CRISP - Trainings


Full-Time Course in Peace and Conflict Work

During the simulation the participants will have to deal with a post conflict situation in a fictious country. After years of growing tensions between the Beelinians and the central government in Gavarush, an armed group the “Kodori Liberation Army” (KLA) started its fight for independence with attacks on Gavarushian governmental institutions and infrastructure. Participants need to apply the gained knowledge, identify gaps and define further learning fields to tackle to conflict on-hand.

Quick facts
DURATION05.09.2022 until 11.11.2022
LOCATIONSArbetinehmer-Zentrum-Königswinter (AZK) in Königswinter, Germany
PARTICIPANTSParticipants were English-speaking professionals with a minimum of two years of work experience, and a diverse background. The course was targeted at those who are working in or aiming to enter the field of conflict transformation. A willingness to engage with others and one’s positionality was a prerequisite to participating.

Participants gain an overview of peace and conflict work, an introduction to key concepts, an insight into the tasks and challenges peace and conflict workers face on a day-to-day basis, an in-depth understanding of how systems of power and identities are constructed and manifested, and learning how to take care of yourself and the people around you. Through seminars you will learn about the key methods of systematic conflict analysis, including conflict sensitive project planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Project Goals

The training course aims to provide the necessary knowledge to tackle conflict using context -dependent and critical analysis methods. The learning process is focused on creating a sense of self, understanding group dynamics, and using own experiences and knowledge, to foster conflict management abilities, teamwork and negotiation skills. By combining theoretical knowledge and practical knowledge the course creates subjective conflict strategies.

Target Group(s)

People who work in or plan to enter the field of conflict transformation, peacebuilding or conflict-sensitive development cooperation, and already have relevant work experience.

Planned Outcomes/Achievements

By the end of the course, participants will have gained the ability to analyse situations on-hand of the conflict context, while reflecting on one’s own positionality. 
Gaining awareness of oneself helps individuals understand the requirements of others without being limited by one’s own beliefs or expectations.
Consequently, the practice of negotiation, facilitation and communication becomes context-dependent, which allows for conflict sensitive and multifaceted solutions.



This project was designed and implemented in close cooperation with