Projects North Africa & The Middle East

Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) | Nov 2016


The eighteenth Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP) workshop was held from 13 – 17 November 2016 in Amman, Jordan. This ETLP was facilitated in conjunction with the UNHCR Global Learning Center. The course has been conducted for IASC member institution participants since March 2006.

The IASC ETLP is designed and developed from the results of an IASC training needs assessment which identified the need for enhanced emergency team leadership based on a number of competencies which contribute to one’s optimal performance as an emergency team leader. The ETLP is a blended learning programme consisting of a pre-workshop phase with readings, peer feedback and self-assessments, a face-to-face workshop and a post-workshop learning phase.

The purpose of the ETLP is to foster effective, efficient and professional team leadership in humanitarian emergency settings by improving the team leadership competencies of participants in their roles as emergency team leaders. By participating fully in this programme, participants gain greater self-awareness as an emergency team leader and refine skills which will help them build, influence and lead a team which is cohesive, effective and dedicated to performing at its best.

Twenty-two participants attended this workshop, which included participants from CARE, Charitable Society for Social Welfare Yemen, FAO, IASC, International Council of Voluntary Agencies, Jordan Health Aid Society, Jordan INGO Forum, Mercy Corps, OCHA, OHCHR, Relief International, The United Iraq Medical Society for Relief & Development, UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, and UNICEF.

Very good course, congratulations! Easy atmosphere, but keeps you present, being in the topic, discussion, case study. Thank you!

– Workshop participant.