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:
- Three months online preliminary course;
- A 10-week on-site resident course (based in Chulalongkorn University Bangkok, field visits included);
- 9 Month practicum and individual project implementation with regular check-ins and virtual peer-to-peer facilitation during the practicum;
- A one-week consolidation session in Bangkok to report on their individual project and its societal impact .
Online Preliminary Course
Three months before departing to Chulalongkorn University, fellows will be invited to join an online course with Chula e–learning platforms The course provides basic readings essential for the onsite workshop and introduction to other online resources. This online activity operates once a week or as agreed with the fellows. It is also possible for the fellows to retrieve lessons for their individual flexible time. Webinar can also be useful at the end of the e-learning, with invited speakers to highlight different trends of peace initiatives.
The Objectives of the online course are 1) to prepare a level-playing field for fellows with different backgrounds; 2) to inform Fellows of peace initiatives and sources for learning; 3) to assist Fellows in developing project ideas; 4) to assess characteristics and needs in preparation for mentoring.
Online structure and materials
- A handbook for e-learning will be produced for the preparation period to include the following information:
- Foundation readings
- Weekly schedule and key questions, covering foundations necessary for the on-site workshop at Chula such as:
- concept of peace and development
- role of peace leadership
- cases and examples of peace initiatives (from alumni and the region)
- orientation to peace project design
Our 10-week on-site residential course is designed to give Rotary Peace Fellows a comprehensive overview of peace studies, development and transformative change in the individual level and societal level. The sessions will be divided into 4 modules and 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 that Fellows can use in their peacebuilding efforts once they complete the program.
Our curriculum is centered on four core themes:
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All Rotary Districts are encouraged to recruit qualified candidates in their area to apply for the fellowship.