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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

No to NATO, Yes to Peace Festival

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is coming to Washington, D.C. We’re organizing a peace festival on April 3 to unwelcome their arrival. We’ll munch on vegan food, make art, boogie down to live music, and hear from keynote speakers like comedian & activist Lee Camp, with nonviolence protest training provided by Nadine Bloch of Beautiful Trouble, in preparation for big demonstrations...

Invitation to attend 2019 training in IT, GIS, M&E and Research

Indepth Research Services would like to invite you to take part in our upcoming trainings in 2019. Click on the “APPLY NOW” links to view more details on the course and be able to register. Result-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Course  Nairobi, Kenya 15-04-2019 to 26-04-2019 APPLY NOW Nairobi, Kenya 22-07-2019 to 02-08-2019 APPLY NOW Nairobi, Kenya 21-10-2019 to 01-11-2019 APPLY...

Strategic Project Design and Management Training

INTRODUCTION TO STRATEGIC PROJECT DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING Managing a project effectively is not an event, but a process. This training shows you how to get a project off the ground, manage the inevitable uncertainties that crop up along the way, organize information, and communicate effectively about it. You will learn how to monitor each project effectively, provide progress reports, hold...

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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