Forage Center Partners with La Roche College to Hold Humanitarian Training Program, Pittsburgh, PA, 5/21 to 5/25/18

The Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc. is partnering with La Roche College in Pittsburgh, PA to hold a Global Development and Humanitarian Aid Training Program May 21-25, 2018 at the college’s campus in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Forage Center, a 501c3 not for profit, offers training to educational and professional groups on humanitarian and peacebuilding practices.  It will be holding its  March 2018 Coastal Promise Field Exercise March 15-18, 2018 in Fellsmere, FL.

The program at La Roche College will include:

Investigate and experience:

  • U.N. and Geneva Convention legal frameworks guiding assistance and aid groups
  • Climate change emergency responses
  • Technology of emergency aid with smartphones and drones
  • Collaborative work and creative problem solving under stressful conditions
  • Ensuring safety and security under conditions of pressure and change
  • Exploring the local and global connection to this growing field
  • Preparing for a career in humanitarian aid

Unique 24-hour simulation:

The program offers an immersive simulation experience meant to mimic a real-life global humanitarian aid situation for a full 24 hours. Organized in partnership with the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, Inc., local volunteers will represent key players of a fictional country in crisis, and participants, playing the role of aid workers, must work together in facilitating a response.

For more information including necessary qualifications and how to register click here or below.

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Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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