Capacity building & training

Striving for excellence
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Striving for excellence

Strategic organisational development, as well as the training and education of our healthcare clowns and office staff are crucial components required for the healthy growth and adaptability of the RED NOSES group.

The RED NOSES Headquarter (RNI) ensures the implementation of the vision, mission and strategy of the group,  by continuously facilitating several capacity building activities throughout the year. Fostering leadership potential, know-how exchange, quality monitoring as well as training for fundraising and communication staff, we guarantee that our beneficiaries receive our services in the highest excellence possible. 

External humour trainings

Humour Workshops

RED NOSES Clowndoctors International is using an integrated and sustainable approach that not only focuses on children, but also seeks to support medical staff and aid workers in their daily work with tailor-made workshops for each target group. Humour has the potential to create a powerful emotional connection between people, enhancing and stimulating social interactions. Humour also plays a vital role in reducing stress and anxiety, and in fostering a better working environment. By sharing knowledge on how humour helps, professionals in the field can find new ways of connecting with beneficiaries, especially in very stressful and tense situations. On the one hand this extends the impact of the RED NOSES work for the beneficiaries, on the other hand the medical personnel and aid workers can use the newly-acquired tools to improve their own psychosocial well-being and resilience in the face of a very stressful and burdening work environment.

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RED NOSES International Curriculum
©RED NOSES International

RED NOSES International Curriculum


RED NOSES International (RNI) has developed and maintained high artistic quality standards and is constantly investing in the training of its artists. With the implementation of a solid and uniformed curriculum, the RED NOSES group seeks to remain in the vanguard of artistic quality by providing the best possible training and education for its clowndoctors.

The RNI Curriculum consists of eight study units ranging from artistic and healthcare studies, to clinical exposure, psychosocial studies, sociology and communication. It includes practical experience in the hospital, as well as the commitment to attend regular supervisions. Most of the trainings are held at the International School of Humour (ISH) in Vienna and bring together healthcare clowns from over ten countries on a regular basis.  The curriculum is obligatory for all RED NOSES clowns and comprises a total of 480 hours.

RN Curriculum 2019