IPT Core Course for Peacebuilders
The International Civilian Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding Training Programme (IPT) offers a Core Course for Peacebuilders at the Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolutions (ASPR) in March 2019.
The ENTRi certified CORE COURSE comprises theoretical inputs and practical exercises tailored to the realities in the field. All modules enhance interpersonal skills, highlight the importance of active involvement in the host society, and promote a reflective and critical approach. Junior professionals benefit particularly as they get the opportunity to reflect on their own mission readiness and motivation.
Modules include peacebuilding, cultural awareness, cross-cultural communication, conflict analysis, methods of third party intervention, mediation, human rights, democratisation, organised crime, personal safety, field orientation, mine awareness, first aid, gender and peacebuilding, stress management, and working with trauma.
Practical exercises include a workshop on project management, map reading, navigation, drive training, a mine trail, a Complex Simulation Exercise held outdoors and multiple case studies.
Faculty is drawn from a pool of resource persons who combine theoretical knowledge with extensive practical field experience.
People working with national or international non-governmental organisations, international organisations (e.g. UN), governments, the academic or private sectors who
- want to prepare for field missions in post-conflict and crisis areas in countries other than their own, or in their own countries
- want to serve as multipliers in their own countries and communities, passing on the knowledge and skills obtained in the course