A workshop in Humanitarian aid at USI for the Cantonal Police force of Ticino
Institutional Communication Service
13 May 2016
On Thursday and Friday May 12th and 13th, USI will host a group of officers and deputies of the Cantonal Police force, who will attend a brief course and a workshop specifically tailored to them by prof. Paulo Gonçalves, director of the USI Master of Advanced Studies in Humanitarian Logistics and Management (MASHLM).
The workshop aims at transferring knowledge to the the officers from Ticino of methods adopted in the field of international humanitarian intervention, with the aim of implementing them to facilitate collaboration among the police forces in Ticino. The interactive workshop is based on the approached designed by prof. Gonçalves for the Master programme, according to which, all competences and experiences of the participants are the drivers for strategic planning. The peculiarity of the interactive workshop lies in its competitivness: all participants will have to find solutions that will be then confronted and selected. According to prof. Gonçalves, “the goal of this tournment is to obtain the famous 1% of good ideas, and put them into practice. During the MASHLM course, 3 or 4 out of 300 or 400 ideas are selected to solve the problems on the field. Generally speaking, developing processes and solutions means learning to set priorities for action as well.” The methodds in the field of global humanitarian logistics find an application in the local context. The ide of the workshop comes from Liutenant Andrea Cucchiaro, chief of the special intervention department (RIS) of the Cantonal Police unit and MASHLM graduate.