Kennesaw State University and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) have partnered together to offer a catalog of online training in conflict management and peacebuilding. Professional development opportunities are now at your fingertips, conveniently available 24/7 in an on-demand format. Earn Certificates of Completion for each individual course, or work towards one of the two multi-course Certificate programs. Click the orange “ENTER” button above to enroll.
Foundations Certificate 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—provides the skills to plan, design, and implement conflict analysis frameworks, and to use the results of that analysis in meeting program objectives.
Strategic Peacebuilding—equips students with concrete, strategic methods for constructing and using a comprehensive approach to peacebuilding.
Critical Skills Certificate
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 peacebuilding.
Negotiation: Shaping the Conflict Landscape—provides training for people in situations ranging from policy coordination to crisis negotiations to high-level diplomatic encounters.
Mediating Violent Conflict—participants take on the roles of mediators and conflict parties in simulations and role-plays, as they learn what it takes to structure a successful mediation effort.
Good Governance After Conflict: Guiding Principles—participants will learn how to develop effective strategies for establishing stable institutions and a robust civil society in transitional environments.
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 policymakers determine effective strategies for achieving good governance after conflict.
Civil Resistance and the Dynamics of Nonviolent Movements—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.