All of our courses:
- provide practical advice and information,
- make technical issues easy to digest and understand,
- build learners’ confidence as well as their practical skills,
- offer the opportunity to meet aid workers and network.
Careers in Aid Work (1 day) Register Interest
This workshop is an essential introduction for anyone interested in a career in aid work. You will learn about the opportunities available to you in the sector, and explore how to get that all-important first job.
Managing People in the Field (1 day) Register Interest
Managing people is a difficult skill to master and one which all aid workers need. Field missions are particularly challenging, with their mix of local and international staff, paid staff and volunteers, complex legal frameworks, security issues, high stress levels and cultural differences. This course explores such challenges using real-life case studies and typical scenarios.
Safety and Security Essentials (1 day) Register Interest
International work is becoming more dangerous and we have to improve how we prepare ourselves. This course covers the types of threats you may face, priority precautions you should take to improve your personal security and what support you can expect from your host organisation. The course is targeted at anyone working in a developing country, whether voluntarily or paid.
Being an Aid Worker – Basic Skills (1 day) Register Interest
This course covers the essential personal and programmatic skills needed to be an aid worker, as identified by our recent survey of practitioners. Key topics include context and actors, assessing needs, managing projects and monitoring activities.
A Day in the Field (1 day) Register Interest
You’ve just arrived in the field and have been asked to join a rapid assessment team in an insecure environment. This course will teach you the practical skills you will need to succeed and give you an opportunity to practice those skills in a full day simulation (it is recommended that you attend “Being an Aid Worker” prior to this course).
Overseas Aid – Influencers and Gatekeepers (1/2 day) Register Interest
Aid work evolves and the structures within which we work change. This course explores current aid architecture – including the UN, donors, host governments and NGOs – using practical examples and case studies.
Donor for a Day (2 hour session) Register Interest
Why do we give aid? What happens with the money? How can we best allocate donor funds? This short and interactive session deals some of the fundamental questions behind funding overseas aid.