Save the Children announces Humanitarian Leadership Programme
In an intriguing collaboration between Save the Children, Deakin University, and AusAID, with participation from World Vision, Oxfam, PLAN, CARE and ADRRN, Save is offering a Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Leadership. The 8 month program is open to senior managers working in the humanitarian and development sectors with INGOs, UN organizations or similar bodies.
Already piloted with 100 students from some 30 countries in 2011 / 12, the program me is sponsored by AusAID, Save the Children, and a fee waiver from Deakin university, making the program free for qualifying students.
While this clearly isn’t an opportunity for people seeking their first job in the field, its part of a long trend towards formalization of the kinds of skills that humanitarian agencies seek, and a welcome break from the usual reluctance to invest in training and staff development!
For more information on the program check out: humanitarianleaders.org