Wherever violent conflicts break out, trained personnel can help to restore the possibility of a non-violent coexistence.

Specially-trained peace and conflict consultants work to foster the willingness to engage in dialogue, to bring about change processes, and to create spaces for encounters. Depending on their personal profiles, peace and conflict consultants can run and develop their own projects, assume a coordinating role, or play a direct part in implementing project activities.

Career prospects

Peace and conflict work is of increasing importance to a great many civil and state organisations. The demand for suitably qualified employees and consultants is high and will, in all likelihood, also continue to grow worldwide in the future.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of our courses, you will be awarded the "Peace and Conflict Consultant" certificate as proof of your qualification. With this, we confirm your ability to complete projects in conflict environments and to actively help to shape peace processes in a targeted manner. The "Peace and Conflict Consultant" certificate is recognised in Germany within the fields of civil conflict transformation and conflict-sensitive development cooperation. Potential employers in these fields accept it as proof of qualification.

Requirements

To obtain the certificate, participants must meet a number of objective criteria as well as other criteria, which are less clearly measurable. Objective criteria include regular and active participation in the entire course curriculum and its various work and presentation units, along with the preparation of reflective reports. Less clearly measurable (though no less important) criteria include the participant’s willingness to personally engage in the learning and group processes, for example. It is crucial that course participants are both willing and able to reflect on their own behaviour and attitudes. They will be expected to discuss these openly with the rest of the group, contact persons at the academy and training facilitators.