2010 - present

2010 - present

Train the Trainer to Work in Humanitarian Sector


  • Dates:       COMING SOON - 2015

  • Duration:  6 weeks

  • Format:     Blended & Self-Paced

  • Teacher(s):   Ulrich Schubert & Elisabeth Unterbergerl

  • Students:  25 maximum

  • Price:        

Ulrich Schubert

Psychologist, Certified Coach.& Trainer

Specialised in trainings of soft skills (Communication, Conflict management, Teambuilding amongst others) and coaching of expats & entrepreneurs. Training & coaching in profit and non-profit Organisations in Spain and Austria. 10 years of experience in training trainers. Lecturer at private universities. English, German, Spanish.





Elisabeth  Unterberger:

Social Pedagogue and Psychologist holding a postgraduate degree in clinical and health psychology, six years experience in youth work and rehabilitation of persons with mental health problems. Four years experience in project development and management, working for four years as advisor for national and international NGOs in Europe, Southern and Eastern Africa, providing trainings, workshop facilitation and organizational development including the health sector.




      Course Overview


Developing the skills and knowledge of local collaborators is crucial to most humanitarian aid missions, in order to obtain a sustainable impact. Many humanitarian experts are truly great at what they are doing, but miss the necessary skills and knowledge of how to pass on their knowledge to others. Knowing how to conceptualise, deliver and evaluate trainings (and other learning situations) greatly improves the impact of their activities, as well as enhances the learning experience of their students.


This course will focus on how to design, prepare, deliver and evaluate training sessions in the field of humanitarian aid. It includes basic knowledge about adult learning and helps you reflect your role as a trainer.

      Course Objectives


This course will enable students to teach their knowledge & skills to others.


Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

- Understand learning cultures and the role of the trainer therein

- Develop training programs for a specific audience

- Deliver training programs in the field

- Evaluate & improve training programs


      Course Content


Module 1:  Role of the Trainer

Module 2:  Program Design

Module 3:  Preparing for Training

Module 4:  Toolbox

Module 5:  Delivery and Feedback

Module 6: Assessment and Evaluation

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a certificate with a unique ID number. The certificate can then be verified by an employer by email enquiry on TRAASS’s website.


      Course Methodology


This online blended course comprises of learning materials and practical exercises to ensure practicality of the acquired knowledge. During the course students will be developing a training program from the initial concept to completion and evaluation.


Teaching methods will include:

- Short presentations of theoretical framework

- Case studies

- Videos

- Diagrams + other visualization

- Discussions (Online Forums / Chatroom)

- Practical exercises

- Webinars

- Quizzes

- Homework assignments

- Self recording with Audio & Videoe exchange & Intervision


Time required for completion solely depends on the student. However, we recommend allocating at least 4-5 hours for every module.

      Target Audience


-  Field and HQ staff of humanitarian organisations, government agencies and the private sector engaged in training activities

- Teaching staff working in the humanitarian field

- Communication and information specialists in NGOs

- Health Promotion specialists

- Specialists and Technical Advisors working in NGOs, development work, humanitarian organisations, etc. engaged in training activities


Knowledge of humanitarian context and experience of working in humanitarian sector are recommenced, but not essential.


The course materials and video lectures are in English.
(n.b. this is not an English language course; students are expected to be able to write well in English at a level suitable for the course).



Reading and studying materials are provided. Students are encouraged to use the forum or chat to share knowledge and ideas. Also, students can contact the course coordinator via e-mail or post their questions on the forum. The course coordinator will reply to any queries within a reasonable time.