Weekly study10 hours
Organisational Systems for Effective Disaster Interventions
This short course reviews organisational systems and management theory in general and applies it to organisations that operate in a disaster management context. We will evaluate what systems and processes should be in place to ensure organisations can implement effective disaster interventions.
The course will consider how organisational structures and functions influence their governance and operations and focus on the principles of quality management and how this underpins monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
- Organisational theory and structures
- Analysis of three organisations operational in the disaster context
- Efficiency versus effectiveness
- Quality management principles applied to organisations operational in the disaster context
Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Apply selected organisational theory to organisations operating in disaster contexts
- Evaluate the limitations of their organisational structures and governance and the impact that this may have on the effectiveness of the interventions that they implement
- Demonstrate the role of quality management principles in underpinning operations
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone looking to learn more about how to implement disaster interventions effectively.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.