Please note: currently this course is only available to Save the Children staff. Registration for the pilot programme (running from May 25th - November 2nd, 2018) is now closed. This course page will be updated with details of any future CRHA programmes.

About the course

The professionalisation of the humanitarian sector has accelerated over the last twenty years. Today, there are more initiatives to support the professional development of humanitarian workers than ever before. But addressing the ethical, political, and psychological challenges of humanitarian action requires a skill to which competency-based training in the humanitarian sector has not yet given much attention: critical reflection. 

By the end of the course, participants will have gained:

  • an understanding of the importance of critical reflection to the improvement of humanitarian outcomes
  • knowledge of humanitarian histories
  • knowledge of influential humanitarian critiques
  • an ability to conduct critical analysis
  • confidence to propose and debate arguments about improving humanitarian outcomes

Data protection

This course was created by Save the Children UK's Humanitarian Affairs Team and Humanitarian Capacity Building team, who monitor use of this course to ensure it is fit for purpose. This means that those staff members at Save the Children UK will be able to see the name you use on Kaya and any professional information you have given us. All this data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting. If you have any questions about this, please email