Join our two-day course on CHS in June 2022

Are you, as humanitarian worker, searching how to apply the Core Humanitarian Standard in practice? Do you want to gain more in-depth knowledge about CHS to improve the quality of your development work? Or is your faith-based organisation wondering how to reach certification? Join our two-day course in June where we will cover all these questions and more!

The importance of CHS

When you work in the world of developmental aid or humanitarian responses you – most probably – know the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS). The standard tells organisations and individuals how to ensure they deliver quality, effective and accountable humanitarian responses. A good understanding of the CHS is crucial if your organisation wants to increase the quality of their work, improve donor relationships and coordination with other organisations.

Although you can find a lot on the internet about the CHS and it’s Nine Commitments, it will be much harder to enhance, explore and implement, the key actions and organisational responsibilities (what you should be doing?) or indicators (are you doing it right?) just by yourself. Therefore, we bring to you a two-day course on the Core Humanitarian Standard, especially for faith-based organisations. Will you join us?

central in The Netherlands

16 & 17 June 2022

€ 495,- excl. VAT

What can you expect?

Expand your knowledge
You will discover all about the framework, all the nine principles, its practical application, and its verification framework

Discover practical applications
With a focus on practical implementation and experiences you’ll receive plenty of take away tools you can use in your daily work

Catch up
In a small group – max. 20 participants – you will have time to meet colleagues from different organisations face to face


Learn more about CHS and join!

Who should attend?

Do you wish or need to learn more about the Core Humanitarian Standard and its nine commitments? Whether you are more experienced and willing to grow in reflecting from a CHS-perspective upon your work or if you are relatively new to the sector and you would like to get a good understanding of the standard. This course is meant for you. Specifically, if you are programme staff of faith-based organisations.

Your six learning outcomes

  1. List the nine commitments of the Core Humanitarian Standard and explain how each contributes to the delivery of a quality response
  2. Being able to lead colleagues in the practical application of CHS Alliance’s commitments in their specific context
  3. Reflect upon the projects of their own organisations from a CHS perspective and able to identify strengths and areas for growth
  4. Bring agency and implementing partner staff together to develop joint approaches to im-proving quality, accountability, and people management
  5. Give examples of good practice drawn from their own experience, from other participants and more widely from the sector
  6. Reflect on the benefits and some of the risks for applying Core Humanitarian Standards within a faith-based organisation

About the trainers

Wendy van Amerongen from The Walnuts and Peter Kamphof from Charity Impact work together for several years in supporting faith-based organisations to improve the quality of their work and to integrate CHS in their operations, practices, and organisational structures. They both think CHS is a very important, indispensable topic for organisations. What makes this standard special is that beneficiaries are at the centre. As it should be.

Peter is a certified trainer by the CHS Alliance with current quality improvement roles at World Vision and Tearfund in combination with a support role for a number of smaller organisations.

Wendy performed several CHS self-assessments for different organisations and trained their staff. She has many years of field experience with Medair and Tearfund and is currently providing support to World Vision and Woord en Daad.

Some practical information

  • The course fee includes the training venue, refreshments, and lunch. If you are coming from abroad, we will be happy to help you find accommodation for the night.

  • After your registration you will receive the complete training plan and more information on the location and time schedule.

  • You will receive some pre-workshop assignments and background reading. For example, you will be asked to read the Core Humanitarian Standard and the accompanying Guidance Notes & Indicators in preparation.

Any questions about our course?