Our free peace training will help you improve peacebuilding and development work. We provide hands-on knowledge for you to create positive societal change.
It is a free peace training in the form of a short course available in English and Spanish, which introduces the transformational framework of Positive Peace.
Peace is a cornerstone of Rotary’s mission and the organization believes that “when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect”.
As a result, Rotary works to create environments of peace through undertaking service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships.
The Rotary Positive Peace Academy educates Rotarians in IEP’s technical research on Positive Peace. The Positive Peace framework, empirically derived by IEP, uses statistical analysis to identify the common characteristics of the world’s most peaceful countries.
The Peace Academy aims to help Rotarians use these concepts to improve their peacebuilding and development work.
This non-partisan Positive Peace Academy provides the knowledge from a neutral baseline. Learners can create their own practical approach to peaceful societal change – whether at home, in business, or in the community.
IEP created the course content and it was developed with Rotarians in mind. Through this course, learners will strengthen their knowledge and identify concrete ways to enhance and engage in Rotary’s work in peace and conflict resolution and the Areas of Focus – all via a Positive Peace lens.
The course introduces learners to a broad overview of Peace and Conflict related issues and the concepts of positive and negative peace. This free peace training expands on Positive Peace to examine how we can develop it. We also explore the relationship of Positive Peace to several areas of peacebuilding.
The Academy brings theory into practice and learners are able to examine how Positive Peace can impact our homes, Rotary Clubs, cities and nations, through investigating real world cases.
Examples include stories of Rotary projects so learners can relate to the work as they go through the academy.
The Rotary Positive Peace Academy includes: