Management and Leadership

Level 1 Humanitarian Principles (Self-learning)

About the Course

SPEAKING OUT AND HUMANITARIAN PRINCIPLES is a course of self-study, which includes a learning journey.

Participants will learn about speaking out obligations and responsibilities integral to MSF’s social mission. This is the first in a series of modules to come, which demonstrate how MSF teams faced impossible choices, how they struggled with speaking out decisions, and how you may relate this to your work today. Students will learn some key concepts regarding humanitarian principles and how these articulate with speaking out using the Speaking Out Case Studies.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

All MSFers with responsibility to speak out, those that contribute to speaking out debates, and those that want to learn more about speaking out

Graduate students in the field of humanitarian affairs, international affairs, and related fields

CERTIFICATE

The course provides a badge and/or a certifícate upon completion of a mínimum of  70% on the embedded quiz.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this module, participants should be able to:

Knowledge Competencies

1: Relate the concept of speaking out to the imperative to speak out based on humanitarian principles.

2: Understand Speaking out in MSF and the normative international framework for humanitarian action including international law.

3: Assess how far humanitarian principles and ethics are compromised while formulating critical approaches to speaking out.

Skills Competencies

4: Apply critical reflective processes to speaking out dilemmas

5: Identify, compare, and analyse some of the dilemmas highlighted in SOCS

6: Apply critical thinking & leadership skills to real-life contemporary dilemmas

List of Contents

Section 1: Introduction to SOCS and the Speaking Out Module

Section 2: The case study on the Former Yugoslavia

Section 3: Speaking Out and Humanitarian Concepts

Section 4: The Fall of Srebrenica, Speaking Out Mechanisms, and After Action Analysis

Section 5: Epilogue

Section 6: Feedback & Feedback

HOW TO ENROL

To enrol in this course please go to the Speaking Out & Humanitarian Principles (SOCS) Learning Hub and complete the Introduction modules. Upon completion of the two modules the enrolment key (password) for this course will appear below the modules. If you do the course offline you will need to re-connect to the internet for the enrolment key to appear.