Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive (PPI)

Do you want to be more effective at making a difference in your community or the world?

Have you wished you had more tools, were better organized or had more of a support network for what you do?

If you answered yes to any of these questions PPI is for you.

National Peace Academy’s weeklong Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive (PPI) will equip you with the knowledge, tools and skills to nurture change in yourself, and in your community.  Click here for a printable flyer.

Bring your vision of change to the Intensive, and experts in peacebuilding will work with you to hone in on how you will bring your vision to fruition.  You will leave the PPI with a plan for implementing your own project proposal.

PPI is a residential learning experience.  Some elements of the week-long intensive may seem similar to a conference:  interesting presentations sharing key elements of peacebuilding; practical workshops growing your personal toolbox of skills and capacities; and opportunities for networking. Yet PPI is designed to take you further.  PPI will enable you to immediately apply new skills and ideas in positive ways in your own life and community.

After returning home from the PPI, you will be connected to a network of newly minted peacebuilders, as well as professionals in the peacebuilding field – a new community committed to helping you work towards your peacebuilder goals.

PPI 2013 will be held in Wilmington, Ohio, from June 16-22, 2013. To keep the PPI an intimate learning experience, a limited number of participants are accepted each year.  Please click here to apply.

I came to the National Peace Academy’s PPI a bit unsure of my voice, thinking of all those in the world who seemed more qualified to be peacebuilders. What I discovered was an incredibly supportive community in which I could articulate my dream and specific passion as a peacebuilder and receive the support needed to courageously plan the steps to walk towards this vision. Because of the PPI, I have a newfound courage for the transformation I can nourish in my own community.” –Shannon Richmond (PPI2011 participant)

Past PPIs


2011: Champlain College, Burlington, VT

PPI 2011 was held July 17-23 at Champlain College in Burlington, VT.  Over 50 people attended from 15 U.S. states and 6 countries.

PPI 2011 Report (pdf)

PPI 2011 Flyer (pdf)

PPI 2011 Session Abstracts, References, and Resources (pdf)

Scholarship Donors (pdf)

PPI 2011 Edulearner Faculty

PPI 2011 Vermont Peacebuilder Panel Videos

2010: Wilmington College, Wilmington, OH

The PPI 2010 was held August 1-7 on the campus of Wilmington College in Wilmington, Ohio. Of the 73 people who attended, 65 came from 22 U.S. states, and eight came from six countries in Africa, Asia, and South America. Also, 58 were registered participants and 15 comprised the edu-learner faculty.

PPI 2010 Final Report (pdf)

PPI Press in Nigeria (pdf)

PPI 2010 Edulearner Faculty