NORTHERN IRELAND FOCUSED PROGRAMS

  • Session for the Ulster Democratic Unionist Party (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2004)
    A session for senior members of the Democratic Unionist Party that examined strategies related to governance, negotiation and persuasion, leadership and risk-taking.
  • Working Together for Sustainable Peace (Templepatrick, Northern Ireland, 2003)
    Presen­tations by practitioners from Northern Ireland and elsewhere, along with working groups, allowed over 100 participants to examine the challenges for community and political action in Northern Ireland.
  • Approaches for Optimizing Opportunities (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003)
    Provided executive training for leaders from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain on campaign strategies, persuasion, leadership and participatory planning.
  • Seminars on Social Action and Peace-Building (Northern Ireland, 2003)
    In four separate sessions in different parts of Northern Ireland, small groups of community leaders discussed the challenges they face and shared successful strategies they used.
  • Workshop on Strategies for Building Trust in Northern Ireland (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2003)
    Designed for 18 leaders to tackle lack of trust in Northern Ireland between Catholics and Protestants and between the community and political sectors.
  • Community Action and Peacebuilding: Mecha­nisms for Addressing Difference (Belfast, Northern Ireland 2002)
    Allowed 100 community leaders to consider strategies for effective community action in relation to such subjects as young people, victims, human rights, cross-border cooperation, single identity work, and peace-building in areas of tension.
  • Extending the Limits: Constraints and Challenges (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002)
    Provided executive training for leaders from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain on leadership and management, participatory planning and alliance building, economic development, and rule of law.
  • Reunion Session for Participants in Executive Training Programs (Newcastle, Northern Ireland, 2002)
    Through a combination of exercises, case studies and discussions, participants built on their experiences in past programs at the Kennedy School of Government in order to strengthen skills related to leadership and governance.
  • Crafting Strategies for a Shared Future (Belfast, Northern Ireland, 2001)
    Created a forum for 150 community and political activists to consider mutually advantageous strategies for action, particularly on the EU’s Support Program for Peace and Reconciliation.
  • Rights, Inclusion and Approaches to Dealing with Differences (Lusty Beg Island, Northern Ireland, 2001)
    Facilitated 100 community leaders to consider differences within and between communities, and the debate surrounding a bill of rights for Northern Ireland.
  • Strategic Perspectives on Governance and Growth (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2001)
    Provided executive training for leaders from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain on leadership and management, links between social, political and economic development, and policing.
  • Community and Governance in a Time of Transition (Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1999)
    Created a venue for over 200 political and community leaders from throughout Northern Ireland to engage with one another and to discuss priorities and mechanisms for communication and collaboration in the new political environment.
  • Remember and Change: Survivors of the Conflict Shaping Their Own Future (Templepatrick, Northern Ireland, 1999)
    Addressed issues of memory and recognition for individuals and groups who can be considered victims of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
  • Workshops for Community Leaders in Northern Ireland (Northern Ireland, 1998)
    Focused on issues related to women, youth, prisoners and victims, as well as on ways in which community groups can have an impact on the peace process in Northern Ireland.
  • The New Political Architecture (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1998)
    Brought together senior leaders from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain to address difficult and pressing issues related to implementing the new peace agreement such as parades, policing and prisoners.
  • Communities Facing Times of Change: Their Role in the Peace-Building Process (Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1998)
    Allowed a diverse group of over 170 community leaders in Northern Ireland to discuss and analyze the fears, hopes and multi-faceted challenges related to peace-building.
  • Managing Change in a Diverse Society (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996)
    Brought together political leaders from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain to consider methods to protect diverse communities and create social cohesion.
  • Reconciliation and Community: The Future of Peace in Northern Ireland (Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1995)
    Examined Northern Ireland’s unfolding transition in light of global experiences in overcoming legacies of conflict.