swisspeace offers training, a variety of courses and study programs for peacebuilding professionals
Advanced Learning Courses
The annual two-week Peace Mediation Course, organized by the Mediation Support Project (MSP), is designed for participants to deepen their understanding of peace mediation and acquire the skills, knowledge and attitudes to support mediation processes effectively. The course focuses on peace negotiations that include the top leadership of conflict parties and a mediator or a facilitator.
Date and venue: 02-14 June 2013, Parkhotel Oberhofen, Switzerland
Registration deadline: 31 January 2013. Flyer and homepage.
The annual two-week Advanced Learning Course on Dealing with the Past, organized by swisspeace and the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, provides a thorough understanding of the core issues and key challenges in dealing with a legacy of grave human rights violations in post-conflict societies.
Date and venue: 16-27 September 2013, Parkhotel Oberhofen, Switzerland
Participation by invitation only
Advanced Studies Programs
The one-year postgraduate program, organized in collaboration with the University of Basel, provides in-depth knowledge of civilian peacebuilding and reflects on current practices and trends in this field.
Date and venue: September 2013-September 2014, Basel and Bern, Switzerland
Registration deadline: 31 May 2013
Other University Courses
swisspeace experts hold lectures and seminars at undergraduate and postgraduate level at various universities. They contribute to the following Advanced Studies Programs of the University of Basel:
- Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Die Kunst der Konfliktbearbeitung
- Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Peace and Conflict Transformation
- Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) and Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in European Integration
- University Professional (UP/DAS) Interdisziplinäre Konfliktanalyse und Konfliktbewältigung
KOFF Training Series
The annual KOFF training series consists of a number of short training courses (2 to 3 days) on specific aspects of civilian peacebuilding. Previous KOFF training series.
Evaluating peacebuilding 01.-03.05.2013, aki, Bern, Switzerland
Connecting Human Rights and Conflict Transformation 10.-12.06.2013, aki, Bern, Switzerland
Managing Conflict Sensitivity 13.-15.03.2013, aki, Bern, Switzerland (fully booked)
Connecting Human Rights and Conflict Transformation 30.01.-01.02.2013, aki, Bern, Switzerland (fully booked)
Gender and 1325 30.10.-01.11.2012, aki, Bern, Switzerland
Managing Conflict Sensitivity 21.-23.11.2012, aki, Bern, Switzerland (fully booked)
Registration deadline: three weeks prior to the start of the respective course
swisspeace and KOFF offer tailor-made training on a variety of topics, including the core competencies Dealing with the Past, Mediation, Analysis & Impact, Statehood & Conflict, Business & Peace, Gender & Peacebuilding as well as training on crosscutting methodological competences (e.g. conflict analysis, conflict sensitivity, design, monitoring, evaluation, and impact assessment). Training is individualized, introductory or advanced, context-specific, people-to-people or web-based.
Target group: governmental, international and non-governmental organizations
Date and venue: to be decided together with the client