Beginning of the second phase of the regional leadership program in the city of Buenos Aires

Published: 15 June 2017 18:58 CET

Within the framework of the regional strategy for leadership development of National Red Cross Societies in the region, the second phase of the regional program of competence development in Leadership and Organizational Management for decision-makers of the Governing and Management bodies was launched. This regional program started with the Induction and Guidance Workshop for leaders, which was attended by 16 representatives of the National Societies of Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, and the Dominican Republic.


During four days, from 5 to 8 June in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the representatives participated in learning, exchange and reflection workshops on institutional doctrine; strengthening the development and sustainability of National Societies and its humanitarian action; talent development; institutional risk management and integrity protection; promotion of coordination and cooperation within and outside the Movement; and the implementation and homologation of the management tools associated with all these issues.

After completing the training, the participants formulated an individual plan for the development of their competences where they will receive the accompaniment of voluntary mentors. In addition, they undertook the commitment to promote and support, at the national level, the development of a program and a workshop adapted to their National Society for their leaders, which will have the support of the regional team of experts of the Movement.


The workshop was facilitated by Gustavo Ramirez, a volunteer consultant, and a team of members from different components of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Red Cross (IFRC), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the American Red Cross and the Argentine Red Cross. As well as external facilitators, invited to share different perspectives on issues of foresight, volunteerism, financial management and social and humanitarian trends in the region.


The first phase of this program was held in December 2016 with leaders of the National Societies of Central America, Mexico, Cuba and Haiti. The main objective of the program is to strengthen the capacities of leaders of National Societies to support them in decision making in accordance with the ethics of the Movement and also seeks that these leaders become real actors in the development of their National Societies and contribute, with peer support and replication of the program at the national level.