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Sphere Training of Trainers (Ottawa)

March 9 @ 9:00 am - March 11 @ 3:00 pm EDT

The course aims to prepare individuals to promote learning on applying the Sphere Handbook through sharing experiences and practicing.

Target audience

The training will target humanitarian professionals and practitioners of Canadian Development and Humanitarian organizations and/or students in Development and/or Humanitarian affairs.

Course aim and objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

TEACH AND TRAIN THEIR PEERS

  • Understand and learn about basic adult learning principles
  • Learn how to design a learning event, defining key contents and setting objectives
  • Learn training methods and techniques
  • Teach their peers on the four Sphere thematics: WASH, Shelter; Settlement and NFI; Food security & Nutrition; Health

HISTORY AND FOUNDING PRINCIPLES

  • Understand the history, founding principles and evolution of the Sphere Project
  • Review the concepts of a “Rights based approach” and how Sphere – and others – contributed to their development
  • Discuss why Sphere is important to Canada

INSTRUMENTS SUPPORTING SPHERE

  • Understand the Humanitarian Charter
  • Recall the Code of Conduct principles in their practise
  • Explain how the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) try to summarize all previous humanitarian norms and standards
  • Understand how Sphere Protection Principles support the Sphere approach

SPHERE HANDBOOK STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES

  • Understand how the Sphere standards apply throughout the programme cycle
  • Explain how vulnerabilities and capacities require special attention
  • Assess how the operational setting affects the implementation of standards
  • Review Standards, Key actions, Key indicators and Guidance notes in: WASH, Food security and Nutrition, Shelter and Settlement, & Health
  • Feel at ease to develop humanitarian programming that rely on Sphere principles and standards

Pre-requisites for participants

  • Good understanding of current humanitarian issues as field or HQ practitioners
  • Acquisition of the Sphere Handbook 2018 edition
  • Pre reading of the Humanitarian Charter, Code of Conduct and Core Humanitarian Standards

Training contents

  • Review of the History, founding principles and raison d’être of Sphere
  • Understand the importance of a Rights based approach
  • Revise the key instruments which are the Humanitarian Charter, the Code of Conduct, the Protection principles
  • Understand how Sphere supports a Humanitarian Project Cycle
  • Review how the Sphere Handbook presents Key Standards, Action and Guidance Notes
  • Learn how to train and teach adults, facilitate trainings sessions, design learning content
  • Organize group presentations for their peers on specific Sphere thematic chapters

Venue

Canadian Council for International Co-operation
39 McArthur Avenue
Ottawa,ONK1L6R1Canada
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Website:
https://ccic.ca/