Attitudes and Roles in Complex contexts

Thematic training for peace and conflict work

Gender in Peace and Conflict
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Informationen zum Seminar

Es ist keine Anmeldung möglich

When: 14–17 March, 2024 (4 days) from 9:00 to 17:30 daily

Where: Arbeitnehmer-Zentrum Königswinter (AZK), Johannes-Albers-Allee 3, Königswinter, Germany

Fee: €640 including materials, lunch and coffee/tea

Additional Costs: Costs for accommodation, additional meals and travel have to be covered by the participant.

Registration Deadline: 31 January 2024


What: This training is also part of our full-time course in peace and conflict work. The training can also be booked en bloc together with two other trainings for a reduced fee (10% off). For further information, please see our course block: attitudes and skills in conflict transformation.

Who can register for this training?

The 4-day training is offered to practitioners of peace and conflict work, humanitarian or development cooperation, or those who intend to work in these fields.

Depending on methods and topic of the training, we limit the number of available spaces to a maximum of 16 participants. Register early to reserve your place! 


Working in conflict contexts offers a high degree of uncertainty and ambiguity, thus demands a variety of adaptive competencies for a peace worker. This training offers the participants time for introspection regarding their own values, roles and motivations. At the same time, it builds the base for the collaboration with partners and networks within dynamic areas, by conveying key concepts on trust building, tension and cooperation.


  • Critical reflection of one’s roles and motivations
  • Identify roles as well as desirable attitudes and skills peace workers (with a deepening on the soft skills)
  • Managing complexity and simplicity
  • Understanding trust building, tension and cooperation
  • Understanding the role of communication in conflict transformation and peacebuilding


The aim of this training is to provide an interactive and practice-oriented learning environment, in order for the participants to acquire the essential skills and knowledge on the topic. The consolidation of the participants’ sense of self, awareness of own patterns, attitudes, behaviours, biases, needs and limits, as well as understanding of group dynamics and the importance of communication are core issues to the training. These are not only put forward through theoretical inputs, but are consistently brought to the focus through practical exercises and the encouragement of self- and group reflection.

After a successful participation, participants receive a certificate and become part of the academy’s alumni network.


Please register for this training online via our website by 31 January 2024. We will then contact you for the next steps. Please note that the number of available spaces per training is limited, and that your participation in the training is only guaranteed if the training fee is paid in time. Early registration is highly encouraged.

Please make sure to clearly express your motivation and expectations for the training. Also, please share your experiences relevant to the topic.

Visa: Participants from outside the EU will need a visa to enter Germany. We can generally support the visa process with a formal invitation letter from our side. Be advised that it takes a significant amount of time to get the visa processed, so be sure to start the process 8 weeks before the training start. Please make sure you are eligible and check the specific requirements and usual timeline for processing with your local German embassy. The responsibility for obtaining the visa lies with each of the participants themselves.

Register bindingly for this training.

Or klick here for more information and to register to the combined block with a 10% discount.

For further information on our cancellation policies and financing options, please see our FAQs.