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ONLINE COURSE: Conflict Management and Conflict Transformation

Con­flict manage­ment and con­flict trans­for­ma­tion are core issues of deve­lo­p­ment work. Deve­lo­p­ment pro­jects are not only affec­ted by con­flict, but also run the risk of aggra­vating exis­ting con­flicts in a par­ti­cu­lar region or even trig­ge­ring new conflicts.

This trai­ning course gives a sound under­stan­ding of the phe­no­me­non of con­flict, which we will explore on the per­so­nal and inter­per­so­nal level, as well as on the level of large groups and societies.

Course Objec­ti­ves

By the end of the course par­ti­ci­pants will be fami­liar with the princi­ples of con­flict manage­ment and con­flict trans­for­ma­tion. They will have sub­stan­ti­ally broa­dened their hori­zon on the issue of con­flict and app­lied tools to under­stand its mecha­nisms and work with it in a non-vio­lent way.

Course Con­tent


  • Basic terms and concepts
  • Methods of peace and con­flict analysis
  • Approa­ches to con­flict transformation
  • Faci­li­ta­tion and media­tion pro­ces­ses and skills
  • Ana­ly­sis and Dia­gnostics of Con­flict Dynamics
  • The Basic Ele­ments of Alter­na­tive Dis­pute Resolution
  • Per­so­nal Con­flict Management
  • Actor Ana­ly­sis and Map­ping Techniques
  • Stra­te­gic Plan­ning of Peace-Buil­ding Activities
  • Theory and Prac­tice of Con­flict Sensitivity
  • Approa­ches on “Peace and Con­flict Impact Assessment

Course Programme

There will be 5 live ses­si­ons during the 5‑days trai­ning course. Each ses­sion will be grou­ped in two 90 minu­tes ses­si­ons inter­rup­ted by a 30 minu­tes break.

The preli­mi­nary time frame of the ses­si­ons is as follows:

9.30 a.m. — 11.00 a.m. CEST and 11.30 a.m. — 3.30 p.m. CEST (Cen­tral Euro­pean Sum­mer Time)

The focus on the first day will be on con­flict, the next two days the focus will be on coping con­flict by yourself and faci­li­ta­ting a con­flict by a third party or a media­tor. Day 4 and 5 will deal inten­si­vely with con­struc­tive con­flict trans­for­ma­tion, ana­ly­sing the con­flic­ting situa­tion and deve­lo­ping stra­te­gies for a change.

You find the detailed course pro­gramme here.

Course Methods

The vir­tual class­room ses­si­ons with the trai­ner and the fel­low par­ti­ci­pants via Zoom (sub­ject to change) are com­ple­men­ted by group exer­ci­ses, assign­ments as well as time for self-study and reflection.

What does live online trai­ning mean?

Our online trai­nings are not pre-recor­ded trai­ning videos, webi­nars for large audi­en­ces or self-paced e‑learning cour­ses. They are vir­tual live trai­nings deli­ve­red by our trai­ners in real-time, focu­sing on the inter­ac­tion of a small group of remote par­ti­ci­pants. Just like our face-to-face trai­nings, these vir­tual class­rooms aim at tailo­ring the dis­cus­sions and lear­ning expe­ri­en­ces to the trai­ning needs of the participants.

Requi­re­ments: to attend our live online trai­nings, a reli­able high-speed inter­net con­nec­tion and a com­pu­ter or lap­top run­ning Win­dows or iOS are requi­red (inclu­ding audio and video). The Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­tät of Ber­lin uses the video­con­fe­ren­cing plat­form Zoom (sub­ject to change) for vir­tual class­rooms as well as digi­tal tools. We stron­gly recom­mend an exter­nal head­set for bet­ter sound quality


Tar­get Group

Our par­ti­ci­pants come from all around the globe. They include staff from deve­lo­p­ment agen­cies, natio­nal and inter­na­tio­nal NGOs, natio­nal governments, uni­ver­sity stu­dents and rese­ar­chers, as well as pro­fes­sio­nals from the pri­vate sec­tor. A good com­mand of Eng­lish is a prerequisite.


Gene­ral information

The tui­tion fee is 895,- euros per participant.

This inclu­des:

  • Online trai­ning course
  • Course docu­men­ta­tion and lear­ning materials
  • Cer­ti­fi­cate of par­ti­ci­pa­tion issued by Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­tät zu Berlin

Apply now through the online enrolm­ent form!


Mo - Fr, 16. - 20. Mai 2022


09:30 - 15:30


Seminar für Ländliche Entwicklung (SLE), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin


Seminar für Ländliche Entwicklung (SLE), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin