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Emergency Team Leadership Programme Workshop

UNHCR | Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) | Nov 2008

InterWorks conducted the sixth Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP) workshop in Villars, Switzerland from 16– 21 November 2008.

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.

Thank you for a great experience. I go away with new tools in my toolbox and a new way of using those old tools I already had. It gave an opportunity to stand back and reflect on past behavior and situations as well as positive ways to move forward and develop as a person and a team leader. I will be recommending this course widely.

– Workshop participant