Professional Development Workshops

Peace Education Program offers professional development workshops for youth workers and educators at our site. Many of these programs can be customized for off-site workshops as well.

Explore the building blocks of conflict resolution: affirmation, communication, and cooperation through the same tools you will utilize to transfer these skills to your students including: cooperative games, hands-on experience, group processes, and role plays.

Community Institute

This is our annual hands-on three-day conflict resolution training. It is a great opportunity for youth workers, educators, parents, and community leaders of all kinds to explore and develop the essential tools of nonviolent conflict resolution for working with youth. Through our highly successful experiential approach, participants will learn the essential components of de-escalating and resolving conflicts: affirmations, communication, and cooperation.

Training of Educators in Peer Mediation

This three-day conflict resolution and mediation training is offered annually for educators interested in starting Peer Mediation programs in their schools. The training addresses basic conflict resolution theory and prepares participants to train student mediators through hands-on activities.

Conflict Resolution Training

Learn the basics of conflict resolution skill building with young people. Training is designed for educators and youth workers who work with elementary, middle, and high school age youth. Explore the building blocks of conflict resolution: affirmation, communication, and cooperation through games, hands-on experience, and role playing that can later be used with your students.

Cooperative Games Day

The Cooperative Games workshop is our most popular training. Participants learn how to use cooperative games to build both the social skills needed to sustain relationships and lay the foundation for successful resolution. Learn such favorites as Giants, Wizards and Elves, Amazing Maze, Rattlesnake, Tin Can Pass, High Five Mingle, and more. Learn games to take back to your school, P.E. class, community center, place of worship, youth group, day care center, scout troup, and family. 

NCBI Prejudice Reduction Workshop

This day and a half-long workshop is part of an award winning international training process designed by the National Coalition Building Institute. This workshop builds on what people have in common while also honoring their positive cultural differences. Peace Ed has used this model as part of our conflict resolution trainings for 29 years.

Building Coalitions

National Coalition Building Institute International (NCBI) is a leading provider of skill training and team building around issues of intergroup and intra-group conflicts. Our trained staff are prepared to lead your organization through this award winning diversity workshop. This interactive process will help any group unlock the issues that cause conflicts between groups.