"After attending the course, I instantly felt I had a better understanding of leadership theories, and that I had acquired the skills and tools to be a better leader," said one participant. "I also really appreciated the incorporation of the Core Humanitarian Standard, which have given me a better understanding of being a humanitarian.
I also really valued the session on distance and remote management, as this is a key challenge I face in my daily work. I realised that, although the delivery of programmes is essential, communication within the team is also key; and maintaining good relationships within the team helps enable us to deliver the work. I have never attended a training like this before. I really feel I will go back to work with better skills."
"Many people find themselves in management roles with no relevant people management training," agreed another trainee. "A lot of people like myself, working for INGOs and NNGOs, have a range of skills - but we are often lacking management skills, especially in a complex context. Coming to the training has really opened my eyes."
Organising these courses also helped RedR to identify other training needs in the region, including project management, crisis management and HR management - needs which RedR is ideally placed to address. We hope to be able to develop and run these courses, and to continue to support the response to this unprecedented humanitarian crisis.