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Noha comprehensive reflective simulation and training exercise

What does the course consist of?


When
: June 19,20 and 21
Where: University of Deusto, Bilbao Campus
Language: English
Duration: 3 days
Credits: 1 ECTS
Registration: Registration will open on May 8th

Description

The NOHA Comprehensive Reflective Simulation is a complex, immersive simulation exercise designed to provide participants with a controlled environment where they can practice existing humanitarian related skills, knowledge and attitudes as well as be exposed and experience additional up-to-date skills, knowledge and attitudes from the individual, team, organization and wider inter-organizational humanitarian perspectives and reflect on and learn from their experience.

Target group

People who want to engage and participate in a humanitarian crisis management simulation that demands participants to practice knowledge, skills and attitudes in disaster preparedness, contextual analysis, evidence based programming and response operations while regularly reflecting on challenging analytical, moral and operational dilemmas. The NOHA simulation and training is tailored to include either a mixed groups or one form a particular organization. The target group level is specifically aimed at the participation 20-30 participants of students from humanitarian or related areas, prospective humanitarian volunteers; as an induction exercise for novice aid workers from governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Course aim

The aim of the simulation is to To understand that inter and intra organizational coordination is a factor that can determine success or failure of humanitarian response and the necessity to deepen the knowledge and confidence in coordination concepts; to build and exercise executing relevant coordination procedures and processes and; practice decision-making in complex and dynamic environments involving conflict.
These are to be performed at the:

  • Organizational level implementing inter-organizational coordination and by this revealing deficiencies and gaps in response and planning and improving organizational coordination;
  • Team level practicing management challenges such as delegation and information management, clarifying roles and responsibilities
  • Individual level challenge existing assumptions and provide opportunity to put into practice and refresh knowledge as well as strengthen the confidence in operational skills.

The simulation constructs an environment which enables participants to apply and test existing knowledge, skills and attitudes gained and developed during their studies as well as refresh and update existing ones.

This innovative simulation ultimately will enable participants to:

A.Understand how humanitarian organizations make decisions with limited amounts of information and manage a timely, professional and ethical response in an often chaotic environment.

B.Learn how to implement professional and coordinated relief efforts at overarching response, sector, program and project levels which meets affected population needs and capacities and avoids wasted resources.

C.Critically reflect on various modus operandi and existing personal assumptions - question the interrelated issues of: human rights, the humanitarian mandate and mission, international and national impact and legal and physical protection.

Duration

From the 19th June to the 21st, from 9:00 to 17:00

Methodology and Assessment

A simulation-based intervention is a training methodology. The NOHA SIMULATION is designed and delivered through a hands-on table top scenario, expert presentations, and selected practical skill trainings. The NCORE SIMULATION is based on a major disaster creating circumstances turning long-simmering political and social issues into an outbreak of active conflict. It takes place in the fictional country, Local and the surrounding region. The NCORE SIMULATION begins with a brief welcome and introduction, time for a question and answer session building on previously circulated materials, and the first group presentations. The following days unfold through a series of tasks in which participants are tasked to work towards operating a humanitarian mission in a conflict environment.

The participants will be assigned to teams representing the various actors preparing for, impacted by, and responding to a catastrophic event. Each team will be asked to develop a plan of action. After group discussions and plenary feedback facilitated by the facilitators, the groups will reflect on their learning and draw conclusions vis-à-vis their functioning in disaster response operations.

The simulation exercise explores the demands of effective disaster and crisis response vis-à-vis the vulnerabilities, capacities, and needs of the communities under review.

A competency based measurement tool is used for measuring the simulation targeted competencies and learning objectives. The competency-based evaluation allows participants to benchmark their performance and identify areas for improvement.

1.Understanding humanitarian contexts and applying humanitarian principles
2.Achieving results
3.Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships
4.Operating safely and securely at all times
5.Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment
6.Demonstrating leadership in humanitarian response

Both comprehensive competency-based approaches are wildly used in the humanitarian sector and can benchmark performance both individually and when comparing with peers. It is also used as an indication of suitability for deployment in a humanitarian setting.

 

What does the course consist of?


When
: June 19,20 and 21
Where: University of Deusto, Bilbao Campus
Language: English
Duration: 3 days
Credits: 1 ECTS
Registration: Registration will open on May 8th

Description

The NOHA Comprehensive Reflective Simulation is a complex, immersive simulation exercise designed to provide participants with a controlled environment where they can practice existing humanitarian related skills, knowledge and attitudes as well as be exposed and experience additional up-to-date skills, knowledge and attitudes from the individual, team, organization and wider inter-organizational humanitarian perspectives and reflect on and learn from their experience.

Target group

People who want to engage and participate in a humanitarian crisis management simulation that demands participants to practice knowledge, skills and attitudes in disaster preparedness, contextual analysis, evidence based programming and response operations while regularly reflecting on challenging analytical, moral and operational dilemmas. The NOHA simulation and training is tailored to include either a mixed groups or one form a particular organization. The target group level is specifically aimed at the participation 20-30 participants of students from humanitarian or related areas, prospective humanitarian volunteers; as an induction exercise for novice aid workers from governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Course aim

The aim of the simulation is to To understand that inter and intra organizational coordination is a factor that can determine success or failure of humanitarian response and the necessity to deepen the knowledge and confidence in coordination concepts; to build and exercise executing relevant coordination procedures and processes and; practice decision-making in complex and dynamic environments involving conflict.
These are to be performed at the:

  • Organizational level implementing inter-organizational coordination and by this revealing deficiencies and gaps in response and planning and improving organizational coordination;
  • Team level practicing management challenges such as delegation and information management, clarifying roles and responsibilities
  • Individual level challenge existing assumptions and provide opportunity to put into practice and refresh knowledge as well as strengthen the confidence in operational skills.

The simulation constructs an environment which enables participants to apply and test existing knowledge, skills and attitudes gained and developed during their studies as well as refresh and update existing ones.

This innovative simulation ultimately will enable participants to:

A.Understand how humanitarian organizations make decisions with limited amounts of information and manage a timely, professional and ethical response in an often chaotic environment.

B.Learn how to implement professional and coordinated relief efforts at overarching response, sector, program and project levels which meets affected population needs and capacities and avoids wasted resources.

C.Critically reflect on various modus operandi and existing personal assumptions - question the interrelated issues of: human rights, the humanitarian mandate and mission, international and national impact and legal and physical protection.

Duration

From the 19th June to the 21st, from 9:00 to 17:00

Methodology and Assessment

A simulation-based intervention is a training methodology. The NOHA SIMULATION is designed and delivered through a hands-on table top scenario, expert presentations, and selected practical skill trainings. The NCORE SIMULATION is based on a major disaster creating circumstances turning long-simmering political and social issues into an outbreak of active conflict. It takes place in the fictional country, Local and the surrounding region. The NCORE SIMULATION begins with a brief welcome and introduction, time for a question and answer session building on previously circulated materials, and the first group presentations. The following days unfold through a series of tasks in which participants are tasked to work towards operating a humanitarian mission in a conflict environment.

The participants will be assigned to teams representing the various actors preparing for, impacted by, and responding to a catastrophic event. Each team will be asked to develop a plan of action. After group discussions and plenary feedback facilitated by the facilitators, the groups will reflect on their learning and draw conclusions vis-à-vis their functioning in disaster response operations.

The simulation exercise explores the demands of effective disaster and crisis response vis-à-vis the vulnerabilities, capacities, and needs of the communities under review.

A competency based measurement tool is used for measuring the simulation targeted competencies and learning objectives. The competency-based evaluation allows participants to benchmark their performance and identify areas for improvement.

1.Understanding humanitarian contexts and applying humanitarian principles
2.Achieving results
3.Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships
4.Operating safely and securely at all times
5.Managing yourself in a pressured and changing environment
6.Demonstrating leadership in humanitarian response

Both comprehensive competency-based approaches are wildly used in the humanitarian sector and can benchmark performance both individually and when comparing with peers. It is also used as an indication of suitability for deployment in a humanitarian setting.