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Workshop Overview

Over 3 evenings this workshop will prepare you for a successful transition into the Humanitarian industry. Our Masterclass is a no bullsh!# workshop for those seeking international career development support.

Delivered by experienced International Aid professionals, using the latest feedback from diverse humanitarian agencies, the workshop provides you with extensive support and insider knowledge on developing your humanitarian career.

Are you constantly coming up against conventional wisdom? Do the people around you not believe you can build a career saving the world? Then this is where you want to be.

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas A Edison


 Who it's for 

  • “How do I get a foot inside the Humanitarian door?”
  • “How do I get my first International Development job?”
  • “How do I get a field deployment?”
  • “How do I get into a larger organisation after volunteering?”

Sound familiar?

With Humanitarian Institute you'll meet others who share your passion and get the support you need to transition into a successful humanitarian career. This workshop is relevant for students, recent graduates, and those transitioning from another career.

How we help

  • Expert support: Work with Mentors who know exactly what humanitarian employers are looking for.
  • Learn from the best: Engage with the very best Aid professionals to maximise your job potential.
  • Build confidence: Mentors support your professional development and personal confidence. 
  • Career targeting: Mentors advise and direct your international career goals and pathways.
  • Pursue your passions: Achieve a purpose driven career with a strategic and structured approach.
  • Motivation and drive: Challenge yourself to achieve your dreams.

Upcoming workshop dates

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What makes this workshop different

Develop as a well-rounded and unforgettable humanitarian candidate with the support of Humanitarian Institute mentors. Through advanced career development strategies and actions, show human resources officers why they need you in their Humanitarian agency.

Get your foot in the door and unlock career advancement opportunities. Take your first steps towards your dream humanitarian career and fast track your success.

Receive comprehensive career development support from leading Global Development practitioners.

Cory Steinhauer, Humanitarian Institute’s CEO, drives the workshop based on 20 years of industry experience. Over the years, he has advised the public, private, and non-government sectors in Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, Korea, Laos, New Zealand, Mexico, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Timor, Turkey and Vietnam.

How it works

Time commitment of 12 hours in-class.

Over 3 week day evenings (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

Registration is from 5:30pm for a 6:00pm start each day and finishing by 10:00pm.

Each evening is split into two sessions, separated by refreshment break (catering provided).

You will be encouraged to actively participate in discussions and group learning.

You will be encouraged to actively participate in discussions and group learning - you will be expected to complete individual tasks and actions between sessions.

What's involved

Industry awareness: Learn about the key sector trends and opportunities. Find your niche.

Humanitarian career action plan: Individualised guidance on the development of your runway to success. We will guide you in strategically selecting targeted tactics to become a well-rounded candidate.

Application documentation optimisation: Bespoke work on your core documents - jump straight to the top of the pile.

Interview preparation: Strategies and practice to make the most of your interview opportunities.

How it's taught

The workshop is facilitated using a number of engaging methodologies including:

  • Lectures
  • Group discussions
  • Workshops 
  • ​Team exercises
  • ​Individual / group learning activities​
  • Simulations
  • Trainers
  • Experienced humanitarians with vocational training qualifications.

What you'll receive

Sector awareness: Know your targets and align to your value add.

Humanitarian career action plan: Your implementable runway of tasks to build your career

Application documentation optimisation: Resume, cover letter, social and much more.

Interview preparation: Become the outstanding candidate and the one to beat.

Tuition fee options

  1. Full payment: AUD$595.00
  2. Student discount (20%): AUD$495.00
  3. Instalments available (upon agreement): 2 x $297.50

*Once registration and admission is complete a Tuition Invoice will be sent to you.

**Full Tuition payment is required prior to course commencement. Online and EFT (bank to bank) payment options are available.

How to apply

  1. Complete the application form.
  2. The team will review and confirm your registration details.
  3. Upon successful admission you will receive a Course Confirmation Letter and Tuition Invoice.

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