Facilitation of Dialogue Processes and Mediation Efforts

This course is intended for actors engaged in the transformation of societal conflicts that might lead to violence and war. The purpose is to contribute to the development of capacities in order to transform conditions of conflict through peaceful means.

Its main focus is on skills-building in the facilitation of dialogue and mediation procedures and guides course members through the different phases of such processes. The programme includes elements of conflict analysis, process design, and the implementation of an agreement.

Course subjects

The course is administered in a highly interactive manner that seeks to draw on the knowledge and experience of both facilitators and participants. Among other things, members will receive training in:

  • Conflict analysis.
  • Process design.
  • Practical training in dialogue and mediation.

Target group

Participants should be representatives from national or local governments, international, intergovernmental, regional, sub-regional or civil society organizations, police or military personnel, or local stake-holders, who play a role in preventing or transforming violent conflict.

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If you cannot find information about the course you are interested in, please contact the course administration.

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