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Short introductory courses on a variety of foundational topics in conflict management and peacebuilding. Micro-courses are approximately three hours in duration.
Introduction to Peacebuilding [Micro] — Provides an overview of the main concepts and challenges that shape the work in the peacebuilding field, exposes learners to the various tools and types of interventions utilized in the field, and describes real-world examples that demonstrate the complex nature of peacebuilding.
Conflict Analysis [Micro] — Defines and describes conflict analysis processes and the ways in which they inform the development and implementation of peacebuilding programs.
Preparing for Peacebuilding [Micro] — Provides an overview of the strategic process of building peace when long-term violence has burdened a conflict-affected community and describes the seven necessary components that should be considered to make peacebuilding more effective.
Negotiation: Shaping the Conflict Landscape [Micro] — Defines negotiation, describes the two main components of any negotiation process, and presents five different conflict styles that can be expressed and applied in a negotiation.
Mediating Violent Conflict [Micro] — Defines mediation and describes the various roles a third party can play, including as a mediator, and the various steps one follows when organizing and facilitating a mediation process.
Designing Community-Based Dialogue [Micro] — Introduces participants to dialogue as a practical and effective process for advancing conflict transformation and peacebuilding at the community level and focuses on designing and implementing a relevant, sustainable, and meaningful dialogue process.
Nonviolent Action [Micro] — Explores the history and dynamics of nonviolent movements and presents the categories of specific methods of nonviolent action and some of the key theories that inform civil resistance strategies and campaigns.
Gender Inclusivity in Peacebuilding [Micro] — Introduces participants to the basic concepts, terminology, and rationale for the prevention, mitigation, and resolution of conflicts.
Good Governance after Conflict [Micro] — Provides an overview of the challenges and opportunities in achieving good governance within the complex context of conflict affected societies.
Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation [Micro] — Presents an overview of essential principles in design, monitoring, and evaluation practice, defines the process of crafting a theory of change, and identifies key data collection methods.
Introduction to Religion and Peacebuilding [Micro] — Provides an overview of the religious peacebuilding field, the role religion plays in driving both conflict and peace, examples of how religious actors and institutions have contributed to the prevention and resolution of conflict, and considerations for how best to engage the religious sector in peacebuilding.
Media and Arts for Peace [Micro] — Identifies the importance of media and arts for peace, the critical role of creativity and storytelling, and how media and arts are utilized in post-conflict environments.
Foundations in Conflict Management and Peacebuilding
The foundation courses provide an overview and introduction to conflict prevention and transformation and the field of peacebuilding in general.
Introduction to Peacebuilding — Introduces participants to the basic concepts, terminology, and rationale for the prevention, mitigation, and resolution of conflicts.
Conflict Analysis — Insightful analysis is essential to any conflict management process, from prevention to mediation to reconciliation.
Strategic Peacebuilding — Building a viable and just peace, as well as creating and operating programs that sustain it, is a complex process that requires significant expertise.
Critical Skills in Peacebuilding
The critical skills courses focus on more specific topics than the foundation courses, honing in on the essential skills for any effective practitioner in the field of peace-building.
Negotiation: Shaping the Conflict Landscape — This course provides training for people in situations ranging from policy coordination to crisis negotiations to high-level diplomatic encounters.
Mediating Violent Conflict — Take on the roles of mediators and conflict parties in simulations and role-plays, as you learn what it takes to structure a successful mediation effort, as well as what a third party needs to do when deciding to get involved in a peacebuilding effort.
Designing Community-Based Dialogue — This course introduces participants to dialogue as a practical and effective process for advancing conflict transformation and peacebuilding at the community level.
Governance and Rule of Law
Good Governance After Conflict: Guiding Principles — The aim of this course is for participants to understand the challenges and opportunities in achieving good governance within the complex context of a transition environment.
Good Governance After Conflict: Building Institutions for Reform — Provides an overview of key considerations with regard to specific sectors and institutions when working in transition environments, and help practitioners and policy makers determine effective strategies for achieving good governance after conflict.
Introduction to Rule of Law Practice — This course introduces foundational legal, justice, and rule of law theory, along with comparative legal systems and it also covers the history of the rule of law field and its community of practice, as well as outlining the basics of rule of law project management.
Preventing Election Violence — The purpose of this course is to better prepare you to identify triggers of election violence, and to develop effective strategies to prevent this distinct form of political violence.
Synergizing Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding — This course seeks to illustrate how the most strategic and effective methods from Nonviolent Action and Peacebuilding can reinforce one another to support more effective mobilizations that advance justice, promote human rights, and build sustainable peace.
AFSC – 100 years of Quiet Diplomacy, Nonviolent Resistance, and Peacebuilding — Participants will learn from leaders of the AFSC community about specific moments, campaigns, and achievements in Quaker history centered on themes of movement building, addressing root causes of conflict, and the power of everyday people to create change.
Civil Resistance 1: The Dynamics of Nonviolent Movements — This course provides a multidisciplinary perspective on nonviolent, civilian-based movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world, and in so doing transform the global security environment.
Civil Resistance 2: The Movement and the Message — This course provides a multidisciplinary perspective on nonviolent, civilian-based movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world, and in so doing transform the global security environment.
Civil Resistance 3: Sustaining the Movement — This course provides a multidisciplinary perspective on nonviolent, civilian-based movements and campaigns that defend and obtain basic rights and justice around the world, and in so doing transform the global security environment.
United Nations Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination — This course provides an overview of UN-CMCoord concepts and principles and their practical applications in different operating environments.
Media and Arts for Peace — This course explores the impact of mainstream and digital/social media, as well as the impact of the arts, such as live art, street art, music, dance, film and theater on peace.
Introduction to Psychosocially Responsive Development and Humanitarian Programs — This course provides the basic skills for designing development and humanitarian programs that support psychosocial well-being and do no harm.