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Join us for “Peace Skills - Dialogue as a Peacebuilding Process” at the 2018 Canadian School of Peacebuilding with instructors Maria Ida “Deng” Giguiento and Paulo Baleinakorodawa. Courses are available for professional development, personal inspiration or academic credit. In a culturally and socially diverse society, discussion of differences is needed to facilitate understanding and build relationships among people. Through this course, students will explore their own and others’ narratives in various social and institutional contexts, while learning from each other’s perspectives and from the practice of dialogue. Students will expand options for taking action to create change and bridge differences at the interpersonal and social/community levels. This course is valuable for those engaged in group and community processes. This course is offered in partnership with Resolution Skills Centre (RSC) and Mediation Services and counts as 2 days of elective credit towards an RSC certificate.
Class sessions run from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM on campus at Canadian Mennonite University. Meals are available in the CMU dining room and housing is available on campus in the dormitory. All on-campus lodging and meal packages must be arranged and paid for in advance. More details are available on our website.
Who should attend
The CSOP is designed for anyone between the ages of 20 and 90 who is interested in peace work, including not-for-profit staff and interns, activists and peace educators, community leaders, religious leaders, teachers and professors, students (undergraduate or graduate), and government officials. All participants need to be fluent in English. The school is designed to be an environment characterized by (a) educating for peace and justice, (b) learning through thinking and doing, (c) generous hospitality and radical dialogue, and (d) the modeling of invitational community. The Canadian School of Peacebuilding is for peacebuilders from all faiths, countries, and identity groups.
You may apply online or by downloading a pdf application form from our website. The application deadline for CSOP 2018 is April 1, 2018. Late applications may be accepted with a non-refundable $50 late fee. Once a class is full, any further applicants may join a waiting list. Last year, most CSOP courses filled up, so apply early to ensure your place in the course of your choice.