The professional development certificate in peace and development studies is an interdisciplinary one-year program that balances theoretical and practical learning while capitalizing on the varied experiences of expert lecturers and global participants.
The 12-Month Program Will Entail:
- A 4 weeks online Pre-Program Preparation
- A 10-weeks on-campus coursework (based in Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, field visits included);
- A 9-months individual action plan implementation with monthly check-ins, midterm and final evaluation, and the virtual mentor facilitation during the individual action plan period;
- A one-week consolidation session in Bangkok to report on their individual project and its societal impact
Online Pre-Program Preparation
The online Pre-Program Preparation is to get the fellows ready for the whole program, an online learning platform is provided. The fellows login to Chula e-learning platform using Microsoft Team Application 4 weeks before departing to the Chulalongkorn University. It is an opportunity to acquaint with peace lexicon and preparation for information gathering for their action plan development. The e-learning is equipped with the e-learning guidebook, videos, reading materials, and recommended internet sources. Sessions of questions and answers are also arranged and recorded for later view. At this stage fellows can retrieve lessons on their convenient time, while remaining on track with program’s online requirement.
It is recommended that the fellows register for the online Positive Peace Academy short course by the Institute for Economic and Peace to level different knowledge background on peace studies and locate their change making interests.
Our 10-week on-site residential course is designed to give Rotary Peace Fellows a comprehensive overview of Peace Studies and Transformative Change in the individual and societal level. The sessions will be divided into 4 modules including 2 Field Visits (See more in the Field Study). The course seeks to provide Rotary Peace Fellows with solid theoretical understanding, and to offer a set of practical tools, strategies and techniques, capacity development in Peace Leadership.
Our curriculum is centered on four core Modules:
The action plan is expected to be implemented back at the location the fellows are based or any proposed locations. It is highly encouraged that the action plan is partnered with local Rotarian for possible funding and partnership to maximize its impact (optional), since it will not be funded by the program. Fellowship applicants may consider reasonable, contextually sound action plan, as well as sources of possible funding earlier in the application/proposal process.
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HOW TO APPLY
All Rotary Districts are encouraged to recruit qualified candidates in their area to apply for the fellowship.