Facing up to the Future Planning and leading a community dialogue event


What is the course?

• Learn how to design and run your own community dialogue event, aimed at tackling community differences and issues.

• A flexible 30-hour programme to train people to resolve conflicts and build peace – at home and in the community.

• Designed and run by the Peace Foundation to help build community resilience and practical skills in running dialogue events.

Who’s it for?

• Victims, survivors and those affected by the ‘Troubles’ who are interested in developing their skills as community leaders and facilitators of difficult conversations in a supportive environment.

• Those who are interested in and want to contribute the future of community relations within the Island of Ireland and beyond.

• Those who want to explore ways in which dialogue can be used to better understand and develop stronger relationships.

How does it work?

• Courses will start in April 2021. There will be 10 courses running throughout the year.

• The course is 30 hours long, usually over 10 x 3-hour sessions once a week.

• This will be run online via Zoom.


Email training@peace-foundation.org.uk for more information and to reserve a place.

• The course is interactive, and participants need no particular previous training or qualification. There are a maximum 20 places per course. Successful participants receive an Open Awards accreditation at Level 2 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework.

Contact us to find out more. If you’re interested and want to participate, please email:

This programme has been funded by the EU’s PEACE IV managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB)