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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...

Building Change with Human-Centred Design

Join us for “Building Change with Human-Centred Design” at the 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding with instructor Roxy Allen Kioko. Courses are available for professional development, personal inspiration or academic credit. In this hands-on, project-based course, participants will master the 4-phase Human-Centred Design (HCD) process to create products, service, campaigns, businesses, and other...

Justice, Peacebuilding, and a Theology of Struggle

Join us for “Justice, Peacebuilding, and a Theology of Struggle” at the 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding with instructors Dann Pantoja and Gordon Zerbe. Courses are available for professional development, personal inspiration or academic credit. This course will explore various peacebuilding and justice initiatives in the context of multiple layers of protracted armed conflicts. Based on the...

Trauma, Peacebuilding, and Resilience – Level 1

Join us for “Trauma, Peace-building and Resilience – Level 1” at the 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding with instructors Vicki Enns and Wendy Kroeker. Courses are available for professional development, personal inspiration or academic credit. When individuals, families, or communities have been impacted by trauma, there can be ongoing vulnerability and post-traumatic stress as well as...

Generous Dissent: Nonviolent Activism and Resistance

Join us for “Generous Dissent: Nonviolent Activism and Resistance” at the 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding with instructor Emily Welty. Courses are available for professional development, personal inspiration or academic credit. Nonviolence is a commonly used term but what does it actually mean? This class is an opportunity to explore both pragmatic and principled theories of nonviolence and...

2019 Global Solutions Lab

GLOBAL SOLUTIONS OR GLOBAL DISASTER Global Solutions Lab 2019 The Global Solutions Lab provides an opportunity for the learning of skills and knowledge that can be used by students for the rest of their lives. It also provides an opportunity of  to make a presentation at the United Nations in New York to a distinguished group of UN, foundation and business leaders. The 16th Annual Global Solutions...

Indigenous Perspectives on Salvation, Repentance, Peace, and Justice

Join us for “Indigenous Perspectives on Salvation, Repentance, Peace, and Justice” at the 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding with instructor Ray Aldred. Courses are available for professional development, personal inspiration or academic credit. This course will examine theologies that have emerged from within the Indigenous community and which are rooted in Indigenous worldview, social engagement,...

Peace Skills Practice

Join us for “Peace Skills Practice” at the 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding with instructor Natasha Mohammed. Courses are available for professional development, personal inspiration or academic credit. The skills and habits of the peacebuilder can be learned. Throughout this course, participants will examine a variety of approaches to dealing with conflict in diverse situations such as: responding...

Alternative Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluation

Join us for “Alternative Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluation” at the 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding with instructors James Magnus-Johnston and Ray Vander Zaag. Courses are available for professional development, personal inspiration or academic credit. Community-based initiatives in development, peacebuilding, and social innovation have questioned the appropriateness of mainstream monitoring...

Making Music, War, and Peace

Join us for “Making Music, War, and Peace” at the 2019 Canadian School of Peacebuilding with instructor Svanibor Pettan. Courses are available for professional development, personal inspiration or academic credit. This course, which is well-suited to students, community organizers, musicians, and researchers will engage applied ethomusicological research in regions have experienced armed violent...

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,...

Playback Theatre: Honoring Stories and Healing Wounds (training course)

Taught by Heidi Winters Vogel and Roger Foster Playback theatre uses storygathering and embodied performance to activate individuals, organizations and communities; facilitating participant-generated empathy and cooperation. This form of theatre is not intended to guide participants to the “correct” path (pre-determined outcomes), but rather to facilitate exploration and discovery that lead to...

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...

Truth-telling, Racial Healing and Restorative Justice (training course)

Taught by Fania Davis, Jodie Geddes and Lenore Bajare-Dukes “Truth-telling” is paramount in the quest for justice, particularly against the backdrop of silenced historical harm. This course grapples with the form and function of truth telling in the pursuit of justice and critically explores linkages between the two. We will survey and analyze historical approaches to truth-telling in the international...

Peacebuilding Approaches to Violent Extremism (training course)

Taught by Lisa Schirch Participants will practice using a systems-based approach that explores 25 theories of change that correlate with violent extremism and compare three paradigms of response including counterterrorism, countering violent extremism (CVE), and peacebuilding. Using scenario-based learning, lectures, and case studies, participants will learn practical skills for programming a wide...

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,...
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