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.

Specialisation Course on Election Observation

The objective of this IPT specialisation course 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.

Specialisation 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. (Photo credit:

Scheduled Course

Specialisation 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 Conflict Transformation - with Joan Gómez, Wilfried Graf and Gudrun Kramer

During this master class, participants get acquainted with the underlying philosophical approaches, theoretical concepts and practical tools for facilitating conflict transformation in complex constellations. Participants will develop skills and practice a facilitator’s attitude to apply their knowledge in different settings (eg. as inside mediators, as third party, or when working with potential veto groups) and at different societal levels.

Scheduled Course

Master Class on Conflict Transformation: 15 – 24 Juni 2018
Application Deadline (Scholarships): 23 März 2018Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

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): 27 Juli 2018Applications of qualified, self-financed candidates can be considered after this deadline.

The course introduces participants to the psychosocial dimensions of peace building. The course begins with a broad introduction to the topic, allowing time for participants to share their practical background, and goes on to focus on the key psychosocial issues of fear, trauma and grief.  These issues are explored conceptually and practically, and their relevance, not simply for so-called specialized staff, but for everyone, is emphasized. Further, the course takes up key conflictive issues that shape the praxis of international cooperation and humanitarian work, as well as the social reality of people living in conflict, namely, the topics of reality assessment, recognition, resilience and vulnerability, and equality and difference.  The course then discusses relevant issues of organizations and relationships between international and local staff and concludes with the introduction of a tool useful in the analysis of projects’ psychosocial conflict reality from an active “do no harm” perspective. Throughout the training, practical examples are shared by the trainers. Participants are invited to share their own experiences and to facilitate case examples the group can work on.

During the course, participants will

  • learn about systematic and psychosocial approaches to conflict analysis;
  • apply conflict theories into practice;
  • develop key competencies for context and impact analysis;
  • develop skills to understand cause-and-effect relationships.

COURSE FEES: € 1,280.-

This includes tuition fee, course materials, shuttle to and from the airport (€ 600.-), as well as full-board accommodation, coffee breaks, and a social event (€ 680.-).
(for shorter Master Classes, prices may vary accordingly, € 160 / day / participant)

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