Humanitarian Emergency Response Workshop

Humanitarian action or the response to humanitarian crises is a great opportunity of work and personal learning in which professionals from any field can contribute with their knowledge and from which they can extract abilities and basic skills for the performance of their role in the private sector.

Synergies between humanitarian actors and private companies, whether as collaborators, donors, product developers or service providers focused on populations in need of assistance, has been, and it still is, a growing and consolidating sector.

This module aims mainly at students of masters and postgraduates specialized in project management, human resources management or leadership.

From 3 to 7 hours
Spanish, Catalan, English and French


Influence on the evolution of managerial leadership, effective project management and high performance teams by identifying and developing skills, abilities and values ​​such as integration, leadership, teamwork, cohesion or commitment.

Contribute as well to raise awareness of the work performed by the NGOs in the field, so that possible synergies between the humanitarian sector and the private sector are explored or improved.


Contents and duration of each workshop can be adapted to the public target needs.

Based on a standard workshop that includes the introduction to basic concepts such as:

  • Humanitarian aid and response to displaced or refugee population.
  • Initial needs assessment.
  • The 10 Priorities in humanitarian emergencies.
  • Design and simulation of a Refugee Reception Centre.

The following subjects can be added and adapted:

  • Project management. Logical framework as a working tool.
  • Leadership. Development of abilities and skills.
  • Teamwork.
  • Emergency supply chain management.


The methodologies defined and used are based on the experience learning, combining a first classroom theoretical part and a second part with an outdoors activity, following the principles of horizontality and active participation.

All facilitators from La Cooperativa Humanitaria are willing to share their knowledge and experience acquired in the field with all participants in order to boost significant learning and get the student actively engaged in his/her learning experience.

While designing and implementing all our emergency response trainings, we aim for the maximum training quality and facilitate new knowledge acquirement. This is the main objective that leads us to integrate different learning methods including:

  • Case studies based on real humanitarian emergencies and own experiences
  • Group discussions and teamwork
  • Skill practices in individual and group exercises
  • Project design frameworks or action plans
  • Simulations or demonstrations on the use of original material

Previous experiences

  • Supply chain in emergencies workshop, ESAN Perú, La Salle
  • Medical Emergency Response workshop, MUDP, La Salle (Spanish and English)
  • Logical Framework session, MUDP, La Salle (Spanish and English)
  • Medical Emergency Response workshop, EADA
  • Humanitarian Emergencies activity, IESE / Arvatos
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