TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
9:00-10:15 Leadership in Action: Leading effectively in humanitarian operations. (Guest Lecturer. Margie Buchanan-Smith)
Buchanan-Smith will present her recent research on leadership in the humanitarian sector and will lead students is an interactive exercise focusing on current and common leadership issues.
10:15-10:40 Coffee break
10:40-12:00 Humanitarian principles and standards – guiding tools for more effective response (Walker and Koestler)
In this session we will explore the nature of Humanitarian Principals and the evolution of the various codes, standards and guidelines now used in humanitarian assistance, along with the evolving mechanisms for aid coordination and the complex issue of accountability within the system.
Walker, P., and S. Purdin. Birthing Sphere. The Early History of the Sphere Project. Disasters 26 (2004): 100-111.
12:00-13:30 Group luncheon at the Villa des Fleurs
13:30-18:00 Trip to Annecy, or Hiking
18:00-19:00 Group work time
20:00 Group diner at the Priory
After dinner invited speaker from the Geneva Humanitarian Community, time for discussion with the speaker. (Terje Skavdal . UNDAC chief at OCHA )