Peace Leader (JWL)

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Course description

The Peace Leader Certification is an applied six-month online introduction to the role and practices of a Peace Leader. The program endeavors to integrate selected best practices from peace studies and leadership studies. As Peace Leaders in training, students will examine and practice personal and communal skills and values that are foundational for nurturing a Culture of Peace. The Certification is designed around three core themes

  • Self-awareness and Cultural awareness,
  • Conflict resolution and reconciliation,
  • and Servant-leadership.

Each theme is presented with theory and applied exercises designed to enhance the student’s awareness, skill, and familiarity with foundational methods and practices for Peace Leader development. A Practicum for the Peace Leader Certificate involves field work to be completed during the course of study.

The online training course is part of the Professional Certificate Program by Jesuit Worldwide Learning (JWL) and was created in collaboration with Seitwerk.

Subject Matter Experts: Dr. Elias Opongo SJ, Dr. John Horsman and Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellhammer.

Humans and the Environment (JWL)


Course description

The course "Humans and the Environment" contains four units whereof the first unit discusses ethical questions concerning sustainability. The second unit deals with examples of sustainable action and psychology of environmental protection. The third unit serves as preparation for the practice project, as story-writing and the power of stories for sustainable action is introduced. The practice project is conducted in the fourth unit.

The online course is part of the Academic Program by JWL and was created in collaboration with Seitwerk.

Subject Matter Expert: Lena Schützle

Sustainable Water Management (JWL)


Course description During the ten weeks of the course "Sustainable Water Management", the students will first gain a sound understanding of the chemical and physical properties of water and how these enable and affect life on earth.They will learn about the most common forms of human use and abuse of water, their economic and legal aspects and about various forms and levels of water contamination. Then they will get accustomed to the holistic concept of sustainability and will learn the basics of sustainable water management both from the supply side (fresh water) as well as waste water management and flood protection. These academical and technical lessons will be complemented by best-practice examples and a final praxis experience where the students will be guided to plan and execute a local research or awareness project and will present and reflect their findings and experiences together.

The online course is part of the Academic Program by JWL and was created in collaboration with Seitwerk.

Subject Matter Expert: Stefan Einsiedel

Flucht und Migration (vhb)

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Der Kurs behandelt einschlägige Themen rund um das aktuelle Thema "Flucht und Migration". Er gliedert sich auf in fünf Themenfelder: 1. gesellschaftliche und kulturelle Differenzen und deren Konsequenzen in der Arbeit mit Geflüchteten, 2. rechtliches und politisches Grundlagenwissen wie z.B. deutsches Asylrecht, aber auch internationale Menschenrechte, 3. Grundlagen der Migrationsforschung und der Ethik der Migration - auch im Zusammenhang mit Freiwilligenarbeit, 4. Wissen über Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze bei der Engagement-Arbeit mit Geflüchteten, 5. Grundlagenwissen zur Vermittlung von Basiskompetenzen der deutschen Sprache.

Der Onlinekurs wurde im Rahmen der virtuellen Hochschule Bayern (vhb) konzipiert. Prof. Dr. Barbara Schellhammer und Dr. Thomas Steinforth haben von Seiten des ZGF an den Kursinhalten mitgewirkt.

Trägerhochschule: KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.