Special Programs & Courses

Summer Institute for Teaching Peace in the 21st Century
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies / Notre Dame University
South Bend, IN / June, 2014

I attending and presented at Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies’ Summer Institute for Teaching Peace in the 21st Century. This institute brings together college and university educators from various disciplines to Notre Dame for the week to learn about, strategize, develop a plan for how to create or enhance peace studies programs at their schools. Read more…
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IDI Qualifying Seminar
IDI, LLC
Baltimore, MD / February, 2014

This qualifying seminar licensed me to be a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory® – a statistically reliable, cross-culturally valid measure of intercultural competence adapted from the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity.
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Institute for Human Rights & Responsibilities
Advanced Seminar in Kingian Nonviolence
Powell, OH / May, 2013

This seminar was initiated by a Senior Level and three Level II Kingian Nonviolence trainers associated with the Positive Peace Warrior Network and On Earth Peace. The purpose was to extend the foundational concepts and skills of the Kingian Philosophy and Methodology of Nonviolence and to link them with the broader context of their development over the past 150 years through study of these historical applications and experiences. Read more…
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UPenn, Wharton School of Business (Coursera)
Gamification / September – October, 2012

From September to October, 2012 I participated in an online course on gamification offered through the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and taught on the online learning platform, Coursera. Read more…
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Peace Education Master Class
Santa Barbara, CA / December, 2011

From December 2-4, I was one of 8 participants in a peace education master class facilitated by two of most prominent peace educators in the world – Betty Reardon and Tony Jenkins.  The class was held at the La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center located in the coastal mountains of Santa Barbara, CA.  Read more…
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National Peace Academy
Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive
Burlington, VT / July, 2011

From July 17th – 24th, I attended, along with approximately 45 other participants from around the world, the National Peace Academy’s Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive, held on the Champlain College campus in Burlington, VT.  Read more…
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Sheffield College
Learning to Teach Online
Online / February – July, 2011

I recently completed my participation in the online course, Learning to Teach Online, offered through Sheffield College in the UK.  A friend of mine recommended that I take this course a couple years ago and I am glad that I finally found the time to actually do it.  Read more…
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Tufts University & International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict
Medford, MA / June, 2011

From June 19-24, I attended, helped organize, and presented at the 2011 Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolence Conflict.  Read more…
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School of Authentic Journalism
State of Morelos, Mexico / May, 2011

From May 11-21 I was one of 79 journalists, organizers, and educators who gathered in the State of Morelos in Mexico to attend the 2011 School of Authentic Journalism.  The school takes a unique approach – both with content and structure – in exploring the field of journalism, particularly in its role covering social movements across the globe.  Read more…
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Training for Change
How to Teach Theory
Philadelphia, PA / February, 2011

From Thursday, Feb 24 – Sunday, Feb 27, I attended the Training for Change workshop, How to Teach Theory.  This is the second TfC workshop in which I have participated.  Read more…
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Tufts University & International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
Fletcher Summer Institute for the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict
Medford, MA / June, 2010

Each year, the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict holds a week long course on nonviolent conflict and civil resistance at the Fletcher School for Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.  Participants come from all over the world and from a variety of backgrounds.  Read more…
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Training for Change
Training for Social Action Trainers
Philadelphia, PA / November, 2009
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United States Institute of Peace
Certificate Course on Conflict Analysis
Online / July, 2009

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