Since 2013 the CBR Project has run its signature programs in North America, Africa (for DRC and Central African Republic staff) Europe and the Middle East (focusing on the Syrian crisis since 2016). 

Our faculty have trained over a 200 aid workers, thereby improving the lives of thousands of refugees and other beneficiaries under their care. We have worked with both national and international staff, with participants at all levels of organizations from the most senior leadership to field staff and drivers. We have also worked human rights defenders and journalists who work under such similar conditions in the same theaters of war and natural disaster. 

Our programs consist of one day and four day trainings-as well as our signature CBR app-all of which focus on self-care, resiliency, and leadership in crisis and follow our signature curriculum approach.

Trainings can be tailored to individual agencies, but are generally run as open trainings to provide aid workers the opportunity to meet and discuss freely, including with new friends from other organizations. 

To read about the experience of a four day training in New York, click here. 

To read about our first training program in Jordan for those coping with the Iraq and Syria crises, click here.

To learn more about the upcoming trainings to address the Syria crisis please visit our Attend a Training Page.

“The most significant thing I learned from this training is how much I missed and needed this sense of community and connection. I really do think the isolating/lonely aspects of this line of work are the most difficult and draining parts of it for me. There is simply no room to stand and say ‘I’m overwhelmed and need a break’ during an emergency. And it’s always an emergency.”
— Current Aid Worker and CBR Project Alumni