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.

People Management in Humanitarian Settings
February 5 to March 23, 2018

People Management is probably one of the richest and most demanding areas of humanitarian work. It has a direct impact on operations, the quality of the humanitarian response and people affected by disasters and conflicts. Staring at the organizational level, we explore how organizational culture influences human resource and people management practices, we zoom into team functioning and concentrate on the self: you as a manger, your style, your interface with others.

Designing Strategies and Projects for Humanitarian Action
February 5 to March 23, 2018

The difficulties facing humanitarian actors are growing as crises become more complex and uncertainties more numerous. Adaptation to context, comprehensive and systematic understanding, critical thinking are part of the preconditions in order to develop creativity and set relevant, qualitative and accountable responses.

This Certificate is proposed

- as 7-week residential session (Feb 5 to March 23, 2018)
- as 8-months distance learning programme (Feb 12 to Oct 7, 2018)

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.

Project Cycle Management
January 22 - 26, 2018

Participants will have the opportunity to go through the entire project cycle, seeing how an intervention unfolds from the assessment to the evaluation stage while testing various tools. The course is based on the Result-Based Management concept and uses the logical framework as a tool.

Team Management in Humanitarian Settings
February 12 - 16, 2018 

Build your expertise and skills to enhance effective team func- tioning in humanitarian interventions. Explore practical tools to manage conflict and diversity within teams and develop concrete solutions to support the development of individual and collective skills and competencies.

Management, Leadership, Coaching
February 19 - 23 ,2018

Strengthen core competencies as a team manager in humanitarian environments. Identify management roles and behaviours and your own self-leadership. Learn to coach staff with an adequate posture implying active listening and qualitative feedback.

Crisis Management
February 26 - March 2, 2018

Acquire the fundamentals of risk, security management and legal considerations affecting humanitarian organizations today. Develop a comprehensive response when members of your team are directly targeted or affected by the crisis.