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Jim Good

Languages

English

Based in

USA
Expertise
  • Disaster risk reduction (DRR)
  • Adult learning
  • Shelter and settlement
  • Protection Principles
  • Water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH)
  • Humanitarian Charter
  • Project cycle management
  • Quality and accountability
Types of training
  • Sphere technical training
  • Sphere presentations
  • Training content development
  • Coaching and mentoring
Audiences
  • Affected populations
  • Donors
  • Humanitarian workers
  • Mixed audience
  • Students
  • Government
  • Military
  • 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.

Sphere Contractor: Jim and his colleague, DeVon, were contracted by Sphere between 2018 Q4 and 2019 Q1 to create the Sphere Training Package 2018 edition.

Events & Training

Jul

24

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

Private

by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
24 July 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
24 July 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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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Nov

04

Sphere Field School Workshop, Lebanon

Private

by Korea NGO Council for Overseas Development Cooperation (KCOC)
4 November 2019 - 7 November 2019
4 November 2019 - 7 November 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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Resources

  • Sphere Technical Sectors Course
    English 2011
    Developed by InterWorks, this package for trainers supports a 4-day workshop covering the entire Sphere Handbook 2011 edition. It provides insights into many of the typical problems found in the sectors of WASH, Food Security & Nutrition, Shelter & Settlement and Health, illustrating each of the relevant standards.
  • A Trainer's Perspective on the Sphere Handbook 2011 edition
    English 3.09 MB pdf 2013
    This "white paper" analyses some of the changes in the Sphere Handbook 2011 edition and provides insights into questions trainers are often asked concerning differences between this and previous editions. Jim Good is a partner with InterWorks, LLC, and a long-time Sphere contributor and trainer.