Skills for Peacebuilding:
Leadership, Restorative Justice and Dialogue
An exploration of the principles, practices, and ethical foundations of community leadership, restorative justice and dialogue. The course examines historical and contemporary models of leadership, gleaning insights students can apply in daily life. Likewise, the study of restorative justice provides an opportunity to investigate personal, societal and religious frameworks for thinking about wrongdoing. As the course investigates theories and practices of dialogue at the local, national, and international level, students gain practical experience in designing, facilitating, and evaluating dialogues. Methods may include small group discussion, experiential activities, and community service. Each student completes an individual or group leadership project.