Training Courses

Provider Organization Location Course
Air War College DOD Alabama / Montgomery

Operations Law for Commanders

Course # EL 6235

The increasing deployment operational tempo and the issues arising during Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn, and Noble Eagle have caused the US armed forces to carefully examine the legal frame-work within which military forces operate, whether domestically or during international operations. The military’s role in homeland security and defense, resulting in closer cooperation with and support of civilian law enforcement and disaster relief authorities, has intensified the complex role of commanders and senior military leaders. At the same time, US forces deployed throughout the world are encountering a host of novel or unanticipated operational/legal considerations. This seminar will analyze the evolving responsibilities of commanders as the US military continues to conduct its worldwide missions. It will focus on the interface of commanders with operations law, international law, and expeditionary legal issues. International Fellow resident diploma students receive audit status for this course.

Length: 2 credits
Cost: N/A
Notes: Elective for Air War College's Master of Strategic Studies Degree; can also be taken on-line

American Red Cross NGO Various locations

Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED plus Bloodborne Pathogens

The American Red Cross Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED and Bloodborne Pathogens course incorporates the 2010 ECC standards. It will help participants recognize and respond appropriately to cardiac, breathing and first aid emergencies. The courses in the program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult and Pediatric First Aid, Adult CPR/AED, Child CPR/AED and Infant CPR valid for two years and Bloodborne Pathogens Training valid for one year.

Length: 8 hrs
Cost: $130
Notes: various dates

American Red Cross NGO Various locations

International Humanitarian Law - Humanity in the Midst of War

Course # INTIHLCOURSE200

The course is intended to raise awareness among audiences about the Geneva Conventions, the basic rules of international humanitarian law, and the role of the Red Cross during armed conflict. Through a hands-on approach utilizing group activities, class discussion and multiple audiovisual aids, this introductory course invites participants to reflect on their images and perceptions of armed conflict and explore the powerful and fundamental concept of human dignity even in the midst of the excesses of war.

Length: 4 hrs
Cost: N/A
Notes: various dates

American Red Cross NGO Various locations

Standard First Aid with CPR--Adult

Trains lay responders to overcome any reluctance to act in emergency situations and to recognize and care for life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults. Provides the lay responder with the knowledge and skills necessary in an emergency to help sustain life and to minimize pain and the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives.

Length: 7 hrs
Cost: $8
Notes: various dates

Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS) DOD Texas / Ft Sam Houston

Military Medical Humanitarian Assistance

Course # 6A-F8

Military operations other than war (MOOTW) are now the most frequent operational deployments and Military Leadership considers our ability to function in these settings as "Essential Capability" of the Armed Forces in the next century. Yet little formal training has been developed to help prepare military physicians for work in the post-disaster/post-war setting in the developing world. These environments offer unique medical and logistical challenged including often-overwhelming primarily pediatric medical casualties and severly limited health resources.

Length: 16 hrs
Cost: N/A
Notes: Course for military medical practitioners

Army War College DOD Pennsylvania / Carlisle Barracks

Strategic Decision Making Exercise

Experiential learning vehicle for USAWC students to apply the concepts, processes, methodologies, and knowledge gained earlier in the core curriculum. The exercise builds on the core courses and provides students the opportunity to distinguish the uniqueness of strategic level leadership and apply skills and competencies required of strategic leaders. A credible and complex virtual environment challenges students to use senior leadership skills and to apply and evaluate several interrelated strategic processes: the Interagency policymaking process, the Crisis Action Planning (CAP) process, the Multinational Coordination process, and the Resourcing process. Set in the future, SDME includes multiple crises (ranging from major combat operations to humanitarian assistance and stability operations, to domestic response, to terrorism and natural disasters) to stress these integrated strategic processes.

Length: N/A
Cost: N/A
Notes: Part of curriculum for Army War College

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center NGO Thailand / Bangkok

44th Regional Training Course on Disaster Management

Course # 627602

The Asia Pacific region faces human tragedy and heavy economic losses from disasters, whose frequency and intensity have escalated in recent years. The Asian and Japanese Tohoku region tsunamis; recent earthquakes of Kashmir, China and Christchurch; cyclone Nargis; Pakistan and Thailand floods; as well as Afghanistan blizzards highlight the level of devastation that disasters can bring to the region.

This course aims to provide necessary and useful fundamental knowledge and skills of disaster risk management IOT enhance the capabilities of disaster managers who wish to reduce the impact of disastrous events on communities. The subjects covered in the DMC cut across multi-hazard, multi-level, multi-agency, and multi-disciplinary facets, and address both event-related activities as well as those activities that need to be undertaken on a day-to-day basis prior to the occurrence of disaster events. Participants will be encouraged to develop key skills and adopt proactive attitudes through participation in interactive lectures allowing discourse on a range of key issues.

Length: 3 weeks
Cost: $4,150 w/billeting and breakfast, break refreshments and lunch; $2,775 w/o billeting
Notes:
Divided into 8 modules following the flow of the disaster risk (DR) management process:
1) Intro to DR Management;
2) DR Identification & Assessment;
3) DR Reduction;
4) Disaster Preparedness Planning Process;
5) Emergency Response;
6) Incident Command System;
7) Disaster Recovery;
8) Making Disaster Management Work;
9) Re-entering the Real World: Making a Difference

Brookings Institute

Annual Course on the Law of Internal Displacement

Provides thorough introduction into the international norms underpinning the protection of internally displaced persons, opportunities for exchanges of ideas and experiences between participants and tools for participants to translate the lessons learned during the course into action upon their return to their home countries. Each course features lectures from leading experts on various aspects of international law relating to internal displacement, the assessment and provision of IDPs’ protection needs and provides thorough exposure to the content and application of theGuiding Principles through case studies and group exercises.

Cost: N/A
Notes: Organized in conjunction with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and brings government representatives confronting displacement in their work from around the world together for a week of specialized training.

Brookings Institute

Modules and Facilitators Guide for Protection in Natural Disasters

Intended to encourage and assist agencies and organizations to provide training courses or sessions on human rights and natural disasters. The materials include a comprehensive agenda, facilitator’s guide, session modules, PowerPoint presentations and resource materials for a two-day workshop on “Promoting and Protecting Rights in Natural Disasters.” The modules are based on the workshops conducted by the Project and have been reviewed by international protection specialists. The content ranges from basic information about a rights-based approach and protection issues to more specific areas such as protection of specific at-risk groups and protection monitoring tools. The program can be used in its entirety or be incorporated into larger workshop agendas. The modules can easily be adapted to local contexts and a wide variety of audiences.

Cost: N/A

Brookings Institute

Workshops on Human Rights Protection in Natural Disasters

Introduces participants to theIASC Operational Guidelines on the Protection of Persons in Natural Disasters and provides a forum for the discussion of good practices in promoting and upholding human rights in disaster risk reduction, emergency response and recovery. In some cases workshop participants have developed specific recommendations to strengthen policy and action for rights protection at the local, national and regional levels. By engaging communities affected by natural disasters, grassroots organizations and the media, the workshops also deepen the public’s understanding of the complexity of human rights issues occurring in natural disasters.

Cost: N/A

Capacity Africa Institute (via ReliefWeb.Int) NGO Online

Certificate Course in Disaster Management

Course # 665489

The emerging dynamics of economic globalization and competition for resources and resulting displacement, forced migration, conflict, and environmental refugees have added considerable complexity to the realm of disaster management. This course addresses all stages of disaster management in a comprehensive and holistic manner; including (i) pre-disaster preparedness and mitigation, (ii) rescue and relief in the context of disaster and (iii) post disaster rehabilitation, reconstruction and recovery and the role of media in awareness creation.

Length: 4 weeks (5-6 hrs per week)
Cost: $500

CDC/International Emergency Preparedness Team & Division of Emergency Operations USG Georgia / Atlanta

Public Health Emergency Management Capacity Building Fellowship

The fellowship is designed to strengthen public health emergency management capacity among members of the international public health community. During this six-month Fellowship, CDC provides a comprehensive, standardized program of study, including learning objectives, thoughtful sequencing of topics and experiences, and short and long-term applied projects that will allow fellows to reflect on their learning. Fellows participate in briefings, trainings, and site visits; meet with program staff across the agency involved in emergency preparedness; and receive an in-depth exposure to the functioning of an Emergency Operations Center and key organization units within CDC.

Length: 960 hrs
Cost: N/A
Notes: CDC has hosted fellows from the Kenyan Ministry of Health Division of Disease Surveillance and Response, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) Public Health Emergency Center, and the South Korean CDC

Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM) DOD Washington, DC

Global Health Strategies for Security

Course # GHSS

Graduate-level certificate course, offered through the CDHAM/Dept of Military and Emergency Medicine of the Uniformed Svcs Univ of the Health Sciences. Consists of a 20-hour pre-course reading and short exercise phase and an 80-hour (10 working days) in-residence phase. Up to 80 hours of Continuing Medical Education credit will be awarded, as will a Certificate in GHSS. Course is designed to enhance the capacity of health personnel to develop effective global health strategies and programs. Primary context of the course will be civ/mil considerations at the nexus of global health and security.

Length: 100 hrs (20 hrs pre-course; 80 hours in-res)
Cost: N/A

Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) DOD Hawaii / Honolulu

Health Emergencies in Large Populations

Hosted in collaboration with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the partnership of University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine's Office of Public Health Studies. This is a three week, intensive, graduate-level training course, providing participants with an understanding of the major public health issues to be addressed among populations affected by natural disasters, complex emergencies, and internal displacement.

Length: 3 weeks
Cost: N/A
Notes: Students come from diverse backgrounds in public health, medicine, HA and DM backgrounds. Provides participants with the tools, frameworks, and decision-making skills necessary to achieve a sustainable outcome for the affected population(s) and enables graduates to plan coherent, appropriate relief operations.

Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DM) DOD Hawaii / Honolulu

Humanitarian Assistance Response Training (HART)

With its focus on civilian-military relations, including interacting with agencies of the Affected State and humanitarian agencies, HART provides a key professional development opportunity for evolving requirements of the U.S. military. The course will consist of lectures and case studies on civilian humanitarian agencies and their roles and operations, international law protecting affected populations, fundamental humanitarian principles and response measures of effectiveness and measures of performance, to name a few. Over the three-day period, HART participants will apply their knowledge during a military planning and decision making exercise.

Length: 3 days
Cost: N/A

Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation NGO New York / New York

Civil Military Cooperation in Humanitarian Action

This course will give students an understanding of the practical workings, opportunities and constraints of engaging in the cooperation between military and humanitarian organizations in the delivery of humanitarian assistance. The course begins with the study of the legal, political and structural bases for Civil Military Cooperation; it focuses on the practical, rather than theoretical application. Faculty and students will have the opportunity to share their experience of working in Civil Military situations. The teaching part of the course will culminate in a series of case studies where the actual workings of Civil Military Cooperation in an array of military deployments will be compared. Students will participate in a half-day simulation exercise in which they will gain experience in the practical work of Civil Military Cooperation in the context of a prepared scenario.

Length: 5 days
Cost: $913 - $1900
Notes: Affiliated with Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University

Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation NGO New York / New York; Spain / Barcelona

Community Participation in Emergency Response

Course offers advanced knowledge of the technical requirements for the infrastructure needed in humanitarian emergencies. Students are exposed to vital managerial decisions they must consider as they supervise teams of technical experts. After implementing immediate infrastructure needs, humanitarian agencies are responsble for providing a range of basic services until either the service is no longer required, the population has returned to its place of origin, or governmental agencies develop the means and manpower to provide the services. This phase is often known as “care and maintenance”. Students acquire a clear understanding of the implications of these “open ended commitments” to a population and potential exit strategies.

Length: 7 days
Cost: $913 - $1900
Notes: Affiliated with Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University.

Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation NGO New York / New York; Spain / Barcelona

Humanitarian Logistics

Will provide participants with a framework for understanding logistical aspects of delivering humanitarian assistance. The course will explain logistics, explore the ways that logistics can affect humanitarian support, and give students an opportunity to analyze case studies and develop methods for improving delivery of support. This integration of academia with the participants’ past field experience provides practical implications of the evolving humanitarian institutional environment, skills necessary to apply the best practices in the field, and knowledge of the supply chain in assistance deliverance.

Length: 7 days
Cost: $1900
Notes: worth 2 graduate-level academic credits. It is a required part of the Masters of International Humanitarian Action (MIHA), Module 2, or as a stand-alone course. Affiliated with Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs at Fordham University.

Center for International Humanitarian Cooperation NGO New York / New York; Spain / Barcelona

Humanitarian Negotiation

Almost everything that humanitarian workers need to achieve has to be negotiated with donors, host governments, local structures, communities, beneficiaries, other humanitarian agencies and their own staff. This course gives students an understanding of negotiation theory as well as practical historical and current applications. It examines all types of negotiations, from roadblocks and negotiations in situ for access to negotiations for peace agreements far from the conflict. Theoretical lectures are supported with group scenario-based exercises.

Length: 7 days
Cost: $913 - $1900
Notes: The objectives of this course are (1) to provide volunteers and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds with a comprehensive insight into the fundamentals of negotiation, (2) to prepare negotiators on how to react and communicate in dynamic conflicts, analyze the situation, and effectively reach an agreement between the parties, (3) to provide a legal toolbox, (4) to promote cooperation and dialogue, (5) to evaluate interventions and identify examples of good practice, (6) to prepare for hostage negotiations, and (7) to examine case studies and review all the humanitarian actors involved.

Consortium for Humanitarian Service and Education (CHSE) NGO Florida / Public Safety Training Complex of Indian River State College, Fort Pierce

Atlantic Hope - Field Training Exercise (FTX)

Civilian-designed and led field training exercise that recreates the challenges and conditions humanitarian operators encounter in the real world.

Length: 4 days
Cost: N/A
Notes: Last held March 2014

Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs Academic New York / New York

Disaster Management Training Course 6

Course # 6094709

Case study work introduces students to past disasters and crises. In addition to analyzing past mistakes, students are given a clear understanding of disaster management and risk reduction strategies. Students learn how to work with operational and planning teams at all levels, from local to international, and to understand the practical levels of preparedness that can be achieved and maintained. Students also gain the ability to critically appraise existing plans and provide reasoned and well-founded recommendations for improvement.

Length: 7 days
Cost: $1,905.00 (academic credit for Master's); $913.00 (no academic credit)

International Committee of the Red Cross NGO Online

International Humanitarian Law

Cost: Free
Notes: Various modules available; however, currently only available in French. English language versions are due soon.

Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) DOD Online

Cross-Cultural Negotiations (CCN) - Humanitarian Assistance

Course # J3OP-US1253

Interaction with local populations of other cultures is a critical element that contributes to the success or failure of various missions. Cross-Cultural Negotiations is an important and practicable means for enhancing the ability of individuals to perform successfully over the full spectrum of operations. The CCN course provides a framework to determine and employ essential negotiation strategies across cultures and focuses on its application to HA missions.

Length: 2 hrs
Cost: N/A
Notes: Must register via JKO: once logged into JKO: click on "Course Catalog" tab; enter course number or title into appropriate text blocks; click on "Search" tab.

Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) DOD Online

Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) Phase I Course

Course # J3S T-US010

Course familiarizes DOD and other agency personnel in Defense Support of Civilian Authorities Operations. This course introduces national, state, local, and DOD statutes, directives, plans, command and control relationships, and capabilities with regard to DOD support for domestic emergencies and for designated law enforcement and other activities.

Length: 7 days
Cost: N/A

Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) DOD Online

Emergency Preparedness Response - Basic Awareness

Course # J3OP-US261-HB

Provides an overview of the different types of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or high-yield explosives (CBRNE) threats, information on how to prepare for and recognize a CBRNE threat, and instructions on protective measures. It also explains disaster management and the actions to take to prepare for, respond to, and recover from an all-hazards incident. The course is presented in accordance with the Tri-Service CBRNE Medical Training Program and meets training requirements for DoD Civilians non-medical/non-security civilian employees and contractors within the Military Healthcare System (MHS) to include but not limited to housekeepers, office workers and facility workers.

Length: 2 hrs
Cost: N/A
Notes: Must register via JKO: once logged into JKO: click on "Course Catalog" tab; enter course number or title into appropriate text blocks; click on "Search" tab.

Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) DOD Online

Humanitarian Assistance Response Training (HART)

Course # J3OP-US1256

CFE-DM has a legislative mandate to provide and facilitate education, training, and research in operations that require international DMHA and require coordination between DOD and the IA.

Length: 8 hrs
Cost: N/A
Notes: Must register via JKO: once logged into JKO: click on "Course Catalog" tab; enter course number or title into appropriate text blocks; click on "Search" tab.

Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) DOD Online

Peace Support Operations, Civil Military Cooperation for Commanders and Staff Course

Course # J3S T-MN102

This orientation course is intended for all CIMIC (Civil-Military Cooperation) personnel except Senior Commanders and Senior Staff. It details the main CIMIC duties focusing on: Operational Phases, Functional Areas and Primary duties. It also describes the work involved for planning within the Staff. Students who successfully complete this foundation course will benefit by having the basic knowledge for understanding CIMIC staff functions.

Cost: N/A

National Defense University (NDU) DOD Washington, DC

Consequence Management: Responding to Catastrophic Events

Course # NDU 6016-1

This elective explores the efforts and challenges in preparing for and responding to a catastrophic incident such as those involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD) or a large scale natural disaster. Considered are policy, organizational, and operational issues confronting local, state, and federal personnel and agencies in preparing for attacks involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, or high-yield explosive (CBRNE) devices. Particular focus is placed on the supporting role of the DOD in responding to such incidents both domestically and abroad. Subject matter experts including senior U.S. government officials involved in policy formulation and implementation will introduce and discuss key selected topics. Students will study a broad array of CM-related issues, including: incident command; multifunctional, multidisciplinary, and cross-governmental cooperation; structures for domestic/foreign CM; dynamics between state and federal components; public and legal affairs; and policy updates in this rapidly changing strategic environment. This elective will consider the following questions: Is the Interagency effectively organized to response to a catastrophic incident? What are the main challenges in managing a WMD attack? How can federal, state, and local governments properly be integrated for an effective response? What role should the military have in CM operations at home or abroad? What priority should be given to CM in DOD planning? This course uses case studies, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the 1995 Aum Shinrikyo subway attacks in Tokyo, the response to Hurricane Katrina and the 2004 Asian Tsunami, the Japan nuclear crisis at Fukushima as well as current humanitarian crises to highlight key issues. The course includes one in-class WMD tabletop exercise.

Length: 2 credits
Cost: N/A
Notes: It is also a qualifying course for the University's WMD Studies Concentration open to all students from all colleges. (for course information, after selecting hyperlink for NDU, click on "Electives Catalog" to find more information)

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) DOD California / Monterey

An Introduction to Information Systems Security

Course # CS3606

Course will introduce topics relevant to information assurance (IA) and computer security necessary to create a foundation of knowledge for the information management professional. The domains of knowledge to be introduced during the course include: access control systems and methodology; telecommunications and network security; security management practices; application and systems development security; cryptography; security architecture and models; operations security; business continuity and disaster recovery planning; laws, investigations, and ethics; and physical security. This course is meant to introduce the topics and will lay the foundations for further studies in any of the domains listed.

Length: 4 credits
Cost: N/A

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) DOD California / Monterey

Cyber Security Incident Response and Recovery

Course # CS4684

This course defines the nature and scope of cyber security incident handling services, including intrusion/incident detection, damage control, service continuity, forensic analysis, service/data restoration, and incident reporting. Material covers policy, planning, operations, and technology issues involved in related cyber incident handling plans; i.e., Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Continuity of Operations. Specific incident types addressed include, natural disasters, denial of service, malicious code, malicious misuse of hardware and firmware, unauthorized access, data compromise and inappropriate use, including insider attacks. Emphasis is given to the detection and analysis of infiltration and exfiltration techniques employed during cyber attacks, thus enabling the incident handler to detect low noise attacks, and to deconstruct particularly insidious attacks. Based upon the choice of case studies, this course will be taught at either the unclassified or TS/SCI levels. Prerequisites: CS3690 or consent of instructor.

Length: 4 credits
Cost: N/A
Notes: (for course information, after selecting NPS hyperlink, click on "Academic Catalog")

Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) DOD California / Monterey

Security and Development

Course # GP3200

Seeks to develop analytic skills and empirical knowledge needed to assess requirements and capacities for stability, security and development, and to develop strategies for peace building. Students will gain expertise relevant to preventive engagement and counterinsurgency, and especially to civil-military operations such as humanitarian relief, peace and stability operations abroad and homeland security efforts at home. Specific areas of concentration are: stability in the global context, theories and strategies, implementation challenges, and practical applications.

Length: 4 credits
Cost: N/A

Naval War College - College of Operational and Strategic Leadership DOD Rhode Island / Newport

Maritime Operational Planners Course (MOPC)

"Stand-alone operational planners course that develops planners capable of performing in high-tempo, fluid maritime operational environments. MOPC will focus exclusively at the C/JFMCC staff level and is designed to fill the planner capability gap between the basic level Maritime Staff Operators Course (MSOC) and the high end Maritime Advanced Warfighting School (MAWS) on the Navy’s Professional Military Education continuum. MOPC will be available to select O-3s to O-5s en-route to maritime headquarters IOT build depth and capacity in maritime operational level-of-war expertise.

Practitioner’s course that examines both the art and science associated with military activities across the range of military operations (ROMO). It includes in-depth, multiple iterations of the Navy Planning Process (NPP) and synthesis of the operations processes. MOPC incorporates seminars and practical exercises using realistic case studies relevant to current global maritime challenges. These challenges will require crisis action and deliberate planning in the maritime domain to include force-on-force, humanitarian assistance/disaster relief, and counter-piracy complex problems."

Length: 3 months
Cost: N/A
Notes: Does not focus exclusively on HA/DR

Navy War College DOD Rhode Island / Newport

Maritime Staff Operators Course

Course examines both the art and science associated with military activities across the range of military operations. It includes recently developed MOC concepts and substantial application of the Navy Planning Process (NPP). MSOC incorporates seminars, lectures, and practical exercises using a realistic maritime scenario. It culminates with a synthesizing Battle Lab exercise designed to replicate the organization, processes, procedures, and command and control tools of a nominal MOC.

Length: N/A
Cost: N/A
Notes: The focus of this course is on maritime operations at the operational level of war. The construct is inherently joint, and uses both Navy and joint doctrine as standard references. Accordingly, it emphasizes the applications of maritime capabilities through a Combined/Joint Force Commander (JFC). Students apply planning skills and maritime staff processes and procedures across numerous maritime lines of operation (LOOs), which include, but are not limited to, freedom of navigation (FON), maritime interception operations (MIO), noncombatant evacuation operations (NEOs), humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) operations, and multi-service/ interagency/multinational operations.

UNOCHA NGO Various locations

United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Familiarisation Course

To familiarize the participants on the concept of United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord), its principles and practical applications in natural disasters and complex emergencies, and the existing UN-CMCoord guidelines.

Length: 3 days
Cost: N/A
Notes: upon request, 6-9 months planning lead time requested

UNOCHA NGO Various locations

United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Field Course

To train experienced humanitarian personnel and potential CMCoord Officers to fulfill UN-CMCoord responsibilities in ongoing and/or future emergencies, in order to contribute to improving the effectiveness of international relief operations by promoting appropriate and effective humanitarian civil-military relationships.

Length: 6 days
Cost: N/A
Notes: various dates

UNOCHA NGO Various locations

United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord) Training of Trainers (ToT) Course

To develop a pool of trained facilitators that could be tapped to facilitate and deliver UN-CMCoord Courses around the world

Length: 4 days
Cost: N/A
Notes: This course is conducted biannually

UNOCHA NGO Various locations

United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination Course (UN-CMCoord)

Course intended to improve the effectiveness of international relief operations and promote effective humanitarian-military relationships by raising mutual awareness and understanding of the roles of military and humanitarian actors in emergencies.

Length: 5 days
Cost: N/A
Notes: various dates

USAID/OFDA USG Various locations

Joint Humanitarian Operations Course

Formal learning environment for select US military leaders to discuss how the DOD, DOS, and USAID work collaboratively during HA/DR ops.

Length: 16 hrs
Cost: N/A
Notes: JHOC is offered monthly in Washington, D.C., serval times a year at each GCC, and other times for supporting components, deployed teams in the field, and military learning institutes.

USDHHS/Disaster Information Mangement Research Center, by Center for Public Services Communications USG Online

Health and Disasters: Understanding the International Context

Designed for information specialists, librarians, and other related professionals. Looks at who's who (and why) in the international disaster community, their roles and responsibilities in pre- and post-disaster situations, and the type of information that they may offer or require to respond to real or perceived needs, with a particular focus on health. Class exercises will focus on finding appropriate sources of information to respond to client requests. Key websites will be reviewed and an extensive bibliography provided.

Length: 4 hrs
Cost: N/A