In 2021 we will again offer our part-time training course for peace and conflict work. This is aimed at all those who have already gained professional experience (irrespective of their previous specialisation) and who prospectively want to work or are already working in the field of civil conflict management or related areas.
Sequence of the training course
Our part-time training course in the blended learning format combines self-study phases with in-person seminars. In the self-study phases you will be introduced to the topics online on our e-learning platform. During this time, you can freely work from any location, but will be tutored and will stay in contact with the other participants.
The in-person phases take place at our facilities in the Arbeitnehmerzentrum Königswinter conference centre. Here, what has been learned is deepened and supplemented and applied in practical exercises within the group.
The self-study phases require about ten hours of learning per week, which you can organize as you wish. During this time, there will also be group work, which will require you to coordinate with other participants via e-mail, video conference and/or telephone to complete the tasks.
Contents and methods
The training course builds on already existing practical experience and previous knowledge of the participants and invites them to examine their own attitude. This approach systematically combines theory and practice. A comprehensive range of methods in the areas of conflict analysis, conflict transformation and peace work will be presented and practised. As part of group work with practical relevance, you will continuously apply what you have learned by analysing a real-life social conflict and developing options for a (fictitious) intervention. Dealing with approaches from peace and conflict research and social psychology enables a critical examination of social conditions and common forms of conflict management. Reflecting on one's own experience and behaviour in conflict situations as well as group processes are integral parts of the training course.
Upon successful completion of the training course you will receive the certificate of "Peace and Conflict Consultant".
Learning phases (provisional)
1. In-person seminar: 4/02 – 6/02/2021
Online phase: 7/02 – 24/03/2021
2. In-person seminar: 25/03 – 27/03/2021
Online phase: 28/03 – 17/05/2021
3. In-person seminar: 18/05 – 22/05/2021
Online phase: 23/05 – 21/07/2021
4. In-person seminar: 22/07 – 24/07/2021
Online phase: 25/07 – 22/09/2021
5. In-person seminar: 23/09 – 25/09/2021
Online phase: 26/09 – 17/11/2021
6. In-person seminar: 18/11 – 20/11/2021
This year also, the in-person seminars take place at our facilities in the Arbeitnehmerzentrum Königswinter conference centre. Catering during the seminars (lunch, coffee breaks and dinner) is included in the participation fee. During the seminars you have the possibility of booking a room in the Arbeitnehmerzentrum Königswinter conference centre (not included in the participation fee), of course you can also arrange private accommodation.
The in-person seminars begin on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. and end on Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. Please always plan your arrival and departure so that you can be present from the beginning to the end of the session.
The 2021 training course will definitely take place. We constantly monitor the latest developments and recommendations. In the case of in-person events in our seminar rooms, we pay careful attention to compliance with the rules of hygiene and behaviour.
If personal meetings in the group are not possible during the in-person phases, these will also be moved to the virtual space. The dates remain the same, but in such a case the seminars will be extended to 4 half days (Thursday 9 am to Sunday 1 pm).
When selecting our participants, it is particularly important for us to learn a little about your motivation, qualifications and work experience in the field of peace and conflict work.
Requirements for participation in the part-time training course are
• completion of professional training
• at least one year of work experience
• experience in the intercultural field at home or abroad
• reading and understanding English, fluent spoken and written German
• willingness to reflect on one's own assumptions and behavioural tendencies
• openness to group and learning processes
• access to a PC with Internet access
Applications for this training course are to be made online via our website. After receiving your application, we will contact you to arrange a personal interview and further steps. The interviews are expected to take place in December 2020.
The application period for this training course runs from 1 October to 1 December 2020. Our secure online form will be activated for this period. Please apply below by clicking the appropriate button.
Virtual Q & A session
Applying to participate in a 10-month part-time training course is of course a big decision. We understand this well and for this reason we are organising a virtual Q & A session on 28 October 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Here you have the opportunity to get to know the educational consultants and other potential participants. You will receive information on the training course and can resolve any outstanding questions. You will also learn how the content is structured, how the combination of attendance phases and e-learning works for us and which tools we use. To participate please send an e-mail to Hannah Würbel (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject "Virtual Q & A session". We look forward to getting to know you!