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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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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...

Training on Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Mediation

INTRODUCTION Conflict is an inevitable part of our lives but how we view it and how we deal with it can turn it from being an unpleasant experience into one where we learn and grow. The underlying factors that cause conflicts are usually in place long before the outbreak of violence. It is the escalation in particular that in most cases turns a peaceful situation, into a destructive and deadly conflict. WHO...
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