Each year Canadian School of Peacebuilding (CSOP), an institute of Canadian Mennonite University, invites the peacebuilders of the world to gather in Winnipeg, Canada, for a selection of five-day courses in June. Come take a course or two for professional and personal development or for academic credit. We offer courses from local, national and international peacebuilders, to serve practitioners, professionals, activists, students, non-governmental organizations, and faith-based groups. Consider learning with this international network in various approaches to peacebuilding, justice, reconciliation, conflict resolution, and development.
Courses can be taken for training as professional or personal development, or for university credit. Participants taking a course for training are strongly encouraged to complete course readings, but are not required to complete course assignments. Students taking courses for university credit will be expected to complete readings and assignments. A syllabus will be distributed by the beginning of each course. For each course, participants will require:
- Facility in spoken and written English. If English is not your first language and your education was not primarily in English, you will be required to submit a writing sample as part of the application process.
- A secondary-school diploma and at least two years of university or equivalent work experience
Please note that CSOP’s admission process is independent of CMU’s admission process. For admission requirements and procedures, please go to the official website of the school (click "Further Official Information"). For information on CMU new Masters of Arts in Peace and Collaborative Development, please go to the offical website.
The application deadline for CSOP 2016 is April 1, 2017.
Late applications may be accepted with a $50 late fee.
Course Requirements & Materials
All CSOP participants are expected to attend class sessions, which run from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., to engage in class activities, and to complete the basic reading assignments. Additional requirements for those earning academic credit will be included in the course syllabus.
Course syllabi and introductory readings will be available online prior to CSOP for those registered for courses. Those who do not have access to the internet will receive these materials upon their arrival. Course readers will be distributed the first day of each class. Books listed in the syllabi should be ordered ahead of time by participants.
The deadline for completion of CSOP 2016 academic course work is August 22, 2017.
Recognizing that the costs of training can be a significant barrier to participants, we have worked to keep our fees low. For those taking a course for personal or professional development, the fee is $560 per session. For those taking courses for academic credit, tuition is $770 per session.
Course fees for the Canadian School of Peacebuilding are higher than regular tuition because of the extra costs associated with bringing in high-quality instructors and students from around the world. The extra fees also help to cover events such as daily coffee breaks, the weekly noon Peacebuilder Banquet, and other community-building activities.
For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.
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