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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

Advanced Application of Conservation Conflict Transformation

For those who have taken a Fundamentals of CCT workshop with CPeace (or HWCC) in the past and are looking to take their implementation of CCT to the next level

Date: 11-15 March 2019
Location: Washington, D.C., USA
Time: 8:30am – 5:15pm each day
Fees: $2,725 (includes workshop fee, materials, and lunches)

Register: Please complete this form. Your registration will be complete once you provide payment for the workshop.

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: 29 April – 3 May 2019
Location: YMCA of the Rockies, Estes Park, CO, USA
Time: 8:30am – 5:15pm each day
Fees: $2,450 (includes workshop fee, materials, and meals. Lodging at the YMCA of the Rockies will be booked separately through a link that will be provided once your registration has been confirmed.)

Register: Please complete this form. Your registration will be complete once you provide payment for the workshop.


CPeace is wrapping up its current conflict intervention work in 2018 and is now gearing up for new challenges in 2019! Have you been hoping to participate in a capacity-building workshop? Have you been wanting to bring CPeace’s conservation conflict transformation skills and approach to your project or organization? Now’s your chance!

Let us know if: 
1) You’d like to participate as an individual or small team in a public capacity building workshop (either fundamentals or advanced); 
2) You would like a public workshop in your area of the world and you are willing to provide logistical/hosting support to make it happen; 
3) Your project or organization would like to contract with CPeace for a private (i.e. you select the participants) capacity-building workshop and where you’d like it to be; 
4) You have other needs that we can help you address! 

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