(Formerly the Humanitarian Leadership Programme)
The Graduate Certificate in Humanitarian Leadership (GCHL) is a uniquely intensive and challenging leadership programme designed specifically for humanitarians.
The GCHL is a comprehensive eight-month course designed by an expert group of humanitarians, academics and leadership specialists to transform the leadership offered by humanitarians and their organisations.
The GCHL examines the complexities, values, principles and methodologies that underpin humanitarian operations through a leadership lens. The course uses a matrix of six leadership behaviours to analyse and improve the organisational processes, strategic thinking and leadership capabilities required to deliver humanitarian assistance in the most challenging contexts.
Students will learn how to navigate the leadership and strategic problems faced by local, national and international managers in the aid system and develop the essential leadership skills to get the best work from their team to provide quality support to affected communities and partner organisations in any humanitarian operation.
From disaster risk reduction to response delivery and the transition to recovery, the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership goes beyond the theory. Using real-life simulations and online education platforms, this course is designed to challenge students intellectually and emotionally.
For detailed course information for the upcoming intake, please download our Information Pack – July 2018.
There are two intakes each year commencing in July and November. We are now accepting applications for our July 2018 intake.
To enrol online, please visit complete our Application Form. The GCHL is a Deakin University accredited course, however, applications are made directly through the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership.
A Francophone version of the GCHL is delivered in partnership with IRIS. You can learn more here.