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Chris Piper, the TorqAid CEO, is a multi-skilled Global Humanitarian and Development Practitioner, with complementary skills in teaching/training, and research. As a teacher/trainer, he is a registered and practising secondary education teacher, adult educator, and university lecturer. In the humanitarian/development sector, Chris has facilitated over 40 Partricipatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) workshops across Australia and overseas, as well as 70 Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshops. He has also managed and facilitated an online PDRM program since 2016. Since 2019, a series of Short Courses (SCs), have also been introduced, as well as ‘Train Like a Champion’ program. During the current global Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic however, the main focus of TorqAid training will be on the online PDRM program.
ONLINE PARTICIPATORY DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT (PDRM) TRAINING 2020
Our forthcoming accredited PDRM program is running from the 27th July through to the 8th November 2020. A total of five modules are on offer (see details on this page), and students can choose any number of these. We currently have 17 participants enrolled in this, split roughly 50:50 from Australia:overseas. For students wishing to seek Advanced Standing/Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) from the two universities in question, they will need to complete all five modules, and answer three assignment questions. The link to the assignment questions can be found on page 3 of the brochure.
Key Disaster Risk Management Issues & Diagrams
27 JULY - 16 AUGUST
PDRM WORKSHOP MODULES
The five modules covered in the PDRM workshops, are the following:
- Key Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Issues & Diagrams (27 July to 16 August)
- Participatory Tools, Project Management, & Teaching Tips (17 August to 6 September)
- Risk Management (7-27 September)
- Complex Emergencies, Conflict-related Situations, & Pandemics (28 September to 18 October)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Climate Change (19 October to 8 November)
Participatory Tools, Project Management, & Teaching Tips
AUGUST to 6 SEPTEMBER
Complex Emergencies, Conflict-related Situations, & Pandemics
28 SEPTEMBER to 18 OCTOBER
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Climate Change
19 OCTOBER to 8 NOVEMBER
Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) Workshops
Since 2002, over 40 Participatory Disaster Risk Management (PDRM) workshops have been facilitated across Australia, and overseas. The latter locations have included Vanuatu, PNG, Indonesia, Singapore, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, the UK, Madagascar and South Africa. TorqAid can be contracted by clients to implement and facilitate customised PDRM workshops across Australia and overseas.
Since 2002, 70 Participatory Project Management (PPM) workshops have been facilitated across Australia and overseas. The work in Australia has included interaction with Development Practitioners working with Aboriginal Communities across remote Australia. The overseas locations have included Fiji, PNG, Indonesia, Singapore, Afghanistan and Albania.
Train Like a Champion (TLC)
We also have a ‘Train like a Champion’ (TLC) program. This is designed primarily for individuals who are called upon to do teaching or training, but yet have not formal skills, background or qualifications in this area. We have a ‘one-pager’ article on this; a two day generic TLC program; and a three day customised humanitarian TLC program. Follow the three links below for these respective items.Download
Short Training Courses
TorqAid also offers a number of Short Courses (SC)s.
SC 1: Key Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Issues & Diagrams
SC2: The Ten Seed Technique (TST) Ranking Tool
SC3: The Project Management Cycle (PMC)
SC4: Risk Management
SC5: The 2019/2020 Australian bushfires
SC6: The 2020 Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic
SC7: The Rohingya refugee situation in Cox’s Bazar District, Bangladesh
Press here for a summary of these SCsDownload