Certificate in Nonviolence Studies online course

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1000 Trainings Project #: 871

May 2, 2017
All Day

Stephanie Knox Steiner

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Tagged with: Metta Center for Nonviolence, Online Class or Webinar

The Metta Center Certificatmartin-luther-king-286x133e Program is a three-tiered course designed to guide practitioners through the history, theory, practice and application of nonviolence in their lives and work.

This program is open to anyone who wishes to develop their knowledge and understanding of the science and theory of nonviolence and learn how to practically apply nonviolence to contribute to the greater movement for a global nonviolent culture. If you have been looking for a way to deepen your understanding of nonviolence and study it in a more systematic way, this course is ideal for you.

This course aims to help you:

  • Develop a deep knowledge and understanding of the history and theory of nonviolence
  • Practically apply nonviolence in all aspects of your daily life
  • Harness essential nonviolence skills such as strategy, communication, analytical thinking, negotiation, conflict transformation
  • Connect with others who are passionate about nonviolence – online, in your local community, and beyond
  • Take nonviolent action in your community, and discover specific ways you can contribute to the new story (the shift to a new global paradigm of nonviolence and peace)

Course Design

The learning path follows the Metta Center Roadmap,  guiding you through the process of discovering person power, learning about nonviolence and developing strategies to take nonviolent action and contribute to the global movement for nonviolent culture.

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Part 1: Discover Person Power

Part 2: Learn Nonviolence – History and Core Concepts

Part 3: Practical Applications

Coursework also consists of readings, podcasts, videos, reflection questions and weekly assignments to help you apply the concepts introduced.

The coursework is asynchronous, meaning you do not need to be online at a certain time each week to complete the course. We do, however, move at a group pace of one lesson per week. Optional office hours are held biweekly on Google Hangouts, and discussions take place via our Moodle learning platform. For more information, click here to view a preliminary version of the 2017 Certificate in Nonviolence Studies Syllabus.


We are now accepting applications for our 2017 program, which begins on May 1!

Click here to apply