13th Senior Level Peacebuilding Course
Preparing to Lead in Complex Environments
Multiple challenges restrict the exercise of effective leadership in peacebuilding contexts. International peacebuilding policies and practices are still unfolding to meet the real challenges of building sustainable peace in conflicted, polarized and violent societies. This 5-day course leadership course provides an opportunity for senior leaders to enhance their understanding of the latest developments in peacebuilding and how different leadership styles and skills can increase their impact. Participants will be working on their own leadership situation and challenges as a personal project throughout the week. The course has been hosted by the GCSP in cooperation with UNITAR and Interpeace on behalf of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs since 2009.
- By exploring different leadership styles and skills that effectively deal with peacebuilding challenges, participants will strengthen their ability to lead peacebuilding efforts in complex environments.
- By challenging participants in a safe training environment, where lessons can be shared and networks built, participants will gain a greater understanding of evolving peacebuilding practices and sustaining peace priorities
- Leadership for Peace – Framing the Issues
- Reinventing Peacebuilding and Strengthening the Sustaining Peace Agenda
- Leadership for Peace – Concepts and Skills
- Collaborative Challenges for Peace – Leveraging Inclusion and Diversity
- Applied Leadership and Development of Personal Action Plans
Course Directors and Senior Mentors bring a combination of senior level expertise and experiences from leading peacebuilding efforts across the world and leadership development expertise respectively. The team will be confirmed closer to 2021 course date.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course is aimed for current and potential leaders actively engaged in peacebuilding challenges and supporting the sustaining peace agenda. Participants are representatives of:
- International organizations, incl. the UN, AU, EU, OSCE, ASEAN, OAS, League of Arab States, etc.
- National institutions, incl. governments, ministries, commissions and the security sector, etc.
- Civil society, incl. traditional and religious leaders, NGOs, INGOs, trade unions, media, business, professional associations and women's’ groups, etc.
Participation is limited to 24 persons based on a competitive selection process aimed at also ensuring an inclusive, diverse and gender-balanced group. Full attendance is required to receive course certificate.
No course fees.
The course is sponsored by the Swiss Government, so the tuition fee is waived for successful applicants. All costs related to travel, accommodation and meals is the responsibility of the participants.