May9-June17, Summer Peacebuilding Institute – courses still available

May 9 @ 8:00 am - June 17 @ 5:00 Pm

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The 2016 Summer Peacebuilding Institute will take place May 9 – June 17, 2016 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Over the course of six weeks, we hold four sessions of courses with several choices per session. In addition, the final week will be a conference on the present and future of restorative justice.

To hear what some participants have said about SPI, watch these two short videos:
SPI in one Word
SPI Community Day

Courses will be held on a diverse array of topics, including, but not limited to:
Restorative Justice and Truth-Telling
Trauma Awareness, Trauma Sensitivity in organizations, and Body-Mind Resilience techniques
Leadership, Program/Project Management and Complex, Adaptive Systems Dynamics
Training Design and Facilitation
Community Organizing
Arts-based skills, including playback theater, performance arts for community action, and visual social media

For a full list of courses, instructor bios, and costs to attend, visit our website at
To apply online, click here.
All courses can be taken for skills/capacity building and training or academic credit.

Restorative Justice Conference
In addition to two courses on restorative justice, the Summer Peacebuilding Institute will be holding a conference on the future of restorative justice.

Restorative Justice in Motion: Building a Social Movement
(June 14-17, 2016)
Through a combination of workshops, panel discussions, and seminars, participants and speakers will explore our joint roles in building a global restorative justice movement. Together, we will imagine the transformative power of restorative justice at the intersections of social and political change in our societies. For more information and a link to the conference registration form, click here.

The Summer Peacebuilding Institute is a program of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University.

This material is cross-posted from the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, and appears to be an interesting opportunity for the Humphrey community.   This is meant for information sharing purposes only. 
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