Collaborative Leadership Programme (CLP) - JIPS - Joint IDP Profiling Service

Collaborative Leadership Programme (CLP)

Our new hands-on, blended training suite – the Collaborative Leadership Programme (CLP) – is a direct answer to the need to address the critical structural challenges and capacity gaps that persist in responses to internal displacement situations.

Recognizing that no actor alone has all the tools and expertise to effectively respond to internal displacement, the training teaches the skills needed to ensure more collaborative, coordinated and integrated data processes that contribute to more coherent and nationally owned ecosystems. It equips governments and actors across the humanitarian, development, and peace nexus to translate the shared evidence base into more coordinated action.

It builds on JIPS’ expertise of treating collaboration as a skill, showcasing its added value as well as teaching it – drawing on 13+ years of experience working in diverse displacement contexts and supporting the establishment of more than 45 collaborative data collection platforms in-country.



Expanding on JIPS’ former Profiling Coordination Training, run successfully since 2012, Course 1 of the CLP “The fundamentals of transforming displacement data into action for solutions” equips participants with the fundamental methodological approaches, tools, and capacities needed to plan, manage, and facilitate collective data processes, moving from evidence to action.

This entails the joint generation, analysis, and use of data on internal displacement towards more coherent data ecosystems, the implementation of global standards and guidance on durable solutions, data responsibility, and IDP statistics.

Beyond teaching Collaborative Leadership skills, relevant for and beyond displacement data processes, the course offers a platform to exchange knowledge and good practices across contexts. Participants are invited to bring their real-life challenges to the live sessions, during the so-called ‘case clinics’, to discuss solutions with our team of experts and thus have direct access to JIPS technical support.


What is Collaborative Leadership?
The staggering numbers of people who are displaced within their country and remain in displacement for the longer term illustrate that preventing, responding, and finding solutions to internal displacement requires collaborative efforts – going beyond crisis mode, with a longer-term operational perspective at the systemic level.

This requires Collaborative Leadership – the capability to enable and coordinate a diverse range of stakeholders to collaborate across sectors for the generation and effective use of data, to achieve sustainable solutions to internal displacement. This includes:

  • Process Capacities
  • Collaboration Capacities
  • Technical Capacities

Who is this course for?
Humanitarian, development, peacebuilding, governmental and civil society actors involved in projects related to internal displacement and data.

Specifically, colleagues who are coordinating or seeking to lead a project related to internal displacement and data, can act as catalyst/multipliers for rigorous and collaborative data efforts within their institution

How is the course structured?
The course is taking place virtually, with each of the six modules containing self-paced e-learning elements and activities, as well as virtual live workshops with case clinics and group work.

Module 1: Collaborative Leadership in Data Processes

Introduction to collaboration and leadership in data processes in displacement settings — key concepts and frameworks

Module 2: Objectives and Process Design

Objective design — stakeholder analysis — infomation landscape mapping — secondary data review — understanding different data sources on displacement, including IDP statistics — collective buy-in

Module 3: Methodologies for Data Collection

Qualitative and quantitative methods — identifying displaced populations — joint analytical frameworks — Durable Solutions analysis — area-based approaches

Module 4: Implementing Data Collection

Data collection tools and principles — operational planning — survey design — Deep dive: community engagement

Module 5: Joint Analysis and Validation of Results

Joint analysis process — joint analysis techniques — joint data validation — communicating results

Module 6: Dissemination and Use of Data

Data use — actionable recommendations — dissemination and communication strategies — action planning

How can I participate?
To participate in future iterations of CLP Course 1 please contact us at We will be sure to share our next call for applications with you.
Why should I join?
The course facilitators are subject matter experts, drawing on JIPS 13+ years of experience working in diverse displacement contexts, supporting the establishment of more than 45 collaborative data collection platforms in-country and its successful former flagship Profiling Coordination Training.

The blended training delivery offers participants the chance to bring their real-life challenges to the live-sessions, to exchange best practices and learning across context with direct access to JIPS technical support.

What will I learn?

After this training you will be able to:

  • Understand the multiplying and long-term positive impact that collaborative data processes achieve;
  • Plan for and lead a collaborative Data Value Process, from gathering key stakeholders to generating buy-in, nurturing and sustaining collaboration throughout;
  • Conceptualize, coordinate and facilitate the joint design, collection, analysis and use of displacement data;
  • Define strategies to jointly develop actionable recommendations and disseminate results for impact.
What are the benefits to my organization?

After attending Course 1 of the CLP, participants have the ability to help any organization:

  • Design, manage and lead a collaborative and inclusive data process from goal setting to the use of data;
  • Collaborate with diverse stakeholders, fostering trust and accountability in people and processes;
  • Apply and advise on a wide range of methodological approaches, tools and frameworks for improved data generation, analysis and use;
  • Communicate information to partners and stakeholders in a format that enables them to take evidence-based decisions.
What are the course prerequisites?

To participate in the course the following requirements are essential:

  • Proficiency in English;
  • Computer literacy and access to a computer with internet for self-paced learning and live-sessions;
  • The ability to dedicate 4-6 hours per week to the course.

The 2022 edition is taking place fully online, while future iterations may include in-person elements.

How can I stay updated on CLP Course 1?
To stay updated on CLP Course 1 as well as future iterations, follow us on Twitter using #Collaborate4Impact and/or sign up to our newsletter.

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