Professional Education Program

Building upon a decade of experience in experiential learning-based humanitarian education, the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative (HSI) is an Academy continuing education program that offers workshops and trainings for humanitarian professionals. 

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In its first decade, over 700 students have completed HSI trainings. Cohorts from each year include graduate students, medical residents, and mid-career professionals. HSI alumni have gone on to hold leadership positions in some of the premier humanitarian agencies in the world.

Trainings offered by the Lavine Family HSI are designed to prepare students for careers in humanitarian action by developing a core-knowledge of the practice, methodologies, and complexities of humanitarian response. Offerings aim to address identified training needs of humanitarian professionals working in the field.

Workshop Offerings Include:

Humanitarian Response Intensive Course

Monitoring and Evaluation for Humanitarian Programs Workshop

Urban Humanitarian Emergencies Course