Last Chance to Register: Health & Humanitarian SC Management Professional Certificate

Earn a professional certificate from Georgia Tech in
Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management
May 15-20, 2017

Courses Include:

– Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations: May 15-16
– Tactical Decision Making in Public Health and Humanitarian Response: May 17-18
– Systems Operations in Health and Humanitarian Response: May 19-20

Program Overview:

– The certificate program is designed for practitioners in private industry, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), goverment, and military, who are active participants in health and humanitarian operations, including both emergency response and long-term development.

– The goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge and experience of participants on logistics and supply-chain topics related to a broad range of activities including preparation, response, and recovery from natural and man-made disasters, as well as onlgoing humanitarian crises due to war, famine, infectious disease, and chronic health problems.

– Courses include many interactive components, such as simulations, games, and case studies, which help professionals to link the challenges and decision-making trade-offs faced in everyday practice with the systematic approaches, tools, and techniques presented in the course. Upon completion of the requirements for the three courses, participants will receive an official certificate from the Georgia Institute of Technology, ranked among the top 10 engineering programs globally by U.S. News and World Report.

Click here for a summary of the May 2016 Certificate Program with reviews from past participants, or watch the course Webinar for more details about topics covered.

What do participants say?

I expect to provide guidance to my team on evidence based decision making and application/use of tools learnt here to review and make quality decisions. Secondly, I will use the contacts made possible here to seek expert advice in solving logistics problems that may arise and foster collaboration with Georgia Tech on researching problems and finding solutions. M. Mahmud, Nigeria National Primary Health Care Development Agency

I was able to develop sound relations with other participants and learn from them how they tackle challenges in their daily activities. I also believe that my fellow participants and I will continue to communicate and add value to each other’s work. K. Moshesha, Partners in Health Lesotho

The knowledge that I’m acquiring will be very useful for me to propose new supply chain strategies in my organization as I will be able to link the real data with the output of the new system thanks to the strategies and tools showed in this course. I still think is one of the most complete courses available in the market. D. Flores, MSF Geneva

I have attended many humanitarian logistics trainings but this one was the best one. Most of the trainings discuss the procedures and challenges to humanitarian logistics management and provide some general decisions and tools on those challenges. This training distinguishes by providing the mathematical, statistical, technical and tactical tools which can help the supply chain managers to make well calculated decisions…The overall topics and course material covered in six days is almost equal to full semester of a master level program. The interaction, relevancy and coordination among the tutors and even from guest speakers remained perfect. M. W. Anjum, UNHCR Sudan

The course allows me to to take into account humanitarian transportation needs as an alternative to improve railway volumes, alongside the commercial demands, therefore making railways more profitable at the same time as increasing capacity for humanitarian aid efforts…I have also increased my network for future academic objectives. S. Pinto, Intermodal Brazil

To Register:

Click Pre-Planning Strategy course and then add each of the other two courses in the certificate program (found on webpage at left side) to your virtual cart before payment.

The full program tuition is $6,000 ($2,000 per course) whereas each individual course fee is $2400 if taken separately outside of the 6-day certificate program. To receive the $6,000 rate, you will need to enter Discount Coupon Code: “SCL-HHS”, in the box on the check-out/payment page. The program is offered once a year in May. Please email with questions about registration.


The CHHS is fortunate to provide a limited number of scholarships for applicants from NGOs and developing countries only, which were made possible through the generosity of The UPS Foundation, Andrea L. Laliberte, and Richard E. and Charlene O. Zalesky. Only applicants currently employed by a non-governmental organization (NGO) or working in developing countries are eligible for scholarships. To be considered for a scholarship or reduced rate, please complete an online application at (including CV, 2 letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose).

Attendees who complete the course will be able to:

– Provide immediate impact to their organization through knowledge gained from applied and real-world case studies Interact with others from NGOs, businesses, and/or government entities, enhancing collaboration, cooperation, and communication
– Build a critical knowledge base to apply analytical models to aid in supply chain management decisions such as forecasting, inventory management, and distribution
– Develop strategies for the management and allocation of scarce resources accounting for specific product characteristics and supply chain network structure
– Deliver best-practices for improving system outcomes of humanitarian relief efforts through coordination and collaboration among strategic partners
– Ultimately transform the humanitarian sector with increased capacity to participate in planning and strategic decision-making for effective supply chain management