Conflict Transformation Course

Conflict Transformation Course

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Peace Direct has launched a new course for people wanting to learn more about peacebuilding. 

The course is available online and is free until the end of August during our test phase. The course is self paced, and takes on average between two hours and two weeks to complete.

Upon completion, participants should have a greater knowledge of the practical skills and techniques required to resolve conflict and build peace successfully at a local level. 

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The course consists of eight modules:

  • Perspectives and values,
  • Self-awareness and learning, 
  • Influencing through relationships: conflict and power, 
  • Violence, peace and healing, 
  • Participative conflict analysis, 
  • Strategy and nonviolence, 
  • Exploring options from ourselves to building a movement, 
  • Being the change. 

Find out more about the course in our Frequently Asked Questions below.


How to enrol

To access the course you will first need to create a user account on Peace Direct’s online learning platform. To do so, click here. 

After creating and logging into your account, you will see a link to “Conflict Transformation: your practical toolkit for peacebuilding”. Click this link. On the page that follows enter 2021 as the “Enrolment key” and click “Enrol me”. You will now be enrolled in the course.

To register for the course, click below.

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Find out more about the course in our Frequently Asked Questions below.


Frequently Asked Questions


Before the course

Is this course right for me?

The course has been developed for anyone working in conflict. 

It can be used by peacebuilders or anyone working in conflict situations, as a practical toolkit for peacebuilding. It is relevant to people working in fields such as: human rights, development, democracy, healing and environmental sustainability as well as other areas of work related to peace. 

What will I learn?

Upon completion, participants should have a greater knowledge of the practical skills and techniques required to resolve conflicts and build sustainable peace at a local level. The course consists of eight, consecutive modules. They include:

    • Perspectives and values,
    • Self-awareness and learning,
    • Influencing through relationships: conflict and power,
    • Violence, peace and healing,
    • Participative conflict analysis,
    • Strategy and nonviolence,
    • Exploring options from ourselves to building a movement,
    • Being the change.

As well as a theory, the course provides real life examples and case studies from around the world.

How much does the course cost?

Until the end of August 2021, the course is free. This is an introductory offer during our test phase. Normally, the course would cost $50.


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During the course

How long does it take to complete?

Each module should take around 10 to 15 minutes to complete. So, depending on your pace or schedule of learning and whether you choose any additional reading, you should complete the course in anywhere between two hours and up to several weeks.

Do I have to complete the course in a certain period of time?

There is no rush to finish the course. From the date that you sign-up, you will have access to the course for as long as you need.

Will the course be guided?

No, the course is self taught and self paced, so participants can learn within their own schedule.

Can I connect with other course participants? 

Throughout the course, you will be invited to join the ‘Discussion Area’. This is a dedicated space where learners can connect, ask questions, and share ideas. 

What course materials can I access during the course?

All course materials are provided online at sign-up and can be accessed throughout the course. The materials are based on the book Working with Conflict 2, by Simon Fisher, Vesna Matovic and Bridget Ann Walker (Zed Books, 2020). As such, we encourage that students who take this course read Working with Conflict 2. Beyond that, there are many options for further learning, both formal and informal.


After the course

Will I receive a certificate upon completion?

Yes, all participants who finish the course will receive an online certificate upon completion.

How can I learn about more opportunities like this?

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