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Centre for Humanitarian Leadership

Centre for Humanitarian Leadership

Melbourne, Australia

About Centre for Humanitarian Leadership

The Centre for Humanitarian Leadership is an innovative collaboration between Deakin University and Save the Children that combines good humanitarian practice with academic rigour. 

Our mission is to lead and influence change within the humanitarian system through critical analysis, transformational and disruptive education and research, and meaningful contributions to policy and practice. 

We combine academic education with applied learning in the field. We teach new perspectives and behaviours, guided by research and evidence gained on the ground. Through our valuable global partnerships, we bridge the gap between working humanitarians, academics, students, graduates, and sector stakeholders. 

Education and training 

Studying with the Centre is a uniquely immersive and enriching experience, carefully designed and proven to make you more effective in your chosen humanitarian field. The Centre's approach to education combines accredited theory, action-based field experience, and unparalleled access to humanitarian leaders, thinkers, and researchers from around the globe. Each course is designed by working humanitarians to reflect the reality of response efforts around the world, backed by the solid, proven structure of Deakin University's course delivery and assessment.

Research and policy 

The Centre for Humanitarian Leadership conducts collaborative research to inform, impact, and influence real-world leadership in humanitarian contexts. Our research is broad, but our projects engage humanitarians, communities, and diverse stakeholders. Research goals are guided by three pillars:

  1. System transformation
  2. Contextual analysis and foresight
  3. Wellbeing 

The Humanitarian Leader 
The Humanitarian Leader is an independent voice for the humanitarian sector. We tell stories that challenge our collective assumptions and present concepts that help make humanitarian aid more just, equitable and effective. It provides a platform for non-peer-reviewed research and allows authors to test ideas and insight in an accessible academic setting. All papers are published by openjournals@Deakin.

To find out more about The Humanitarian Leader and plan your submission, attend this Express Learning Lab with Editor Dr Nazanin Zadeh-Cummings. 

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