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Training

Training

PaCSIA provides tailored training programs in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Our trainers and associates have worked with communities from Australia, the South Pacific, South Asia and different African countries, as well as with public service and business organisations. Training programs provide participants with knowledge and skills to enhance constructive interpersonal communication, to mediate conflict in teams and communities, and to plan peacebuilding initiatives on the ground. PaCSIA’s training is interdisciplinary and is influenced by research and practice from adult education, peace studies, conflict resolution, community development, planning, business management and sociology.

In our training design we work with a variety of tools and models, for example Facilitative and Transformative Mediation, Narrative Mediation and Narrative Practice, World Café Conversations, Open Space Technology, Creative Dialogue & Design, Do No Harm and Peace and Conflict Impact Analysis.
What makes PaCSIA’s training approach different from other approaches is, that we design training programs in collaboration with our clients and the target audience. Our workshops are flexible and merge interactive skills development with dialogic conversation about issues that matter to our participants.
PaCSIA also places strong emphasis on working closely with client organisations and local co-trainers. Our trainers engage right from the start with host organisations and design the workshop content together. We also generally precede training by facilitating a facilitator planning workshop in which PaCSIA’s trainers build relationships with local facilitators and ensure that the training is delivered in a manner that respects all cultures. Our trainers are researchers and practitioners. This allows them to present workshops that are practical and reflexive. We see ourselves as catalysts for learning and encourage participants to build on their existing strengths and to try out new skills and practices.

Training programs delivered by PaCSIA include: