Community-Based Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

October 10 - October 25, 2017 (Application deadline: March 31, 2017)


This program is intended for persons working in community-based organizations, NGOs, government departments, universities, and international organizations. Participants will learn to create safe, inclusive spaces for dialogue and analyses; build conflict analyses skills and tools; explore peacebuilding strategies to address root causes of family, community and work-based conflict; learn non-violent communication and mediation skills; design and deliver conflict transformation and peacebuilding programs; gain knowledge on non-violent techniques for transforming intra-community and organizational conflicts; examine gender based violence at a family, community and national level; and gain the ability to contribute to global networks for conflict resolution, reconciliation and peacebuilding.

Personal benefits

  • Understand theories and practices of community-based conflict transformation and peacebuilding;
  • Recognize gender dynamics in peace building approaches;
  • Build skills to analyze root causes of conflicts, influence public policy, negotiate and mediate, and design and deliver conflict transformation and peacebuilding educational programs;
  • Gain knowledge about non-violent techniques for transforming intra-community and organizational conflicts;
  • Develop values and attitudes that nurture a culture of peace and non-violence.

Organizational benefits

  • Acquire understanding of participatory approaches to conflict transformation and peacebuilding;
  • Formulate strategies to manage and transform conflicts within one’s operating environment;
  • Gain the ability to contribute to global networks for conflict resolution, reconciliation and peacebuilding.

Who should take the program?

This certificate is ideal for mid-to senior-level staff in community-based organizations, NGOs, government departments, universities, and international organizations who want to work collaboratively to transform conflicts and create an enabling environment for peace and development. Those working directly on-the-ground in conflict situations, and those designing programs to prevent tensions from escalating in situations of conflict and confrontation, will benefit from this course. Those working specifically within the field of gender-based and lateral-based violence will also benefit from this course.
 

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Fees

Tuition 3,000 CAD
Accommodation and meals 1,500 CAD
Total 4,500 CAD


Program costs are subject to change.

All successful applicants are responsible for the cost of travel.

Most qualified candidates receive a scholarship to assist with program costs. Please visit the scholarship page.

 

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