Training On Conflict Management and Social Enterprenuership

Posted: March 3, 2011 in News and Views

Critical Skills for Peacemakers: Training towards the intersection of international conflict management and social entrepreneurship

The world is at a critical juncture, and frankly, the way in which young persons are educated to address the complex and interconnected global ills plaguing communities around the world has not evolved to meet the need.

Education in crucial conflict prevention and resolution theory and practical social entrepreneurial skills largely takes place in two distinct bubbles with little crossover; in a handful of universities and in small-scale projects in conflict and post-conflict countries.  Due to a lack of time and resources, critical tools that should be learned and utilized in conjunction are taught in separate classes/trainings or not at all.  University classes are heavy on theory, although most lack a mechanism for training students in practical skills.  The inverse is true for trainees in conflict and post-conflict countries.  Furthermore, university students and trainees in the field are rarely, if ever, offered the opportunity to collaborate in such a way as to spark crucial peer learning.  Finally, the vast majority of future Peace & Security leaders lack the support and input from a global network of peers and experts which can provide them with new tools and resources, as well as guide them in their work (although the Peace & Collaborative Development Network is making inroads here).  Future leaders are not bound by a lack of energy or fresh ideas; they are instead constrained by a lack of opportunity and support to achieve their ambitious goals! Ashoka and the International Peace & Security Institute (IPSI) are both at the forefront in the battle to break through these barriers by locating, training, and empowering leaders across the globe.

While Ashoka is the preeminent organization fearlessly pursuing the empowerment of people and communities through social entrepreneurship, IPSI is the preeminent training program for emerging peace and security leaders that want to tie social entrepreneurship to the broader ideas of conflict resolution and peacebuilding.  IPSI is an organization that was founded by many of the world’s top peace and security leaders to ensure that the next generation is equipped to overcome the immense issuen the horizon.  IPSI bridges the deepening chasm between academic theory and on-the-ground lessons in the field by running month-long trainings where world leaders personally convey their knowledge and expertise to a select group of future peacemakers.  These leaders and IPSI collaborate to develop hands-on curriculum based on personal experience, overcoming the gap between theory and practical skillsI.PSI is proud to announce that the social entrepreneurship workshops at this summer’s Symposium will be run by representatives from Ashoka and Search for Common Ground (SFCG), in collaboration with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jerry White and Partners for Democratic Change founder Raymond Shonholtz.  You can learn more about IPSI’s upcoming four-week training, the 2011 Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, a…, run in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at their Bologna Center this June – July by visiting IPSI’s website: ipsinstitute.org/

Regular Decision and Scholarship Applications for participation are due by March 14.

While Ashoka is the preeminent organization fearlessly pursuing the empowerment of people and communities through social entrepreneurship, IPSI is the preeminent training program for emerging peace and security leaders that want to tie social entrepreneurship to the broader ideas of conflict resolution and peacebuilding.  IPSI is an organization that was founded by many of the world’s top peace and security leaders to ensure that the next generation is equipped to overcome the immense issues on the horizon.  IPSI bridges the deepening chasm between academic theory and on-the-ground lessons in the field by running month-long trainings where world leaders personally convey their knowledge and expertise to a select group of future peacemakers.  These leaders and IPSI collaborate to develop hands-on curriculum based on personal experience, overcoming the gap between theory and practical skillsI.PSI is proud to announce that the social entrepreneurship workshops at this summer’s Symposium will be run by representatives from Ashoka and Search for Common Ground (SFCG), in collaboration with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jerry White and Partners for Democratic Change founder Raymond Shonholtz.  You can learn more about IPSI’s upcoming four-week training, the 2011 Bologna, Italy Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, a…, run in cooperation with the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at their Bologna Center this June – July by visiting IPSI’s websiteRegular Decision and Scholarship Applications for participation are due by March 14.
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Comments
  1. I am working with an national organization, which educate community institutions on human rights and political education. we are working with four program or outcomes like,
    Democratic Governance, Social Justice, Peace and harmony. as human rights worker and activist iam working for peace and tolerance as well as inter faith harmony, create awareness to community on peace and tolerance through trainings, seminars and theater.
    i played vital role when a conflict raised within Muslim majority and Hindu minorities on burial of hindu girl in Muslim graveyard.

  2. rightsnowpak says:

    Dear Mustafa Baloch Sahib,

    I am quite aware of your and your organizations’ good work. I encourage you to apply for this training.

  3. taj shah says:

    dear plz help in this regard i wan to b part of this training.
    regards and kinds .
    Taj Rashdi

  4. taj shah says:

    plz help me in this regards to me

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