SLE 2019 Mike Bielski 2

Conflict Management and Conflict Transformation

Dates: Mai 31 – Juni 11, 2021


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Do you face conflicts on the personal and interpersonal level or deal with it them on the level of groups and societies?

Are you eager to learn more about the principles of conflict management and conflict transformation?

This 2-week intensive course will equip you with a sound understanding of the phenomenon of conflict as well as relevant practical techniques and skills.



Conflict management and conflict transformation are core issues of development work. Development projects are not only affected by conflict, but also run the risk of aggravating existing conflicts in a particular region or even triggering new conflicts.

This training course gives a sound understanding of the phenomenon of conflict, which we will explore on the personal and interpersonal level, as well as on the level of large groups and societies.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course participants will be familiar with the principles of conflict management and conflict transformation. They will have substantially broadened their horizon on the issue of conflict and applied tools to understand its mechanisms and work with it in a non-violent way.


Course Content

  • Basic terms and concepts
  • Methods of peace and conflict analysis
  • Approaches to conflict transformation
  • Facilitation and mediation processes and skills
  • Analysis and Diagnostics of Conflict Dynamics
  • The Basic Elements of Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Personal Conflict Management
  • Actor Analysis and Mapping Techniques
  • Strategic Planning of Peace-Building Activities
  • Theory and Practice of Conflict Sensitivity
  • Approaches on “Peace and Conflict Impact Assessment”

Course Programme

Preliminary course programme 2021

Target Group

Our participants come from all around the globe. They include staff from development agencies, national and international NGOs, national governments, university students and researchers, as well as professionals from the private sector. A good command of English is a prerequisite.


Petra Padberg

Petra Padberg is a barrister and solicitor whose area of expertise is in contracts and negotiation and a psychologist by training. She also holds a master’s degree in mediation and is an accredited business mediator and executive coach. She is an internationally experienced trainer in mediation skills, mediation advocacy, negotiation and conflict management and her clients include national and international organisations as well as governments.

Course Material


General information

The training course takes place at the Centre for Rural Development (SLE), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Course hours are from 9.00 am until 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday unless otherwise noted.

The tuition fee is 1650,- euros per participant. If you enrol before July 1st 2020, the Early Bird tuition fee applies: 1350.- euros. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we extended our Early Bird offer to offer our applicants more flexibility.

This includes:

  • 10-days training course
  • Catering during coffee breaks
  • Photo-Documentation
  • Certificate of participation
Individual costs for travel, accommodation, visa fees, insurance and personal allowances are not included.


Apply now through the online enrolment form!


Contact Details

Ms Annika Buchholz, SLE TRAINING Programme Manager

Tel.:       +49 (0) 30 20 93 46 881

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Preliminary course programme 2021
Preliminary course programme 2021
Preliminary course programme 2021
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