Canadian School of Peacebuilding 2019 Courses (Session II)

June 17, 2019 - June 21, 2018

Canadian School of Peacebuilding 2019 Courses (Session II)



SESSION II: June 17-21, 2019

Building Change with Human-Centred Design*

Instructor: Roxy Allen Kioko
BUSI/PCTS/IDS-3950C and PCD-5390C

In this hands-on, project-based course, students will master the 4-phase Human-Centred Design (HCD) process to create products, services, campaigns, businesses, and other innovative solutions to real-world social change challenges across sectors and fields. Generate revenue, co-create with multiple stakeholders, and design sustainable solutions for your community and workplace through the four steps of inspiration, ideation, prototyping, and implementation invented by IDEO and used at Stanford’s (innovation hub).

In previous situations, HCD has been applied in a variety of programs, including: developing a text messaging service to help inner-city kids in the U.S. recover from trauma, designing mobile financial products to help victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, and in a prenatal program at a health clinic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo complete with a mapped-out identity and business model co-designed with local women.

Through short lectures and team-based work, participants will design a solution of their choosing that is immediately applicable to their work and interests. Come with a problem in mind or with your curiosity to learn and co-design in a team with your colleagues.

Justice, Peacebuilding and a Theology of Struggle*

Instructor: Dann Pantoja and Gordon Zerbe
BTS/PCTS-3895C and BTS/PCD-5700C

This course will explore various peacebuilding and justice initiatives in the context of multiple layers of protracted armed conflicts. Based on the experiences of field practitioners in the Philippines, the role of religion and theology in the conflict arena and in peace and justice efforts will be explored—including Christian Filipino “theology of struggle,” Indigenous cultural/spiritual identity, and Islam-inspired theology of liberation, alongside interfaith dialogue. Implications for a broad range of contexts will be examined through case studies, small group discussions, and inputs.

Trauma, Peace-building and Resilience – Level 1*

Instructors: Vicki Enns and Wendy Kroeker
PCTS/PSYC–3950C and PCD–5790C

When individuals, families or communities have been impacted by trauma, there can be ongoing vulnerability and post-traumatic stress as well as opportunities for strength and post-traumatic resilience. This course provides a collaborative setting for participants to explore their own contexts for supporting others’ healing from trauma while presenting an approach that integrates the theoretical and practical.

This course is offered in partnership with the Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI) and counts as 2 days of credit towards CTRI’s 10-day certificate programs in Crisis and Trauma Response or Mental Health Counselling Skills.

Generous Dissent: Nonviolent Activism and Resistance*

Instructor: Emily Welty
PCTS 3950C and PCD-5190C

Nonviolence is a commonly used term but what does it actually mean? Is nonviolence a tool for those who want to keep dissent polite or is it an approach requiring both courage and determination? Should nonviolence be adopted as a deep, moral principle or can it be treated as one among many strategies? This class explores the theory and practice of nonviolence as active tools for social change. Rather than just the absence of violence, nonviolence is both a theory grounded in scholarship as well as a set of practices that have been used by people around the world to challenge oppression and create democratic change. This class is an opportunity to explore both pragmatic and principled theories of nonviolence and to debate their relevance for us today, using case studies from India, Serbia, the U.S. civil rights movement, indigenous movements, and others. In the context of the classroom, participants will engage in lively discussions, experiment with role plays, watch short documentaries and welcome guest speakers who will bring the concepts of nonviolence to life.

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