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Training delivered by experts

Our high-quality training courses have been developed by health and humanitarian supply chain experts to reflect current and emerging good practice in supply chain management and Supply Chain Capacity Development (SCCD). They cover the most critical issues to ministry of health staff and development organisations. We share up-to-date real-world knowledge through active learning and participation. Our pragmatic, hands-on approach will prepare trainees to immediately apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the workplace.

All of our short courses include complimentary access to the Health Supply Chain Skills Profile (Competency Assessment). The Skills Profile is an online questionnaire that measures technical, management and leadership competencies, covering six key areas of supply chain, as set out in the People that Deliver (PtD) Health Supply Chain Competency Framework for Managers and Leaders.

Classroom-based Training

Classroom-based learning provides trainees with valuable opportunities to exchange ideas and to learn from fellow professionals’ struggles and their solutions to daily operational challenges. Classroom-based learning promotes a healthy cross-pollination of ideas that comes from bringing in perspectives from different contexts and cultures.

Health and humanitarian practitioners highly value the opportunity to learn by solving problems with peers from different organisations. We provide that opportunity through face-to-face courses, based on a collaborative learning approach.

Our courses are interactive and apply the principles of active learning – they include case studies, group work, role play, and peer support, to complement our presentations. The training material is based on the most relevant theoretical frameworks, emergent thinking and trends. Throughout the courses, there are quizzes and assessments to help you test your knowledge and understanding.

Trainers

Our trainers have a robust supply chain experience at operational, managerial, and strategic levels in the health, humanitarian, and private sectors. They are exceptionally well-versed in the humanitarian and development sector, including the UN system. They have considerable knowledge of supply chain theory and first-hand experience in assessing and designing country-specific supply chain systems.

Alumni

Former trainees are invited to stay in touch through our Alumni LinkedIn Forum.

Fees

Our fees cover the training facilities, expert course tuition, training materials, stationery, refreshments, and lunch during the training course. Some, but not all, courses are residential and include accommodation costs and evening meals in the fee.

PSA is NOT responsible for trainees’ local travel arrangements and expenses, air tickets, airport transfers, visas, lunch on weekends, health/accident insurance, or other personal expenses. For non-residential courses, participants will be responsible for their own accommodation and evening meals. PSA will provide participants with a letter of invitation, where required for a visa application.

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