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Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP)

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) | Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) | Mar 2017


The nineteenth Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP) workshop was held from 26-30 March 2017 in Montreux, Switzerland. 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 participants attended this workshop, which included participants from American Red Cross, International Rescue Committee, IOM, Mercy Corps, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian Refugee Council, OCHA, OHCHR, Save the Children International, UNDP, UNFAO, UNHCR, UNICEF, and World Vision International.

I am humbled and grateful for having the opportunity to attend this training.

– Workshop participant.