Training

swisspeace offers a variety of training courses and study programs for peacebuilding professionals.

Advanced Learning Courses


Peace Mediation Course

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: 11-23 May 2014, Parkhotel Oberhofen, Switzerland
Registration deadline: 20 January 2014. Flyer and homepage.

Dealing with the Past Course

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: 8-16 July 2014, M├╝nchenwiler, Switzerland.
Participation by invitation only.

Advanced Studies Programs


Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) Civilian Peacebuilding

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 2014-September 2015, Basel and Bern, Switzerland
Registration deadline: 30 June 2014.

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) National Dialogue & Peace Mediation

This course is offered jointly by swisspeace and the Berghof Foundation. It aims to address key questions in terms of understanding, planning, supporting and implementing National Dialogues and the lessons that can be drawn from previous cases.
Date and venue: January 2015, Basel, Switzerland
Registration deadline: 1 October 2014.

Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) Peace & Conflict Transformation

swisspeace took over the MAS Peace & Conflict Transformation from the World Peace Academy in 2013. A new modular MAS will be offered as of summer 2014. The former 10 months full time study program is running until August 2014.
Date and venue: Modular structure, ongoing, swisspeace Academy, Basel, Switzerland
Registration deadline: For the ongoing MAS as soon as possible. Apply here.

Other University Courses

swisspeace experts hold lectures and seminars at undergraduate and postgraduate level at various universities.

KOFF Training Series

In its 2013/14 Training Series the Center for Peacebuilding KOFF offers four short, stand-alone, practice-oriented training courses on specific thematic and methodological aspects of peacebuilding.

KOFF Training Series 2013/14

Previous KOFF Training Series

Registration deadline: three weeks prior to the start of the respective course

Tailor-Made Training

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

E-Learning Courses

The e-learning courses on mediation provide a first introduction to various topics related to peace processes, negotiations and mediation.

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