Practitioner Trainings in Präsenz

Practitioner Trainings

Wir bieten 5-tägige Fachseminare in englischer Sprache zu wichtigen Themen der zivilen, gewaltfreien Konfliktbearbeitung. Die Fachseminare sind praxisorientiert und auf die Bedürfnisse der Teilnehmenden zugeschnitten. Die Teilnehmenden werden von erfahrenen Trainer*innen begleitet und können ihr Wissen nicht nur vertiefen, sondern auch einbringen. Sie bestärken sich gegenseitig und vernetzten sich miteinander.

Neuer Flyer 2024

"Practitioner Trainings" von September bis November 2024

Trainings im Überblick:
Holistic Security (30.09.–04.10.2024)
Strategising Nonviolent Change in Social Movements (07.–11.10.2024)
Facilitating a Training (14.–18.10.2024)
Stress and Trauma Sensitivity in Peacebuilding (21.–25.10.2024)
Nonviolent Conflict Transformation (28.10.–01.11.2024)
Anti-Bias and Social Inclusion (04.–08.11.2024)
Peace Education in Practice (11.–15.11.2024)
Project Management (18.–22.11.2024) 

Link zum Flyer Sept-Nov 2024

Link zum Anmeldeformular 2024

Online-Anmeldung für unsere Practitioner Trainings in Präsenz im Sept/Nov 2024

Wir bieten immer im Febr/März und im Oktober/November eine Reihe von verschiedenen Fachseminaren in Präsenz an, die einzeln oder in Kombination belegt werden können.

Tagungshaus der KURVE Wustrow in Wustrow (Wendland)

Die Teilnehmenden sind Aktivist*innen und Mitarbeitende von Nichtregierungsorganisationen oder Initiativen, die sich für Gewaltfreiheit, Frieden und Gerechtigkeit einsetzen. Sie wenden ihr erworbenes Wissen in der Praxis an und geben es in ihren Zusammenhängen weiter.

Themen und Termine - in Präsenz



Participants are able

  • to critically reflect upon their own involvement in processes of exclusion and inclusion at personal, interpersonal, and structural levels in a global context
  • to examine the role of prejudices, power inequalities and ideologies in peace work and to begin to develop strategies to counter their negative effects
  • to explore the possibilities of allyship and coalition building as privileged or marginalised persons/institutions
  • to explain and build upon the anti-bias and social inclusion approach in their work context

Peace Work aims at establishing and nurturing inclusive societies that provide equal access to social, political, and economic resources to all - irrespective of their origin, age, gender, physical or mental condition, religion, sexual orientation, etc. The concepts of Anti-Bias and Social Inclusion aim at strengthening respect for diversity and creating awareness also for intersectional aspects of discrimination and social exclusion.

Based on our own experiences we will reflect on how we are involved and affected by the social/global power relations. We will exchange and learn how to initiate processes of prejudice awareness that motivate and equip individuals, groups, and institutions to critically confront their discriminatory attitudes and actions, and thus develop sustainable empowering structures.

Cvetka Bovha
Prasad Reddy

Participants are able

  • to apply the Do No Harm tool to a real project
  • to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the Do No Harm approach in comparison with other tools they know
  • to integrate Do No Harm into existing project management procedures

We want to do good, but might do harm instead. How can we avoid doing harm? The Do No Harm approach was developed by many practitioners engaged in development work and humanitarian assistance to give an answer to this question. Nowadays it is used by many organisations, also
particularly in peace and human rights work.

In his training the Do No Harm tool will first be presented by the trainers using a case study.Then participants will be supported in applying the tool to their own projects. In a confidential setting (based on Chatham House rules) the critical details of the project design will be identified and options for a conflict sensitive and effective re-design will be developed.

Wolfgang Heinrich
Jochen Neumann

(Deutschsprachiges Seminar / In German Language Only)


Die Teilnehmenden haben

  • sich mit der Vielfalt dessen auseinandergesetzt, was „Beratung“ bedeuten kann.
  • Haltungen und deren Ausdruck reflektiert, die für Beratungsrollen relevant sind, insbesondere für Beratung in sozialen Bewegungen und kultursensiblen Kontexten.
  • Methoden und Instrumente erlernt und geübt, die sie in Beratungstätigkeiten nutzen können.

In diesem Fachseminar beleuchten wir unterschiedliche Kontexte und Rollen, in denen Beratung flexibel eingesetzt werden kann sowie Beratungsmethodik und Phasen der Beratung in Einzel- und Gruppensettings. In der Beratungsmethodik beziehen wir uns insbesondere auf systemische
Beratung, sowie achtsamkeitsbasierte Ansätze aus den kontextuellen Verhaltenswissenschaften (z. B. ACT).

Die Reflexion von Haltungen und der beraterischen Beziehung nehmen eine besondere Rolle im Training ein. Wir schaffen außerdem Raum für die Auseinandersetzung mit der Frage, wie Berater* innen nicht nur für den beraterischen Prozess, sondern auch sich selbst sorgen können.

Thimna Bunte
Harald Weishaupt


Participants are able

  • to distinguish a variety of tools to develop effective nonviolent campaigns and between concepts like organising and mobilising, as well as strategies, campaigns and actions
  • to analyse their social issue and to choose campaign types and nonviolent actions that would be most effective.

Campaigns are a key activity of social movements in order to foster social change. In this training, we will explore the role of nonviolent campaigns in the complex context of social change with a focus on the development of effective nonviolent campaigns.

Based on own case examples, participants will explore a typical cycle of campaign development, planning and organising. According to the participants’ interests and needs, they will apply tools to analyse their movement’s social issue, reflect on different campaign and action types (for both presence and digital spheres), and deepen their understanding of the concepts of organising, mobilising, strategies, narratives, campaigns and actions. At the end of the training participants will be ready to develop a complete nonviolent campaign plan.

The training is for activists, organisers and leaders as well as peacebuilders and trainers involved in nonviolent movements, who want to plan and coordinate successful nonviolent campaigns and/or facilitate others to do so.

Thimna Bunte
Hilal Demir


  • 27.-31.10.2025 in Präsenz


Participants are able

  • to assess the strengths and weaknesses of selected processes of dealing with the past
  • to find their own answers to key questions related to dealing the past processes

Violent conflicts lead to numerous injustices and leave scars on a society. These injustices are often degenerating into new patterns of violence seeking justification in the past. A vicious circle.

Dealing with a violent past in a constructive manner is at the core of peacebuilding. It is a precondition to reconciliation. However, there are many different ways – ranging from impunity and general amnesty to national truths commissions and international courts of justice.

Such processes invoke questions such as: Why punishments, why amnesty? Is there collective guilt / responsibility? How to deal with collective memory and opposing versions of truth and history? Who is a victim, what is victimisation?

The trainers will offer insights into the processes they have been involved in. But foremost we will seek for answers and foster re-questioning.

Novalić Nedžad
Davorka Turk
Nenad Vukosavljević



Participants are able

  • to gain an insights into the concept of human rights and an overview of selected international and regional human rights instruments;
  • to formulate their own standpoint on the universality of human rights;
  • to identify potential strategies for defending human rights in their own context.

Human rights matter for peace work in at least three different ways. The denial of human rights can be a cause for conflict. Violent conflict often goes along with gross human rights violations. And human rights can serve as a vision for a just and peaceful society in a post-conflict setting.

In this training we uncover the origin(s) of human rights, give an overview of the most important international and regional human rights standards and apply these to selected case studies of human rights violations. Furthermore we will discuss the universality of human rights from different perspectives. We will share examples how human rights are effectively claimed and defended and how human rights defenders can be protected.

The training is relevant for all who want to gain a better understanding of the concept of human rights and who want to defend human rights or protect human rights defenders.

Paula Monteiro Danese
Daniel O´Cluanaigh
Santiago Zuleta


  • ist für 2025 nicht terminiert


Participants are able

  • to identify and respond to emerging risks to the sensitive information they manage in their work;
  • to maintain and improve the basic security of their digital devices and accounts;
  • to in accordance with their necessities, understand and implement advanced tools to protect their data storage and communication.

This training will create awareness and support capacity-building which is relevant to the digital security of the participants. Peace activists will be enabled to do the risk self-assessment related to their own information management. They will gain insights into personal and organisational strategies on digital security concerning computers, internet and mobile/smart phones.

Participants will learn about secure behaviours and tools to use for maintenance of devices, safer storage and recovery of sensitive information, and more secure communication.

Marianne Koch
Peter Steudtner


  • 14.-18.10.2024 in Präsenz
  • 10.-14.03.2025 in Präsenz


Participants are able

  • to assess their own strengths and weaknesses as a facilitator of trainings for adults;
  • to better design trainings that are based on key principles of adult learning and the concept of Action Learning.

Facilitation skills are essential for everyone who wants to work with people and support communication processes. Training is a very sophisticated form of communication and is aimed at facilitating learning.

Participants will gain an overview of learning theories, principles of adult learning and a selection of training concepts like Action Learning and Comfort Zones. Moreover, the design of this training will be critically reflected in order to assist participants in designing and conducting trainings themselves.

Additionally participants will get an opportunity to demonstrate their skills as a facilitator including a video recording for self-reflection and if requested with feedback from trainers.

Jochen Neumann
Wilma Raabe


  • 30.09.-04.10.2024 in Präsenz
  • 03.-07.03.2025 in Präsenz


Participants are able
• to carry out in-depth risk and context analysis to improve their personal and organisational security practices
• to create basic security plans and protocols for common or high-risk aspects of their work and activism
• to know and choose secure practices and tools according to their own situation and capacity

Activists and peace workers face many risks depending on their contexts. This training combines physical, psychosocial and digital elements of security and care with security planning and management into an integrated approach. It will stimulate participants to think critically and act to improve the security of themselves, their communities, and families with the objective of “well-being in action”.

Based on the Holistic Security Approach, this training enables participants to reframe security into community-care and self-care within their contexts, collectives and organisations to face different forms of repression and violence.

Marianne Koch
Yara Sallam
Peter Steudtner


  • 17.-21.02.2025 in Präsenz


Participants are able
• to analyse a conflict with its differences and animosities
• to select the relevant and appropriate tools for their facilitation of conflicts
• to support articulating needs and values and generating cooperative solutions.

In this training we will deal with effective ways to transform conflicts within or between groups.Participants will gain insights into selected tools and have the opportunity to practice and apply these tools to their own projects and/or case studies. Participants will assess the strengths and weaknesses of these tools in order to choose and adapt the most adequate ones.

This training course addresses activists, staff of NGOs and peace workers who need to facilitate conflicts within their work.

Silke Freitag
Marianne Koch



  • 28.10.-01.11.2024 in Präsenz
  • 06.-10.10.2025 in Präsenz


Participants are able

  • to understand the approach of nonviolent conflict transformation;
  • to identify and understand the need for nonviolent action to confront injustices;
  • to gain an overview of the wide range of nonviolent means

Peace work is often associated with “classic” peacemaking approaches like negotiations and mediation. Such methods can lead to sustainable solutions and a de-escalation of conflict. However, in order for them to be successful, there has to be a certain degree of power balance between parties and awareness for the root causes of conflict. To create such pre-conditions, nonviolent direct action can be a tool to raise awareness, mobilise people and confront injustice.

The training addresses people who are or want to become peace or movement workers. Participants will study the basic concepts of nonviolent conflict transformation based on Diana Francis, including definitions of violence and peace by Johan Galtung as well as means of nonviolent action as described by Gene Sharp and others.

Jochen Neumann
Laura Weber


11.-15.11.2024 in Präsenz
10.-14.11.2025 in Präsenz


Participants are able

  • to understand the concept “logic of peace” in relation to the “logic of security” and translate it to their own context
  • to develop their own attitude, values and understanding of peace education
  • to develop a programme of peace education by adapting methods and formats to their own context.

Peace education, understood as the education towards peace, tries to question the status quo of uncivil relations, educates on ways and methods of peaceful transformation of conflicts and opens a space to reflect upon one’s own violent / peaceful attitudes, values and actions.

In this training we will introduce participants to the concept of the “logic of peace” which can serve as an analytical tool as well as practical guidance. It allows participants to change their perspective and to see a variety of opportunities for action which can initiate a paradigm shift from the logic of security to the logic of peace. Furthermore participants are introduced to and will practice a selection of methods and formats of peace education.

The training also involves strategising for the implementation of peace education on different levels of your respective context – towards the institutionalisation. We will share our experience in the field of peace education but also include and build on the cases and questions participants will introduce.

Esther Binne
Ana Bitoljanu



Participants are able

  • to assess the strengths and weaknesses of selected project management approaches and tools;
  • to select the relevant and appropriate tools for their project context;
  • to apply key elements of selected project management tools.

Peace work needs proper planning, monitoring and evaluation in order to be able to contribute positively towards conflict transformation. In this training we will deal with questions about effective ways to promote peace and respective tools are offered to find valid answers. These approaches and tools range from Outcome Mapping to „Do no harm“ and “Reflecting on Peace Practice”.

Participants will gain insights into selected tools and have the opportunity to apply these tools to their own projects and/or case studies. Participants will assess the strengths and weaknesses of these tools in order to choose and adapt the right tools for managing their peace projects.

The training is relevant for all who intend to engage in or are already in a position to coordinate peace projects.

Gesa Bent
Kerstin Gollembiewski
Jochen Neumann


  • 17.-21.03.2025 in Präsenz


Participants are able

  • to understand the basic concept of gender sensitivity in civil society organisations and activists' movements;
  • to identify in which ways gender is relevant for themselves in their context;
  • to plan concrete steps for advancing a safer space and gender sensitive mainstreaming.

In this training, we will look at power differences from a gender perspective. Social norms are interacting with power issues and shape society's understanding of 'men' and 'women' and their 'appropriate' roles at work and in the public sphere. A more just society relies on gender-sensitive civil society organisations.

This training, therefore, will look at the relevance of 'gender' on an individual and organisational level. Together we will develop an organisation-specific plan for creating a momentum of change and a plan for transformation.

Lihi Levian Joffe
Fida Nara


  • 07.-11.10.2024 in Präsenz
  • 13.-17.10.2025 in Präsenz


Participants are able

  • to assess the complexity of social change, the functioning of movements, and the role of power
  • to apply relevant tools for conflict analysis, movement analysis, as well as strategising
  • to support the build-up of strategies that are adaptive and resilient in complex and changing contexts

Actions and campaigns without a strategy might not create the desired change – and neither will endless strategising without implementing actions. In this training, we explore how social change happens, how movements function, and how we can use tools for building up power and adapt strategies to be resilient in complex and changing contexts.

Based on their own case examples, they will learn about rational, creative and narrative approaches to strategising, including in contexts of repression. In a simulation, they will experience challenges of alliances-building as a central dimension of generating power.

The training is for activists, organisers and leaders as well as peacebuilders and trainers involved in nonviolent movements, who want to plan and facilitate effective, adaptive and resilient strategies together with other movement actors.

Thimna Bunte
Hilal Demir


  • 21.-25.10.2024 in Präsenz
  • 03.-07.11.2025 in Präsenz


Participants are able

  • to understand the meaning of stress, trauma as well as stress and trauma sensitivity in the context of peacebuilding
  • to understand the impact of different forms of violence and power dynamics on trauma (intersectional perspective)
  • to reflect on how stress and trauma can affect themselves in their role as well as teams and organisations

The stress- and trauma-sensitive approach (STA) by medica mondiale is at the heart of this training. Participants learn about trauma sensitivity in a stress and trauma sensitive learning atmosphere. Self-care is woven into the training process as a crosscutting element. The STA approach also provides a practical orientation to put into practice stress and trauma sensitive peacebuilding with target groups, partners, staff (members), teams and organisations. This includes the impact of trauma dynamics on staff and teams.

In our training, we provide guidance how organisations, projects and individual practitioners can integrate trauma sensitivity into their activities, programmes and organisational structures.

Pia Frohwein
Sabiha Husić

Kosten und Anmeldung


Die Teilnahmegebühr beträgt

  • 1.800,– Euro für Organisationen
  • 1.200,– Euro für Einzelpersonen
  • 1.000,– Euro reduzierter Beitrag für Einzelpersonen (auf Anfrage)

Die Teilnahmegebühr beinhaltet Trainingsmaterial, vegetarische Vollverpflegung und Unterkunft in Mehrbettzimmern (Einzelzimmerzuschlag
ist für 10,00 Euro pro Tag erhältlich) im Tagungshaus der KURVE Wustrow.

Wer die Kosten nicht in voller Höhe tragen kann, kann sich um ein Stipendium bewerben. Je nach vorhandenen Fördermitteln können wir ggf. eine Reduktion der Teilnahmegebühr gewähren und/oder einen Teil der Reisekosten übernehmen.


Anmeldungen sollten möglichst frühzeitig erfolgen. Das Anmeldeformular wird rechtzeitig vor der jeweiligen Fachseminarreihe auf unserer Webseite freigeschaltet.

Interessierte, die ein Visa und/oder finanzielle Unterstützung benötigen, sollten sich spätestens 12 Wochen vor Beginn der Fachseminarreihe anmelden.

Alle anderen Interessierten sollten sich spätestens 8 Wochen vor Beginn der Fachseminarreihe anmelden.

Unvollständige und kurzfristige Anmeldungen können wir leider nicht berücksichtigen.

Post-Training Support

Wir bieten für alle unsere Fachseminare eine Nachbetreuung der Teilnehmenden durch einen oder alle Trainer*innen an.

Denn wir betrachten die Unterstützung nach dem Training als einen wesentlichen Teil des Lernprozesses:

  • um die Inhalte unserer Trainings und Seminare vollständig zu verstehen,
  • um neue Fähigkeiten zu entwickeln
  • und um diese an den lokalen Kontext und die spezifischen Bedürfnisse des Teilnehmenden anzupassen.

Normalerweise erfolgt die Unterstützung aus der Ferne und basiert dementsprechend auf Kommunikationsmitteln wie E-Mail, Messenger, Videokonferenz oder ähnlichem. Es ist den Teilnehmenden freigestellt diese Unterstützung in Anspruch zu nehmen.

Online-Anmeldung für unsere Practitioner Trainings in Präsenz im Sept/Nov 2024


Kerstin Lange

ppt [at] kurvewustrow [dot] org (ppt(at)

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