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Fachseminare für zivile, gewaltfreie Konflikttransformation


160601_Jetzt bewerben_querWir bieten 5-tägige Fachseminare in englischer Sprache zu folgenden Themen an. Sie richten sich an Fachkräfte, die im Bereich der zivilen Konfliktbearbeitung tätig sind. Sie dienen der Vertiefung von vorhandenem Wissen und sind stark auf die Bedürfnisse der Teilnehmenden zugeschnitten.

Nächste Seminarreihen:  06.02.-17.03.2017 / 09.10.-17.11.2017

Kontakt für alle Angebote: Jessica Belke

Alle unsere Fachseminare im Überblick

Anti_BiasAnti-Bias and Social Inclusion - Prejudice awareness for Peace Work

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


Participants will reflect how they themselves are involved and/or affected by the social/global power relations.They will 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.

Dates: 17.-21.10.2016 / 09.10.-13.10.2017

ProjektmanagemProject Management for Peace Work Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating

Peace work needs proper planning, monitoring and evaluation in order to be able to contribute positively towards conflict transformation. In this training key questions about the impact of peace work will be discussed and respective tools offered to find valid answers to them. These instruments range from the logical framework approach and outcome mapping to „Do no harm“.

Participants will gain an overview of the wide range of peace and conflict impact assessment tools so that they can make an informed choice about their respective strengths and weaknesses. Moreover, participants will have the opportunity to apply selected tools to their own projects and/or case studies in order to be better equipped to manage their peace projects.

Dates: 14.-18.03.2016 / 14.-18.11.2016 / 13.03.-17.03.2017 / 13.11.-17.11.2017

Facilitation_and-Training_SkillsFacilitation and Training Skills

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.


sIn this training key skills of a facilitator and trainer are presented and practised – including a video analysis followed by well-structured self-reflection and feedback from trainers and other participants.


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.

Date: 22.-26.02.2016 / 20.02.-24.02.2017





Intro to securityIntroduction to Security


Activists and peace workers are facing many dangers through their engagement. This training combines physical, psycho-social and digital elements of security into an integrated approach to improve participants‘ abillity to think critically and act upon the security of themselves, their communities, and families.

A special focus will be given to high risk activities like demonstrations, nonviolent actions, monitoring and documentation, but also to secure one‘s ways of communication.

Participants will learn to assess their own security situation and to increase their analytical, physical, psycho-social and digital capacities to deal with the threats and dangers they face.

see package "Holistic Security"

Dates: 24.-28.10.2016 / 06.02.-10.02.2017






SecurityManagemSecurity Management for Peace Work in Conflict Zones

Peace workers face threats not only because of where they work but also because of what type of work they do. Harassment, kidnapping, armed robberies, car jacking and murder are just some of the threats.


This workshop is specifically for management level staff and others who are responsible for security (if you are interested in attending a personal security workshop for fieldworkers, please contact KURVE Wustrow).


The workshop will focus on creating policies, programmes and practices that make peace work safer. In order to do their vital work, peace-orientated NGOs need to proactively manage security: The price of doing peace work should not be the lives of peace workers.

This workshop is specifically for management level staff and others who are responsible for security. If you are interested in attending a personal security workshop for fieldworkers, please contact KURVE Wustrow.

Date: 16.10.-20.10.2017

digitalSecurityDigital Security for Peace Activists 

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 digital communication behaviour. They will gain insights into personal and organisational strategies on digital security concerning computers, internet and mobile/smart phones.

Participants will learn about tools to use for safer storage, recovery and communication, as well as secure technical and behavioural practices with computers and other mobile devices.

Date: 31.10.-04.11.2016 / 13.02.-17.02.2017

Trauma_StressCounselling in Trauma and Stress for Peace Work in Conflict Zones

Understanding the emotional effects of conflicts and disasters on their victims and responding to the victims‘ needs are crucial capacities for peace workers and staff of NGOs working in conflict areas and disaster situations.

In this new training course you will get familiar with the emotional responses to traumatic events, effects of traumatic events on specific vulnerable groups and the social impacts of trauma.

Further, the role of the counseling person and the work with victims will be explored and special attention is given to the needs of the caregiver.

This training course addresses staff of NGOs and peace workers who experience or need to assist in traumatic and stressful situations within their work.

Date: 15.-19.02.2016 / 23.10.-27.10.2017

StrategisingStrategising Change for Social Movements

Successful social change requires both: movements and non-governmental organisations. Many NGOs are deeply rooted in social movements. But sometimes these roots aren’t visible in their daily work, because they are busy with their own survival or have to act upon donor requirements.

The training will reflect on the role of movements and NGOs, their links and potential for strategic cooperation. The participants will gain theoretical, analytical and practical skills for the strategic development of social movements from an organisational perspective. The training will deal with questions like: What is our vision for and our role in society? What kind of power do we have and what kind do we want in order to re-politicise our work?

Date: 07.-11.03.2016 / 06.11.-10.11.2017

CampaigningCampaigning for Nonviolent Change

Successful nonviolent movements are not just reacting on their opponents, but use operational planning and develop campaigns to put their activists on the offensive.

The training will enable the participants to facilitate the planning process for a nonviolent campaign within their local organisations and coalitions: „How to pick the right campaign and formulate demands? How can we plan and then handle dynamics of political campaigning? Can we find consensus for „nonviolent discipline“, and how to make everyone do the right thing at the right time? How to develop creative actions and create strong images? How should we communicate with authorities and opponents, and lead negotiations? How do we ensure sustainable change after the campaign is over?

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

Date: 07.-11.11.2016

MediaUtilising the Media for Campaigning and Advocacy

Civil society organisations and movements often lack the public visibility they deserve. That’s why it is important for them to harness the potential of both the tra­ditional and the new media. This training will focus on how a good relationship with the media can be esta­blished and utilised to the benefit of campaigns and advocacy strategies.

Participants will learn the basic principles of journalistic writing and how to get their message across effectively and efficiently. This includes the drafting of press releases as well as conducting interviews and press conferences. Special emphasis will be put on the opportunities the social media offer for campaigns.

Date: 10.-14.10.2016

ManagingOrgChangeManaging Teams and Organisations

Organisations working in conflict zones need to adapt to their at times rapidly changing environment. How do we manage the necessary changes in our organisations systematically? How do we design organisational change processes? How do we facilitate change processes as peace workers in our partner organisations?

The seminar introduces key concepts of organisational mangement and change management. The trainer shares his experiences with organisational development processes in headquarters of non-governmental organisations.

This training addresses peace workers and NGO staff interested in exploring tools, in developing strategies of organisational change mangement and in reflecting their own role in such processes.

Date: 22.02.-03.03.2017

Gender equalitySocial Change, Gender Equality and Feminist Tools for Change

Mainstreaming gender sensitivity consists of a number of steps that any NGO can implement. This training will explore the connection between developing gender awareness within organisations and working towards social change.

What is gender awareness? How is it relevant to us as activists and NGOs?

We will also focus on applying various gender-sensitive mechanisms and approaches relevant for organisations. Participants will become familiar with gender-sensitive tools for discussions and decisionmaking, analysis of power relations in organisations and movements for social change. Participants will have a chance to share their respective experiences and learn from each other.

Date: 29.02.-04.03.2016 / 30.10.-03.11.2017

Gender_sensitive_PlanningGender-sensitive Planning in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

Gender-sensitive analysis and planning skills are inevitable for designing and implementing projects that will support positive socio-political changes. In this new training course peace workers will discuss why and how gender matters in the context of conflict and peacebuilding, deep-rooted notions of feminity and masculinity and power asymmetries in a society.

The training will be highly interactive and participatory, based on participants‘ own experiences from the diverse cultural backgrounds.

Moreover, conflict-sensitive project management tools and their incorporation into the own work practice will be part of the training.

The training is especially designed for those who have experiences in peace work and see a demand for adding gender dimensions into their own work.

DealingPastDealing with the Past: Transitional Justice for Conflict Zones

Wars and/or absence of the civil rule of law lead to numerous injustices. These individual injustices are often degenerating into new patterns of violence seeking justification in the past. A vicious circle.

Dealing with the past in a constructive manner is at the core of peacebuilding. It is a precondition to reconciliation.

Defining guilt, responsibility, justice includes questions such as: Why trials, why punishments? Is there collective guilt/responsibility? How to deal with collective memory and opposed versions of truth and history? Which wars are justified? Who is a victim, what is victimisation?

The training will offer insights into these processes in the Balkans but foremost seek for answers and foster requestioning.