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Strategic Dialogues in Peace Processes (virtual course, 7 half-days)

Application Deadline
30th September 2021
1st November 2021
12th November 2021
Skill level
1'700 CHF

Dialogue is a practical and effective method for transforming conflicts. Given the complexity of today’s conflicts, peace processes require different initiatives to address multiple conflict dynamics and causes. Besides formal peace negotiations and mediation between warring parties, broader peace processes encompass strategic dialogues at various levels of society. Building understanding and trust among diverse societal groups, strategic dialogues have the potential to prevent violence, foster social cohesion, and improve relations between the population and governmental institutions.

In this virtual course, participants gain insights into the complex challenges and opportunities of strategic dialogue in peace processes. It provides an in-depth training for peace practitioners facilitating and supporting strategic dialogues.


As a participant, you will:

learn how to assess the use of dialogue in complex peace processes by gaining a thorough understanding of the opportunities, challenges and requirements of a strategic approach towards dialogue;
learn how to adaptively design strategic dialogue processes based on conflict analysis and consultations with stakeholders;
learn how to prepare, promote and conduct locally-owned dialogue processes in a conflict-sensitive way;
identify best practices with dialogue practitioners from different contexts;
acquire communicative and methodological skills related to dialogue facilitation;
exchange experiences and become part of a community of practice.


This course is designed for:

professionals working in or on fragile and conflict-affected contexts and interested in a strategic approach towards dialogue in the framework of peace processes;
practitioners facilitating or supporting dialogues in peace processes.

While this course provides some training in communication and methodological skills, it is not a fully-fledged training in dialogue facilitation. Ideally, this course is complemented by previous experience or additional practice with the guidance and support of experienced dialogue practitioners.

Is this course a good match for you? If unsure, do not hesitate to contact us.

Steinegraben 22 4051 Basel Switzerland

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  • Mediation & negotiation
Languages English
Evaluation none
Target Audience
  • Group Work and Collaborative Problem-Solving
  • Not available
  • Certificate of Attendence
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