9th International Nonviolence Summer Institute (INSI) Tuesday, July 06, 2010 - Saturday, July 17, 2010 University of Rhode Island Multicultural Center 74 Lower College Rd. Kingston, RI 02881 USA Map and Directions The University of Rhode Island is pleased to present the 9th Annual International Nonviolence Summer Institute, offering three training programs based on the principles and practices of nonviolence as derived from the methods and philosophy espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This program is specifically designed for those interested in acquiring the skills necessary for promoting peace, nonviolence & social change. Our Summer Institute provides an open, supportive, and interactive training environment. Valuing diversity, our past participants have consisted of persons from various backgrounds, professions, cultures, and regions of the world, including teachers, college students, counselors, social workers, human-rights activists, NGO workers, musicians, non-profit foundation staff, business managers, law enforcement and correctional officers, health care workers, clergy and faith- based educators. You may register for one of the following programs: Introduction to Kingian Nonviolence (July 6 – 10) A one-week introductory training in Kingian nonviolence conflict reconciliation based on the principles and practices of nonviolence espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Fee: $500) This training introduces key concepts and important background information about nonviolence, including core values, conflict analysis, nonviolent historical movements, dynamics of social change, and study of several of the most important essays written by Dr. King. Participants learn through a combination of instructional and interactive small group activities and training exercises. Morning and afternoon sessions are supplemented by evening discussions and dialogue opportunities. Level I Nonviolence Training Certification (July 6 – 16) An intensive two-week training course for individuals who wish to become certified as nonviolence trainers. (Fee: $750) WEEK ONE. The initial week of training coincides with the introductory training in Kingian nonviolence conflict reconciliation course, and introduces key concepts and important background information about nonviolence, including core values, conflict analysis, nonviolent historical movements, dynamics of social change, and study of several of the most important essays written by Dr. King. Participants learn through a combination of instructional and interactive small group activities and training exercises. Morning and afternoon sessions are supplemented by evening discussions and dialogue opportunities. WEEK TWO. The second week of training prepares participants to become certified trainers capable of delivering a 2-Day Introductory Nonviolence Workshop. This portion of the training involves practice presentations of workshop sessions. Final certification as a Level I nonviolence trainer requires written assessment of basic Kingian nonviolence concepts and successful demonstration of workshop training skills, by the conclusion of the course. Level II Advanced Nonviolence Training Certification (July 12 – 16) A five-day advanced training course for individuals who have completed Level I certification and wish to extend their knowledge and skill to the next level. (Fee: $500) The course offers in-depth study of Kingian nonviolence methodology, including a review of the Level I curriculum, historical and attitudinal research, and strategies for community organizing and mobilization. Emphasis is on leadership development and continued involvement in nonviolence education and training efforts is expected. The training is presented using seminar and small group discussion formats, as well as individual study and team activities. Final certification as a Level II nonviolence trainer requires written assessment of advanced Kingian nonviolence methodology and comprehensive reporting on a nonviolent leader or organization. Accommodations Housing for the one or two week programs is available on the URI Kingston campus in one of the air- conditioned residence halls. Rates are $27 per bed, per night for adults, and $25 per bed, per night for youth. Meals Limited meals may be purchased through on campus dining services and at the Memorial Student Union. Various dining options are also conveniently located within a short walk from campus. Residence hall accommodations provide kitchen facilities for do-it-yourself meal preparation and grocery stores are a short drive from campus in the local community.
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