Peace Leader

Peace Leader

The Peace Leader professional certificate course, certified by Hekima University College (Kenya) is an applied, 6-month blended learning introduction to the role and practices of a peace leader. The programme endeavours to integrate selected best practices from peace and leadership studies. As peace leaders in training, students will examine and practise personal and communal skills and values that are foundational for nurturing a culture of peace. The course is designed around three core themes of 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. The programme culminates with a final project in which students apply Peace Leader principles and practices to address a collective concern within a local community.

Course outcomes

  • Assess and identify the cultural context in which conflict exists
  • Articulate the values of a Peace Leader
  • Demonstrate skills for self-awareness practices in peace leadership
  • Evaluate the issues within the conflict for possible resolution
  • Determine possible resolutions, and models for change
  • Use conflict analysis tools and skills
  • Identify resources needed to carry out resolve conflicts
  • Provide guidance and strategic planning to mitigate the existence of conflict
  • Develop coaching, mediation and conflict resolution skills

Course delivery:

The course consists of the following four units:

Introduction to Peace Leaders in Training

  • Self-care and Conflict Coaching as a Peace Leader
  • Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation
  • Forming an Integrative Peace Leader Disposition


During the latter half of this course, learners engage in a practicum. This 40-hour experiential learning practicum concludes the work required by the learner. As a competency-based programme, all learners are expected to achieve the learning outcomes.

Time frame: This 6-month course is comprised of 480 hours of instruction and a 2-month practicum of 40 hours.


Peace Leader