This module focuses on peace processes, and interventionstrategies for meaningful and positive impact in peace processes. It defines the structures, roles and complex dynamics of peace processes and the function of mediation, facilitation, and dialogue while drawing on illustrations from case studies around the region.

The Residential Seminar for this module will be held in other conflict contexts provide a cross-regional exposure experience that enriches the basis for learning. The first half of the Residential Seminar consists of an in-depth study of a peace process and learning about the various components of that process as a way to explore broader themes and concepts in peace processes. Fundamentals of third-party intervention using mediation, negotiation and dialogue are critically analysed as practical means for supporting peace processes.

The second half of the Residential Seminar consists of comparative studies of elements of healthy peace processes, including an examination of peace processes in Myanmar, Philippines and Korean Peninsular. Students will apply this new knowledge to the theoretical frameworks that shape their Action Research studies, and meet with their academic advisors during this residential seminar to discuss their plans for conducting Action Research.

Throughout this module, students will also continue their reflections on leadership through the Transformative Peace Leadership component of the programme. Students will further reflect on their leadership styles and identify key strengths for peace leadership practice. During the Residential Seminar students will begin integrating their reflections on their peace practice into a guide for daily personal leadership.

Module Two Objectives:

  • Critically asses the nature of peace processes & the multiple avenues peace practitioners can use to support their positive development
  • Develop an understanding of the role of meditation, facilitation, and dialogue and their applications within the context of peace processes
  • Develop a deeper understanding of strategic interventions in peace processes and fundamental skills for these interventions
  • Develop the first draft of an Action Research Proposal relevant to the students’ current peace work and present it to the ACTS Faculty
  • Develop skills in active listening