The Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action hosts webinars. If your role includes building the capacity of staff, partners and local actors to protect girls and boys in emergencies, it may be of interest to you!

Drawing from expertise within the sector and from external sources, the webinars aim to be informative and lively discussions on topics of our day. Most of them will focus on training approaches (e.g. case studies, distance learning, mapping); however, a few will provide updates on technical areas (e.g. sexual violence against children with disabilities; sexual violence against boys). We will keep you informed as the new sessions are announced.

The majority of webinars are in English; however, some are available in French, Spanish and Arabic. All sessions will be recorded. Below you will find upcoming and recorded webinars. Feel free to suggest new topics and speakers!

Feb-May 2018

Webinar: Protection of Children during Infectious Disease Outbreaks

The Alliance launched the webinar on the protection of children during infectious disease outbreaks composed of a short presentation and highlights from the live Q&A. For more information, click here.

Webinar: Mine Risk

The Alliance hosted a live Q&A with child protection and mine action experts. Participants were encouraged to watch four short videos ahead of the call. These videos address essential issues, including mine risk education, child focused victim assistance and advocacy. For more information, click here.

Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action Coaching Webinars

Three webinars are being organised to support child protection staff in the humanitarian sector to strengthen their knowledge and skills to provide effective coaching. The first webinar will be open to anyone interested in coaching in CPIE. Following this webinar, participants will be invited to complete a questionnaire asking what their interest is in the second and third webinars. Responses will inform the tailoring of the 2nd and 3rd webinars; 15 of the people who replied to the questionnaire will be invited to join the final webinars.

To be selected for the 2nd phase of the series, participants will have to commit to practice coaching between the two webinars. This will enable the sessions to be participatory and respond to the participants’ needs as they develop.

Webinar 1: Defining coaching mentoring and supervision for child protection actors within the humanitarian sector

Date: 20 February 2018 at 11am GMT (75 mins)

This webinar will differentiate between coaching, mentoring and supervision. There will be a panel discussion featuring presentations from Angie Bamgbose (freelance coach and child protection and safeguarding consultant), Stephanie Delanay on the Case Management Task Force supervision pilot and Courtlin Stoker on the Save the Children mentoring programmes. This will be followed by a Q&A.

After the webinar, we will circulate a questionnaire for participants to outline their coaching and mentoring roles, and to identify their capacity, achievements and challenges. Based on those submissions, 15 respondents will be invited to attend the second two webinars. You MUST have participated in the first webinar to apply.

Webinar 2: Skills and models for coaching, mentoring and supervision

Date: Mid- March

This webinar will explore key coaching skills to build rapport and trusting relationships (including distance relationships). The GROW model of coaching (John Whitmore) will be shared to provide a simple structure for sessions.

Information will be given on how to contract for coaching (agree expectations/ objectives/ what the coaching will address, frequency, timing, confidentiality etc.)

Participants practice coaching in the time between the 2nd and 3rd webinars, and provide feedback to inform the third webinar.

Webinar 3: Reflection on coaching implementation since the first two webinars

Date: Mid-May

It is important for coaches, mentors and supervisors to have opportunities to reflect on their coaching to promote quality, continue to strengthen capacity and receive support. This webinar will act as a safe space to reflect on the coaching that participants have engaged with since the start of the series.

Previous webinars (more to follow shortly)

1. Sexual violence and exploitation of boys (EN)

Suhail Abualsameed and Chris Dolan explored the latest learning on sexual violence and exploitation of boys in humanitarian settings. The webinar includes discussion on how to become more comfortable addressing the topic during trainings and community outreach sessions.

2. Engaging Humanitarian Learners: strengthening child protection within environments of compounded stress (EN)

This lively discussion led by colleagues from the Global Trauma Project looked at how we can help workshop participants transition from front-line, overstretched humanitarian workers to learners for a day (or week). It included lots of tips, examples and resources.

3. Designing and Implementing CPiE Learning and Development Strategies (EN)

Natalie McCauley presented the Alliance’s approach to developing and using Child Protection Learning and Development strategies given the limited resources of humanitarian settings. Based on her experience supporting dozens of field operations, she walked us through the steps and issues that need to be considered to ensure success.

4. Developing and using case studies for child protection in emergencies training purposes (EN)

Using the Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPMS) mainstreaming case studies (and facilitators’ guide), Samantha Newman shared her professional experience of developing and using case studies specifically for training (child) protection workers in humanitarian settings.