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Peacebuilding Training

Peacebuilding Training

Peacebuilding Ministries offers peacebuilding training led by certified instructors. Contact the Peacebuilding Ministries to schedule one of the following training courses:

Interpersonal Peacebuilding

15-hour course
Participants explore who they are amid differences, learn communication skills that help deal with differences, discover a model for cooperative decision‐making; share in activities and discussion, and practice skills.

Talk It Out

3-hour course
Prerequisite: Interpersonal Peacebuilding
Participants learn to use the Talk It Out curriculum to teach children, kindergarten through 5th grade, skills for peacefully resolving their disagreements.

Communication Styles

3-hour course
Participants discover their personal communication styles. This training provides insights to each participant’s communication style in both calm and distressed situations. An assessment tool is the basis for training activities, and is accompanied by a booklet. This training is appropriate for teens, young adults, and adults.

Listening Ear

15-hour course
Prerequisite: Interpersonal Peacebuilding

Participants will learn how to assist people in accessing their internal resources to resolve dilemmas in a constructive way without “fixing” them, giving advice, or counseling.

Meeting Facilitation

15-hour course
Prerequisite: Interpersonal Peacebuilding
Participants will learn how to organize and lead gatherings in a way that encourages open, productive communication and cooperative decisions that enhances meetings and discussions from Sunday school classes to business meetings.

Peacebuilding Skills Refresher

8-hour course
Prerequisite: Interpersonal Peacebuilding or Listening Ear
Participants review and practice communication skills and processes learned in Interpersonal Peacebuilding and Listening Ear. The contents of this training are tailored to meet the needs of the group.

Cooperative Decision-making

24-hour course
Prerequisites: Interpersonal Peacebuilding, Listening Ear, and Meeting Facilitation
Participants learn how to organize and guide meetings to promote broad participation in consensual decision making.



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