Eastern Mennonite University Upcoming courses & workshops: May 15 – June 30, 2023

We are thrilled to invite you to join us for an upcoming courses and workshops as part of the Summer Peacebuilding Institute 2023. While this year’s format is different than prior years, SPI remains a place to develop knowledge, hone your skills and connect with interesting people. 

There is still time to apply to SPI courses, either for credit, training or audit. A full list of course options (four courses offered on-campus in Harrisonburg and 5 online courses) as well as half- to one-day workshops in partnership with the Seminary (designed for folks working in faith communities) is below. 

Scholarships are also available on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to register soon! 

Please note – SPI participants will be responsible for their own lodging, food and transportation, and visas. On campus housing is not available.

All SPI courses are available for audit/training or academic credit
(Click the titles below for more information about courses offered at SPI 2023).
(An asterisk (after the title means there is a short video by the course instructor to help you decide what course(s) would be best for your needs)

Session 1: May 15 – 19, 2023

Session 2: May 22 – 26, 2023

Online Only: May 30 – June 30, 2023

To participate in these courses, you need to have access to a device with Zoom capabilities and a stable internet connection. 

NEW – Workshops in partnership with EMU’s Seminary
Theologically informed conflict transformation skills

Each workshop will be offered in a one-day format (on campus) and half-day format (online). Note – these workshops have been designed for folks working in churches, congregations, or faith-based contexts. There is a separate registration process. Full details here.

More information and how to apply:
For information about the Summer Peacebuilding Institute, including courses, instructors, and costs, visit the SPI website.

If you are interested in taking a course for academic creditplease contact Alena at cjp-registrar@emu.edu.

If you are interested in auditing a course (taking it as a training), please complete the SPI 2023 Audit Registration formNote: the audit/training rate is $1028 plus a $150 course fee. Scholarships up to $1000 are available on a rolling basis.

For International Participants:
This year we are not able to offer visa support services. If you do not already have a visa, you may not have enough processing time to attend an on campus course. We invite you to consider one of our online course options.

We look forward to seeing you at SPI 2023!

David Brubaker
Dean, School of Social Sciences & Professions

Jackie Font-Guzmán
Strategic Vision Director for CJP


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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