Date and location: 7-13 July 2019, London
See the 2018 agenda for details about the course. The 2019 agenda will be published soon.
Apply for the course by 31 March 2019 to be eligible for an early bird discount.
The course provides an opportunity for mid-career and senior professionals to learn and reflect on critical issues in preparing for, responding to and transitioning out of humanitarian crises. The course is designed to foster peer-to-peer learning, and will feature lectures by distinguished academics and practitioners, with an opportunity for small group discussions and exercises.
The aim of the course is to enable participants to critically reflect on:
- The changing humanitarian landscape and its implications for policy and practice.
- Implications of current challenges for leadership in humanitarian action.
- How the complex nature of conflict and state fragility affect preparations for, and responses to, humanitarian crises.
- Political transition, the role of justice and security, and stabilisation approaches to complex crises.
Watch our course video for more information on the course's topics, objectives and speakers.
Feedback from previous years
'This has been an outstanding course with top quality speakers, top quality subjects, top quality fellow students. VERY IMPRESSIVE!'
'I genuinely appreciated the diversity of my colleagues both in region of work and in technical expertise. Thank you for all your work on this course and for this opportunity.'
'A real privilege to hear those guest speakers and to share the forum with fellow delegates from conflict-affected areas.'
Fees and what's included
Rates: £2,500 for institutional participants (employed by governmental, international or non-governmental organisation) and £2,000 for individual participants (currently self-employed, retired, or who will be paying their fees separate from an employer or sponsoring organisation).
Early bird discount: 10% discount if you apply by the 31 March 2019. This is on a first come first served basis to a limited number of applicants, so make sure you book early.
Fees cover course tuition, course materials, lunches, two networking dinners and six nights’ accommodation.