Good learning fixes things.

The Surge Learning Team exists to help you identify what you can fix with what type of learning and how to make it (really) good.

What can we fix for you?
You want to develop a training to fix a performance gap.

The Surge Learning Team can advise you on which learning initiative is the best fit (and sometimes save you a lot of money and time), what you will need to develop it, and how long it will take. We can even support you through the whole process. If interested. reach out to

The people you are deploying to emergencies don`t have experience with IFRC policies and procedures.

The Surge Learning Team developed Induction to IFRC operations, a highly rated immersive online learning programme so people spend less time on paperwork during deployments.

You are asked to facilitate training sessions, but you have never received sufficient training on facilitation skills.

This online module will help training facilitators apply learner-centered methods in a to engage participants and achieve better outcomes.

You are asked to facilitate a virtual training sessions, but you have never received sufficient training on virtual facilitation skills.

Being the facilitator on an online training can be daunting. Click the link for a 30-minute e-learning module to learn the skills necessary to be successful.

You are asked to mentor a colleague, but you have never received sufficient training on how to be a good mentor.

If you are looking to provide guidance and support so your mentees can grow professionally, click this link below for a short e-learning course.

Learning and development is among your files, but you don`t have a forum to talk to other L&D professionals in the movement and share best practices.

The Surge Learning Team runs a Learning Advisors network to create the space and time for all of us to meet and share. If you would like to join us, please email

You are starting on a learning initiative, but you are not quite sure what are the first steps.

We have an entire learning toolkit to support you with. Why not start with checking our handbook, which has a step-by-step guide for developing training, facilitation, moving learning online and assessing competencies.

You are planning to organize a training, but don`t have the right facility.

Check out our training facilities guide with info on Movement related venues. Do you have a venue available for RCRC training and events? Reach out to

You want to know more about key surge training such as CAP, ETL, Ops Management and Induction?

You can find more info on them here and reach the training calendar here.

How can I apply for a training?

We announce calls for applications through surge mailing lists and RRMS.
If you are not part of those lists, please let your line manager, HR and surge focal point know about the training you are interested in, and they should be able to nominate you.
You can also monitor the training calendar and contact the indicated contact person for details on how to apply. 

How do you select who gets a seat at a training?

The selection process for surge training events is very competitive. We check that applicants meet the selection criteria, we score applications according to the scoring matrix, we consult nominating entity (National Society, IFRC or ICRC office), and strive to achieve a regional, technical and gender balance in the final group composition. 

I hear you have facilitators network. How do I get in?

IFRC Surge Facilitators' Network consist of around 100 people who facilitate a range of training. We coordinate the network and provide training on facilitation skills. Please consult the Facilitators' Network ground rules here. You can join in one of the following ways: 
1) Complete a formal facilitation training provided by the Movement or another institution (For example, RedR) 
2) Be recommended by a network member 
3) Demonstrate facilitation skills by co-facilitating an IFRC training and being recommended by the facilitation team at the end
Reach out to Surge Learning Team if you want to join the Network. 

Evgenia Generalova
Evgenia Generalova
Coordinator, Surge Learning and Development
Awais Farooq
Awais Farooq
Surge Learning Officer
Doro Barta
Dorottya Barta
Senior Surge Learning Officer 2019-2022
Tamara Szerezla
Tamara Szerezla
Senior Surge Learning Officer 2023
Viivi Kirvesoja
Surge Learning Officer 2021-2022
Nichol Liu (Ke Jou Liu)
Surge Learning Intern 2022-2023

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