The National Peace Academy implements its strategic priorities through a coordinated and mutually supportive program of initiatives. Currently, these initiatives include:
Truth Telling: The National Peace Academy responds to current events that impact our country by catalyzing and convening ongoing national dialogue, reflection, and conversations that support a positive peacebuilding approach toward building systems and structures that promote right relationships in all five spheres of peace. In response to the tragic incidents in Ferguson, New York, Baltimore, and elsewhere, for example, NPA is collaborating with The Truth-Telling Project, which seeks to provide space for individuals to tell their truths in a safe, supported way.
Peacebuilder Teleconference Dialogues: Peacebuilder Teleconference Dialogues bring distinguished peacebuilders and peace educators into dialogue with the NPA community. Each 60-90 minute teleconference introduces important and emergent issues and invites guests to engage with speakers through moderated dialogue and Q&A. Free, advanced registration is required. Recordings of past dialogues are available on our educational resources site.
Peacebuilding Communities of Practice: Through its Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive, NPA developed a framework for intensive and holistic peacelearning to advance the development of the knowledge, skills and capacities of the peacebuilder – inner and outer, personal and professional. This PPI model has received excellent feedback from participants and led to many ripples. The PPI experience is now being used as a model that provides targeted training to meet the needs of specific communities of practice.
Peacebuilding in Schools: NPA’s free online Peace, Peacebuilding & Peacelearning Study Guide is designed for seasoned practitioners and those who are new to peacebuilding and who wish to create significant, meaningful and sustainable change in their personal lives, their communities, and the world at large. We are now entering a new collaboration that will draw upon these tools to take peacebuilding education directly into schools.
Metta Roadmap: We are pleased to partner with the Metta Center for Nonviolence around their innovative tool, “Roadmap”. Roadmap serves as a multi-step, co-creative set of tools for collaborating around our various individual visions. Ultimately Roadmap will serve as a method for creating and pursuing strategic thinking toward the realization of all of our goals.