Basic Course In Conflict Management

This course provides participants with the basic knowledge and practical skills necessary for Conflict Management

Course Overview

Conflict is an inevitable and all-pervasive element in our society and the world, it is a reality of social life and exists at all levels of society. History has shown that conflict has its positive results, but its negative consequences have far-reaching effects on the family, community, organization, and nation. The search for peaceful means of resolving and managing conflicts has led to diverse approaches across the globe. Therefore, it is how conflict is managed that makes the difference.
Through its mandate, the Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies is positioned to provide the needed knowledge and practical skills required in managing diverse conflicts. The rising need for conflict mediators globally necessitated the introduction of this course. At the end of the training course, participants will be able to identify early warning signals and appropriate responses to prevent the occurrence of such conflicts.

Course Objectives

This course seeks to offer participants with the basic knowledge of Peace and Conflict Management. At the end of the training participants are expected to:
  • Gain a deep understanding of Conflict.
  • Get empowered with non-violent skills in conflict management
  • Analyze the anatomy of conflicts
  • Appraise theories of conflict
  • Application of the conflict analysis tools to specific case studies of conflicts
  • Apply the skills in mediating conflicts in diverse conflict situations

Expected Learning Outcome

At the end of the training, participants are expected to acquire the following knowledge and skills:
  • Able to define conflicts
  • Identify various types of conflicts
  • Apply the skills in analyzing conflict situations
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of the theories of conflicts
  • Competencies and skills to support mediation in diverse situations
  • Adapt conflict sensitivity planning tools in diverse contexts

Intended Audience

This course is not only for conflict managers or those working in related fields but also for those with an interest in peace and conflict management. Other targeted participants are mid and senior-level professionals in the following sectors:
  • The Armed Forces
  • The Police
  • Para-Military Organizations.
  • Line Ministries, Government Organizations
  • Disaster & Humanitarian Emergencies managers
  • Private Sector Organizations are responsible for the security functions of their organization.
  • Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Development Practitioners.
  • Women Organizations.
  • Faith-Based Organizations.

Application Deadline

Tuesday 18th July, 2023

Payment Deadline

Friday 21st July, 2023

Course Date

24th July - 28th July 2023

Course Fee

100,000 Naira

Early Birds (5% Discount)

95,000 Naira

Early Birds Closes:

Monday, 10th July, 2023

For Further Inquiry, please contact the following

08100091193 || 07058777951
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Teaching Methodology

This course will be delivered through lectures, seminar presentations, simulation sessions, video/movie presentations, and discussions. After each module participants are encouraged to participate in group discussions to further their understanding of the course. This course will involve the use of digital tools like PowerPoint presentations and the e-library.

Course Module

The course will be delivered on a modular basis and will comprise of six (6) overarching modules.


The faculty is drawn from experienced professionals in the field; civil society organizations, international agencies, and academia to provide participants with a sound knowledge base, expertise, and skills required to effectively manage conflicts in the 21st century.


Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies, David Mark Road, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.

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Each participant shall be required to pay a course fee of One Hundred Thousand Naira (₦100,000) only. The course is non-residential, and participants are expected to take care of their travel expenses. AAIPSDS will provide participants with tea/coffee and course materials during the training.
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