Online Course: Deepening our Peace Practice

Foundations of Peacebuilding
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Applications now open for our new 11-week Online Course on Deepening our Peace Practice: Mainstreaming current Frames and Perspectives

We are excited to announce that we are offering a new online course for practitioners!

The application is now open from 15 May to 15 July, 2024. For information about the course and the application process, please see/read the text below.

Key facts & figures

  • What? Online Course on Deepening our Peace Practice: Mainstreaming current Frames and Perspectives (for more information see the Complete Course Description)
  • When? 16 September to 25 November 2024; 3-hour live sessions take place on Mondays and Thursdays, from 10:00 to 13:00 (CEST/CET), plus 4 hours of self-paced learning per week. 
  • Where? Online 
  • How much? 2.000€ participation fee 
  • With whom? An international group of 16 practitioners from the field of peace and conflict work, and from the related fields of humanitarian aid and development work.

Course goals, approaches and methods

Peace and conflict work is an evolving field. While practitioners should be equipped with the basic knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need to effectively support the peacebuilding and conflict transformation efforts in specific contexts, they should also be familiar with the current and emerging themes and discourses. This deepening and broadening of perspectives will greatly support to achieving more meaningful and constructive impacts within the communities.

This online course offers to practitioners, a mixture of established and emerging approaches, concepts and tools in current practices of peace work, which can also be applied in the related fields of development and humanitarian work. Further, this course will serve as a platform for practitioners to reflect critically on the benefits, as well as the limits of applying these current themes and approaches.

The course utilizes the elicitive training model, where trainers and participants are equals and are both sources of knowledge. It is also based on the adult learning approach where the participants are engaged in the process, utilizing their own experiences as a resources, and where their learning journey are oriented towards application in the near future.

Course format, structure and duration

This is an 11-week online part time course. There will be 3-hour live sessions two times a week  (Mondays and Thursdays) from 10:00 (CEST/CET) to 13:00 (CEST/CET). In addition to these 6 hours of live sessions per week, participants should plan with 4 hours for self-paced learning and group work.

The online course offers the following modules: (Please refer to the attached document for the detailed module overview)

  • Introduction
  • Power and Identity
  • Systems thinking in Conflict Transformation
  • Environment, People and Conflict
  • Steering Stakeholder Processes
  • Peace Programming with better impacts
  • Wrap up and closing

Who is this training course intended for?

The course is intended for practitioners from the fields of peace and conflict work, as well as those coming from the related fields of development and humanitarian aid who want to get the chance to learn the current frameworks and approaches introduced in the course. It is expected that they are familiar with the Peacebuilding/Conflict transformation basic concepts and theories. As the content aims at conceptual project work and the bridge to the implementation, practitioners involved in the design and steering of projects and programs would be the optimal participants.

The course highly benefits from the diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives brought by the participants. We welcome applications from practitioners around the globe. Further it is also recommended that participants come to the training with an ongoing project /conflict context in mind which they want to use as case study for purposes of enriching their project or developing new ones.

Requirements for participation

  • At least 3 years’ field experience (preferably in project design, implementation and monitoring)
  • Working knowledge or familiarity with peacebuilding and conflict transformation, as well as Do No harm and PME
  • Ability to devout at least 10 hours per week for the online learning
  • Willingness to share their experiences and exchange with the participants, and engage in groups
  • Fluent spoken English and ability to actively participate in an online discussion/discourse
  • High-quality stable internet connection (at least 1 Mbit download/upload), a computer with functioning camera and microphone as well as key software: Zoom and firefox or Google Chrome.

Application process

When selecting our participants, we attach particular importance to learning about your motivation, qualifications and work experience in the field of peace and conflict work. We are reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

Please apply for this course through clicking on the application button on this website. Along with filling up the application form, please upload your motivation letter and CV. We will then contact you to arrange for an interview and discuss the next steps. We review applications on a rolling basis.


Open House Sessions

We understand that enrolling for a 11-week online course is a big commitment. If you are still unsure if this course fits to your plans and perspectives, you are cordially invited to attend one of our online open house sessions for you to get more information about the course and to have an opportunity to ask questions you might have.

  • 05 June 2024 from 9:00 to 10:00 CEST
  • 05 June 2024 from 16:00 to 17:00 CEST
  • 03 July 2024 from 9:00 to 10:00 CEST
  • 03 July 2024 from 16:00 to 17:00 CEST

To participate, simply send an email to Rebecca Knauer ( with the subject “Open House Registration and the (date and time)” 

We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to apply for this training!

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The fee will be paid by invoice.