Areas of Focus
Relief requirements for public health and humanitarian events are in general both unknown in size and type and are affected by dynamic and hard to measure factors such as geographic location, local economy, infrastructure, and social and political conditions. Preparing for long-term development and response to emergent events often involves uncertainty in timing, scope or scale. Pre-planning for these situations requires an understanding of forecasting, distribution network design and strategies for managing the uncertainty. This course will examine methods and models for making pre-planning decisions and explore the significant value that is obtained through informed decision-making in advance of an unpredictable event.
This course is offered in a hybrid format with content presented both in the classroom and online (before, during or after the classroom meetings). Registrants must complete an online pre-course prior to attending the classroom course. Click here for information about the online pre-course.
For course-related questions, please email the Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems.
Tactical and strategic members of non-governmental organizations and private corporations involved in the humanitarian relief efforts, U.S. federal government employees, U.S. state or local government employees, humanitarian foundation members, program managers, directors of field operations, disaster relief managers, director of logistics and inventory, and logistics officers
NOTE: Pre-course activities will conducted online using the HELIX online learning management system. Access instructions will be provided to registrants when details become available.
For those interested in earning the Health and Humanitarian Supply Chain Management Certificate, this course is the first of the three-course certificate program. To earn the certificate, participants must register and complete the following courses within three years:
The Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Professional Certificate Program is an executive education program designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, industry, and the military who are active participants in health and humanitarian sectors. The courses are developed for practitioners seeking to build skills to improve decision making in preparedness, response operations planning, and system design. Courses include many interactive components, such as case studies and games, which help professionals in the humanitarian world to link the challenges and decision-making tradeoffs they face in practice with the systematic approaches, tools, and techniques presented.
Standard: $2,400.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $2,160.00, Certificate: $1,992.00 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).
First time attendees pay the listed course fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses, you will receive a 10% discount which you will enter at the "Check Out" page. Use Coupon Code SCL-Alum.
There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations, to those who prepay for all the courses in a specific certificate, to active/retired military, or to members of certain organizations (click this link for a listing).
Discounts cannot be combined. To receive the coupon code for these discounts, call 404-385-8663 or send us an email prior to registration
The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.
If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.
On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.
Every effort is made to present the course as advertised herein; however, circumstances may make it necessary to alter the schedule and/or presenters.