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Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation Training
* Based on the philosophy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
*Join others from across the U.S. and around the World
*Exciting 2-week intensive and interactive training
*Led by famed Civil Rights leader, Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.
The International Nonviolence Summer Institute is ideal for NGO workers, human-rights activists, teachers, university students and faculty, counselors, social workers, business management, criminal justice workers, law enforcement, health care professionals, clergy, faith-based educators, and all those interested in acquiring the leadership skills necessary for promoting peace, nonviolence & social change, regardless of work career or field of study.
INTRODUCTION & LEVEL I – Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation: All International Nonviolence Summer Institutes begin with an intensive experiential workshop giving participants a comprehensive introduction to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy and strategy of nonviolence.
The training is useful for a variety of individuals, including those who work with young people, people who respond to conflict situations, people of all ages and backgrounds who experience different levels of violence in their daily lives, and those individuals seeking justice, equality, and human rights through nonviolent social change. It provides a framework for conflict management, mediation, and ultimately reconciliation.
The Institute is facilitated by Center faculty and certified Kingian Nonviolence training staff, working in collaboration with distinguished visiting scholar, and senior trainer Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr.
The introductory workshop is followed by several days of in-depth study, discussion, and review of Kingian Nonviolence. Mastery of content is assessed throughout in preparation for the second week of training focusing on the skills necessary to plan and conduct nonviolence trainings. Participants complete the training by demonstrating both their depth of knowledge and their training facilitation skills.
Examples of training content include modules in:
- The concepts of nonviolence; classifying various types and levels of conflict and distinguishing between violence, non(hyphen)violence, and nonviolence
- Martin Luther King’s eclectic philosophy based on his writings and speeches
- An examination of Martin Luther King’s 6 Principles of Nonviolence
- An analysis of the 6 Steps of Nonviolence
- A review of Martin Luther King’s key campaigns and their salient points
- The role of music in social movements
- Dynamic models of social change
- Role play, lectures, and group simulation exercises that provide opportunities for application of the material
In addition, participants are provided with a 3 ring binder with training booklet and supplementary reading materials. Historical video, documentary and multimedia programs are presented that vividly portray the various topics.
Participants earn Level I certification as Nonviolence Training Affiliates of the Center, qualified as co-trainers in presenting the Kingian Nonviolence 2-Day Core workshop curriculum.
LEVEL II – Advanced Training, for individuals who have completed the Level I course and have acquired some training experience, consists of a one week seminar format program examining nonviolent leadership, organizing and mobilizing for a nonviolent campaign, and program development. Dr. LaFayette will personally lead this seminar on a daily basis. Certification is also awarded upon completion of the course. Participants receive the Leader’s Guide and supplementary study materials.
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