USIP’s Free Online Certificate Courses in Peace and Conflict Management

The Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) through its distance learning program provides courses in peace and conflict resolution. Many of these courses are free and they can be easily accessed online. Besides, USIP offers electronic certificates for certain courses to trainees who successfully pass course exams online. Some of these courses are also available in Arabic, Farsi and Spanish.

While these courses can be relevant to students studying peace and conflict studies, they can be extremely useful for NGOs and other agencies in developing countries to understand conflict management and learn lessons from around the world and contribute their own experiences. As these courses have been developed in an interactive manner, trainees will get several opportunities to share their ideas. For those who cannot access internet continuously, the courses also provide pdf versions of the curriculum which can be downloaded and viewed offline. There are also Question & Answer sessions in the course which will help trainees to check their own progress of learning.

What more! At the end of specified courses, there will be a certificate exam, also to be conducted online. If trainees pass this exam, they will be awarded with an electronic certificate.

Currently, USIP’s Education and Training Online program has four online courses open for anyone to study for free. These courses are:

  • Introduction to Conflict Analysis
  • Introduction to Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Introduction to Interfaith Conflict Resolution
  • Introduction to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

As you can see, three out of the currently available four courses offer certificates. So NGOs sitting in remote developing countries can avail this opportunity to learn and gain recognized certificates without paying any fee or traveling long distances.  To start attending the courses, visit this link.

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140 Responses to USIP’s Free Online Certificate Courses in Peace and Conflict Management

  1. First of all, thanks for this free online course on conflict management. I work for security service and this course will be of much significance for me as i ve to deal with from subtle to very complicated cases of conflicts as part of my daily work. So I just like to know how to get started?
    Ranjan
    Thank you.

  2. Thank you again for us this course on line free of charge.I found them very useful for me and my work.
    In addition to some certificate awarded to me at the completion of the course i still interested to learn in peace and conflict management.
    I would very much appreciate if you can send me the course page and enrollment key
    Thanks.
    yours sincerely

  3. I wish to enrol for this course and ishall be very grateful if you could over me this conflict and peace resolution course

  4. Dear sir,
    It will be my immense pleasure to attend this course i belong to the rural area of Bangladesh and currently working in an NGO, I am sure this training programme will enhance my skills and will make me able to achieve career goals.

    Your kind consideration will be highly appreciated. I look forward to hearing from you.

    A.T.M Rashedur Rahman

  5. hi,i have registered for your online courses read the note and took its online exam for conflict analysis. at first i failed by attaining 52% but when i repeated and passed i could not able to receive my certificate. please help me thank you

  6. i am so interested in the programme. please i will so happy if you can send all the necessary information to my email address as soon as possible.

  7. Dear sir,
    it will be my immense pleasure to attend this course i belong to the rural area of Pakistan and currently working in an NGO, I am sure this training programme will enhance my skills and will make me able to achieve career goals.
    Your kind consideration will be highly appreciated…

  8. How can I apply and join for certificate course in peace and conflict management. I am a secondary teacher in Tanzania with a B.A.Ed in geography,Political Science and Public Administration.

  9. am from Ghana and would like to be part of this online conflict management course.if given the opportunity to undertake this course, i hope it will help me to sometimes help resolve some minor internal conflicts that arises in our daily life.
    i hope to hear from you soon

  10. sir/mam
    We are working in slume area in Varanasi, U.P.(India).I waant two join your course.

  11. Dear All,
    Have a nice day and Happy New Year to all of you.
    I am from a Local Organisation from Pakistan and awant to know about this course for some of our staff members.
    Please give me a guide line how to improve our skills and how to apply from our organization side. Thanking you.

  12. I am aKenyan community social worker who interacts with people of different tribes .Having experienced the post election violence in Kenya in the last general elections,iam very much intersted in pursuing both Conflict Analysis and Negotiation and Conflict Management Courses. This will improve my skills while serving the community.
    Please get me enroled as soon as possible.

    Thank you

  13. Am a Ugandan persuing Masters in Conflict transformation in one of the Universities here in Uganda. i am very much interested in enrolling for the online certificate program especially for conflict analysis.

    Thanks for the generous offer.
    James Ocaya Oballim

  14. I am interested in this course and will help me a because I am currently involved in community development. I will like to know how do I get started.

  15. I have already increased interest in this like Tom from kenya my country. can i please know how to get started and when and ie possible get Toms contact. i gonna pursue the course i need it please.
    THANKS.

  16. I am Natnael Yonas from Ethiopia. I grew up in the sponsorship project called “compassion International Ethiopia”. I hold a bachelor degree and currently working for Ethiopian Guenet church and walfare organization as a child sponsorship, Orphan and Vulnerable care and support projects director. We are striving and working hard to change our more than thousands of children future life. Now I have succesfully passed the entrance exam and registered to study my MA in Leadership and management at Addis Ababa University. I am very interested to apply. So that, I would be grateful if you could let me know how I can apply.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank yu very much and God bless you.
    Natnael from Ethiopia

  17. Thanks for the opportunity. How do I register to take these great courses. Please kindly advice me.

    Regards & New Year Wishes.

  18. Hi everyone,

    My name is Tom from Kenya. I would like to thank the director Education and Training at USIP for availing these important courses to us. I have successfully completed a course in Conflict Analysis and was awarded a Certificate. Currently I am almost finishing the next course in Negotiation and Conflict Management. Thanks once again.

    Regards,
    Tom

  19. Dear Sir/Madam
    I am interested for
    Free Online Certificate Courses in Peace and Conflict Management, so please let me know how I could be registered my self for this course.

    Thank You
    Regards

    Manshad

  20. Dear Sir/Madam
    I am interested for
    Free Online Certificate Courses in Peace and Conflict Management, so please let me know how I could be registered my self for this course.

    Thank You
    Regards

    Debasis

  21. Hi please i am happy for such an opportunity but how would i register if i am to enrole and are there any requirments?

    thanks very much

  22. I am working in an NGO SAVE THE GLOBE PAKISTAN.This is a very good opportunity to acquire skills through the online course program, as community workers to help our societies in resolving conflicts.Please send me course contents.

  23. I am disappointed in the exam body for this free online course. I have spent a week writing the exam on conflict analysis, 1st got 36%, 2nd got 56% and today I got all the answers correct, and yet got an unbelievable reply of “sorry you did not pass”
    I think the exam board do not really want to give any free certificate, but just to waste peoples time.
    I am shocked and disappointed.

  24. Dear Sir,I am the Patron SINDHI AIKTA ASSOCIATION. Please let me know how can our Association members’ avail this opportunity to get trained. Thus, we can serve people in better way. It will be grat favour to us.
    Thank you,

  25. I belong to Sindh Rural, Pakistan. I am working mainly with the village people so I am interested to participated in such online course.

    Regards
    Pervaiz Tunio

  26. I belongs to a NGo Named Rural Youth Forum Nepal. I am working mainly with the village people so I am interested to participated in such online cources. thank you

  27. Im keen to participate in this conflict management course!!! but how can i register for it?? please help!!!

  28. PLAY FR PEACE
    VOTE FOR PEACE
    CRY FOR PEACE
    PEACE IS THE BASIC DEMAND OF EVERY MAN AND WOMAN
    KINDLY WHEN THER IS A TRAINING OR STARTING OF ENROLLMENT
    THAN INFOR ME.
    PROGRAMME DIRECTOR
    YOUTH EMPOWERMENT(KPK)PAK

  29. Dear All

    please kindly let me know how to take part in this wonderful program
    hope will hear from you soon

    Mina Kodjoe

  30. Dear respondents,
    I am interested in joining the course but would like to get it on the pdf format. I work in rural drylands pastoral community in northern Tanzania. so it is sometimes hard to participate the tit and tat online discussion. I am highly interested in these courses. what can i do?

  31. Thanks for your course, I am fully interested it to participate,please send me the details of the course. Thanks.

  32. I am interested for certificate courses in Peace and Conflict Management.
    please enroll me and inform me to start.
    Bhakta Bahadur K.C
    All Nepal Public Care Society Nepal.

  33. I work with Zimbabwe Youth Organisations Network a network of 26 youth organisations working effectively in community and national development processes.Our major focus is on Peace building and Conflict Transformation.We also focus on Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance.

    Thank you for awarding us chances to advance our knowledge in Conflict studies.

    Misheck Gondo
    Chairman
    Human Rights,Democracy @ Good Governance Cluster.
    Zimbabwe Youth Organisations Network

  34. I am sarang from pakistan i want to learn about conflict management in the organization , and how we can handle the situation.
    Kindly approve mine request and guide me .

    Regards
    Sarang Ram Mathrani

  35. First, i would like to thank you, USIP for offering free online course on Peace and Conflict Management. I am very interested to join the course. So i hereby like to request you to help register my name.

    Your cooperation would be appreciated.

    Thanks

  36. Dear organizer, God blesses you for a wonderful programme. Please, I am very much interested on those course. Count me as one of your student for this certificate courses.
    Yours Faithfully,
    Pst(Brig) Sunday Joshua Eminue
    President: Gods Manifestation Orphans and Widows
    Organization (GMOWO Single Ladies Club)
    Calabar, Cross River State Nigeria

  37. I am highly interested to enroll in this course. Please send me the further details and supportive documents.

    Regards.

  38. i am highly interesting this course , please kindly send me for farther details,

    Regards

    Abdirizak

  39. I am interested in studying Certificate in conflict Analysis,Negotiation and conflict Management and Interfaith Conflict Resolution.Presently I work in the Ministry of Defence and National Security. On the other hand I lead a Network of People living with HIV.

  40. Dear Sir/Madam
    I am applying for the course of Conflict managment,therefore please register me and if you never mind send me all detail of the course.thanks

    Best Regards
    fawad shinwari

  41. thank you for us this course on line free of charge.
    iam pastoring in the rural areas in sudan were conflicts arised in the communities.
    hence, i am interested to learn peace building and conflict resolution if your esteem office would allow me to.
    thanks.
    yours sincerely
    Rev. Peter Nyok Padiet

  42. I am founder of a community development project in Uganda, I completed the course conflict analysis and want to start on negotiation and mediation, thank you very much for the offers.

    best regards

  43. I am really intrested to study the course for peace and resolution is the crying need in the state, So please kindly send the course now.

  44. The Course is very touching, educative and I strongly believe it will bring good solution to our trouble world.

  45. Iam so much interested in peace keeping,this may be a good opportunity to intensfy my knowledge on conflict analysis, please send me details for the course.
    Thanks.

  46. Am glad to have this kind of Course for Free online. I have downloaded notes on Conflict Analysis and am ready to go.

    Thanx.
    George.

  47. Brilliant! Thanks for making these available at no cost for so many who work in rural communities.
    The world would be a better place with people like you. Very much interested. God bless.

  48. I am also interested to participate on the above mentioned course therefore I would like request detailed information regarding this course.

    Thank you.

    Best regard

    Nosi Lehloka

  49. Thank you so much for this very important course. I leave in a conflict area which needs a conflict resolution discipline. S I will be grateful for this opportunity.
    Please avail me with the course details. I am ready

  50. I find it good and have now started the course. I find it helpful. Please give me details if i complete all courses can i get a diploma?

  51. I would like to register for both Conflict analysis and Negotiation and Management.
    Currently i am working with Global Zimbabwe Forum as Chapter chair in South Africa which deals with mainly exiles and Movement for Democratic Change-Veteran Activist Association (MDC-VAA) as Executive National Chairperson. The main focus of this association is to look into issues of healing, Rehabilitation, Integration and development for the victims of political violence in Zimbabwe since 2000.

    So far i have done and completed online courses in conflict resolution with department of peace studies (University of Bradford) European University Network (TNU) of France in 2009 and 2010 and have certificates. These are:
    1. Transforming Civil Conflict.
    2. Post Conflict politics.

    So i would very much want to register for the two and subsequently do mediation which is my outmate goal.

    Warmest regards.

    SOx

  52. You can provide good information These Certificate Courses are very well suited for both working professionals and students who are looking for career enhancement.

  53. please reg me in ur conflict resoulation course.and send me the course details.i will be very thank full for your reply.becoz i m very intrested in this course

  54. Thanks a lot for the information, I am a Social Worker, involved in community development, focusing on the right of women in accessing farm lands, health and environmental health issues and would like to take part in the course.

  55. I am very much interested to attend Certificate Course in Conflict Analysis. Please guide me how can I proceed.

  56. I am senior govt official currently working in social sector at top level. I would like to participate in this course

  57. Is a pleasure to have a mail from you. I am interested in participating in this course. Please send me details of the duration of the course, time schedule and the date course is to start.

  58. am conflict resolution officer woring in rural areas of Sudan and looking to improve my skills through on online courses.

  59. Am conflict resolution officer and i want to improve my skills in conflict analysis and management,looking to participate.

  60. I have interest in the course because i am a field officer in our organisation
    and also heading a coalition in our state Known as Coalition Of Budget Transperancy Anvocates.

  61. as i am a local NGO leader of our Country Bangladesh. So I would like to take part of the Course of Conflict. Please enlist me.

    Poresh Chandra Roy
    Bangladesh

  62. As i am a local NGO leader of our Country.We are working northern part of our country Bangladesh. We are facing different problems in our works. So I would like to take part the Certificate course of Conflict. Please give me a opportunity to take part the course.

    Poresh Chandra Roy
    Executive Directo
    MATRIVUMI, Country : Bangladesh

  63. Thanks for your message reg. course,please send me details of course, i am interested to participate

  64. I would Like to Take Part in This Course – Im a founder of a Youth Development NGO Based in Northen Uganda, Kindly Include Me in The List

  65. I would like to undertake Certificate Courses in Peace and Conflict Management. Iam the General Secretary of my organisation and also Dalit Human Rights Activist and community worker

  66. I am very much interested…Would appreciate if you could please send me more information on how to go about it ok….

  67. I want to join certificate course on peace and conflict management.how can i registered tell me about the process.

  68. Pleas, how would I be enroll into the online free Negotiation,Conflict management certificate course program.

    I leaf in the northern part of Ghana where intra and inter tribal and religious conflicts abounds and as a civil society worker who deals with most of these groups need to have well grounded experience and knowledge in the above subject so as to enhance development programs in these areas.

    In this regard, how would be enroll and recognize as someone who has taken the online course.

    Counting on your usual cooperation

    Thank you for the oppornity.

  69. My Organisation works for community development and Personally I would like to attend the course in Peace and Conflict management. As farmers in Mozambique face problems with land ternue.

  70. I am interested in the Free online Course in Conflicts Analysis.
    It is a very good move towards making the world we live in a better and peaceful place to live in.
    Thanks for the opportunity

  71. It is very good thoughts and great work….i m interested to join this..so plz send me more information and detail about this program..

  72. Such type of approach is very much appreciated. The procedure of the courses online should also be displayed.

  73. We appreciated your efforts and wants to procedure of online certificate courses in Peace and Conflict Management.

  74. I like to join certificate course in Conflict Analysis since am working(leading) NGO Called HIV-AIDS STOP SOUTH AFRICA.

  75. I am interested to do the any one of follwoing courses;
    1. Certificate Course in Conflict Analysis
    2. Certificate Course in Negotiation and Conflict Management

    Kindly guide me to get online addmission.

    Best.

  76. I need all the books and certificates of “USIP’s Free Online Certificate Courses in Peace and Conflict Management”

  77. i am interested to enroll and do the certificate course in negotiation and conflict management. reason being is that, i am from the democratic republic of Congo, with the on conflict in my country, this course can allow me to become useful and contribute in some ways to solving the existing conflict at the local level…

  78. This is a very good opportunity to acquire skills through the online course program, as community workers to help our societies in resolving conflicts.

  79. As NGO local leader in a country like Rwanda, I am very interested with this.
    Regards

  80. Hi appreciates and love the certificate courses designed for NGO’s and Academics in Conflict management. I would be highly pleased if you do have courses on projet management and enterprenuer courses because they are so relevant boosting development in poor nations.
    Thanks.

  81. I am Atanda M.john,the Coordinator of the ‘Centre d’Education et d’Action aux Droits de l’Enfant et de la Femme-CEADEF;working in Nyarugusu congolese refugee camp,region of Kigoma in the United Republic of Tanzania for defending and promoting the dignity of children,persons with disabilities and women in order to build a world with freedom,peace and liberty for all.
    I am very interested in Certificate Course in Conflict analysis that offer your Institute.
    So that, I would be grateful to know how I can apply.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    john Atanda
    Coordinator

  82. Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am Atanda.M.john,the Coordinator of the ‘Centre d’Education et d’Action aux Droits de l’Enfant et de la Femme-CEADEF; working in the congolese refugee camp of Nyarugusu,district of Kasulu,Kigoma region in the United Republic of Tanzania for defending and promoting the dignity of children,persons with disabilities and women.
    I am very interested in your program and would be happy to how I can apply for Certificate course in Conflict analysis.

    I llok forward to hearing from you.

    john Atanda

  83. I would like to undertake this course. Iam the professional youth and community worker and we shall soon be having general elections and we expect to come across alot of conflict challenges as well as human right abuse.

  84. – An other good initiative taken by USIP on peace
    – U must prepare TOT on this peace issues as online
    – Can u start anything on Advocacy as well

  85. Thanks for your message reg. course,please send me details of course, i am interested to participate

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