Projects Sub-Saharan Africa

Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP) Workshop

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


The sixteenth Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Emergency Team Leadership Programme (ETLP) workshop was held from 17-21 January 2016 at the Jacaranda Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya. This ETLP was facilitated by lead facilitator Greg Garbinsky, Partner at InterWorks LLC. 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-seven participants attended this workshop, which included participants from Care, Caritas, FAO, IASC secretariat, IOM, OCHA, OHCHR, RCK Kenya, Red Cross Kenya, UNDP, UNHCR, WFP, WHO and WVI.

The facilitators were great. Used very good training methods, participatory and group work, and most of us had an opportunity to lead. They were also very well versed with their topics and articulated them very well. Keep up the good work.

– Workshop participant.