Professional Education

The Center offers a professional education program designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, industry, and military who are active participants in humanitarian operations including disaster relief, long term development and public health operations. 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.

Professional Education offerings

The below courses make up the 3-module Health and Humanitarian Logistics Certificate.

COURSE 1: Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations
MAY 11-12, 2015

COURSE 2: Tactical Decision Making in Public Health and Humanitarian Response
MAY 13-14, 2015

COURSE 3: Systems Operations in Health and Humanitarian Response
MAY 15-16, 2015

Scholarship support of these courses is made available through the generosity of The UPS Foundation, Andrea L. Laliberte, and Richard E. and Charlene O. Zalesky.

For eligibility requirements and to apply online, please visit

The three course series is offered through the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute and Georgia Tech's Professional Education program. For more information and to register online for a course, please visit