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. Learn more.
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. Learn more.
Negotiation: Shaping the Conflict Landscape – Participants will learn how to plan and prepare for a negotiation as well as useful tactics they can employ now. This course is designed to be of value for professionals 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.
The following courses represent a diversity of topics across the field of conflict management and peacebuilding. A number of our courses are designed and developed in partnership with other reputable institutions.
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.
Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Programming in Fragile Environments – This course presents the foundational knowledge and skills in design, monitoring, and evaluation practice which enables professionals to successfully demonstrate programmatic efficacy through results-based management.
Gender Inclusivity in Peacebuilding – Introduces participants to the basic concepts, terminology, and rationale for the prevention, mitigation, and resolution of conflicts.
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.
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.
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.