Courses

Training of Trainers for Sustainable Peacebuilding and Human Rights

You will master techniques needed to design, organise and facilitate workshops and seminars on human rights and sustainable peacebuilding. You will familiarise yourself with participatory approaches and creative tools to train different groups, and learn to evaluate and reflect on training and learning processes. Experience a practice-oriented training based on a non-violent gender-sensitive approach.

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Scheduled Course

Training of Trainers: 11 – 17 February 2018
Application Deadline: 29 October 2017

Course Objectives:

  • Develop and/or refine your training and facilitation skills using a variety of methods to deliver an inspiring engaging learning experience
  • Design participant-oriented training activities and acquire g participatory methods such as critical pedagogy, peer-to-peer and experience-based learning
  • Master a gender sensitive approach for delivering trainings on human rights and sustainable peace
  • Enhance your ability to conduct trainings that promote human security and peaceful resolution of conflicts
  • Familiarise yourself with strategies for active nonviolence (e.g. mobilising, networking, implementation
  • Experiment creative training methods such as role play, simulations, circle of truths and fish bowl role plays

Delivery methods

  • Self-discovery
  • Peer facilitation and Peer review
  • Role play
  • Transformation art
  • Group exploration and facilitator-led discussions
  • Practical exercises and simulations

Who should apply

The programme addresses individuals with a background in the field of human rights and/ or peacebuilding. New trainers will gain a strong foundation in critical training skills, while experienced trainers will have the opportunity to reflect on their skills and will be introduced to new approaches for delivering effective trainings.

Fee: 1.890€ (including accommodation, joint transportation from and to Vienna, course material, social event)

The ASPR may grant waivers to some applicants who are unable to afford the full tuition fee. Applicants who wish to apply for waivers must demonstrate their inability to afford the tuition fee.

Application Deadline: 30 July 2017

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Specialisation Course on Monitoring and Evaluation

The course is designed to deepen theoretical and practical knowledge on monitoring at the same time. Consequently, the theoretical knowledge acquired will be applied to a practice example, resulting in a step-by-step design of a result-oriented monitoring system.
In order to offer – to the extent possible – a tailor-made training, an inquiry into participants’ needs and expectations will be conducted prior to the course.

Scheduled Course

Designing and applying monitoring for effective steering of programmes: 23 – 27 October 2017
Application Deadline: 13 August 2017
Download: Course Outline

Women's Leadership Programme

Due to high demand, we have now opened enrolment for a second course from 23 to 28 April 2017.

The goal of this cutting-edge Leadership Development Programme is to empower senior- and mid-level female managers and leaders in their pursuit of dynamic and thoughtful leadership, career advancement and self-fulfilment. Critical skills in self-leadership will be developed in confronting difficulties and taking decisions across a wide range of contexts and circumstances.

Specialisation Course on Long-term Election Observation (LTO)

The aim of this specialised course is to convey the entire scope and tasks of Long-term Election Observers (LTO) work to participants. It is organised in cooperation with the Swiss Federal Department for Foreign Affairs.

CARITAS Safety/Security Training

The disaster response unit of Austrian CARITAS started with a specially tailored training on "safety/security" in 2012.
21 staff of "Caritas Katastrophenhilfe" with field experience particiated in the compact course 27-30 March.
The customized curriculum covered essentials from "Personal Safety/Risk Assessment" to an outdoor "mine awareness"-training.

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