The Center for Conservation Peacebuilding offers workshops designed to build the capacity of individuals and teams to collaboratively engage in the theory, principles, and practice of transforming complex conservation conflicts. Offered at both ‘fundamentals’ and ‘advanced’ levels, workshops are held in a variety of geographic locations and may be open to the public or privately contracted.

What can I expect from a workshop?

The objective of CPeace’s workshops is to improve the ability of leaders, practitioners, stakeholders, and teams to better understand conflict dynamics and establish more effective skills, processes, and strategies to address them. Participants will accomplish this by drawing on best practices in conflict transformation and related disciplines that are applicable to and proven in these deep-rooted conflict realities. As a result, participants will possess a broader set of capacities to ensure that institutional, team, community, and individual actions are more strategic, context-appropriate, and meet with higher social receptivity and less unintended collateral damage.

Learning Outcomes:

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the theory, principles, skills, processes, and strategies of conservation conflict transformation (CCT) in their projects and programs
  • Employ 1-2 analytical tools to investigate and monitor conflicts in their professional work
  • Recognize individual reactions to conflict and develop strategies for effective responses
  • Understand the complex, diverse, and deep-rooted conflicts impacting conservation agencies/organizations, programs, and projects
  • Design and lead a range of conflict transformation processes
  • Develop site- or context-specific Conservation Conflict Intervention Plans for transforming a current conflict (3-5 cases per workshop)
  • Improve strategies to engage multiple sectors, stakeholders, and resources to address conservation needs and challenges
  • Co-create an ongoing peer-to-peer network and community of practice with their cohort and course instructor 

Benefits of Improved Professional Capacity to Analyze and Address Conflict:

  • Improved team, stakeholder, and partner relations resulting in increased efficiency and durability of conservation or management actions
  • Conservation ventures will yield a higher return on investment due to the positive changes in social conditions within the conservation or societal context
  • Increased understanding of complex system dynamics that impact long-term change
  • Improved ability of individual actors and teams to anticipate and quickly address any new conflicts or potential conflicts that may arise
  • Improved ability to replicate effective processes and relationship dynamics across projects/sites/contexts
  • Reduction in negative perceptions of an agency, organization, community, or group and their actions
  • Less resources need to be diverted to address resistance or backlash tactics that may result from unpopular, untrusted, or misconstrued projects/actions
  • Increased effectiveness and a higher likelihood of reaching project goals
  • Improved internal and external communication, cooperation, and collaboration

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Upcoming Workshops

Fundamentals of Conservation Conflict Transformation

For those who wish to build their capacity to collaboratively engage in the theory, principles, and practice of transforming complex conservation conflicts

Date: 5-9 October 2020
Location: The Festival Center, 1640 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC, USA
Time: 8:30am – 5:15pm each day
Fees: $2,750. This fee includes lunch each day, materials, and workshop registration.

Register: Please complete this form in order to begin the registration process. Your registration will be finalized once CPeace receives your payment.

We look forward to working with you!

For more information on additional opportunities, options, and fees, please contact us.