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.

 

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 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. 

 

HUMANITARIAN DISTANCE LEARNING

Blended learning certificate: "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.

  • Registration deadline: 3o June, 2020

eXECUTIVE SHORT COURSES

One week - 2 ECTS Credits

Deadline: 1 week before course start date.

 

April-August 2020

All Executive Short Courses (ESC) are online during this time. The majority of ESC courses are one week long. The exception to this is our eight week distance learning course in Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies.

Online live sessions take place at times to factor in different time zones whenever possible.

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

Sexual Violence in Conflict Settings and Emergencies (17 June - 5 August, 2020). This is an eight week distance learning course. There will be one hour of live teaching per week, plus three hours of individual work per week. The full programme for this online course can be downloaded here.

 

September 2020-July 2021

We anticipate these ESC courses will be one week long, residential courses in Geneva if the COVID-19 restrictions have been sufficiently lifted. We will update our information on this regularly.

 

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 (22-26 January, 2021)

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)

Designing an Advocacy Strategy for Humanitarian Action (19 to 23 April, 2021)

Non-communicable Diseases in Humanitarian Contexts (3 to 7 May, 2021)

Climate Emergency and its Impacts on Health (10 to 14 May, 2021)

Media and Humanitarian Action (26 to 30 April, 2021). 

Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Crises (17 to 21 May, 2021)

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.

 

Scholarships and other financial support options

For information on our scholarships and other grant options please click here