Update on COVID-19 Response
As you will all be aware, the current situation with COVID-19 is having a massive impact on the way businesses and organisations operate. At LLA, we have so far not been affected and our operation continues as per normal with our team safe, healthy and working from home.
Whilst there is no change to the way we operate, please note that there may be a small delay to response times as we work around this unprecedented situation.
If you call LLA, you will also notice that we have recently installed a new telephone system which will ask you to confirm the department you wish to speak to.
Please continue to follow advise from professionals and organisations like the World Health Organisation to maintain the recommended steps, such as Social Distancing and Self-Isolation, to help combat this pandemic.
To those who are working on the frontline in the response to this crisis, we would like to offer our sincerest thanks for all your efforts. This is a useful article which helps to explain how NGOs and the wider humanitarian community are responding to the crisis: https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/news/2020/03/26/coronavirus-humanitarian-aid-response
NB: IoSCM are currently providing free access to their COVID-19 Toolkit. You can register and gain access to the Toolkit here: https://www.theioscmhub.com/covid-19-toolkit-registration/
Discount available for further studies
We hope that you are enjoyed your studies with LLA. As a graduate, you may be considering the prospect of studying an additional course with us to maximise your learning potential.
We have recently updated our policy for Loyalty Discounts for graduates who move on to do further studies with us. For those who graduate on any Certification Programme and enrol on to another Programme within 6 months, we can provide discounts for the following Programmes:
Certification in Humanitarian Logistics – GBP1,630.00 reduced to GBP1,512.60
Certification in Humanitarian Supply Chain Management – GBP2,220.00 reduced to GBP2,060.00
Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices – GBP900.00 reduced to GBP841.10
CHL Cash Transfer Programming Award – GBP320.00 reduced to GBP299.00
CHSCM Cash Transfer Programming Award – GBP714.00 reduced to GBP664.50
Loyalty discounts are available for 6 months from the date of your notification of completion. If you are a Graduate who completed their studies with us more than 6 months ago but are interested in studying another Programme, please contact us for the available payment options.
If you would like more information about any of these courses, please contact James on HLCRegistrations@logisticslearningalliance.com.
Discount on MedLog until 30th April 2020
In addition to our Loyalty Discount for Graduates, we are also offering a discount for the MedLog Programme.
Following on from the success of our discount earlier this year and in response to the challenges that Medical Supply Chains and Cold Chains will face in the coming months as they respond to a rise in demand caused by COVID-19, we have decided to reintroduce our previous discount for the Certification in Humanitarian Medical Logistics Practices (MedLog).
The MedLog Programme is ideal for experienced Logisticians working in the Medical Supply Chain. Designed for Home Study and completed within just 12 weeks – an ideal opportunity to learn and expand vital skills.
The discount is now available and will run until 30th April 2020.
Update on Humanitarian Essentials Logistics Module (HELM) Events in Africa
Due to the current situation with COVID-19, we have regrettably had to postpone two of our planned Humanitarian Essentials Logistics Module (HELM) Events in Africa.
We will be continuing to evaluate the ongoing situation and will update our LLA Events page with more information as we get it. The health and safety of our coaches and students is essential and we will continue to take medical advice before deciding on future events.
We still have a full schedule planned and more details about upcoming face-to-face events can be found on our Events page.
New Programmes – Coming Soon
We are delighted to announce that we are now a Delivery Partner with the Institute of Supply Chain Management (IoSCM) to deliver their qualifications to our students! From next month (April 2020), we will be offering IoSCM qualifications as part of our portfolio, starting with the IoSCM Level 3 and Level 5 Diploma in Supply Chain and Operations Management.
Whilst the courses are based around Commercial Logistics, they are also ideal for experienced Humanitarian Logisticians who are looking to move into the commercial sector now or in the future. Both options have a wide variety of units available, including Supply Chain Management, Warehousing, Procurement, Ports and Shipping and Project Management plus many others.
We are now accepting enquiries and to request more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Transforming the Humanitarian Supply Chain
Last month’s edition of CILT’S Focus Magazine featured an article from current Certification in Humanitarian Logistics student Chelsey Dambro, who works for Catholic Relief Services, highlighting how she is putting her experience and expertise into action to transform the supply chain. You can read the article here: https://ciltuk.org.uk/Portals/0/DNNGallery/uploads/2020/1/28/FOCUS_HumSupChain.pdf
Well done Chelsey!
Exploring what the future holds for HumLog – thoughts from the joint workshop at HNPW Geneva 2020
In February, we were delighted to participate in the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week (HNPW), held in Geneva. The event was hosted by our partners Humanitarian Logistics Association (HLA). For more information about the discussions, visit https://www.humanitarianlogistics.org/exploring-what-the-future-holds-for-humlog-thoughts-from-the-joint-workshop-at-hnpw-geneva-2020/
Congratulations to LLA Graduates
We would like to offer our congratulations to those who have recently completed a Programme with LLA
As a Graduate of the Certification Programmes, you can now record this achievement on HumanSurge.
HumanSurge adds value for humanitarian professionals through partnerships with renowned training and certification programmes. HumanSurge brings together experienced humanitarian professionals from various disciplines on a single platform where they can signal their immediate availability for deployment in emergencies, thereby enabling organizations to complete specialized response teams overnight.
HumanSurge is created by individuals committed to social causes, dedicating their time and resources to develop new solutions that will unite and empower humanitarian professionals, to improve the way in which humanitarian aid is delivered in the future.
Our partnership means you can now show your certification to current and future employers in the humanitarian eco-system. Humanitarian emergency surge operations require qualified logistics experts. Recruiters highly value the Fritz Institute/CILT certification and can now directly search for available logisticians who completed the course components through a verified badge.
For more information about how to register your qualification with HumanSurge, please visit their website: http://blog.humansurge.org/add-badge-profile/
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