deadline for 2020-2021 applications: 30 June, 2020.
  • Scholarship application deadline: Expired. 

 

DIPLOMA OF ADVANCED STUDIES (DAS) IN HUMANITARIAN ACTION

15 September - 17 December 2020

30 ECTS CREDITS / RESIDENTIAL COURSE

This course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the main conceptual aspects of humanitarian action, and the capacity to critically analyse humanitarian contexts, responses and transversal issues. 

  • Four month full time course on humanitarian concepts and contemporary challenges to humanitarian practice.
  • One week research methodology.
  • Research paper: to submit in January.
  • Deadline for 2020-2021 applications: 30 June, 2020.
  • Scholarship application deadline: Expired.

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN HEALTH OF POPULATIONS AFFECTED BY HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES

Seven weeks

20 April - 5 June, 2020

ONLINE COURSE

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course explores how and why maintaining and improving the health of populations affected by emergencies lies at the heart of humanitarian preparedness and response.

Registration deadline: 13 April, 2020

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN COMMUNICATION, ADVOCACY AND NEGOTIATION

Seven weeks

20 April, 2020 - 5 June, 2020

ONLINE COURSE

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course explores how and why clear and efficient communication is essential to the success of projects carried out in humanitarian settings.

Registration deadline: 13 April, 2020

 

CERTIFICATE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN DESIGNING STRATEGIES AND PROJECTS FOR HUMANITARIAN ACTION

Seven weeks

New dates for winter 2021 to be announced

10 ECTS CREDITS

This course aims to improve humanitarian professionals' competencies and leadership in defining and implementing specific strategies, with a problem-solving approach. 

 

eXECUTIVE SHORT COURSES

One week - 2 ECTS Credits

Deadline: 1 week before course start date.

 

April-June 2020 (ALL COURSES ONLINE DURING THIS PERIOD)

Participatory Approaches with Crisis-Affected Communities (27 - 30 April, 2020 ONLINE COURSE, and 12 to 16 April, 2021)

Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action (4 - 8 May, 2020 ONLINE COURSE and 19 to 23 April, 2021)

Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Contexts (4 - 8 May, 2020 ONLINE COURSE and 3 to 7 May, 2021)

Climate Emergency and its Impacts on Health (11-15 May, 2020 ONLINE COURSE and 10 to 14 May, 2021)

Media and Humanitarian Action (11 - 15 May, 2020 ONLINE COURSE and 26 to 30 April, 2021)

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises (18 - 22 May, 2020 ONLINE COURSE and 17 to 21 May, 2021)

Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings (25 - 29 May, 2020 ONLINE COURSE and 24 to 28 May, 2021)

 

September 2020-July 2021

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies  (21-25 September 2020, Geneva; 22- 27 November 2020, Uganda)

Health System Assessment in Humanitarian Crises (DATES FOR AUTUMN 2020 TO BE ANNOUNCED and 28 June - 2 July, 2021)

Humanitarian Project Cycle Management (18 - 22 January, 2021)

Introduction to Health in Humanitarian Crises (new dates for autumn 2020 to be announced)

Field epidemiology in Humanitarian Crises (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Livelihood and Cash Transfer Interventions in Humanitarian Action (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Protection in Humanitarian Action (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

Managing Staff in Humanitarian Crises  (new dates for 2021 to be announced)

HUMANITARIAN DISTANCE LEARNING

HDL Designing Strategies & Projects in Humanitarian Action

Eight-month blended ONLINE course, including 2 residential weeks in Kampala, Uganda

7 September, 2020 - 7 May, 2021

10 ECTS CREDITS

The centre has developed a Certificate of Advanced Studies 'Designing Strategies & Projects for Humanitarian Action' that is studied remotely. The modular, flexible and skills-based course is ideal for managers working in the humanitarian sector who want to enhance their existing skills particularly in the areas of project management, partnerships, collaborative leadership and gender & diversity.  This eight month course  is studied remotely, taking eight hours per week.  In addition the remote work is complemented by a two week, intensive, residential course in Uganda.

  • Scholarship deadline: 30 April, 2020
  • Registration deadline: 31 July, 2020

MOOC - Humanitarian Communication: Addressing Key Challenges

Five week open ONLINE course

3-4 hours per week of work 

Focusing on the main challenges of communication in humanitarian action and the means to address these challenges.