Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

Facilitators: Kenneth Christie , Evan Hoffman

The Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Program is a four-day program focusing on the theory, models, and skills applicable to conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The course is designed to provide participants with opportunities to build bridges between theory and practice. Conflict analysis, negotiation, mediation and multiparty dialogue skills are central to the program. The course encompasses a wide range of materials in a highly interactive learning environment. Participants will be introduced to the latest theories, models, and skills in the context of the most current developments in international conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The realities of conflict, characteristics of our changing times, and the challenges that intervening actors must face is the point of departure.

The capacity to analyze conflicts, to negotiate, to provide mediating functions, and to defuse potentially explosive situations are all reall needs emanating from today's complex, intra-state conflicts. In addition, the need for inter-agency coorperation and capacity to resolve inevitable conflicts that arise in the field has never been higher - including across cultures. The Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding executive retreat is a vehicle through which such capacity is developed.

This course encompasses a wide range of materials in a highly interactive learning environment. Participants will be introduced to the latest theories, models, and skills in the context of the most current developments in international conflict prevention and peacebuilding. The realities of conflict, characteristics of our changing times, and the challenges that intervening actors must face is the point of departure.

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this program, participants will:

  • Appreciate the range of theories relating to peacebuilding and have applied some of the tools for analyzing conflicts
  • Be aware of the three peace-nurturing functions including: peacemaking and peacekeeping
  • Be able to identify different styles of negotiation and know the characteristics of each
  • Have interest-based negotiation and mediation skills
  • Have improved communication, questioning, analytical and problem solving skills in resolving conflict
  • Appreciate the relative contributions of members of the peacebuilding community and work more effectively with these partners

Tuition: $1595 + applicable taxes. Included: Meals during scheduled programming (morning refreshments, lunches, required receptions), program materials, certificate of completion.

Accommodation packages are available.

All programs, faculty, dates, and fees are subject to change. Program fee is subject to applicable taxes. Non-refundable fees and deposits will be retained upon cancellation. Any other fees are refunded at the discretion of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Course Dates: Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

Start Date:Mar 13, 2018
End Date:Mar 16, 2018
Delivery:30 hours, Classroom
Delivery Day(s)/Time(s):Tue, Mar 13, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pmWed, Mar 14, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pmThu, Mar 15, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pmFri, Mar 16, 2018 9:00am - 4:30pm
Price:$1595.00 + GST
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