Montag, 28. September 2020 - 09:30 Uhr bis Freitag, 02. Oktober 2020 - 13:00 Uhr

Conflict management and conflict transformation are core issues of development work. Development projects are not only affected by conflict, but also run the risk of aggravating existing conflicts in a particular region or even triggering new conflicts.

This training course gives a sound understanding of the phenomenon of conflict, which we will explore on the personal and interpersonal level, as well as on the level of large groups and societies.

Course Objectives By the end of the course participants will be familiar with the principles of conflict management and conflict transformation. They will have substantially broadened their horizon on the issue of conflict and applied tools to understand its mechanisms and work with it in a non-violent way.

Course Content

  • Basic terms and concepts
  • Methods of peace and conflict analysis
  • Approaches to conflict transformation
  • Facilitation and mediation processes and skills
  • Analysis and Diagnostics of Conflict Dynamics
  • The Basic Elements of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Conflict Management
  • Actor Analysis and Mapping Techniques
  • Strategic Planning of Peace-Building Activities
  • Theory and Practice of Conflict Sensitivity
  • Approaches on “Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment”

Course Programme

There will be 5 live sessions during the 5-days training course. Each session will be grouped in two 90 minutes sessions interrupted by a 30 minutes break.

The preliminary time frame of the sessions is as follows:

9.30 a.m. - 11.00 a.m. CEST and 11.30 a.m. - 1.00 p.m. CEST (Central European Summer Time)

The focus on the first day will be on conflict, the next two days the focus will be on coping conflict by yourself and facilitating a conflict by a third party or a mediator. Day 4 and 5 will deal intensively with constructive conflict transformation, analysing the conflicting situation and developing strategies for a change.


Course Methods

The virtual classroom sessions with the trainer and the fellow participants via Zoom are complemented by group exercises, assignments as well as time for self-study and reflection.

What does live online training mean?

Our online trainings are not pre-recorded training videos, webinars for large audiences or self-paced e-learning courses. They are virtual live trainings delivered by our trainers in real-time, focusing on the interaction of a small group of remote participants. Just like our face-to-face trainings, these virtual classrooms aim at tailoring the discussions and learning experiences to the training needs of the participants. 

Requirements: to attend our live online trainings, a reliable high-speed internet connection and a computer or laptop running Windows or iOS are required (including audio and video). The Humboldt-Universität of Berlin uses the videoconferencing platform Zoom for virtual classrooms as well as digital tools such as Moodle. We strongly recommend an external headset for better sound quality


Target Group

Our participants come from all around the globe. They include staff from development agencies, national and international NGOs, national governments, university students and researchers, as well as professionals from the private sector. A good command of English is a prerequisite.

The tuition fee is 875,- euros per participant. If you enrol before July 1st 2020, our Early Bird tuition fee applies: 725.- euros.

Special offer: Participate in this online training and then deepen your knowledge and skills in the face-to-face training course at SLE in the coming year. After active participation in this year‘s online training, you can receive a 20% discount on the tuition fee for the face-to-face training taking place May 31- June 11, 2021.

While there is no application deadline, there is only a limited number of places available in each course and they fill up quickly. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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