As told by Sandra Kabiru.
The Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership was a unique course that led to a lot of discoveries, both personal and professional. I gained in-depth knowledge on core humanitarian issues, making this course one of the most thought-provoking and professionally invigorating experiences I have had. Overall, it was challenging but very enriching.
How the course has advanced my humanitarian leadership
The practical approach of the coursework highlighted the importance of being knowledgeable on all humanitarian principles and aspects. It was refreshing to focus on ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and localised solutions to tackle real-life challenges faced in humanitarian contexts. This advanced my decision-making processes in addressing issues in this dynamic and ever-changing field, making it one of the hallmark points of the course.
It was refreshing to focus on ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and localised solutions to tackle real-life challenges faced in humanitarian contexts.
The Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership has reignited my passion and purpose in choosing this noble field. It allowed me to build on the knowledge and skillset I already had by learning to utilise this knowledge base with an action-oriented focus. I also gained insight into my core competencies, which was a true eye-opener. By analysing my strengths and weaknesses, areas that I needed to reflect on and improve were clearly presented. This has enabled me to conceptualise and implement the actions required to be a more effective leader in the humanitarian sector.
The impacts of the Graduate Certificate of Humanitarian Leadership
The Women in Humanitarian Action Scholarship has had a powerful impact on me. The course has the magnitude to transform the professionalism, commitment and deliverables of every individual, irrespective of gender, in the humanitarian field. I am fortunate to be an alumni.