Training, Mentoring & Coaching

GEG is proud to provide robust and relevant training services to wide range of humanitarian organizations globally. Together, our teams’ commitment to positive change in the humanitarian community, the development of the next generation of humanitarian leadership and our extensive field and headquarters experience in training, coaching, mentoring and adult learning methodologies uniquely qualifies us to support a multitude of humanitarian training requirements.

GEG offers introductions to the humanitarian response environment, on-demand advanced learning modules and tailored trainings run by expert trainers with operational experience. Follow-up mentoring and coaching services for humanitarian organizations and staff are also available.

Sample Consultancies: USAID/OFDA Security Training, Humanitarian Country Team Training (OCHA), Mentoring Training (WFP), Humanitarian Coordination Training (Sida), Emergency Response Unit Training (American Red Cross).

GEG Humanitarian Field Training

GEG regularly facilitates its own Humanitarian Field Training (HFT) for open registration. The GEG HFT course is run by internationally-recognized emergency management professionals who have led humanitarian response efforts around the globe following natural disasters and conflict situations. This dynamic, interdisciplinary course places emphasis on essential practical skills development and working safely in the field. It is intended for individuals who wish to qualify for work on humanitarian field operations, who may be deployed by their company, faith based organization or government overseas or who want to gain greater insight into international humanitarian response operations from a field-level perspective.

The GEG HFT augments and reinforces any previous academic and theoretical training preparing participants to work with a wide range of humanitarian organizations. The HFT gives participants the tools, understanding, confidence and skills required to ‘hit the ground running’ and work successfully in response to a disaster or conflict situation.

HFT Methodology: The 3.5-day HFT course uses a mixed-methods approach of hands-on field practice and classroom instruction for optimal learning. Approximately 25% of the training is classroom-based with the remaining time spent engaged in field-based simulations and field exercises designed to build practical knowledge, confidence and skills.

HFT Key Topic Areas:

  1. Humanitarian Actors and the International Humanitarian Community
  2. Humanitarian Service Sectors (Damage & Needs Assessments, Logistics, Relief, WASH, Health, Livelihoods etc.), Best Practices and Coordination
  3. Personal Preparedness, Security and Safety in the Field (Including Emergency First Aid, Personal Health and Safety, Dangerous Weapons and Materials Awareness, Minefields, Hostage Situations)
  4. Managing Field Equipment (Including Temporary Operations and Accommodation Set-Up, Off-Road Driving, Radio Communications, GPS, Satellite Phones)
  5. Cultural awareness and community engagement.
  6. Your Career and Work in Humanitarian Field Operations