USIP Free Online Certificate Trainings on Peace Studies

Deadline: none
Open to: everybody interested, relevant to students studying peace and conflict studies
Benefits: Certificate of Course Completion in Conflict Analysis, Negotiation and Conflict Management or Interfaith Conflict Resolution

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has a distance learning program called Education and Training Online, which provides courses in peace and conflict resolution. Many of these courses are free and they can be easily accessed online. Besides, USIP offers certificates for certain courses to trainees who successfully pass course exams online. Some of these courses are also available in Arabic, Farsi and Spanish.

While these courses can be relevant to students studying peace and conflict studies, they can be extremely useful for NGOs and other agencies in developing countries to understand conflict management and learn lessons from around the world and contribute their own experiences. As these courses have been developed in an interactive manner, trainees will get several opportunities to share their ideas. For those who cannot access internet continuously, the courses also provide pdf versions of the curriculum which can be downloaded and viewed offline. There are also Question & Answer sessions in the course which will help trainees to check their own progress of learning.

Some Courses are available in Arabic, Farsi and Spanish.

At the end of specified courses, there will be a certificate exam, also to be conducted online. If trainees pass this exam, they will be awarded with a certificate.

Currently, USIP’s Education and Training Online program has four online courses open for anyone to study. These courses are:

* Certificate Course in Conflict Analysis

Start the online course here.

* Certificate Course in Negotiation and Conflict Management

Start the online course here.

* Certificate Course in Interfaith Conflict Resolution

Start the online course here.

* Introductory Course on the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe)

No certificate available.

Throughout the course, you will be prompted to test your understanding of terms and concepts. When the course is complete, you will have the opportunity to take a certificate exam. If you pass the exam, you will earn the Certificate of Course Completion in Conflict Analysis, Negotiation and Conflict Management or Interfaith Conflict Resolution.

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