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International Civilian Peacebuilding and Peacekeeping Training: Core Course

The ENTRi certified CORE COURSE comprises theoretical inputs and practical exercises tailored to the realities in the field. All modules enhance interpersonal skills, highlight the importance of active involvement in the host society, and promote a reflective and critical approach. Junior professionals benefit particularly as they get the opportunity to reflect on their own mission readiness and motivation. Please...

8th Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma

Amman, Jordan ~ October 24-26, 2019 CALL FOR PROPOSALS An Interdisciplinary, Cross-cultural Conference focused on dynamics and implications of communal and transgenerational trauma, and developing practical approaches to effectively prevent and treat trauma at both the individual and communal level. Conference Details and Presenter Proposal Forms at: www.cbiworld.org/conferences Program Offers:    ...

Peacebuilding Action Week

From September 14 – 21, the +Peace Coalition invite peacebuilders around the world to join us in the first-ever Global Peacebuilding Action Week, showing the world the power and unity of the global peacebuilding community. There is no right or wrong action. Actions should be locally led, focused on showing the world what peacebuilding is. Just use #ThisIsPeacebuilding to share your events...

Youth Conflict Resolution Strategies and Skills Course

The programme has been designed to help people understand the nature of conflict and its effects on people in a range of contexts, both at an individual and at a group level. We will also look at the processes involved in behavior that occurs between different groups, called inter-group behavior, and its potential impact on group members. Whenever two or more people interact, either as individuals...

Youth Conflict Resolution Strategies and Skills Course

The program has been designed to help people understand the nature of conflict and its effects on people in a range of contexts, both at an individual and at a group level. We will also look at the processes involved in behavior that occurs between different groups, called inter-group behavior, and its potential impact on group members. Whenever two or more people interact, either as individuals or...

Summer Course on Human Rights and Peacebuilding in Post-Genocide Rwanda

Global Youth Connect: Rwanda Turi Kumwe Program July 26 – August 8, 2019 Kigali, Rwanda The TURIKUMWE (We are Together) program brings young leaders from Rwanda and from around the world together for an intensive two-week program exploring human rights and peace cultivation in a national and international context. Based in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda, the program includes site visits...

Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience, Level 1 (training course)

Taught by Katie Mansfield and Joy Kreider Traumatic events impact how individuals and groups think, feel, and behave as well as how societies are organized. Unhealed trauma often leads to violence and violence causes more violence as victims act out against others or become self-destructive. Created to help those who work with individuals, groups, or communities suffering from current or historic trauma,...

Building Resilience for Challenging Systemic Racism (training course)

A Trauma Healing Workshop for Activists and Allies Taught by Ram Bhagat The framework for Building Resilience for Challenging Systemic Racism is grounded in Restorative Justice theory, values, and praxis. This three day course examines the demography of school discipline along with the impact of school suspensions on incarceration rates. BRCSR also examines culturally responsive mindfulness programs...

Community Organizing for Social Change (training course)

Taught by Mark Chupp This course focuses on how to design and facilitate the social change process at a community level. We will learn from strategies participants have already been using and learn new strategies in community building and organizing. The course explores traditional Alinsky organizing and transformative approaches to organizing that include those based on social movements and the work...

Designing Facilitated Processes that Work (training course)

Taught by Catherine Barnes Do you ever think you need to go beyond basic meeting facilitation to design processes that will help groups to address challenging situations, deal with differences, and envision a better future? To create processes that will help to transform conflicts and facilitate justice? This class is intended for people with some experience of facilitation who want to take their skills...

Trustbuilding: Toward Relational Justice and Sustainable Change (training course)

Taught by Barry Hart and Rob Corcoran The course addresses the importance of trustbuilding in the creation of healthy relationships and communities. To do this, trustbuilders have to be self-aware, honor their own dignity and that of others, and understand the historical and socio-cultural context in which they work. It is also important for them to provide safe spaces for relationships to develop...

Restorative Justice: Principles, Theories & Applications (training course)

Taught by Jude Oudshorn and Michelle Jackett This course provides a critical examination of the values, principles, and practices of restorative justice. It provides a unique opportunity to explore both the promise and the challenge of the restorative justice field in various contexts and from diverse perspectives. We examine how restorative justice presents a philosophy of justice that addresses the...

Forgiveness and Reconciliation (training course)

Taught by Hizkias Assefa This course will explore the concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation, their various components, and the place they occupy in the spectrum of the various social science conflict-handling mechanisms. It will examine the concepts from different philosophical, cultural, and disciplinary perspectives, while looking at how they have been used for healing interpersonal relationships,...

Formation for Peacebuilding Practice (training course)

Taught by Gloria Rhodes As individuals working for peace, social justice, and the reduction of violence, we are the instrument of the work. Therefore, we need to cultivate our ability to engage conflict and injustice with wisdom, compassion, and clarity. Participants will strengthen their abilities to understand and manage self and to attend to self-care, to listen and communicate, create and maintain...

Analysis: Understanding Conflict (training course)

Taught by Gloria Rhodes Analysis focuses on understanding the factors that cause conflict and violence and those that support peacebuilding. Good conflict analysis skills are a central component of designing effective strategies for transforming conflict and building peace. Course participants will use lenses including identity (gender, religion, nationality, etc.), human needs, narratives, power,...

Transformational Leadership for Organizational Change (training course)

Taught by David Brubaker and Myriam Aziz One of the primary responsibilities of organizational leaders is leading organizational change. This course is designed to equip organizational leaders (at any level) with the tools and skills they need to lead adaptive change processes, either within their organizations or their communities. Participants will review a broad range of leadership and management...

Circle Processes (training course)

Taught by Kay Pranis The Peacemaking Circle is a dialog process combining ancient wisdom about living in community with modern understandings about complex multicultural societies. The process is used for holding difficult conversations and for strengthening relationships within a group. This course will provide experience in the Peacemaking Circle process as well as an understanding of the foundational...

Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR): Practice, application, reflection and connection (training course)

Taught by Katie Mansfield During STAR Level II participants are invited to: * Share STAR experiences from your context with each other. * Review the core concepts of STAR and the 3-part STAR snail model, using Village STAR, a practical and simply illustrated manual. * Practice exercises and skills that promote healing and build resilience. * Plan and receive feedback on how you will engage STAR concepts...

Short Courses: Participatory Action Research [The Hague/Barcelona]

Dear all, Recrear International is excited to host two short courses in Participatory Action Research in Europe this May. The same four-day intensive PAR course will be offered in two locations: Barcelona, Spain from May 9th-12th The Hague, Holland from May 16th-19th The short course will train practitioners in Recrear’s style of Participatory Action Research through a laboratory of personal...

Community Day 2019: Cultivating a Justice-Oriented Community

We invite you to join us for a taste of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) at our annual Community Day on February 15, 2019, on campus at EMU in Harrisonburg, Virginia. This is a time for you to learn more about the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, meet others in our community, and gain new tools and skills to help you personally and professionally. Space is still available, but filling up...
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