Thurs. & Fri., January 11 – 12, 2018, 9am-5pm Description: This 2-day intensive training enables participants to learn and utilize frameworks and other tools to carry-out electoral security operations in consolidating democracies. It offers approaches on how to forecast, profile and counter threats related to electoral violence and provides technical guidance on how to plan and administer electoral security effectively. [...]
Fri & Sat, January 19-20, 2018 Description: This course provides an overview of and a practitioner framework for conflict landscapes where Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) is mandated in CVE settings. Since 1989, over 60 DDR mandates have been put into effect globally; in each case DDR was part of the peace agreement. In the last 5-years conflict has changed. [...]
Sat., January 27, 2018, 9am-5pm Description: This course introduces the notion that formal governments exert authority only within broader governance systems in which individuals and groups representing diverse interests also exert authority. The course explores how the dynamic roles, rules, and relationships among these actors shape complex governance systems that we can understand through the application of locally tailored field [...]
IPSI is currently piloting our organizational resilient performance assessment methodology within Creative Associates International, a top international development firm with 2,000 employees working in more than 20 conflict-affected countries. IPSI is assessing the organization´s resilient performance, which will result in the development of nuanced interventions and training – increasing staff safety, performance, retention, and impact.
IPSI 2017 Symposiums
IPSI successfully ran our 2017 flagship symposiums: The Sarajevo Symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions and The Bologna Symposium on Conflict Prevention, Resolution, and Reconciliation. Participants underwent intensive training for two- and three-weeks, respectively to engage with and learn from the world’s leading experts in the field while applying theory to practice.
IPSI recently developed and facilitated a series of creative design sessions to map the minds of 50 anti-hate experts. These practitioners contributed their knowledge to determine how to collectively address the most pressing anti-hate issues through efficient and appropriate interventions within U.S. schools. IPSI staff designed the activities, moderated the discussions, captured the data, and produced a report with findings.
IPSI gathered leading thinkers, policymakers, digital pioneers, religious leaders, military experts and development practitioners at the CVE Symposium in Washington, DC to discuss the toughest challenges in countering and preventing violent extremism. Presenters and participants engaged in an inclusive exchange of information through conversations and interactive workshops.
IPSI, supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, led a project to pull together some of the best thinking on complexity into a set of feasible reforms to set government agencies on a path toward more adaptive or entrepreneurial approaches to conflict prevention, engagement, and recovery.
IPSI designed a series of interactive flexible materials that prepare U.S. Civil Servants and the Foreign Service Community serving in foreign environments, particularly high-stress environments, to increase their resilience skills, their literacy on PTSD and related trauma and stressor-related disorders (SRDs), and their ability to cope with traumatic events at an individual and organizational level.
The Religion & Conflict Project for U.S. Foreign Affairs Officials conceptualized, designed, and built by IPSI for the U.S. Department of State, the Foreign Service Institute, and USAID, is the most complete, complex, and targeted training on the topic currently available in the world, utilizing new technologies and newly developed theory to target varying learning styles and comfort-levels with the topic. Through this flexible modular online training, U.S. Foreign Affairs Officials learn how to build authentic, long-term partnerships with religious actors and institutions in order to prevent and resolve violent conflict.
UN Resolution 1325
This IPSI-designed interactive training course for the Institute for Inclusive Security introduces users to UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and national action plans. After completing this 30-minute module, users will understand why these plans are important, what’s needed to make a NAP high-impact, and what a user can do in their own country.
IPSI and the Rotarian Action Group for Peace, in collaboration with leadership from Rotary International, scripted and produced a 5-minute animated video in both English and Spanish to clearly illustrate the Global Peace System concept for Rotarians, inspire action to build Peace Projects, and give Rotarians the tools to further their peace work. The video immediately went viral among Rotarians. IPSI then produced a second video and accompanying toolkit to help Rotarians build peace projects in their local communities.