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Peace Ambassador Training 3
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A 16-Week Virtual Certification Program
March 7, 2012 – June 6, 2012
The Training will offer you an immersive experience in building skills with today’s top peace leaders and is divided into five pillars:
Deep Personal Peace: Cultivate the psychological, emotional and spiritual dimensions of peace as the great foundation for deep engagement in the world.
Healing Personal and Collective Wounds: Transform personal wounds and collective trauma to create personal and social transformation and significant evolutionary change.
Communicating Peace: Learn the art of skilled communication to benefit you, your family, your community and our world. You’ll also learn the latest in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, social discourse and dialogue.
Mastering Systems Change: Understand how to create systemic change via models and strategies for unprecedented whole system shifts.
Activating and Organizing for Peace: Gain the community-building and collaboration skills that expand your leadership capacity and help you offer your deepest gifts.
For each Pillar of Peacebuilding, you’ll learn from James O’Dea and two to three core faculty on the methodologies and peace practices they use in their work. James will be weaving and integrating these teachings into a cohesive map for peacebuilding, from the personal to the planetary, throughout the Training. You’ll also have weekly practices, readings, and assignments that deepen your experience of the material and put you into close collaboration with other training members from around the world.
Pillar 1: Deep Personal Peace – 3 weeks
These sessions will focus on helping you cultivate the psychological, emotional and spiritual dimensions of peace as the great foundation for deep engagement in the world. Core faculty includes:
March 7: James O’Dea – currently Co- Director of The Social Healing Project funded by the Kalliopeia Foundation. (full bio)
March 14: Aqeela Sherrills – Celebrated peacemaker who brokered truce between the Crips and the Bloods in Los Angeles, now the Executive Director of YES! and advisor to peacebuilding projects worldwide. (full bio)
March 21: Cassandra Vieten – Director of Research at Institute of Noetic Sciences. (full bio)
Pillar 2: Healing Personal and Collective Wounds – 3 weeks
These sessions will focus on giving you the skills to transform personal wounds and collective trauma in order to create personal and social transformation and significant evolutionary change. Core faculty includes:
March 28: Judith Thompson – Former Director of Children of War, co-founder of Frontiers of Social Healing Dialogues, expert in reconciliation processes in post-traumatic areas. (full bio)
April 4: Azim Khamisa – Internationally renowned expert on forgiveness, hailed by the Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh (full bio)
April 11: Belvie Rooks – social visionary, writer, educator and television producer. (full bio)
Pillar 3: Communicating Peace – 3 weeks
In these sessions and practices, you’ll advance in the art of skilled communication for yourself, family, community and world. You’ll learn the latest in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, social discourse and dialogue. Core faculty includes:
April 18: Michael Nagler – Professor emeritus at UC Berkeley where he co-founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. (full bio)
April 25: Mark Gerzon – Key architect in the global leadership field; experienced facilitator in high-conflict zones; President, Mediators Foundation. (full bio)
May 5: Susan Collin Marks – Senior vice-president of Search for Common Ground, one of the largest conflict transformation organizations in the world; Susan served as a peacebuilder in S. Africa’s transition from apartheid. (full bio)
Pillar 4: Mastering Systems Change – 3 weeks
In these sessions, you’ll hone your understanding for how to create systemic change via models and strategies for unprecedented whole system shifts. Core faculty includes:
May 2: David Korten – Visionary, engaged citizen, author of Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth and The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community. (full bio)
May 9: Louise Diamond – Co-founder of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, founder of Global Systems Initiative and The Peace Company and author of four books on peace. (full bio)
May 16: Don Beck – Spiral Dynamics theorist and wizard who has mapped and applied a comprehensive approach to working with different memes and transforming cultures from South Africa to the Middle East. (full bio)
Pillar 5: Activating and Organizing for Peace – 4 weeks
These classes and practices will help you develop community-building and collaboration skills that expand your leadership capacity and help you offer your deepest gifts.
May 23: Philip Hellmich – Director of Peace, The Shift Network. (full bio)
May 30: Barbara Fields – Executive Director, The Association for Global New Thought. (full bio)
June 6: Dot Maver – Educator and peacebuilder, Executive Director of the National Peace Academy that supports, advances and nurtures cultures of peace. (full bio)
June 13: Final Session with James O’Dea – currently Co- Director of The Social Healing Project funded by the Kalliopeia Foundation. (full bio)
Special LIVE Bonus Session #1 – Non-Violence: A Path to Peace (March 31)
Arun Gandhi – The grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi (full bio)
Special LIVE Bonus Session #2 – Spiritual Solutions (April 26)
Deepak Chopra – Global leader and pioneer in the field of mind-body medicine. (full bio)
Bonus Recording #1 – Cultivating Inner Peace
Swami Chidanand Saraswati – Renowned Hindu saint and president of Parmarth Niketan ashram, Swamiji has represented India at the Parliament of World Religions and is known as great teacher of peace. (full bio)
Bonus Recording #2 – The Path to Planetary Peace
Special Bonus Workshop #2: Philosopher Ervin Laszlo (full bio) and celebrated evolutionary Barbara Marx Hubbard (full bio) engage in a visionary dialogue.
Bonus Recording #3 – Crossing the Lines: Creating a World That Works for All
Sharif Abdullah – Founder and director of Commonway, Sharif is working to align our global human societies with our common spiritual and moral values. A leading expert in non-violent social movements. (full bio)
Bonus Recording #4 – Communicating Peace
Dr. William Ury – co-author of the global bestseller Getting to YES, author of The Power of a Positive No and co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project. (full bio)
Bonus Recording #5 – Committing to a Path of Peace
Kimmie Weeks – Child’s rights activist and globally-respected peacebuilder from Liberia who has helped to rehabilitate child soldiers. (full bio)
Practices & Homework: Every week we’ll have practices that allow you to embody the core teachings and apply them in your daily life, in conflicted situations in your community, or in larger societal healing work. You’ll engage in a powerful journey with supportive groups and a private online community in which you can discuss and apply the homework. Additional readings and practices will be recommended each week to deepen your learning.
Certification: For participating fully in the course, completing assignments and demonstrating skills in key concepts, you’ll receive a Peace Ambassador Certificate from The Shift Network, which will enable you to play a leadership role in work we are planning for the Summer of Peace 2012 – a global array of activities to create a planetary shift towards a culture of peace.
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