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Spring 2013 Class at the Humphrey: International Humanitarian Crisis Simulation

Humphrey School students:

A new class has been added to the Spring 2013 class offerings and now appears on the class schedule.

Spring 2013
PA 5890, section 3: International Humanitarian Crisis Simulation
1 credit
Grading basis: Student Option (A/F or S/N or Audit)
Class number (needed to register): 70158
May 31, 2013 through June 2, 2013 (This overnight event starts at 1:00 p.m. on Friday and ends at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday)

Students will learn and practice humanitarian skills through innovative crisis simulation activities. This course will include in-class meetings before and after the simulation (to be scheduled in consultation with students), a 48-hour crisis simulation, and a final reflection paper.

Simulation exercise objectives include:

Understand common good practice, minimum standards, and how to improve the effectiveness and accountability of humanitarian program implementation
Achieve humanitarian-based outcomes by using resources efficiently and effectively
Develop collaborative skills, coordinating people and organizations at times of heightened complexity and risk
Operate safely and securely in a pressured and changing environment
Develop personal management and leadership skills

This link discusses a previous simulation: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mmf/news/bulletin/2011/humanitarian-aid-101.html

If you register, one credit will be added to your Spring 2013 credit load and your tuition bill will be recalculated, if necessary.

Students who are interested in registering for this class should contact Stacey Grimes at grime004(at)umn.edu. If you have questions about the course offering itself, please contact Ms. Sherry Gray at grayx260(at)umn.edu.

(This simulation is run totally with volunteers. So if you don't want to TAKE the class but are interested in volunteering, they will need people to be cholera victims, militia, and so on. Contact Sherry Gray if you want to volunteer.)

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