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Based in


Jim Good



Based in

  • Disaster risk reduction
  • Adult learning
  • Shelter, settlement, non-food
  • Protection Principles
  • Water supply sanitation higiene
  • Humanitarian Charter
  • Project cycle management
  • Quality and accountability
Types of training
  • Sphere technical training
  • Sphere presentations
  • Training content development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Humanitarian workers
  • Mixed audience
  • Students
  • Government
  • Media

About Jim Good

I have been designing and leading workshops relating to disaster management, refugee emergency response, contingency planning, workshop and training design, and field security for the last 22 years.

In the early 1990s, I wrote and developed numerous training materials for the UN DMTP (Disaster Management Training Programme) and developed and ran the global UNHCR EMTP (Emergency and Management Training Programme), a two-week-long training programme in approximatley 20 countries around the globe. I developed much of the early training materials for the Sphere project and have participated in many Sphere workshops over the years.

I conducted a 6-week intensive coaching on training and developed Sphere-based training in Afghanistan with a training team funded by the American Red Cross and hosted by the ACBAR Afghan NGO consortium. I continue to use Sphere in ongoing trainings, and have developed the Sphere Technical Course package that is available for free use to all, downloadable from the Sphere website as well as the Interworksmadison.com site.

Events & Training




Sphere ‘Open Space’, online, 26 May 2022

by Sphere
26 مايو 2022 12:00 مساءً - 2:00 مساءً
26 مايو 2022
12:00 مساءً - 2:00 مساءً

Sphere trainers Jim Good and Axel Schmidt hosted the first Sphere 'Open Space' event. Sphere trainers, focal points, members and...

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Sphere and Sectoral Response Programming Using Sphere During the COVID 19 Pandemic, Online, Jul 2020


by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
24 يوليو 2020 9:00 صباحًا - 10:00 صباحًا
24 يوليو 2020
9:00 صباحًا - 10:00 صباحًا
Online, Course

This webinar session is one of a series of 20 topics for UNHCR staff in Peru who are working to...

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Sphere Field School Workshop, Lebanon


by Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation (KCOC)
4 نوفمبر 2019 - 7 نوفمبر 2019
4 نوفمبر 2019 - 7 نوفمبر 2019
Face-to-Face, Workshop
Zahlé, Lebanon, Zahlé, Lebanon

The four-day Sphere Field School workshop was held from 4-7 November in support of the Korean NGO Council for Overseas...

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