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Take on the roles of mediators and conflict parties in simulations and role-plays, as you learn what it takes to structure a successful mediation effort, as well as what a third party needs to do when deciding to get involved in a peacebuilding effort.
Guest speakers: Dr. Chester A. Crocker (former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Georgetown University), Ambassador William B. Taylor (former Ambassador to Ukraine, current Executive Vice President of USIP), Dr. Anthony Wanis-St. John (American University), and Dr. Alison Milofsky (USIP)
Working in a conflict situation often demands mediation skills, whether you are working at a grassroots level or in state capitals. Mediation is both an art and science, and requires skilled analysis, careful planning, and effective communication. Designed for practitioners working in or on conflict zones, this course will improve participants’ ability to understand the motivations and objectives of the various parties, promote ripeness, develop effective relationships, increase leverage, and strengthen mediation capacity. Participants will practice their skills through simulations, role-play, and case studies.
Participants should be mid-career practitioners in government, non-governmental or international organizations. Interagency, non-governmental and multi-organizational experience as well as experience in fragile and/or conflict affected states is preferred.
Please note that signing up here is an indication of interest only and does not guarantee a place in the course. You will then be contacted by USIP regarding your application.
It is the responsibility of the participant to arrange and pay for lodging and travel to and from the USIP headquarters in Washington, DC, as USIP is not responsible for these arrangements or costs. Please note that all courses are conducted in English and we are unable to provide any translation services.
Price: $395 (included in price is coffee/tea and lunch)
Note: If you are interested in applying for a limited amount of scholarships offered to those joining us from overseas, please indicate so in your statement of interest. In addition, you must indicate how you will use the mediation skills in your work after the course.