The network of Sphere practitioners around the world includes a number of people with experience in conducting training and learning activities on the Sphere Handbook.
The Sphere Project office ensures that trainers featured in the trainers database meet the criteria listed below.
However, the Sphere Project office does not evaluate or certify trainers. It is the organizers' responsibility to verify trainers' capacities, quality of work and suitability to their learning needs.
Sphere trainers can create and update their own profile. Click here to learn how.
Criteria to be listed in the trainers database
In order to be listed in the trainers database candidates must:
- Have an excellent understanding of the Sphere Handbook and knowledge of Sphere training materials.
- Have attended a Sphere training of trainers course. Alternatively, experienced trainers with excellent, proven knowledge of the Sphere Handbook and ideally having attended a three-four-day Sphere workshop may also be considered.
- Have already conducted at least five to ten workshops, including at least two on the Sphere Handbook.
- Have experience in implementing the Sphere Handbook in the field or good knowledge of implementation issues and dilemmas through their training work.
- Have knowledge of adult learning methods and proven training and facilitation skills.
- Be willing to provide Sphere trainings organizers with references that include peer trainers, participants and organizers of past trainings they have conducted.