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September 2011

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PPI 2011 Report Available!
Certificate Program Pilot Courses
PPI group

The second National Peace Academy Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive was held July 17-23, 2011, at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. This year's PPI brought together people from 15 states and six other countries around a common intention of building peace in their communities.  


full report from PPI 2011 is now available here! 

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First and foremost, thank you! We are delighted to inform you that we met the $20,000 Biosophical Institute Challenge Grant. This has been a confidence builder for our team in these serious economic times as we prepare to introduce NPA's National Certificate Program in 2012. 


In this NPA Newsletter we are excited to share with you the report from PPI 2011, the Peacebuilding Peacelearning Intensive held at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont July 17-23. We are holding all in that beautiful state in our thoughts and prayers as they rebuild from the devastation of hurricane Irene.


We also wish to remind you about NPA's exciting line-up of courses this fall. We've added a new course and partnership since our last newsletter:  check out the online course offering with Teachers Without Borders! Also, be on the lookout for emails from us over the next few days, each one offering details on exciting learning opportunities in the National Certificate Program.


Heartfelt gratitude for your support, encouragement and shared responsibility,


NPA Staff

National Certificate Program Pilot Courses


We know you are anxious to learn more about the upcoming line-up of programs for the National Certificate Program.  

This week we will be highlighting each of the upcoming courses. Watch for the details and then apply!   

Tech Tools and Skills for Emergency Management; September 5-23, 2011, Online Course

Global Innovations for Digital Organizing: New Media Tactics for Democratic Change; September 26-October 15; Online Course


Introduction to Peace Education: A Course for Educators; October 3-December 2, 2011; Online Course

Collaborative Communication: An Applied Framework for Empathy-Based Peacebuilding
; October 8-9, 2011; New York


Secrets of Spiritual Activism: A Toolkit for Educators and Activists; November 4-6; Petaluma, California


Master Class in Peace Education; December 2-4, 2011; California