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The Crisis Leadership Program (CLP) offers hands-on short courses with flexible delivery models to meet the needs of first responders working in crisis response and recovery.

Participants will gain insights to better understand and navigate the disaster response system, as well as build their own leadership skills.

The CLP offers participants a convenient eight-week blended learning program of online study, live sessions, and an in-person intensive module.

The CLP is supported by the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, the Humanitarian Leadership Academy and Save the Children. The project is funded with UK aid from the UK government.

CLP Seed and Grow

The CLP is currently offering two courses: Seed and Grow.

CLP Seed is designed for participants with between three months and three years’ experience working in conflict, disaster, and crisis settings. Participatory and action-focused, CLP Seed provides you with insights to better understand and navigate the disaster response system, as well as build your skills as a leader.

CLP Grow is designed for participants with between 3-5 years’ experience working in conflict, disaster, and crisis settings. CLP Grow provides you with tools and techniques to hone your leadership skills, as well as insights to deepen your understanding of the disaster response system, and how to navigate and influence it.

2023 Course Dates

CLP Seed

  • 23 March– 10 May 2023 | Intensive: 8-10 May; Krakow, Poland (Polish)
  • 23 March– 10 May 2023 | Intensive: 8-10 May; Krakow, Poland (Ukrainian)

CLP Grow

  • 16 March – 3 May 2023 | Intensive: 1-3 May; Krakow, Poland
  • 4 May – 23 June 2023 | Intensive: 22-23 June; Warsaw, Poland
  • 15 June – 2 August 2023 | Intensive: 31 July-2 August; Location TBC
  • 14 September – 1 November 2023 | Intensive: 30 October- 1 November; Location: Bangkok
  • 16 November 2023 – 31 January 2024 | Intensive: 29-31 January 2024; Location: Istanbul

Eligibility

To be eligible for CLP Seed, applicants must have between three months and three years’ experience working in conflict, disaster, and crisis settings.

To be eligible for CLP Grow, applicants must have between 3-5 years of experience working in conflict, disaster, and crisis settings.

Fees

Course fees and associated costs for the in-person intensive module are charged according to each participant’s employment (see Tier structure below). Course fees are subsidised for participants working with local organisations, with only some intensive module costs to be paid for.

Tier 1

  • Participants working for local NGOs or other local organisations.
  • Tier 1 participants are not charged course fees, but are required to pay for transport to the intensive module location, and for some meals.

Tier 2

  • Participants working for international NGOs or the UN.
  • Tier 2 applications are required to pay course fees and travel costs (including accommodation and meals).
  • CLP Seed Tier 2 costs: USD $400
  • CLP Grow Tier 2 costs: USD$550

Apply now

Please visit the CLP Application Form page to apply for Seed or Grow. You will need to download and complete the Employee Support Form as part of your application.

Email chl-clp@deakin.edu.au if you have any questions about the CLP or your application.