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Positive Peace Certificate Workshop--Session 1 of 3 (FREE for RPCVs)

05 Dec 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm EST

Note: This event is currently full; if you are a Peace Corps Invitee, please contact if you are seeking to register.  New registrants will be placed on a waitlist. (JH)


Positive Peace Certificate 3-Part Workshop (Free for RPCVs)

December 5, 7 & 8 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Eastern

NPCA is pleased to offer this FREE 3-part Positive Peace training workshop for Peace Corps invitees, currently serving Volunteers, and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers. The full six-hour workshop includes three sessions running two hours each night on:

Mon., December 5

Wed., December 7

Thurs., December 8

Participants must commit to all three sessions in order to receive the certificate.

Learn about the Pillars of Positive Peace and how they can be used as a framework to develop sustainable societal change, both domestic and abroad. Through introductory presentations and interactive discussions, participants will receive an in-depth understanding of the research and methodology of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), and focus on practical efforts to build Positive Peace at the local level.

This workshop series will be led by Michael Collins, and hosted by the NPCA Global Reentry program. 

Please click the "Attending" button above to register for this session and to receive an email with the Zoom link. 

"For 60 years, the purpose of the Peace Corps has been to 'promote world peace and friendship,' but the concept of peace promotion is rarely mentioned in training, service, or close of service. However, during the same 60 years, a concept known as “peacebuilding” has emerged to describe how peace can be achieved and to prescribe the special role each of us can play as private citizens — especially those of us with Peace Corps experience and values.

“The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), and the Global Peace Index has become a key part of the peacebuilding community with significant impact worldwide. IEP has identified and analyzed the most peaceful countries in the world to help us understand the qualities and characteristics that enable them to thrive in peace while too much of it is mired in violence. They have pioneered a “positive peace” framework that identifies the “pillars of peace” – the attitudes, structures, and institutions that enable societies and nations to live and thrive in peace. Peace Corps Volunteers help develop the building blocks of peace (education, respect for others, low corruption, etc.) in our communities during service, and can be peacebuilders throughout their lives.”

— Chic Dambach, RPCV Colombia, Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Nominee 

IEP's Positive Peace program provides knowledge and resources to individuals interested in fostering peace in their communities. The program attracts seasoned peacebuilders as well as those new to the field.



Need help with your next career opportunity after-service? With the Global Reentry Program, National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is here to help returned Volunteers with readjustment at home after service, provide resources to overcome challenges, and take the next steps toward healthy lives and successful careers. 

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05 Dec 2022
6:30pm - 8:30pm EST

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