Courses

Master Class on Psychosocial Work and Peacebuilding - with David Becker and Kate Sheese

Approaching and analysing a conflict, peacebuilders should take into consideration the complexity of the whole system and all parties involved rather than focusing on just one particular cause or a single event even if it was responsible for triggering the conflict. In the course, participants will learn methods and develop skills to find the right approach to a peace project and to be able to anticipate the possible effects of intervention.

Scheduled Course

Master Class on Psychosocial Work and Peacebuilding: 29 September – 7 Oktober 2018
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 22 Juni 2018Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

IPT Core Course for Peace Builders

The ENTRi certified CORE COURSE comprises theoretical inputs and practical exercises tailored to the realities in the field. All modules enhance interpersonal skills, highlight the importance of active involvement in the host society, and promote a reflective and critical approach. Junior professionals benefit particularly as they get the opportunity to reflect on their own mission readiness and motivation.

Scheduled Course

IPT Core Course for Peacebuilders: 28 Oktober – 9 November 2018
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 27 Juli 2018Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

Modules include peacebuilding, cultural awareness, cross-cultural communication, conflict analysis, methods of third party intervention, mediation, human rights, democratisation, organised crime, personal safety, field orientation, mine awareness, first aid, gender and peacebuilding, stress management, and working with trauma.

Practical exercises include a workshop on project management, map reading, navigation,  drive training, a mine trail, a Complex Simulation Exercise held outdoors and multiple case studies.

Faculty is drawn from a pool of resource persons who combine theoretical knowledge with extensive practical field experience.

Target Group
People working with national or international non-governmental organisations, international organisations (e.g. UN), governments, the academic or private sectors who

  • want to prepare for field missions in post-conflict and crisis areas in countries other than their own, or in their own countries
  • want to serve as multipliers in their own countries and communities, passing on the knowledge and skills obtained in the course

COURSE FEES: € 1,920.- 

This includes tuition fee, course materials, shuttle to and from the airport, as well as full-board accommodation, coffee breaks, and a social event.

IPT Course Dates 2018IPT Fact Sheet 2018

Specialization Course on Governance and Peacebuilding

“Local governments are often the first to collapse when factions fight for territorial control. In post-conflict settings, the state is often unable to effectively reach parts of its territory for years. Given these challenges, it is no surprise that decentralization and local governance provisions are increasingly prominent in peace agreements and national post-conflict peacebuilding agendas.” (UN SSC)

The role of local and national NGOs, the transparency and legitimacy of the leaders, as well as the representation and participation of the citizens are increasingly important in these processes.
The course will explore essential topics such as
- the legitimacy of the government
- the capacity available for the government
- eventual sharing of the power (e.g. government and rebels)
- fragility of the government.
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Scheduled Course

Specialization Course on Governance and Peacebuilding: 10 – 19 November 2018
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 27 Juli 2018Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

Master Class on Election Observation with Anne Grandvoinnet Serafini, Michael Lidauer & Leandro Nagore

The objective of this IPT Master Class is to support the development and consolidation of pluralistic, democratic societies through preparing participants for observation and assistance tasks in electoral missions.
Topics to be dealt with include different electoral systems, different institutional approaches to elections and election observation, voting and new technologies, elections and election observation in different societies, tasks of Short-Term Observers (STOs), Long-Term Observers (LTOs) and Election Supervisors.

Scheduled Course

Master Class on Election Observation with Anne Grandvoinnet Serafini, Michael Lidauer & Leandro Nagore: 15 – 24 Juli 2019
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 19 April 2019Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.



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