Regional Training

01 Mar, 2017 03:23

SESSION 1:  Creating a Learning Environment

The session on creating a learning environment opens with participant's introductions.  Participants will be requested to introduce their neighbours, stating where they are coming from, what they value most in life and how they react when the people they love let them down. The things treasured ranges from family, parents to life , love, respect and freedom.

SESSION II:  The History of the African Struggle, Critical Conscientisation

Biblical, Religious, Colonialism, Neo-colonialism

The focus on this session is the origins of conflict from biblical standpoint as well as tracing the development of conflict from creation to the contemporary world.  From the biblical illustrations, conflict began in Heaven. It was started by Lucifer, an angelic being desiring to be God who because of this desire was thrown down from heaven. On earth it seemed conflict began with the creation of human kind.  In both cases of heaven and earth ,causes on conflict range from the following:

i)    Rebellion - eg. The conflict between Lucifer and God was rebellion as Lucifer did not want to subjected to God
ii)    Deceit - e.g. the serpent deceived Eve to disobey God by causing doubt about what God had told Adam and Eve
iii)    Blame - when God asked Adam about his disobedience, Adam blamed Eve and Eve in turn blamed the snake
iv)    Wrong focus - Even forgot all that God had given her and focused on one thing she could not have
v)    Jealous and Anger - Can became jealous that God had accepted brother Abel's offering and not his. Cain became angry and killed his brother Abel.

SESSION III:  Conceptualising Conflict

Understanding Conflict:  Conflict Analysis- Circle of conflict, Overview of Intention Plan, Conflict stages and Continuum of interest Group relationship. Participants will be asked to define conflict from their own understanding.

Causes of Conflict:

Conflicts about information, eg sufficient, similar, misinformation or misinterpretation

a)    Conflicts over Resources eg Land , Money, Objects or tangibles
b)    Conflicts over Relationships, Family relationships, business partnerships or community organisations
c)    Conflicts over interests or Needs, eg human needs, identity, respect, participation, ability to influence others and success
d)    Conflicts about Structures eg social structures and power relations
e)    Conflicts involving values eg Religion, Ethnicity

How to respond to Conflict: Conflict Management Styles, Communication handling, the problem solving approach and effective communication skills

-    Forcing/ Conquest(my way)
-    Collaboration/ Role Player (our way)
-    Avoiding/Avoidance (No Way)
-    Accommodating/ Quick fix ( Your way)
-    Compromise/ Bargaining ( Half way)

SESSION IV:  Conceptualising Peace

Defining Peace.

The concept of peace building

Gender and peace building 

Workable and wise peace arrangements

Monitoring the Agreement

Dealing with the Breakdown of an Agreement

Theories of development and handling contradictions, demystifying neoliberalism, conflict sensitive approaches to development and Nexus between peace and development:

SESSION V: Intervention Strategies:

Third party intervention, Non violent strategies, Reconciliation and UN Model 

SESSION VI:  Resource Based Conflict

Case Study and discussion

SESSION VII: Governance


SESSION  VIII :  Leadership

Areas to be covered:

•   Introduction to Leadership Principles
•   Distinction between Leadership and Management
•   Types of Leadership styles
•   Pillars of Leadership
•   Distinction between women and men leaders
•   The role of leadership in conflict intervention
•   The role of leadership in transformational societies
•   The role of communication and interpersonal relationships
•   Characteristics of a successful leadership style

Training Cost:

The cost is US$300.  This will cover accommodation and meals, transport (from Harare) and training fees.

Participating Certificates:

Participants who attend the workshop will be presented with Certificates verifying that they  completed the leadership training course.


To find more about the training and other details call E. Mutama or Rena Chitombo on :0773 552 501/0773 552 504 or visit our website :

**CPIA also runs specific courses at request in peace building


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