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How to manage Emergency Operations

A perfect day: deep dive into the Management of Emergency Operations



  • Starting date: June 9, 2021
  • Registration deadline: June 8, 2021 (early bird registration by May 25, 2021)
  • Structure: 4 live streaming classes on Zoom, 1 live streaming class on Zoom to share the results of the final working, didactic material available to download, participatory learning methodology, interactions between teacher and students
  • Individual coaching sessions for orientation to humanitarian worker
  • Conclusion:July 14, 2021
  • Final certificate: Diploma of Specialization in Management of Emergency Operation



In development contexts, external factors often add fragilities to the general situation of the country, causing a further shock that undermines the country's growth process.

- How do you approach, from a project design perspective, the restoring pre-shock conditions?

- How do I increase the "resilience" of fragile communities in the face of such shocks?

- How can I operate in accordance with humanitarian principles without jeopardizing the future activity of my organization?

The course balances theoretical aspects of tools and manuals to be used in emergencies, of emergency "rules", through individual and/or group exercises to test our ability to deal with humanitarian situations. Several case studies will be used to analyze different emergency situations and learn how to find the most suitable solutions according to the context.



Connecting this course to practice is a priority for us! VIS Advanced Training School, in order to create a link between training and jobs, offers participants the opportunity to request an individual coaching session with the teacher in order to receive professional guidance, share questions and doubts on how to approach such a specific career. Individual sessions on zoom will be scheduled on a voluntary basis, starting immediately after the training period.


LECTURER: Valeria Fabbroni

Italian, fluent in English and French, more than 20 year experience in the Humanitarian sector, of which more than 10 in the field, she gained a vast range of experience in the Humanitarian sector, managing   projects on different sectors.

She worked in the Balkans, in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, with a variety of NGOs.

She lectures in PCM in a number of institutions and Universities.



The course is addressed to all those who are:

  • professional and voluntary operators of international cooperation;
  • development project designers and project cycle managers;
  • aspiring international volunteers and expatriate cooperators;
  • university students and graduates wishing to specialize;
  • teachers of all school groups and development educators;
  • development cooperation officers in national or local authorities.



Course language is English. Knowledge of the basic procedures of project writing and basic technical terms is required.



Registration fee is € 190,00 for those who enroll by June 8, 2021.

Early birds registration fee (by May 25, 2021) is € 170,00.

Students who have previously attended a VIS paid training courses are entitled to a 20% discount from the full registration fee. To receive the reduction coupon, please write an email to

Fee includes: lectures, access to all recordings, slides, study and consultation materials, tutoring, individual coaching session.




The course is structured in weekly classes in virtual classroom and home-based activities. In detail, there are 4 live streaming classes on the following topics:


Unit 1

June 9, 2021 – 5 to 7 PM

Defining characteristics of humanitarian aid vs development cooperation; sectors, accountability framework, clusters;


Unit 2

June 16, 2021 – 5 to 7 PM

Analysis of the main categories of humanitarian crisis and their peculiarities, analyzing examples of slow and fast developing natural disasters, wars and large movements of internally displaced persons and refugees;


Unit 3

June 23, 2021 – 5 to 7 PM

How to measure the effectiveness of emergency interventions and how to organize activities in an emergency logical framework approach;


Unit 4

June 30, 2021 – 5 to 7 PM

Case studies:

- Cyclone Idai, Mozambique - natural disaster

- Palestine: when the emergency becomes structural

- Libya: when humanitarian aid is distorted by politics

- Yemen: remote humanitarian aid, the last frontier of cooperation.



Within each learning unit, teaching materials will be handed out to support the analysis of the topic.

Classes have a highly practical content: an active participation by students is stronlgy encouraged and they are invited to take part in discussion forums, virtual laboratories, online exercises.

The course includes the development of a group exercise that the teacher will present during the course.

Finally, a streaming session is planned on July 14 from 5 to 7 PM: during this session working groups will be presented and shared, encouraging interactions among students and with the teacher.


Gli studenti verranno valutati sulla base della partecipazione attiva alle classi e delle esercitazioni richieste dalla docente la cui consegna è obbligatoria al fine del superamento del corso. Students will be evaluated on the basis of active participation in classes and output of exercises given by the teacher, the delivery of which is mandatory in order to pass the course.



At the end of the course, each trainee is awarded with a Diploma of specialization in “Management of Emergency Operations", stating the successful participation in the course and successfully overcoming of the required exercises.

Inizio Corso09/06/2021
Scadenza Iscrizioni08/06/2021
Durata6 weeks
Costo€ 190
Early Booking€ 170



Applications can be submitted online through the following LINK

Registrations will be accepted until the day specified in this announcement and in any case until all available places are available (maximum 25 participants). The course will be activated with a minimum of 10 participants.

After submission, you will receive an email containing your credentials to access the e-learning platform.

For further information or for applications through wires send an email to or contact the Secretariat - tel. +39 06 51.629.1