UNSSC

Courses tagged with "unssc": 42

This is an online course provided by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 9-20 February 2015

Course Objective

The more connected the world becomes, the more urgent the need to manage diversity effectively and build an inclusive culture. "Global Diversity" provides a sound understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion and the impact it has on teamwork, motivation, productivity, quality improvement, etc.

The online course starts with a self-assessment - The Global Diversity Survey – which helps highlight specific areas for professional development. The course then covers the meaning of diversity, culture and inclusion, the business case for diversity, and the connection to leadership and values. 

This course is provided by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 5 days, dates for 2015 to be announced soon

Course Objective

The UN System Staff College, in close collaboration with OHCHR and other UN Agencies, offers its services to the leadership of UN Country Teams and programme staff alike with a view to build capacity to integrate human rights into all policy and programming processes. UNSSC led the update of the HRBA Common Learning Package in 2011 which ensured the inclusion of results-based management (RBM) elements and programmatically relevant information on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process, and has conducted several train-the-trainer workshops on the Common Learning Package (  through which a critical mass of resource persons from various UN Agencies was built) and is developing a number of e-learning tools.  

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 19-30 October 2015

Course Objective

The more connected the world becomes, the more urgent the need to manage diversity effectively and build an inclusive culture. "Global Diversity" provides a sound understanding of the importance of diversity and inclusion and the impact it has on teamwork, motivation, productivity, quality improvement, etc.

The online course starts with a self-assessment - The Global Diversity Survey – which helps highlight specific areas for professional development. The course then covers the meaning of diversity, culture and inclusion, the business case for diversity, and the connection to leadership and values. 

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 25 May to 03 July 2015 

Course Objective

In many parts of the world minorities suffer from a history of discrimination and exclusion that has left them on the margins of society. Discrimination and exclusion of minorities undermines efforts to tackle development challenges, achieve poverty reduction, MDGs and environmental sustainability.

Minority rights have been acknowledged through international norms and standards as distinct rights that are part of these groups’ human rights. Their distinct identities require special protection from discrimination as well as special action to protect their culture, religions and languages. Their equal participation in the public sphere needs to be supported.

Working with minorities peoples at country level implies adapting the programming processes and strategies to ensure their active participation. Their human rights aspirations, culture and specific characteristics must be fully respected and strengthened in order for programming to be effective. As there are minorities in almost all countries where the UN works, the UN System Staff College, in close collaboration with OHCHR, UNDP and other UN Agencies, is developing a new skills course with a view to enhancing the capacity of UN staff to more systematically integrate minority rights, concerns and aspirations into UN development programming.

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 4th Quarter of 2015  

Course Objective

For more than 25 years, and notably since Amartya Sen's publication "Development as Freedom", the UN system has recognized the need to reflect on the linkages between economic opportunities, political freedoms, social facilities, transparency guarantees and protective security.  Technical solutions, however ably formulated, are not enough: political processes, informal institutions and power relations play a vital role in the success or failure of development interventions. And, development is about much more than what government can or cannot do, or should or should not do.

Successful development assistance requires a deep understanding of the social, economic, political and cultural context in which the UN operates. Explicit attention to the political economy in which we operate and the consistent application of risk management tools provide an important means towards the understanding that "…individuals live and operate in a world of institutions, and that our opportunities and prospects depend crucially on what institutions exist and how they function" (Sen).

Different UN agencies have developed and applied different tools and approaches to political economy, and have done so with varying rates of success. What can the UN system learn from existing approaches, how can we bring more consistency and coherence in the way we work as 'One', and what does that mean for our development effectiveness?

A strong political economy analysis and risk management approach to UN programming will contribute to enhancing the strategic nature of the UN's work, and strengthen the UN's engagement with different actors and sectors by providing frameworks for understanding the various incentives and constraints at the country, sector and project level. A solid political economy analysis will serve as an important tool for risk management, and will strengthen the development effectiveness of the UN by focusing on 'informed choice' and the possibilities for positive change.

The course strengthens staff skills to support more effective and politically feasible development strategies, ensure more realistic expectations of what can be achieved, and help outline the risks involved.

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 25-28 August 2015

Course Objective

The UN System Staff College, in close collaboration with OHCHR and other UN Agencies, offers its services to UN Country Teams with a view to build capacity to integrate human rights into all policy and programming processes. UNSSC led the update of the UN HRBA Common Learning Package in 2011 which ensured the inclusion of results-based management (RBM) elements and programmatically relevant information on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process. The Staff College has conducted several train-the-trainer workshops on the UN HRBA Common Learning Package, through which a critical mass of resource persons from various UN Agencies was built into a roster. UNSSC regularly delivers in-country, regional and global level training on the Human Rights-based Approach to Development Programming.

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 08 November to 11 December 2015 

Course Objective

This online tutored course aims at building practical conflict analysis skills for professionals and other project staff working in contexts of deteriorating human security, armed conflict and political crisis, as well as humanitarian action and sustainable development. A professional tutor will guide and support participants throughout a practical learning experience culminating in the drafting of an actual conflict analysis report.

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 12-16 October 2015

Course Objective

This Turin-based SSAFE Training of Trainers programme certifies security personnel to conduct SSAFE. It aims at assuring the quality and effectiveness of the standard safety and security training curriculum jointly developed by UNSSC and UNDSS. It enables the different UN Departments, Agencies, Funds and Programmes and Affiliated Organizations to build the necessary human resources capable to train their own staff in the SSAFE standard curriculum. A field day where realistic scenarios and simulations are conducted in cooperation with the Taurinense Alpini Brigade (Italian Army) completes the ToT programme.

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 01-30 September 2015

Course Objective

In 2014 the UNSSC launched the UN-wide learning initiative called "Understanding and Analyzing Non-State Armed Groups in the Field". The purpose of this initiative is to document and strengthen UN staff skills on this topic. A pilot training is under development in partnership with a UN working group featuring the following UN entities: EOSG, DPA, DPKO, OCHA, UNDP, UNICEF, UNODC and UNU.

This course is provided by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 4 days, next schedule to be announced in 2015. 

Course Objective

This is a UN inter-agency training which provides practical skills to use conflict analysis in order to advance conflict-sensitive programming, improve strategic planning, and design UN responses in contexts of deteriorating human security, armed conflict, political crisis and other threats to peace.

The target group of this training opportunity are UN staff working on humanitarian support, development programming, political crises and other complex emergencies.

The course is one of the most established offerings of the UNSSC. It has been constantly adapted and updated over the past  years to address emerging challenges and to reflect the evolution of UN policy and practice on conflict analysis, conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The training has been delivered regularly in Turin and New York as well as in field locations such as Afghanistan, Guinea, Kenya, Iraq, Mexico, Nepal, Somalia, and Uganda.

The learning objectives of the New York course are:

  • to practice conflict analysis tools on real cases and fictional scenarios;
  • to provide a broad conceptual understanding of conflict prevention and peacebuilding;
  • to use conflict analysis to articulate and prioritize preventive and/or peacebuilding measures;
  • to expose participants to an overview of major UN institutions and mechanisms working on conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 9 to 13 March 2015 

Course Objective

This Turin-based SSAFE Training of Trainers programme certifies security personnel to conduct SSAFE. It aims at assuring the quality and effectiveness of the standard safety and security training curriculum jointly developed by UNSSC and UNDSS. It enables the different UN Departments, Agencies, Funds and Programmes and Affiliated Organizations to build the necessary human resources capable to train their own staff in the SSAFE standard curriculum. A field day where realistic scenarios and simulations are conducted in cooperation with the Taurinense Alpini Brigade (Italian Army) completes the ToT programme.

This online course is provided by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE.

Duration: 4 weeks, 6 October to 11 November 2014

Course Objective

Content and learning objectives

The course is developed in the form of eight self-paced modules to be completed sequentially. Please click here to open the syllabus of the eight modules. The learning objectives of the course are:

  • Analysing the different possible forms of decentralized governance (deconcentration, delegation, devolution) and their implications with regard to the organisation of the State at the sub-national level;
  • Identifying the key elements that can improve the effectiveness of a decentralization process for peacebuilding;
  • Examining the relationship between decentralization and peacebuilding, and how and when effective decentralized governance can prevent or mitigate the risk of violent conflicts, and or contribute to their peaceful resolution.

Course delivery method

This course is delivered entirely online. It combines self-paced components with bilateral asynchronous tutoring through the discussion forum and a live tutoring session via phone or Skype. Participants are primarily responsible for their own learning. The format does not allow for live interaction among participants, except from discussions in the online forum. Each participant, after having completed at least the first six modules, will have the chance to have a tutoring session (about 45 minutes)  with  Prof. Andrew Nickson (by phone or through Skype)  in order to further discuss some topics of the course, the input they shared through the "Knowledge Sharing Corners" or ask for clarifications. Prof. Andrew Nickson will also reply to participants’ questions through the online forum for discussion. No special software is required and participants will only need an internet connection (recommended browsers:  Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer 9) and headset with microphone (if they decide to have the tutoring session through Skype).

Average workload: 15-20 hours (this estimate is based on an average of past courses with a similar format)

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 4 weeks, 27 October to 28 November 2014

Course Objective

The goal of this online tutored course is to build practical conflict analysis skills for professionals working in contexts of deteriorating human security, armed conflict, political crisis and other threats to peace. This individual self-paced course is delivered in English and is developed around a blended formula whereby participants are required to advance and complete different topics and sessions. This course complements existing UNSSC initiatives on conflict analysis, conflict prevention, peacebuilding and strategic planning in post-crisis scenarios. This online course provides basic technical and analytical skills and is a learning activity that complements but does not replace the face-to-face course held in Turin (“Applied Conflict Analysis for Prevention and Peacebuilding course”).

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE.

Duration: 5 days, 13-17 October 2014

Course Objective

The objective of the SSAFE programme is twofold. On the one hand, assuring the quality and effectiveness of the standard safety and security training curriculum jointly developed by UNSSC and UNDSS and, on the other hand, enabling the different UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes and Affiliated Organizations to build the necessary human resources capable to train their own staff in the SSAFE curriculum. 

During the Training of Trainers course, participants will be exposed to theoretical lessons, demonstrations, group-work and presentation tasks enabling them to successfully customize and effectively deliver the SSAFE training programme in their respective duty stations. In addition, the course agenda includes one field day in a military training area, which lies at the foot of the Italian Alps, where realistic scenarios and simulations will be conducted in cooperation with the Taurinense Alpini Brigade (Italian Army). 

This Training of Trainers course is a standard residential course taking place in Turin. The course fee is USD 2,500, including full board & lodging for 6 days, training and facilitation services as well as course materials. Participants are responsible for their own travel and transfers. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance from the United Nations System Staff College and the United Nations Department of Safety and Security.

This course is offered by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE.

Duration: TBA, 2015

Course Objective

The course on “Decentralized Governance and Peacebuilding” will enhance participant skills in:

  • Classifying the different possible forms of decentralized governance (deconcentration, delegation, decentralization, devolution) and their implications with regard to the organisation of the State at the sub-national level;
  • Analysing the core aspects of decentralized governance: political, fiscal, social, economic, rule of law and security;
  • Identifying the key elements that can improve the effectiveness of a decentralization process;
  • Assessing the complexity of decentralization processes in volatile and post-conflict situations.
  • Examining the relationship between decentralization and peacebuilding, and how and when effective decentralized governance can prevent or mitigate the risk of violent conflicts, and or contribute to their peaceful resolution.

This course is provided by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE.

Duration: TBA, 2015

Course Objective

The course is built on a range of readings and self-study exercises as well as some interactive spaces with other participants on the course, as well as exchanges with a tutor, if desired. A final assignment will need to be completed to obtain a certificate. Key to your learning on this course is your own experience in the field – either as a human rights advocate, or conflict transformation practitioner or as a technical specialist or indeed as a generalist with some interest in one or more of the above fields.

Whether you work in a post-conflict or post-crisis context, or in complex political circumstances, whether your work focuses on humanitarian assistance, technical development issues or specifically   on the protection of human rights, or on facilitating dialogue in conflict and post-conflict situations, we hope you will benefit from the course and the exploration of working on the nexus where human rights and conflict meet.

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 8 to 12 June 2015

Course Objective

The UN Summer Academy 2015 is titled 'The UN at 70'.

The UN Summer Academy offers executive education, learning and knowledge exchange to those working for the United Nations andthose who actively engage with the UN System in their daily lives. Combining academic rigour with cutting edge thinking and buildingon a renowned faculty, the UN Summer Academy provides a platform for reflection. Participants engage in discussions and strengthenknowledge on issues of relevance for the work of the United Nations and its partners.

As the only UNSSC course open to all those interested in the work of the United Nations, the Academy provides an unprecedentedopportunity to network, discuss and debate UN issues with different thought leaders guiding and inspiring the direction of the UN’s work(Member States, UN staff, civil society representatives, business representatives, etc.).

This course is provided by UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 9-25 September 2015

Course Objective

The UN is increasingly interacting with new, emerging and 'non-traditional' development partners, whether these are philanthropic foundations, multinational companies or other players. With a view to better equip UN staff to engage with such new and existing partners, the ‘Building Partnerships for Development Effectiveness in a Post-2015 World course is focused on the UN imperative for partnership development. Participants gain a comprehensive understanding of the reasons the UN should invest in the expansion of its partnerships; familiarise themselves with ongoing processes to develop policy, guidance and tools that support the UN in its task to partner; gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities regarding partnership development; get exposure to the partnership thinking of philanthropic foundations, civil society partners and the business sector; and acquire specific skills needed to build substantive and sustainable partnerships. The course builds on existing UN and other multilateral and bi-lateral experiences, and reflects on the outcome of the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (Busan, 2011), and on the Secretary-General's new Five Year Action Agenda.

This course is offered by UN System Staff Collge (UNSSC) for a FEE. 

Duration: 17/11/2015 - Thu, 19/11/2015

Course Objective

There is growing recognition in the international development and humanitarian communities of the role of faith in providing significant moral,social and political agency for human development and resilience in the face of hardship and adversity. Religious institutions, communitiesof faith and faith-based NGOs are carrying out critical development and humanitarian relief activities, including in entrenched situationsof conflict. How can the resources these organizations bring to the table (human, financial and spiritual) be better understood and moreeffectively tapped by all of those working to serve the very same communities?

Many UN organizations and offices are today partnering with faith-based or faith-inspired service-delivery NGOs, local faith communitiesand religious leaders. In the context of the Post-2015 development agenda, it is timely to examine the objectives, modalities and outcomesof such partnerships.

This Strategic Learning Exchange explores the linkages between faith and the continuum of humanitarian to development work. It considersthe nature of development and humanitarian work, the timeframes for interventions and the types of populations served.

This course is provided by the UN System Staff College (UNSSC) for a FEE.

Duration: 17-21 November 2014, New York

Course Objective

The UN is increasingly interacting with new, emerging and "non-traditional" development partners whether these are philanthropic foundations, multinational companies etc. With a view to better equip UN staff to engage with such new partners, the Building partnerships for development effectiveness course is focused on the UN "imperative" for partnership development. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the reasons the UN should invest in the expansion of its partnerships; familiarise themselves with the ongoing process to develop policy, guidance and tools that support the UN in its task to partner; gain a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities regarding partnership development; will be exposed to the partnership thinking of philanthropic foundations, civil society and the business sector; and will acquire specific skills needed to build substantive and sustainable partnerships.