2017-18 Online Course Offerings
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Expand your knowledge by taking online courses in the Humanitarian Action Leadership (HAL) graduate certificate program that are open to all students. In addition to individual courses, the HAL program offers an 18 semester hour online graduate certificate that can be completed in as little as 15 months. Coursework is applicable for mid-career and entry-level individuals and cohorts.
Online Courses Offered Fall 2017 & Spring 2018
Project/Program Planning, Management and Evaluation, HAL540 (3 SH) – August 29 to December 15, 2017
This course explores management needs through each phase of the project life-cycle, from initiating, planning, performing, and closing projects. Projects are often funded differently than ongoing operations, thus special consideration is given to funding streams, grant writing and the effect of projects on overall organizational work. Secondly, this course is designed to prepare students to perform qualitative and quantitative program evaluations. The course format is participatory, experiential and adaptive. Students will conduct an actual professional assignment either in project planning or evaluation of an on-going program.
Collaborative Stakeholder Analysis, HAL520 (3 SH) – January 8 to April 27, 2018
Successful engagement in humanitarian landscapes requires an understanding of the big picture at the community, regional and national levels. In this course emphasis will be placed on processes and tools to create a robust and holistic picture of assets, needs and opportunities. Major sectors addressed include civil, economic, educational, engineering, governmental, health, housing, natural science and social science. A focus on the world view and values of each sector enables the student to understand, work with and create partnerships between sectors with potentially cross cutting approaches to reach similar goals.
Leadership in Crisis, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Recovery, HAL505 (3 SH) – January 8 to April 27, 2018
This course provides the background of and current responses to humanitarian crises. The scope includes the history, categories, theoretical models, prevention, mitigation and response to disasters caused by a complex mix of natural hazards and human action or inaction. Climate considerations are explored in each type of crises. Humanitarian response and disaster recovery efforts that can best promote resilience by reducing vulnerability and risk are highlighted. The prevailing assumption is that local communities are the first partners in response and outside agencies are in a supportive role offering resources and collaboration. The interaction between humanitarian response and long term development is included. An underlying thread is the analysis of leadership in humanitarian need situations to provide the student with an understanding of the opportunities and challenges for leadership.
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