Module 1: Fundamentals of national and international peace and security

This online preparatory course will provide a common foundation for the “Strategic Leadership in the Global Societal Security Environment” Programme.

In addition, the purpose is to be better informed about international stability and sustainability and create a basis for discussing comprehensive security concepts, approaches, considerations, trends, and challenges as well as the key actors.

This course will provide information about strategic leadership and the diagnostic tools for determining if, when and for whom a situation can be considered a crisis. The course participants will also receive information about all of the different phases from peace to post-conflict.

The learning objectives of this course include being able to describe, compare and contrast:

  • The key concepts
  • The key actors and their institutional arrangements, context and agendas
  • The phases from peace to post-war
  • What defines a situation as a crisis and for whom
  • The strategic leadership and CM tasks
  • Contemporary and future global trends and key security challenges

This course will be run as a remote, self-study course (about 24 hours) which means the participants may complete this course when it is most convenient for them. The online materials will be made available to those who have applied and have been officially accepted to attend.

Applying to participate in Module 1

During this transitional year (2020) this course will only be available to those who will be attending Modules 2 or 3. We hope to be able to open up Module 1 in 2021 to a wider audience.