Certificate of Advanced Studies: 7-week course (10 ECTS credits)

CERAH’s Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS) are 7-week intensive courses, and focus problem-solving in professional realities.

Offering a wide range of specialised CAS courses, CERAH provides the opportunity for professionals to deepen their knowledge and skills in particular thematic areas of humanitarian action. The CAS courses are designed for programme and team managers to improve their competencies and leadership in defining and implementing specific strategies, while focusing on problem-solving in professional realities.

Communication, Advocacy and Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings
February 5 to March 23, 2018

Communication during aid action projects confronts several important challenges. Humanitarian workers need to,often simultaneously, build positive relations with the affected populations, authorities and journalists, raise awareness and support, as well as lobby the cause they defend.

Thematic Short Courses: 1-week courses (2 ECTS credits)

CERAH’s Thematic Short Courses (TSC) are 1-week intensive courses, and focus on specific issues relevant to humanitarian practitioners.

These highly interactive courses allow participants to analyze a range of issues of high importance to contemporary humanitarianism. They are led by senior academics and experienced humanitarian professionals, who guide students to develop their analytic skills and acquire practical tools.

Communication in Humanitarian Settings
December 4 to 8, 2017

Analyse the humanitarian communication environment, differen- tiate communication from information and understand opportu- nities and challenges brought by new media. Learn how to de ne a basic communication strategy.

Advocacy for Humanitarian Projects in Health
January 8 to 12, 2018

Improve your skills and discover new tools to develop effective advocacy strategies for humanitarian interventions in the area of health.

Dialogue with Communities
February 12 to 16, 2018

Develop a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of challenges, opportunities and limits of the dialogue with com- munities, its theoretical basis and its practical implementation with a focus on communication aspects.

Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action
February 2018

Develop strategic skills to better analyse speci c contexts, map stakeholders, and design effective advocacy strategies in support of operational humanitarian projects.

Media and Humanitarian Action - Approaches and Challenges
February 26 to 28, 2018

Develop a global knowledge and understanding of the media landscape in humanitarian settings. Analyse the existing ap- proaches and challenges in order to optimize the interactions as aid actor.

Negotiation in Humanitarian Settings
March 2018

Enhance your negotiation skills, including in crisis situations, by taking a strategic approach and understanding challenging humanitarian contexts.