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Courses to build your humanitarian career

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International Humanitarian Action Training

The course to launch your humanitarian career. Guided by experienced practitioners, you'll discover key concepts behind humanitarian assistance in emergency and conflict situations, understand the challenges you will face in the field, and start to build the skills and experience you will need to become an effective aid worker.

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Capacity Development Across Cultures

Relationships are the foundation of capacity development. This course is invaluable for anyone working in a cross-cultural context, whether overseas or in Australia. You'll learn how to build effective working relationships, engage people in capacity development activities and work collaboratively to achieve mutually identified outcomes. Facilitated by Leadership Strategies, Inc.

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International Humanitarian Protection Training

Learn how to protect people's safety, dignity and rights within a humanitarian response. This two-day intensive course is ideal for humanitarian aid workers, program coordinators, case workers and others who deal with people affected by disasters or armed conflict. Topics include protection principles, mainstreaming protection, gender-based violence and child protection.

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Training the Trainer for Humanitarian Practitioners

Every aid worker must be a good trainer too. Whether you're teaching a new system or preparing volunteers to respond to a disease outbreak, your ability to design, pitch, deliver and measure effective training programs will be crucial. This practical three-day course will build your skills and confidence in training, with a focus on humanitarian and development contexts.

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Participatory Program Design, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

How do you design programs that truly make an impact? How can you ensure that the people who benefit from programs are involved in the design process? This five-day course will build your skills, knowledge and confidence to create well-planned and evidence-based programs.

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Some courses are scheduled periodically, but we may be able to offer private or tailored courses to suit your organisation's needs. For more information phone 03 9345 1800 and ask for the international training team or email us.

A range of online courses is also available on the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent website »


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Become an Aid Worker

Specialist international¬†aid workers are sent across the world to provide humanitarian assistance. Read more¬†»