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Emergency Team Leadership Programme Workshop

UNHCR | Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) | Nov 2011

InterWorks conducted the eleventh Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP) workshop was held from 13 – 17 November 2011 in 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.

Excellent preparation, a lot of humor and learning by doing…so glad I got this opportunity.

– ETLP workshop participant