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Emergency Team Leadership Programme Workshop

UNHCR | Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) | Jun 2009

InterWorks conducted the seventh Inter‐Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP) from 31 May – 4 June, 2009 in, Charmey, Switzerland.

The ETLP is a blended learning programme consisting of a pre-workshop phase with readings, peer feedback and self-assessments, a weeklong face-to-face workshop and a post-workshop learning activity. Themes which anchor the design of the ETLP include “emotional intelligence”, “situational leadership”, “’win-win’ negotiation”, “decision-making in emergencies”, “team care/ trust building in emergencies” and “coaching”. All ETLP learning activities, discussions and presentations are contextualized to reflect humanitarian emergency environments, challenges and scenarios.

The ETLP targets individuals within the IASC network of agencies (at the UN P4 level) who are currently leading teams or offices in the field or who expect to be available for deployment as emergency team leaders within 12 months following the workshop.

The facilitators showed a great team spirit, well prepared, and rich knowledge/experience on emergency operation.

– Workshop participant