Executive Supply Chain Management in the Humanitarian Context


Date: 10 - 14 December 2018

Registration deadline: 31 October 2018

Course fee for participants: None

Language of instruction: English

Target Group: 

  • Department heads
  • Divisional heads
  • Chief executive level
  • Managers and directors of humanitarian organizations and government agencies

Program Duration: 5 days

Method: Interactive lectures, case studies, group work, role plays

Academic Directors: Prof. Dr. Rod Franklin and Prof. Dr. Maria Besiou

Certificate: KLU Executive Education Program Certificate

Due to limited seats, registration will be on first come first serve basis but priorities will be given to senior leaders and decision makers currently active in the humanitarian sector. Accepted participants for the course in December 2018 will be informed by 15 November 2018. Other applicants will automatically be on the list for further trainings scheduled in 2019.


Day 1: Supply Chain Integration and Advocacy

Day 2: Organization Strategies and Supply Chain Design

Day 3: Performance Measurement

Day 4: Leadership and Change Management

Day 5: Network and Partnership Management


The growing interconnectedness in today’s world combined with accelerating change processes have created a dynamic and complex environment which places immense demands on organizations operating in the humanitarian space. In this context, supply chain management is increasingly recognized as critical success factor for short term aid deliveries as well as long term development programs.

This executive program will build your competency and knowledge to tap into the enormous potential that supply chains offer to organizations and the entire sector to ultimately do more with less.

You will be challenged to think strategically and out of the box across sectors and in different operational contexts. By the end of this program you will be equipped with an extensive skill and tool set provided by experts with commercial and humanitarian experience combined with the best academic knowledge this field has to offer.