Managing Teams

Date: 30 - 31 Mar 2017
Length: 2 days
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Residential: No


About the course:

People are the key to any effective humanitarian response.  Managing people can be difficult at the best of times, but during the chaos and stress of a complex humanitarian emergency, the ability to manage people is crucial for the success of any programme.

This two-day course introduces participants to the fundamentals of good people management.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore theories and practices of good management and will learn how to employ different techniques of communication, negotiation, team building and conflict management in order to develop a concrete set of management skills. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own style, strengths and weaknesses as a manager in light of their new knowledge and skills. Upon completion, participants will be able to demonstrate several essential skills for managing their teams with greater confidence and success. 

An Overview of the Certificate in the Essentials of Humanitarian Practice Training Course

What does the course cover?

  • Roles and responsibilities of managers
  • Building and supporting a team
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Conflict management
  • Leadership and motivation
  • Performance management

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Describe the role of the manager in humanitarian programmes and what it takes to be an exceptional manager
  • Demonstrate skills and attitudes needed to manage people effectively in emergencies
  • Utilise techniques for building and leading teams and learn ways to gain greater commitment from your team
  • Identify ways to motivate individuals and maximise their potential
  • Improve team performance through effective coaching and feedback
  • Demonstrate how to negotiate to achieve a WIN-WIN outcome and how to resolve conflict
  • Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to managing in emergencies and draw up action points for further learning and development to improve your management style

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at humanitarian personnel responsible for managing others, and is best suited for participants who are new to managerial roles or have management experience, but without any formal training. Participants should be interested in exploring management theory and accessing new tools and techniques to fulfill their management role successfully. 

Course structure:

Registration will take place from 8.45 am the Monday morning.  The course will run from 9 am and conclude at 5.30 pm daily. Each day is broken up into four sessions, separated by an hour lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.  From the second day, each day begins with a review of the topics covered the previous day to ensure that the concepts, tools, and frameworks are fully understood. Every day ends with a period of reflection, evaluation, and questions.

Participants will be actively encouraged to engage in classroom discussions, group work and a desk based simulation. The trainers will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of humanitarian practice.

Day 1

The day will begin with a consideration of the role of the manager and of human resources in humanitarian contexts. In the second and third sessions you will consider interpersonal communication skills and negotiation skills, before receiving an introduction to performance management in the final session of the day.

Day 2

On day two you will spend the first session looking at feedback and effective ways to deliver it. The rest of the morning will consider teamwork including how to build and support effective teams. After lunch a session on leadership is followed by the final session on managing conflict.


The course will be delivered by the following trainers:

Brian Casey

Carly Ziska



The fees are inclusive of all training resources, lunch, and refreshments. For further information on pricing bands please click here.


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Early bird fee: Book and pay up to a month in advance to receive a 10% discount through our early bird scheme. 

Discounts are available to organisations and individuals.

For more information please contact our training team. Please click here to read our full terms and conditions


The training will be held at the Sagawa Development Consultancy, Diamond Condominium, Pyay Road, Yangon.

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