Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive

July 21, 2011

The National Peace Academy offered its first Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive 2011 from July 17-23 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT.The National Peace Academy's Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive (PPI) was a one-week learning program for people who wish to create significant, meaningful and sustainable change in their communities.  NinA Meyerhof, Founder and President of Children of the Earth facilitated a breakout session at PPI.

Americans are experiencing a period of change of historic magnitude. Political, business, social and community leaders are struggling to develop strategies and alternatives to address our severe economic decline and the degradation of civility in our public spaces. This struggle is also pursued by everyday citizens who are seeking opportunities to establish safe, healthy and sustainable communities in which people are able to live with dignity, free from violence, with assurances of the basic requirements of their security. In response to this urgent need to devise and advance the changes that may lead to these goals, the National Peace Academy is offering its first Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive.

The week-long Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive was designed for individuals and organizations who hope to launch new peacebuilding and change initiatives or enhance existing efforts. Participants were coached in the design and development of a strategic peacebuilding plan that they will take back and implement in their community or initiate in an organization they already work with. The plan will be assessed and evaluated by instructors and peers, and the National Peace Academy will provide ongoing guidance for project development after completion.


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