Welcome to the Sphere for Managers: how to champion the Sphere approach in your organisation course. This online self-study course provides a snapshot of the benefits and application of the Sphere Handbook and how to integrate Sphere into your organisation.   

By working through real-life experiences in various contexts, this one-hour module will highlight some of the key features of the Sphere Handbook allowing you to explore the versatility of this tool, and how you can use it in different ways and for different situations.  

This course is also available in French, Spanish and Arabic.

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Is this course for me?
This e-learning module is aimed at senior managers involved in humanitarian action and working for organisations of all sizes, both national and international, and including governmental agencies.  

While designed primarily for this audience, this e-learning module with be beneficial to anyone interested in getting a quick overview and refresher on Sphere.

This includes, though not exclusively:
  • Executive and deputy directors
  • International regional and country directors
  • HR directors
  • Heads of department for sectoral activities
  • Advocacy and Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Programme coordinators
  • Government officers at the national and local level
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How will I benefit from this course?
On completion of this course you will be able to explain:
  • The Sphere approach.
  • The usefulness of the Sphere Handbook to prepare, manage and coordinate humanitarian relief efforts.
  • The benefit of using the Sphere Handbook to fulfil your commitment towards quality and accountability.
  • The first steps to disseminating Sphere within your organisation.
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How long will it take?
 It should take you about 1 hour to complete. 
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How much does it cost?
 This course is free.
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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes! You will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.
The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Click on       Join        button on this page. This will take you through to the course modules. Don't worry, if you stop a module halfway through, you can always continue later from where you left off.

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PHAP Credentialing Program: Applying Humanitarian Principles in Practice, Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem.

This course will help you prepare for the PHAP Credentialing Program certification in Understanding the Humanitarian Ecosystem

In particular, the course addresses some aspects of segment 3.4 of the certification assessment outline.

Read more about the PHAP Credentialing Program.