Core Humanitarian Standard Training of Trainer

Course format
Course length
6 weeks


The purpose of this workshop is to build the capacity of organisation staff and consultants to facilitate training on the Core Humanitarian Standard. While facilitated remotely, the course focuses on the delivery of face-to-face workshops.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for people who already have experience in facilitating face-to-face training workshops either within their organisation or more widely in the sector, and are interested in getting expertise on developing session plans and facilitating trainings on the CHS.

Participants are expected to have good knowledge and experience of quality and accountability toward affected communities and people. A working experience of the Core Humanitarian Standard is strongly advised as well.

This is not an introductory training on the Core Humanitarian Standard. If this is what you are seeking, please contact us.

Course content

The course will explore, from a trainer perspective, sessions on the Core Humanitarian Standard: initial introduction, the humanitarian principles, and the nine commitments of the CHS.

Actual sessions on the above will be provided during facilitated time. Participants will have the opportunity to prepare their own session plans in small teams and present these during the facilitated sessions and receive feedback from the facilitators and other participants.

Course format

The course will be delivered across 6 weeks and will involve 22 to 24 hours study time. This includes six remotely facilitated sessions of 3 hours each and 4 team exercises, lasting 1 to 1.5 hour each. Participants are expected to commit time for team work.

Participants must attend at least 5 out of the 6 facilitated sessions and complete team work exercises in order to receive the certificate.

Pre-workshop assignments and background reading

Participants are asked to (re)read the Core Humanitarian Standard and the accompanying Guidance Notes & Indicators. Participants are invited to complete the CHS elearning course (about 2 hours) if they wish to revise their knowledge of the CHS before starting the workshop.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Explain key learning messages for the humanitarian principles and each of the 9 commitments
  • Develop session plans for a training workshop on the Core Humanitarian Standard that is aligned to adult learning principles
  • Contextualise the training course to ensure It is relevant to the operating context of their future workshop participants
  • List available training resources on CHS
  • State adult learning principles and apply them to designing and running training sessions.

Important remote aspects

The course is delivered using the Zoom platform. You need to have a stable connection to participate.

Please ensure you take note of the time zone at which the schedule is suggested and that it is fine with you before registering to this event.


If you would like to register your interest for this training and be informed about next scheduled events, please write to